D & D

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CITY ISLAND IMAGES wishes to congratulate all who participated at Orchard Beach's Down & Dirty.

The Merrell Down & Dirty presented by Subaru returned to New York City yesterday. This benefit race in the mud included a partnership with Operation Gratitude. Operation Gratitude sends care packages filled with snacks, entertainment items and personal letters of appreciation addressed to individually named U.S. Service Members deployed in hostile regions such as Iraq and Afghanistan, and on Naval ships at sea! and much more!

It was an amazing race day in Pelham Bay Park! The 2013 results are in! Click here to view your race:

http://www.downanddirtymudrun.com/

$23 Million in Funding for Bronx Organizations

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Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. today announced that his office has provided more than $22 million in capital funding to worthy Bronx organizations as part of his FY2013 budget.

In total, Borough President Diaz has provided $22,971,000 in capital funding to organizations from every corner of the Bronx, focusing on areas of economic development, housing, education and parks, among other areas.

RACIAL PROFILING IS WRONG

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Judging a book by it's cover, or a person by their nationality, or color of their skin is wrong and that is why a US court ruled that the NYPD's stop-and-frisk practice is unconstitutional.

In the court's 198-page ruling, Judge Shira Sheindlin found the NYPD violates New Yorkers’ Fourth Amendment rights to be free from unreasonable searches and seizures and also found that these practices were racially discriminatory in violation of the Equal Protection Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment.

NYC Blocks Camping at Protest Site

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A New York Supreme Court judge has upheld the NYC’s right to enforce rules to bar the Occupy Wall Street protesters from camping overnight at Zuccotti Park.

Michael D. Stallman said, “The court is mindful of the movements’ First Amendment rights of freedom of speech and peaceable assembly.” But he added, quoting from another case, “Even protected speech is not equally permissible in all places and at all times.”

NYC HOSTS DNC IN 2016?

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NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio’s requested former Borough President Marty Markowitz to meet with DNC honchos in Brooklyn to start trying to convince the toppers that the 18,000-seat arena is the perfect venue to host the convention.

When it comes to hosting an event like the 2016 Democratic National Convention, there is simply no place like New York City.

The Big Apple is an unparalleled destination with the infrastructure and amenities necessary to support an thy kind of event.

8/9/12 News & Information Service 24/7

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RENEWED FIGHTING IN ALEPPO. Syrian Regime Claims To Be In Control.
Government-run media report Syrian troops control the area, but rebels forces are still fighting to control that city.

OBAMA TRASHES POSSIBLE VP CANDIDATES. Decides To Release A List.
Democrats point out the shortcomings of Christie, Pawlenty, Portman and Rubio before the Republican presidential candidate chooses a running mate.

JOURNALISTS HEADING TO COURT. Seeking Colorado Shooter Facts.

U.S. Restores Relations With Myanmar

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While U.S. Representative Joseph Crowley visited Myanmar, that country has received a favorable overture in response to their political reforms.

Joe Crowley (D-Queens, the Bronx) met with families of political prisoners in Rangoon as part of his travel to Burma. During the meeting, Crowley listened to the concerns of the families and expressed his strong support for the unconditional release of all political prisoners.

Our representative is the first member of Congress to meet with families of political prisoners held in Burma.

9/17/12 News & Information Service 24/7

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VIOLENT DEMONSTRATION. Kabul, Afghanistan.
Over a thousand protesters burn cars, throw rocks at a U.S. military base to protest an anti-Islam film.

CHICAGO: STRIKE TWO. Second Week of School Still Out.
Parents scramble to find daycare as the teachers' strike enters its second week; Chicago mayor says he will file a law suit to try to end the walkout which involves over 3 hundred thousand students.

HAS 'OCCUPY' EVOLVED? What Are They Up To?
Worldwide rallies today will mark the one-year anniversary of the movement, which these days is less organized but has more targets.

UNBROKEN WOMEN

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It's 3.00 am in the morning on the streets of Hunts Point in the Bronx. The women continue to risk everything for a few dollars. The men in cars pull over to the curb and for the right sum, only a little money, another world begins. They are of every age, and every race. At the end of the day they take off their masks and resume their lives. More dirty and ashamed as prostitutes, these women are mothers, wives, students, and sometimes all three.

Headlines 7/14/11

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TALK$ & TEMPER$. US Debt Ceiling Talks Heat Up.

HOME FORECLOSURES NUMBERS DOWN. System Bogged Down.

SCHOOL BUDGETS CAUSE CRUNCH. NYC Principals Submit Budget.

GIULIANI AND PALIN MAY RUN. Presidential Hopefuls Numbers Grow.

LEIBY KLEZTKY FUNERAL. 35 Year Old Murder Suspect Was Predator Creep and Loner.

MORE COMFORTABLE TEMPERATURES. Enjoy These Days while They Last.

WOMEN SOCCER TEAMS WINS AGAIN. The Americans Take On Japan on Sunday

Headlines 9/3/11

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LEE LOUISIANA STORM. New Orleans Heavy Rains.

PALIN GOES TO IOWA. Speaks At Tea Party Rally.

AMERICANS OVERSEAS WARNED. Stay Alert.

ALASKA PLANE CRASH. Mid Air Collision Death.

65K WITHOUT POWER. LI in The Dark.