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This just in... Administration Extends Deadline for Obamacare Sign-Up Through Christmas for most Americans to be able to qualify for ObamaCare insurance on Jan. 1, but a series of administration fixes and delays is turning the milestone into a day that for many Americans will underscore the uncertainty about the future of the law.

The original plan was straightforward and extremely simple. Any American who enrolled in ObamaCare by Dec. 23 and paid in full would be able to have insurance when the coverage kicks in New Year’s Day.



Human interference with the climate system is occurring and climate change poses risks for human
and natural systems. The assessment of impacts, adaptation, and vulnerability evaluates how patterns of risks and potential benefits are shifting due to climate change.

It considers how impacts and risks related to climate change can be reduced and managed through adaptation and mitigation. The report assesses needs, options, opportunities, constraints, resilience, limits and other aspects associated with adaptation.

If the people on earth do not cut pollution of heat-trapping gases, the already noticeable harms of global warming could spiral "out of control," according to warnings from a United Nations scientific panel.

Impacts, Adaptation and Vulnerability" on Vimeo



The Mall at Bay Plaza officially opened their doors to the public today. The first enclosed mall in 40 years in NYC promises to bring nearly two thousand permanent jobs to The Bronx. With over 100 stores, restaurants, a movie theater and a 24-hour fitness center.

Ready for business, with limited live music, free food and promotions. Browsers were in abundance, but most were curiosity and bargain seekers, but not shopping yet. The usual suspects were also there, including plenty of elected officials, public servants, police officers and private security. NY Senator Jeff Klein was a no show because he is on a political junket to Israel.

Israeli Iraqi Sam Shalem, Chairman and CEO of Prestige is banking on his expanded version of The Mall At Bay Plaza. He told City Island Images that he expects shoppers will continue to visit to his shopping center to participate in the mall experience and is happy to have helped create local jobs. “It’s humbling to know that we have brought a number of new stores and jobs to the borough.” His timing appears to have been perfect, as the shopping season will soon be gearing up in full force, not only for back to school sales, but also for the holidays.



Was Donald Trump meaning to say go back to where you came from to Mexican anchorman Jorge Ramos? He had his bodyguards remove the superstar anchorman for doing his job.

The Donald had his security detail remove the Univision personality from his news conference when Ramos started asking pointed questions about Trump's immigration proposal. Jorge was then allowed to return, and later involved Trump in a lengthy argument.

NYC Weather Warning


The National Weather Service has issued a Wind Advisory for New York City until 6:00P Thursday. The advisory is for sustained winds up to 25 mph and gusts of 45 to 50 mph.

During periods of high winds, residents should use caution when walking or driving high profile vehicles. Winds at these speeds can cause flying debris, turn unsecured objects into projectiles, and cause power outages.

To prepare, charge cell phone batteries, gather supplies and turn refrigerators and freezers to a colder setting. Always stay clear of downed power lines.

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March right in and apply for a new job. According to Careebuilder, now that Spring is finally here. The new hiring season begins March 20, and for the many Americans experiencing frigid winter weather, the milder temperatures can't come soon enough.

If it seems as though it's taking forever for spring to come, fill your time by focusing on your job search. By making it a priority now, you'll have more time to enjoy the warmer weather once it arrives. Get started by checking out these 15 companies that are hiring.

1. Bath Fitter
Industry: Sales/construction/retail



Tens of thousands of tourists are visiting the New York-New Jersey metropolitan area this weekend to be here for tomorrow’s Super Bowl game, accompanied by the global media coverage, but you would not know it by looking around, or speaking to local business owners on City Island.

City Island Images asked them why? City Island Chamber

City Island Images asked them why? City Island Civic Association



A prisoner exchange is a deal between opposing sides in a conflict to release individuals. But since USA does not deal with terrorists, there's now lots of talk about this soldier being a military deserter.

Immediately following the release of the last U.S. prisoner of war in Afghanistan, a national debate in heating up on whether the deal to free 28 year old Army Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl, who was missing since 2009.

His welcome home celebration has now been cancelled, while the military determines if charges will be filed against Bergdahl.