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CHRISTMAS TREE LIGHTING

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The following street closures will be in effect for Rockefeller Center's Tree Lighting Ceremony on Wednesday, December 4

5th Avenue and 6th Avenue between 48th Street and 52nd Street and 48th Street to 52nd Street between 5th Avenue and 6th Avenue will be closed from 7 PM to 9 PM for the Rockefeller Tree Lighting Ceremony.

Please use mass transit for travel in midtown Manhattan. to avoid GRIDLOCK.

The Oz Couple

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Odd or Oz couple, these truly belong in the land of oz, but without the wizard part. One appears to be fishing for votes and the other for TV ratings, but will either succeed this time?

The Donald's TV chat with Dr. Oz airs Thursday, but little will be revealed about the oldest ever GOP nominee's health. Neither men are considered top experts, according to their colleagues, but that does not prevent a serious discussion of medical records from a supposed physical on TV doctor after Hillary was diagnosed with pneumonia.

FOOD FOR THOUGHT - WORDS OF WISDOM

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City Island Images begins a daily feature sharing quotes from notable people.

We will offer the quote and provide the source as long as someone guesses, or

requests the individual be identified. Can you identify the following quote?

HOW DO YOU SPELL MONOPOLY?

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CABLE TV - I have the unfortunate experience of living in an area that is solely serviced by only one cable provider. This has been nothing but bad luck. Avoid them at all costs for the following reasons:

Expensive - Minimum charge per month just for wifi, whereas other providers charge significantly less for the same service.

Sun of a Beach

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Chris is feeling the heat, strategically and figuratively ways you can imagine. The political fat cat is wearing a hat.

With Beaches Empty, Christie Wages One More Fight https://nyti.ms/2tBugHV

I didn't get any sun today": Photos show New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie sunbathing in the sand after he closed beaches http://cnn.it/2tCuOhb

CHRISTIE FEELS THE HEAT POLITICALLY AFTER A DAY AT THE BEACH http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/U/US_CHRISTIE_BEACH_NJOL-?SITE=AP&S...

IMMIGRATION AND HEALTH FAIR

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BRONX CLERGY TASK FORCE & NYPD INVITE YOU TO AN

IMMIGRATION AND HEALTH FAIR

DATE: APRIL 18, 2012

TIME: 6:00 PM TO 8:30PM

Hutchinson Metro Center 1200 Waters Place, Bx, NY

The guest speaker is Andrea J. Quarantillo,

District Director for NYC US Citizenship & Immigration Services

US Homeland Security

They will speaking on the Dream Act and offer valuable information on Immigration issues.

Please bring members of your congregation and community that will benefit from this information.

POPE VISITS USA

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City Island Images has officially requested credentials for an interview from The Pontiff, as Pope Francis plans to visit USA.

If granted this interview, ours could be conducted in Spanish, and we will hopefully be discussing several important issues, including The Archdiocese of New York shutting down of our parish school and the possible future closing of St. Mary Star of The Sea Catholic Church.

The NY Archdiocese currently serves 405 parishes in 10 counties, including City Island, The Bronx.

CITY ISLAND PUBLIC LIBRARY

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THE CITY ISLAND PUBLIC LIBRARY - JULY 2012 PROGRAMS

Serving The City Island Community & the Public Since 1911—101 years

Hours are: Mondays and Thursdays 11 AM-7 PM

Tuesdays and Wednesdays 11 AM- 6 PM

Fridays and Saturdays 10 AM-5 PM

CHILDREN’S PROGRAMS- JULY 2012

Read Aloud Story Time Read aloud picture books: Every Thursday, June the 7th, 14th, 21st & 28th at 3:30 P.M. Ages 4-10.

Fourth of July Arts and Crafts- Tuesday July 3rd at 3:30 PM

RIP Mark Helmke

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There has been an extremely moving show of affection in the tri state region of Indiana for a fallen communications comrade. My friend Mark Helmke, who liked to refer to us as the team of hack and flack, and who I enjoyed calling my little brother. He suddenly died by the shore of Lake James the night before his birthday.

When to Worry About Worrying

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There is no shortage of things to worry about — from personal concerns about job security or health to fears related to larger issues such as political conflicts or natural disasters. Anxiety can be a healthy response to uncertainty and danger, but constant worry and nervousness may be a sign of generalized anxiety disorder.

Do I have generalized anxiety disorder?

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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.