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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/

5/31/12 News & Information Service 24/7

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PRIVATE SPACE SHIP COMING HOME. Splashdown Expected In The Pacific.
The SpaceX Dragon has pulled away from the International Space Station and is on its way back home to Earth. The journey ends a nine-day mission with a splashdown in the Pacific Ocean.

O & W BACK IN THE WHITE HOUSE. Obama Welcome Bush Back.
The president unveils the official portrait of his predecessor. This could be weird because Obama has often blamed his problems on previous administration.

US CONGRESS SET TO VOTE. Sex-Selection Abortion Ban.

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2013 Atlantic Hurricane Season

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The 2013 Atlantic hurricane season starts today and federal officials are warning that the potential for full-blown disaster remains high.

Officials at the National Hurricane Center, urge US residents to prepare while there is time and the weather is still good. They urge residents not to get complacent.

All signs point to a busy season and officials don't know where the storms are going to go, But suggest everyone prepares as though a hurricane will hit your area.

Federal sequestration won't help the nation's preparation efforts, since budget cuts will require that about 60 National Hurricane Center employees take four furlough days through the end of September. Forecasters at local weather offices nationwide, all under the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, also will have to take furlough days.

NOAA is predicting an extremely active season with 13 to 20 named storms, including seven to 11 hurricanes.

History teaches that a lack of hurricane awareness and preparation are common threads among all major hurricane disasters. By knowing your vulnerability and what actions you should take, you can reduce the effects of a hurricane disaster.

Hurricane hazards come in many forms, including storm surge, heavy rainfall, inland flooding, high winds, tornadoes, and rip currents. The National Weather Service is responsible for protecting life and property through issuance of timely watches and warnings, but it is essential that your family be ready before a storm approaches. Furthermore, mariners should be aware of special safety precautions when confronted with a hurricane.

Download the Tropical Cyclone Preparedness Guide (PDF) or follow the links for more information. But remember, this is only a guide. The first and most important thing anyone should do when facing a hurricane threat is to use common sense.

BRONX MURDER

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The NY Medical Examiners Office says the woman found floating in The Bronx was murdered. She was an African American woman in her 30's, but her identity has not been released.

Officials say the corpse of the unidentified female was spotted partially naked near Bronx Boulevard and 224th Street in Edenwald on Saturday morning. They say she died of multiple blunt impact injuries to her head, with her skull fractured, as well as brain injuries.

FIREWORKS ARE ILLEGAL IN NY

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Individuals using, transporting or selling illegal fireworks can be arrested, their cars confiscated and their businesses closed. The NYPD offers up to $1,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of persons possessing or distributing fireworks.

Troy Davis Clemency Denied

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The State of Georgia Board of Pardons and Paroles voted to deny clemency to Troy Davis.

This means that very little is standing in the way of the state of Georgia executing a potentially innocent man this Wednesday, September 21 st at 7pm.

The actions of the Board are astounding in the face of so much doubt in the case against Troy Davis. However, Amnesty says they not prepared to accept the decision and let anyone with the power to stop the execution off the hook... Stat tuned!

CANDIDATES VISIT CITY ISLAND

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Quinn and Weiner are both NYC Mayoral candidates, but that is where their similarities end. They could not be further apart in many ways and the two of them showed it at a City Island Community Center standing room crowd.

Christine Quinn was cool and pleasant during her City Island community forum appearance. If elected, Quinn would be the first woman and the first openly gay NYC mayor. She spoke about crime control, zoning and transportation issues. Ms. Quinn, who is also City Council Speaker now leads Weiner by double digits in the latest polls.

Former IONA College Official Sentenced

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Marie E. Thornton, the former vice president of finance at Iona College, Marie Thornton has been sentenced in Manhattan federal court to time served, along with and three years of supervision with 2,000 hours of community service.

The former VP plead guilty to embezzlement on March 9. U.S. in District of approximately $850,000 from the New Rochelle Catholic Institution for higher learning.

Thornton diverted funds belonging to Iona College for personal use by submitting invoices credit card bills for personal expenses to be paid by Iona College.

This Week in History

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This Week in History, Aug 5 - Aug 11

Aug 05, 2002
Divers recover U.S.S. Monitor turret. The rusty iron gun turret of the U.S.S. Monitor broke from the water and into the daylight for the first time in 140 years. The ironclad warship was raised from the floor of the Atlantic, where it had rested since it went down in a storm off Cape Hatteras, North Carolina, during the Civil War. Divers had been working for six weeks to bring it to the surface.

Aug 06, 1945

HAPPY EASTER SUNDAY SERVICES

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Easter Sunday Sunrise Service was attended by a few dozen on City Island this morning.

The group celebrated the day the Jesus returned, the greatest day on earth, the day the stone was overturned and the sign of man's rebirth.

This is the day Jesus left the tomb and the the angels hailed, the day that Mary's tears, were dried, while singing Jesus alive!