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City Island Developmental Disabilities Center

Submitted by ub on Fri, 10/21/2011 - 19:29
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NY State Office of Developmental Disabilities says they're establishing a Center at 532 City Island Avenue for up to 30 patients between the hours of 9a-3p. The 3000 square foot site, which features large windows is intended to decentralize and downsize the existing day program to better serve their population, as well as to foster interaction with the community.

Officials with OPWDD, which serves more than 126,000 New Yorkers with developmental disabilities say that they chose City Island for it's peace, quiet and tranquility of our community, Pelham Park and Orchard Beach.

NY SENATOR KLEIN EVENTS

Submitted by ub on Fri, 10/21/2011 - 17:26

Stay Safe Initiative: North Riverdale

Sunday, Oct. 23 – P.S. 81 Fun Fest

Noon to 4 p.m.

5550 Riverdale Ave.

Bronx, NY 10471

The Stay Safe program provides free identification of children containing their biometric information, photo and fingerprints to be used in case they go missing.

VETERANS DAY CELEBRATION

Submitted by ub on Fri, 10/21/2011 - 17:19

Contact: David Osborn (site manager), at 914-667-4116; dostpaul@yahoo.com

Veterans Day Commemoration,

at National Historic Site in Westchester County,

Friday, November 11

Veterans Day will be commemorated at St. Paul’s Church National Historic Site, in Mt. Vernon, on Friday, November 11. There will be a brief ceremony at 11 AM, followed by tours, talks, songs and living history demonstrations recalling the lives and service of veterans buried in the historic cemetery, with an emphasis on Civil War soldiers, commemorating the 150th anniversary of the

When Less is Not More

Submitted by ub on Fri, 10/21/2011 - 12:04

In today's economy, nonprofit organizations of all sizes are relying more heavily on philanthropy than ever before. You need support, but how can you present a case for fundraising tools that is thoughtful yet impactful? In this session, hear what smart fundraisers are doing to advance their programs while creating a strategy to be their own best Advocate.

Join us for a complimentary webinar, "When Less is Not More: Making a Case for Fundraising Tools," on Wednesday, November 9, 2011. Discover the immediate benefits you'll experience with cloud applications.

LUNAFEST

Submitted by ub on Fri, 10/21/2011 - 11:29

CNR's Women’s Studies is holding a film festival tonight 21, 2011, at 6:00 p.m. in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness and Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Nine short films, diverse in style and content, and done by, for, and about women, will be shown.

Headlines 10/21/11

Submitted by ub on Fri, 10/21/2011 - 09:07
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LIBYA FALLS INTO CHAOS. Liberation Equals Death.

CLINTON IN AFGHANISTAN. Stop Terrorism.

UN INVESTIGATES. Qaddafi's Execution.

TUNISIA ELECTIONS. Free Press.

JOB BILL. Blocked By GOP.

WRITE AWAY... JUST DO IT

Submitted by ub on Thu, 10/20/2011 - 21:22
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This is National Day on Writing and in celebration, the National Writing Project is hosting the “Why I Write” project and it does not have to be as long as a book.

Writers and readers can participate by submitting essays on Figment.com, watching The New York Times learning center interviews, or reading blog posts at the Edutopia community.

SF QUAKE

Submitted by ub on Thu, 10/20/2011 - 20:26

4.0 QUAKE HITS SAN FRANCISCO

Thursday, October 20, 2011 at 21:41:04 UTC
Thursday, October 20, 2011 at 02:41:04 PM at epicenter
Time of Earthquake in other Time Zones

Location 37.864°N, 122.249°W
Depth 9.8 km (6.1 miles)
Region SAN FRANCISCO BAY AREA, CALIFORNIA
Distances

2 km (2 miles) ESE (112°) from Berkeley, CA
5 km (3 miles) NE (47°) from Emeryville, CA
5 km (3 miles) NNW (341°) from Piedmont, CA
8 km (5 miles) NNW (346°) from Oakland, CA

Location Uncertainty horizontal +/- 0.2 km (0.1 miles); depth +/- 0.4 km (0.2 miles)

NEW MTA HEAD

Submitted by ub on Thu, 10/20/2011 - 20:12
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New York City Council Transportation Chair James Vacca says that MTA will face a number of challenges in the years ahead, from preserving service for straphangers to completing many of the mega-projects across the city, all under the threat of further budget cuts. Jimmy points out that this is one of the most difficult jobs in the country, but addas that Joe Lhota’s successes as a Deputy Mayor for Operations and City Budget Director mean that he has the expertise and leadership needed to weather the storm ahead.

QADDAFFY, KHADAFY, GADHAFI DEAD

Submitted by ub on Thu, 10/20/2011 - 10:38

It's now been 2 months since Tripoli fell to the Libyan fighters. They have been battling for full control of Libya since then and it appears that today may be their glory day.

The New Libyan government is celebrating after beating the last remaining forces loyal to Col. Muammar el-Qaddafi from his coastal stronghold in the city of of Surt.

The head of the Libyan military council claims that Qaddafi was killed as fighters battling his fallen regime has finally taken control of his hometown after a prolonged struggle.