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Weeklong Rally Lifts Index

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Happy Market Independence Week

American stock markets wrapped up one of their strongest weeks in two years with further gains on Friday, erasing their losses from earlier in June.

An unexpected upturn in manufacturing and easing of concerns about a public-debt default in Greece were the driving forces.

The Dow industrial closed on Friday at 12,582.77, a gain of 1.36 percent for the day and 5.4 percent for the week, in preliminary figures. The broader S&P 500 did much better, gaining 1.44% on Friday and 6% for the week.

CANDLE CAUSES CATASTROPHE

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NYFD has released the findings of their investigation, which indicates that a candle was responsible for the Bronx fire killing a 12 year old boy and his parents, back in April 24. Fire marshals say that blaze was an accident.

Although the building was in foreclosure and it's ownership is under dispute, the case led NYC officials to crack down on illegally subdivided buildings.

SWINGIN THE NIGHT AWAY

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There are a few places in NYC where one can watch dancers perform. But at Midsummer Night Swing - Happening until July 16, these roles are reversed, and it’s you who is doing all the dancing.

he annual event transforms Lincoln Center into an open-air dance studio. Big-name and local bands perform nightly, playing swing and salsa to tango and disco, and everyone’s invited to boogie.

The lively summer festival is as much about participating as it is about performing, with free dance classes and sessions taught by local instructors.

BRONX RIVER RAMBLE

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Bronx River Battleground - Saturday, July 9th 10 am - 12 noon

Meet at the entrance of the White Plains Metro North Station at Hamilton Avenue.

Declaration of Independence

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Contact: David Osborn, at 914-667-4116; dostpaul@yahoo.com
Independence Day Commemorated
at National Historic Site in Westchester County
Monday morning, July 4

Historic Walking Tour

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St. Paul’s Church National Historic Site
897 South Columbus Avenue
Mt. Vernon, New York 10550
914-667-4116

There will be a guided, walking tour of portions of the Pell’s Point Revolutionary War battlefield, on the Split Rock Golf Course, in Pelham Bay Park, Bronx, NY, on Wednesday, July 6, beginning at 10 AM. The tour lasts about two hours, exploring the important but often overlooked battle of October 18, 1776. Reservations must be made in advance, through St. Paul’s N.H.S.

Space is limited. Please call 914-667-4116. The event is free.

www.nps.gov/sapa

A Better Expert Second Opinion

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The other day when I was considering buying a used car, I needed an expert opinion from an auto mechanic.
I did what any City Islander would probably do - I drove over to the only garage on the island and asked the mechanic to take a quick look at the vehicle. What a mistake i made. He immediately refused, started yelling, and flailing his arms.

Later, an old friend explained that it is in his DNA to act up like this. He said his father was even a worse grouch than his son is. So, I accepted this explanation and went on the Internet to search for a AAA garage.

Orchard Beach Fireworks

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Orchard Beach's Boardwalk Festival and Fireworks will be held tonight. This is a public beach in the borough of the Bronx in New York City. Orchard Beach is part of Pelham Bay Park and is situated on the western end of Long Island Sound. Once referred to as "the Riviera of New York City", the 115 acre, 1.1 mi-long (1.77 km) park consists of a 13-section sandy beach. Come and bring the entire family for music, fun. An American Celebration.

Some Things Never Change

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WikiLeaks / Pentagon Papers = Nixon / Obama. Four decades ago, a young analyst leaked a top-secret study packed with damaging revelations about America's conduct. Does any of this this sound familiar?

That study, dubbed the Pentagon Papers, has been released in complete form. It's a touchstone for whistleblowers everywhere and just the sort of leak that gives presidents fits to this day.

The documents show that almost from the opening lines, it was apparent that the authors knew they had produced a hornet's nest.

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