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/

Major Blizzard Warnings

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As the Northeastern region of US prepares for the first winter storm of the season, a potentially crippling winter storm is anticipated for portions of the mid-Atlantic on Friday and into early Saturday.

Snowfall may approach two feet for some locations, including the Baltimore and Washington, DC, metro areas. Farther north, there is uncertainty in snowfall for the New York City-to-Boston corridor. Farther south, significant icing is likely for portions of Kentucky and North Carolina.

MAY IS NYC BIKE MONTH

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May is Bike Month in NYC and it is the perfect time to take advantage of New York City's extensive system of cycling and walking trails, or you may wish to ride your bike around town, like we see Ms. Whitcombe doing. She is a very proud clam-digger and is about to become a local City Island businesswoman and entrepreneur. Digital image provided by mussel-sucker/photojournalist: Larry Christen

Who Was Calvin Coolidge?

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The 30th President of The United States served over twice as many months. In fact, in the 67 months he actually served, Calvin Coolidge managed to successfully cut the federal budget.

At 2:30 on the morning of August 3, 1923, while visiting in Vermont, Calvin Coolidge received word that he was President. By the light of a kerosene lamp, his father, who was a notary public, administered the oath of office as Coolidge placed his hand on the family Bible.

HELL AND HIGH WATER

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A monster hurricane is expected to wreak havoc on America's energy corridor and may be devastating to our regiomal economy.

http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/gtwo.php?basin=atlc&fdays=2

http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/cyclones/

Houston, Texas is still in danger of severe flooding and is not ready for a major hurricane. It's home to the nation's largest refining and petrochemical complex, where billions of gallons of oil and dangerous chemicals are stored. Houston is a sitting duck for the next big hurricane and this fourth largest city in the nation isn't nearly ready.

Weiner Seeks Leave of Absence

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However, his Congressional colleagues just want him to leave and leading Democrats have now called on Weiner to resign, while he only says he'll take a leave of absence from Congress and enter a treatment program.

The weekend began with a major blow to Weiner's chances for survival, as House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, Democratic National Committee chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz and Rep. Steve Israel, chairman of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, all issued statements urging Weiner to leave Congress.

SAY NO TO SYRIA

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AT SECURITY COUNCIL’S REQUEST, BAN EXPLORES A ‘VARIETY OF OPTIONS’ FOR SYRIA

At the request of the Security Council, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon will soon put forward a range of options for resolving the crisis in Syria.

“No one can predict how the situation in Syria will evolve. We must be prepared for any eventuality; we must be ready to respond to many possible scenarios,” Mr. Ban told reporters at UN Headquarters in New York on Thursday afternoon. “At the request of the Security Council, I will soon present a variety of options for the way ahead.”

Closing Guantanamo Base, Cuba

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President Obama has appointed a Washington lawyer with increasingly responsible government experience to be the State Department’s new special envoy for closing Guantanamo Bay Naval Base Prison in Cuba.

Mr. Cliff Sloan has litigated cases at all levels of federal and state courts, including six U.S. Supreme Court arguments, numerous arguments in the U.S. Courts of Appeals, and matters in trial and district courts across the country.

Principle's Office

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The President has reported to the principle's office immediately since he is desperately seeking any substantial legislative activity before his self-imposed 100th days in office deadline.

He now plans to unveil the outline in principle of proposed tax reforms plan while Congress is concerned about the budget deficits. White house toppers refuse to discuss the details, only to say they seek to cut the corporate tax rate and simplify the tax codes.

Headlines 8/19/11

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SLAUGHTER IN AFGHANISTAN. Bombs Kill Dozens.

EARTHQUAKE. More Tremors in Japan.

FINANCIAL PANIC. Wall Street Sell Off.

UNEMPLOYMENT. Where Are Jobs?

PATH TOLLS. Increases In, or Out of Order?

NO LAYOFFS. Break For NYC Parks.

Headlines 10/2/11

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EUROPEAN BANKS. Financial Crisis.

TRIPOLI PROTESTS. Oil Company Greed.

OBAMA URGES CANDIDATES. Support All American.

CHRISTIE'S CORONATION. A NJ Governor GOP Campaign?

SO LONG BUDGET. New Fiscal Congressional Battles About To Begin.