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Breast Cancer Awareness Month

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For the upcoming Breast Cancer Awareness month, Dr. Camille Wortman offers tips for breast cancer survivors on how to grieve losses they might have sustained before, during, and afterwards.

Maintain close connections with friends and family members. Breast cancer survivors often isolate themselves, thus cutting themselves off from interactions that can be healing.

Consider activism: Becoming an advocate for causes that will help future survivors of breast cancer can be very empowering.

Bronx Post Office Renamed After Fallen Soldier Inbox

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Tomorrow, August 16, US Rep. Joe Crowley (D- the Bronx, Queens) and USPS will hold a dedication ceremony to name the post office located at 1449 West Avenue in the Bronx in honor of Private Isaac T. Cortes, an Army soldier and Bronx native who was killed in Iraq in 2007.

Vatican Video * Not For Holy See

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A new Vatican video designed to generate support for the need to listen to women has hit a not so bright rev before it even got off the ground.

The sexy blonde on its Internet promo video came under such ridicule that it was quickly deleyed from the Website.

But the promotional program will go ahead, and they will be studying issues dealing with issues that are totally innovative for the Holy See. However, there is no talk of ordaining women priests.

http://www.cultura.va/content/cultura/en/plenarie/2015-women/prep.html

¡Bienvenidos Amigos! 欢迎各界朋友 Huānyíng gèjiè péngyǒu

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US government Census figures validate what many have known for years. Hispanics and Asians are driving the growth and redefining the makeup of this great nation.

These same figures also pointed to the 50 million milestone and the amazing growth beyond metropolitan communities with large Hispanic hubs.

We understand the Latino and Asian communities and will continue to be at the forefront of promoting multicultural and multilingual education.

City Island Images is offering low cost language and culture educational programs. Contact:

IMAGINUS PO Box 147 City Island Station New York City, New York # 10464
or write an e-mail to: admin@imaginus.biz
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NEWS QUICKIE

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WACO BIKER GANGS
Cops cautioned locals of the bad blood and increasing potential violence between the Bandidos and the Cossacks.

INVESTIGATORS CONTINUE TO REVIEW CRASH
NTSB says it could be a year before it determines the probable cause of AMTRAK derailment in Philadelphia.

PUTIN POLITICS
Russian enforcement efforts to force 38-year-old Chechen leader Ramzan Kadyrov to behave and obey Kremlin.

CLINTON EMAILS WILL BE RELEASED
US State Department posting portions of 55,000 pages of messages from Hillary Clinton before January.

AMERICAN DOLLAR STRONG

CICA

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City Island Civic Association has worked since 1950 to maintain quality of life on the Island by:

* Acting as a clearing house for information
* Serving as a liaison with city agencies and political leaders
* Enabling residents to voice their concerns
* Monitoring and reporting illegal activities and violations
* Functioning as activists to protect City Island interests
* Cooperating with other City Island organizations
* Networking with neighbors

Some of CICA accomplishments include:

* Helping to close the landfill in Pelham Bay Park

CITY ISLAND EVACUATION CENTER

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If you need to evacuate to a nearby location. The following is a recommended center;

HARRY S. TRUMAN HS 750 BAYCHESTER AVENUE BRONX, NY # 10475

CROSS STREETS:Between DONIZETTI PLACE and ALDRICH STREET

DIRECTIONS:

Limited parking, therefore evacuees are encouraged to use public transit whenever possible.

Use the MTA Trip Planner (below) for directions to a transit-accessible evacuation center.

Use the MTA Trip Planner (below) for public transit directions to your evacuation center.

Parking may not be available. Evacuees are strongly advised to use public transit.

THIS FRISKING PRACTICE

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Today's landmark decision by a federal judge that NYPD has violated the constitutional rights of tens of thousands of Black and Latinos by subjecting them to unlawful stops. The judge told NYPD to bring its practices in line with the US Constitution and seeks an independent monitor.

Judge Shira A. Scheindlin’s ruling in Floyd v. City of New York found the NYPD liable for violations of the Fourth and Fourteenth Amendments.

Santa Baby

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Our granddaughter Olivia is only one month young and she is already prepared for her very first Christmas.

Her mother Sabrina and her father Stephen agree and we ask all of you... Inst she the most adorable baby girl who has managed to win all of our hearts? We certainly think so. What say you?

Santa Baby By Eartha Kitt https://youtu.be/g7T0IK99ELs via @YouTube

Photo: Stephen Grevenberg, DaD

LOVE YOUR BLOCK

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Citizens Committee is now accepting applications for "Love Your Block" grant program. Love Your Block is a special partnership between Citizens Committee and the City of New York that provides a unique opportunity for city residents to transform and beautify their neighborhoods.

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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.