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Saturday, June 18, 2011

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The U.S. Department of HUD is inviting public housing authorities across the country to participate in Father's Day 2011 on Saturday, June 18, 2011.

Modeled after a successful event organized by the New York City Housing Authority last year, Father's Day 2011 will bring fathers and their children together to celebrate fatherhood and family, and at the same time connect the fathers to local programs and services.

MAJOR KUDOS FOR NYC MAYOR

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Unfortunately, there have been 8 reported deaths do far in our NY, NJ, CT Tri-state area, with the aftermath of IRENE, including one here on City Island.

Today, while millions of commuters dealt with this morning's mayhem, and power blackouts stretched into the third day, while cleanup crews are well on their way... City Island Images wants to take this opportunity to say that even though Mike Bloomberg blew it during last winter's blizzard - Hurricane Irene is another story. Major Kudos go to our New York Mayor this time around. He showed that it is always better to be safe than sorry.

Weekend Bridge and Street Closures

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Seasons Greetings

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As the end of another calendar year soon approaches, CITY IMAGES says "Thank You" to all of our loyal visitors for your continued patronage.

For the past years, we made customer satisfaction the hallmark of our service. Your recommendations and personal experiences have guided us in our effort to further expand and improve our service.

In recent months, we have greatly expanded the number of features available and all of us wish you and yours a very Merry Christmas, a happy news year and a 2016 filled with good health, peace and prosperity!

WHERE ARE THE JOBS

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Next Thursday, hear from corporate HR directors and other key decision-makers to learn what it takes to get hired in the media industry in today's competitive climate.

RSVP at www.cencom.org. You can reach out: info@cencom.org or 212.686.5005.

Jobs, Jobs, Jobs: So Where Are They?

The unemployment rate is at a dismal high, and for recent grads it's downright bleak. HR managers and others provide insights on where the jobs are now, what you need to get noticed and strategies for landing a job in media and launching your career.

JANE NOT CHARLES

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Jane Pauley officially replaced two Charles on CBS Sunday Morning. She is an intelligent and delightful person and could not be happier.

As a news writer and producer at NBC-TV for almost ten years, I worked with Jane Pauley and Tom Brokaw in the studio and later in the field.

I am not only glad to see Jane back in the saddle again to replace the two Tarzans of Sunday morning TV. I can also recall TODAY Executive Producer Steve Friedman asking me who I thought should replace

MORE MILLIONS FOR TUTOR PERINI

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Tutor Perini, the building construction company that has been awarded the City Island Bridge project, today announced that its Civil Group has executed a contract with Related Companies and Oxford Properties Group for construction of a platform structure at Hudson Yards in midtown Manhattan. This portion of the Hudson Yards Development project is valued at approximately $510 million.

The platform, which will be constructed of structural steel frame and feature a reinforced concrete deck, will bridge the active Long Island Rail Road eastern rail yard located south of West 33rd Street between 10th and 11th Avenues, and will serve as the foundation for future buildings at Hudson Yards. Construction of the platform will be closely coordinated with the Company’s work already underway on the Amtrak concrete tunnel box (Gateway right-of-way preservation) project at the same site.

Pre-construction activities related to the platform began in mid-2013. Construction related to the platform has already begun and is expected to be completed in 2016. The contract value will be included as part of the Company’s reported fourth-quarter backlog.

Way to go Jimmy Vacca - In The First Person

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Supporting our schools

One of my greatest joys is being able to provide resources and programs for our community's schools and seeing the joy on our kids' faces when I go to visit. It is clear that they are taking advantage of all these tools and opportunities to the fullest.

IRS DEADLINE

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The IRS has received almost 100 million tax returns so far this year and expects to receive about 35 million more from procrastinators before their April 15 filing deadline.

About 12 million taxpayers will have requested extensions by the filing deadline, giving them an extra 6 months to file.

The fastest and easiest way to get the extra time is through the Free File link on IRS.gov. In a matter of minutes, anyone, regardless of income, can use this free service to electronically request an automatic tax-filing extension on Form 4868.

Death of Bronx Cyclist Reactions

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NYC Councilman Vacca, Transportation Alternatives issue statements on death of Bronx cyclist calling for NYPD to step up traffic enforcement, thoroughly investigate crashes.

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SPEAK UP AND SILENCE CENSORSHIP

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.