City Island Issues

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NYC No Habla Español

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New York City Council Committee on Technology, will hear two bills examining the accessibility of New York City’s websites to persons with disabilities and those who are limited-English-proficient.

DIGITAL FRAGMENTATION

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Digital fragmentation is shaping the way we produce and consume news. This, according to a study conducted by Ricardo Gandour.

During his time as a visiting scholar at Columbia University in New York, the Brazilian journalist looked into the "new journalistic environment," which he found, "is characterized by consolidation and fragmentation, two conceptually opposed phenomena that advance simultaneously."

SCHOLARSHIPS AT OUR SCHOOLS

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Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. today joined school leaders at Our Saviour Lutheran School in Morris Park to kickoff the 2nd annual Christian Leadership Scholarship program.

Initiated last year, the Christian Leadership Scholarship awards full tuition for all four years of high school at Our Saviour Lutheran School to an incoming ninth grade student who exhibits principles of community leadership.

Borough President Diaz and school leaders at Our Saviour Lutheran School encourage 8th graders from all over the Bronx to apply for this year’s scholarship.

Times Square Reconstruction

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NYC Mayor Bloomberg, Department of Transportation Commissioner Janette Sadik-Khan and Department of Design and Construction Commissioner David Burney today cut a ribbon on the first phase of the permanent reconstruction of Times Square at the first of five public plazas to be redesigned and enhanced.

MASSIVE CHILE QUAKE

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Chile earthquake with a magnitude 8.2 earthquake triggered tsunami warnings, but thousands are now returning home as hundreds of aftershocks continue.

Seven persons are believed dead as the extent of damage couldn't be fully assessed yet. Military personnel including 100 anti-riot police have joined hundreds of soldiers deployed to prevent looting and round up escaped prisoners.

Thousands of people were evacuated from low-lying areas, but most began to return home as the tsunami alerts were gradually lifted in Chile's long coast.

LOCAL EVENTS IN COMPETITION

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THE MEETING OF THE CITY ISLAND CIVIC ASSOCIATION TOOK PLACE ON TUESDAY, AUGUST 26th 2014 AT 7:30PM AT THE CITY ISLAND COMMUNITY CENTER 190 FORDHAM STREET. MEANWHILE, WHY WAS A CONCERT SUBSIDIZED WITH NY TAXPAYER FUNDS TAKING PLACE BLOCKS AWAY?

AMY'S PUNS ON GUNS

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Amy Beth Schumer is a comedian, a writer, an actress, and a producer. As the creator, co-producer, co-writer and star of the sketch comedy series Inside Amy Schumer, on Comedy Central since 2013, she has gained so much popularity that she was invited to host SNL.

Schumer is said to be on top of the world, with a hit movie this summer, and her TV show Inside Amy Schumer just won an Emmy award.

SNL sketch knows guns really brings loved ones closer together http://mashable.com/2015/10/11/snl-guns-amy-schumer/#PVhAyTnVS05x via @mashable

BS Artists

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Have you noticed that our planet is overflowing with BS artists? I've been wondering how every aspect of our lives seems contaminated by BS and realized the problem lies within us.

Why are some many folks easily led to empty voids, or too lazy to engage critical thinking when it's most needed? We're up to our collective waists in manure, and it is our own fault. We need to stop attracting more BS with each passing day.

ALLERGIES

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According to members of Mayo Clinic staff, allergies occur when your immune system reacts to a foreign substance such as pollen, bee venom or pet dander.

SUPERBOWL SUNDAY

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New York and New Jersey football fans are counting down the hours before Super Bowl, with Seattle Seahawks and Denver Broncos get ready to fight it out o the gridiron in one of the most exciting events of an NFL season in many years.

Denver and Seattle have one thing in common. Their primary focus is to win The Superbowl.

Preparations have been completed and now all is set for an early evening kickoff. All eyes will either be on the field, or the TV screens as Super Bowl 48 is played out in suburban East Rutherford, New Jersey at Met Life Stadium.