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Super Community Blood Drive - Monday, 12/9/13 Auditorium - 12:00pm - 7:00pm

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The 2013 Super Bowl Host Committee has partnered with the New York Blood Center to increase blood donations leading up to the Suber Bowl. All donors will be automatically entered into a sweepstakes for one pair of tickets to the Super Bowl. ( Super Community Blood Drive.)

Register here

WikiLeaks Dangerous?


The online organization was founded by Julian Assange in 2006. WikiLeaks specializes in the analysis and publication of large datasets of censored or otherwise restricted official materials involving war, spying, and corruption. It has so far published more than 10 million documents and associated analyses.

Now, The Associated Press has learned the release of private information has endangered many innocent individuals.

Private lives are exposed as WikiLeaks spills its secrets



Here we go folks.... On or about 3/27/14, The NYC DOT will close the pedestrian and bike path on the south side of the City Island Bridge in order to perform work associated with the relocation of the existing water main on the bridge. Questions or comments should be directed to NYC Department of Transportation.

Huáscar Robles, Community Liaison

917.626.8391 - 718 885 1251

City Island Bridge:

Timeless Lessons For Speaking


Please, think before you open your mouth. You may also wish to consider practicing a better method of communicating with others, besides trash talking.

Also, utilizing the only 27 words you know, interspersed with what I prefer to identify as crutches, such as "I'm like, he's like, she's like." or "you know", "ah", "um" and so many other noises, which are unacceptable and totally inefficient form of communication. Advertising invented terms like super-size and other made up monstrosities are just not proper uses of our language.

Fathers Day Feelings


When I called my Godfather to wish him a Happy Fathers Day, our conversation included my dear dad, Antonio who was Osvaldo's older brother. My thoughts and feelings bout here and now and also turned to days passed.



Remember that networking is always a two way street. We aren't just there to get something; we're there to learn what we can give. This is a gift for everyone involved. What can we contribute?

Tell your story. You will be asked who you are and why you are in attendance. Have your elevator speech ready, and give it with energy.

Know what to say. Sports events, major news cycles, the success of the event, the beauty of an item of jewelry, the quality of the hors d'oevres. Even owning your nervousness. Can be endearing.

Can We Talk About The F Word?


No, its not what you may have been thinking, or though otherwise, but scientists now say that smelling FARTS may be good for us.

Most everyone who has accidentally let one rip in a social situation understands the personal embarrassment of getting caught passing gas. If you felt it, you dealt it. But instead of being ashamed when you fart in public, you should embrace your dirty deed with pride, as you may have just helped saved someone's life. Well, that's what a study currently getting some attention might suggest, but it's more complicated than that.

Chris Christie is full of....


If you were asked to finish this sentence, would you say leadership, hot air, himself, crap, or what?

NJ Governor Chris Christie is one of the most talked-about Republicans in the country on the eve of an election in which he isn't even on the ballot.

Is this déjà vu all over again? He did it back in 2012, when he bonded with President Obama while touring the hurricane-ravaged Jersey Shore.



It's happened before on channel 4, it happened again at channel 10. Now it happened once more on TV4. It's obviously happened many other times and places, but why only to those lovely female faces? Why did these anchorwoman retire when anchormen of a similar age remain on that same stage?

Pat Harper was a television anchorwoman and a fixture for nearly two decades on New York City television. She became the first woman to anchor a television news program in New York, back in 1975. Harper's on air run stopped in April 1991. She died three years later.



The Earth Institute at Columbia University is sponsoring a biennial conference and they are seeking participants in an online conversation on what's called a "crowd hall" On Facebook and Twitter, they will be discussing these and many other issues.

The agenda for this year’s conference will look at building a global agenda for sustainable development.

Please, take a look, and prepare to join the conversation if you have any interest in participating.

Engage | State of the Planet 2012



The definition of censorship is the control of information and ideas circulated within a society. In the 20th Century, censorship was achieved through the examination of books, plays, films, television and radio programs, news reports, and other forms of communication for the purpose of altering or suppressing ideas found to be objectionable or offensive. The rationales for censorship have varied, with some censors targeting material considered indecent or obscene; heretical or blasphemous; or seditious or treasonous. Thus, ideas have been suppressed under the guise of protecting basic social institutions: Family, Church, and State.

To understand censorship, and the impulse to censor, it is necessary to strip away the shock epithet value that is attached to the word at first utterance. One must recognize that censorship and the ideology supporting it go back to ancient times, and that every society has had customs, taboos, or laws by which speech, dress, religious observance, and sexual expression were regulated.

In Athens, where democracy first emerged, censorship was known as a means of enforcing the orthodoxy. Indeed, Plato was the first recorded thinker to formulate a rationale for intellectual, religious, and artistic censorship. In his ideal state outlined in The Republic, official censors would prohibit mothers and nurses from relating tales deemed bad or evil. Plato also proposed that unorthodox notions about God or the hereafter be treated as crimes and that formal procedures be established to suppress heresy. Freedom of speech in Ancient Rome was reserved for those in positions of authority...etc.