NYC School Budget Axe Compensations

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In addition to its role as the New York City's legislative body, the city council works with the Mayor to develop and approve the city’s annual budget. Unfortunately city schools are contending with a third straight year of budget cuts.

To ensure that the budget that is passed reflects New Yorkers’ needs and priorities, the council members conduct a review of all city agencies, the policies, the programs and the expenses. The Council says it wants to ensure that the process is as transparent and accountable as possible.

SUMMER MUSIC FESTIFAL

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THIS SUNDAY, JULY 17 - REVELS WITHOUT A CAUSE
Rockwood Drive, Van Cortlandt Park* & Fordham University Church

Theresa Norris, flute/piccolo
Mitchell Kriegler, clarinet
Bruce Wang, cello
Kenneth Cooper, harpsichord

Trio in D................................Joseph Haydn
Moonbeams...........................Walter Milbank
Mississippi Rag.......................William Henry Krell
Papageno-Polka......................Joseph Stasny
A Ragtime Skedaddle..............George Rosey
Bulgariana..............................Ken Cooper
Concerto La Pastorella.............Antonio Vivaldi

RECONNECT WITH FAMILY THIS SUMMER

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This is going to be difficult, but these are surefire ways to unplug for the summer.

What do you think is the greatest challenge facing families this summer? Hot weather? Cancelled plans?
No, it is unplugging from our 24/7 schedule. This means no Texting, no iPod, no Computer. For parents, it means cutting the cord that keeps us connected to work, Twitter, Facebook, or Podcasts.

These suggestions are for all in the family, no matter how old you are.

But with planning and a major dose of self-control, you can ditch the gadgets and enjoy some family face time.

Headlines 7/14/11

News

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

WEBSITES 4 KIDS

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Since the market is potentially lucrative, some companies are gearing up for the gold rush by creating websites strictly for kids, and these websites allow parents to create profiles for their own children.

Common Sense Media reviews the media in kids' lives and keeps an eye on kid-oriented social networks.
Here is their top ten Pix over the last few years.

ScuttlePad (2010) Age 7+

Social network with training wheels is safe but limited.

Togetherville (2010) Age 7+

Kids' social site connects to parents' Facebook friends.

WhatsWhat.me (2011) Age7+

BEACH WHEELCHAIRS

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The Friends of Pelham Bay Park, joined by NYC Parks & Recreation, the Bronx Chamber of Commerce, several donors and friends to announce the purchase of two new beach wheelchairs to be used on Orchard Beach. Wheelchair-bound beach goers were given a chance to test out the new chairs on the sand.

KIDS LIVE WELL

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Starting today, children will find some cool new choices on their restaurant menus. These choices will also make the adults happy.

More than 15,000 restaurants in the USA representing 19 chains, including the likes of Burger King, I-HOP, Cracker Barrel, Chili's, Denny's and others are participating in a voluntary new initiative called Kids LiveWell.

Beginning today these two will join forces National Restaurant Association & Healthy Dining:

www.healthydiningfinder.com

NAKED SWIMMER

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Police investigators say a man was spotted swimming naked next to a fuel farm near JFK.

When security patrols saw him, the man tried to hide near the fuel tanks, but did not enter the restricted area. The naked man was charged with criminal trespass and disorderly conduct. He has been taken to a hospital to test his mental capacity.

According to officials, airport perimeter security plans are approved by the Transportation Security Administration.

Headlines 7/13/11

News

DEBT SHOWDOWN CONTINUES. Politicians Pass The Buck.

MISSING BOY FOUND DEAD. Murder Investigation Launched.

AFGHANISTAN FUNERAL. President Grieves Murder of Brother.

MURDOCK MEDIA HACKING CONTROVERSY. More Arrests.

MOTHER NATURE HEATWAVE BREAK. Cooler Weather Ahead.

WOMEN SOCCER FRANCE VS AMERICA TODAY. Go USA

CRIMINAL JUSTICE ALERT

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An alert has been issued by the NY State Department of Criminal Justice Services for a missing Child named Leibby Kletzky, male, age 8. The child was last seen near 44th St near 12th Ave in Brooklyn at 4:50 PM on 7/11/11, wearing a black yarmulke, blue and green striped polo shirt, blue pants, with thin hair and payot curls. The individual is 4' tall, 50 lbs, with black hair and brown eyes.

For a photo visit: http://bit.ly/q3axr3.

If the child is seen, contact 1-800-577-TIPS.

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