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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/

The lowest crime rate in NYC?

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NYC councilman Jimmy Vacca (D-Bronx) says the 45th Precinct has the lowest crime rate in the Bronx and possiblu in the entire city.

During an exclusive interview with City Island Images, Vacca said “NYPD's 45th Precinct is leading the way in New York City, and I give much of that credit to Captain Russel Green. He’s involved in every quality of life problem we have. He is hands on and extremely involved in the day-to-day work.”

Green is being lauded by community leaders for a notable reduction in complaints in the Four-Five, which he took over in August, 2010.

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TEACHERS GO ON STRIKE. Chicago First In 25 Years.
After contract talks with the school district failed over compensation, health benefits and teacher evaluations, educators walked.

LEAVING ON A FED PLANE. US Ends Costly Arizona Program.
The idea to give illegals a one-way plane tickets home to Mexico after being caught entering this country illegally was an expensive experiment that cost US taxpayers about $100 million over seven years.

ALARMING ACTIONS BY AFGHAN ARMY. Watchdog Suspects Fuel Funneling.

CUOMO TO CUBA

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The Chief of the Cuban Interests Section José Ramón Cabañas and New York Governor Andrew M. Cuomo have announced the first official state trade mission to Cuba since President Obama began the process to normalize diplomatic relations between the United States and Cuba.

UNPAID INTERNSHIPS: ARE THEY WORTH IT?

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As a former intern for The Washington Post, I can honestly say that it was the best first journalism work experience I could have expected, or wanted.

Therefore, as long as an unpaid internship benefits both parties and is entered into freely, are these arrangements legal, or illegal?

A former student who interned with a large publishing organization recently filed a law suit claiming that an unpaid internship was illegal citing declining opportunities for a paying job.

EXECUTION IN THE BRONX

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A 21-year-old father from The Bronx was shot and killed Tuesday by a laughing maniac in broad daylight while he was carrying his one-year-old daughter.

Allen McQueen dropped dead to the ground after taking a bullet in the head in the afternoon. His daughter fell to the bloodstained ground, but was injured. The executioner was seen running away, while laughing.

- See more at: http://www.bostonnewstime.com/regional/110812-bronx-gunman-kills-allen-m...

SANDY SLAMS CITY ISLAND

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Super-storm Sandy has wreaked havoc on City Island, where a fire brought out over 100 firefighters to fight flames, while dealing with strong winds and heavy rain at a popular waterside restaurant. Fire destroyed Tony's Pier Restaurant.

FDNY reports that it took four hours to contain the three-alarm blaze because of Sandy's severe weather. Downed trees and branches also blocked firefighters' path to the island. No injuries were immediately reported.

PAIN AT THE PUMP

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Stock futures are lower ahead of an expected report that will show how much Americans are feeling squeezed by rising gasoline prices.

The price for a gallon of gas has gone up 17 cents this month, which is ahead of the traditional start of the driving season beginning over the Memorial Day weekend.

Following an informal survey of our area, City Island Images has seen gasoline prices ranging from $3.92 per gallon to $ 4.69 per gallon.

These gasoline prices are a dime away from surpassing last year’s peak. Most experts believe they will keep rising.

Politically and Culturally Correct

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Is your organization culturally competent during the holidays? Ensure employees’ festivities don’t lead to discrimination lawsuits.
Holidays at Work: Culturally Competent or Offensive? What You SHOULD Know

http://www.diversityinc.rsvp1.com/diversity-management/is-your-company-c...

Is your company in compliance? Here's what the Civil Rights Act says about celebrating the holidays with tasteful office decorations and festivities.

The Big Chill

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People living on the East Coast and Midwest better take the following precaution. If you can, stay indoors, or at least bundle up, if you must go out.

Extremely dangerous wind chills are headed our way this weekend, as 19 pf The United States pf America, from North Dakota to North Carolina under mow a wind chill warning.

A bitterly cold air-mass will settle over much of the central and eastern U.S over the next several days. Well below normal temperatures and cold wind chills will be common.

SUPERMOON

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If you are out and in the right mood for star, or moon gazing tonight is a perfect time to catch a glimpse of... Its a bird, its a plane, no its Supermoon and tonight @ 11:34 EDT will be the best time, but not everyone will have a super view.

So remember, tonight the moon will be at the closest point to the Earth in its orbit, making it look 14% bigger and 30% brighter than usual. That’s what scientists call called perigee, which scientists have nicknamed "Supermoon."

The night sky will give another new meaning moonshine.