NYC FREE PUBLIC BROADBAND AND WI-FI

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Plans are underway to enhance cellular telephone reception in the subway system, and NYC Transit has reached an agreement with a contractor to install a wireless cellular telephone infrastructure in underground stations. This plan will provide service in stations and on platforms, but excludes subway tunnels. Above-ground stations generally already have wireless cellular service by virtue of coverage from service providers’ existing cellular sites.

This Week in History

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This Week Aug 21 - Aug 27

Aug 21, 1959
Hawaii becomes 50th state. President Eisenhower sing documents admitting it into the Union.
Aug 22, 1950
Althea Gibson becomes first African-American on U.S. tennis tour at Forest Hills, NY.
Aug 23, 1902
Fannie Farmer opens cooking school in Boston.She changed the way Americans prepare food.
Aug 24, 79
Vesuvius erupts in Italy, devastating Pompeii and Herculaneum and killing thousands.
Aug 25, 1835
The Great Moon Hoax articles announcing life on the moon appears in the New York Sun.
Aug 26, 1939

Headlines 8/21/11

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TRIPOLI TURNING POINT. LIBYA Lost to Rebels?

ISRAEL RETALIATES. Bombing Continues.

NFL SHOOTING. Fighting Brawls in Bleachers.

VP BIDEN TO CHINA. US is Your Best Bet.

POPE IN SPAIN. Visits Youth Festival.

A WOMAN AHEAD OF HER TIME

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"ANNE HUTCHINSON: A WOMAN AHEAD OF HER TIME" August 20th through October 2, 2011

She was an amazing inspiration and one of the first feminists in America. Anne Huychinson is the only woman to have a highway and a river named for her.

http://www.bronxhistoricalsociety.org

Underneath The News

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Libyan rebels capture coastal city of Zawiya after expelling government forces from the western city of Zawiya, which is a major victory for the opposition in their fight against Moammar Gadhafi's control of Tripoli.

An off-duty NYPD officer was arrested in mid-crime and charged with raping school teacher at gunpoint. The drunken is accused of cop forcing a 25-year-old teacher into the backyard of an upper Manhattan building and raping her.

Headlines 8/20/11

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BEGINNING OF THE END. Rebels Take Tripoli.

WASHINGTON POLITICAL GAMES. Must Stop Now.

SCHOOL TEACHER RAPED. NYPD Black and Blue.

BURGER KING DETHRONED. Mascot Too Creepy.

SEXTING - TWEETING? Look It Up in DictionarY

NYC Severe Weather Warning

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US National Weather Service has issued a Severe Thunderstorm Warning for the NYC area tonight. This storm could produce strong winds, hail and heavy rain. For more information visit:

http://www.weather.gov/nyc.

212-639-9675

BEWARE OF GIANT HOGWEEDS

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The City Island Garden Club, which is celebrating it's 50th year of service wants everyone to know about the dangers of a Giant Hogweed. Its got beautiful flowers as big as an umbrella and sap, which may cause blindness and skin burns.

This monster plant looks like Queen Ann's Lace, but on steroids. However it is as dangerous as a man eating plant. It is spreading in New York State with multiple confirmed sightings.

WE CANT GET SATISFACTION ;-(

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US satisfaction rates are down to 11%, according to a new Gallup poll finds that continued high unemployment, soldiers still dying in wars and a totally crazy stock market, the national mood is dropping fast.

These Gallup stats point to Americans growing increasingly angry since 2004, when our national satisfaction level slipped below 50%. It went below 40% in 2005 and 30% in 2009. WTH?

NY Senator Jeff Klein wants you to know...

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NY Senator Jeff Klein released a new report showing foreclosed properties across New York City in a similar state of disrepair as the bank-owned property that claimed three lives in a fire last Spring.

He says that several of these properties also appear to be occupied while having serious building code violations levied against them – ratcheting up the potential for additional deadly consequences.

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