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BACK TO SCHOOL GUIDE

Submitted by ub on Fri, 08/12/2011 - 13:59
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Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. has issued a “Back to School” guide, containing helpful tips for parents regarding the upcoming school year.

The guide, which is available on the borough president’s website and will be issued to schools and community organizations across The Bronx, includes information on registering students for public school, determining a student’s zoned school and finding school transportation, as well as information on programs for special education students and English Language Learners (ELL). The guide is available in both English and Spanish.

Headlines 8/12/11

Submitted by ub on Fri, 08/12/2011 - 09:17
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CRISIS IN EAST AFRICA. 400 Thousand Face Drought and Famine.

GOP IOWA DEBATES. Republicans Talk Tough for 2012.

MARKET VOLATILITY. Wild Ride Swings Continue.

$8 BILLION SHORTFALL. 120 Thousand USPS Jobs Cut.

TEXAS SIZE DROUGHT. No Rain in Sight.

RAW SEWAGE WARNINGS. Stay Out of Hudson River.

US BUDGET CUT$

Submitted by ub on Thu, 08/11/2011 - 20:57
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Salary of US Presidents ...................... $180,000 FOR LIFE
Salary of House/Senate .......................$174,00​0 FOR LIFE
Salary of Speaker of the House ............$223,500 FOR LIFE
Salary of Majority/Minority Leader ....... $193,400 FOR LIFE
Salary of a Teacher ....................................... $40,065
Salary of Soldier DEPLOYED IN AFGHANISTAN.. $38,000

Have we found where some of these cuts should be made?

NY YANKEES / BRONX PRESIDENT'S CUP LITTLE LEAGUE CHAMPIONSHIP

Submitted by ub on Thu, 08/11/2011 - 20:17

On Monday, August 15, Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. and the New York Yankees will co-host the inaugural “Borough President’s Cup” Little League Championship. The event is produced in conjunction with the Bronx Overall Economic Development Corporation.

The event will feature two teams, the Little League Raiders and the Rolando Paulino Little League, competing for the title in a game at Yankee Stadium.

NYC FREE PUBLIC BROADBAND AND WI-FI OVER THE NEXT DECADE

Submitted by ub on Thu, 08/11/2011 - 16:48
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NEW YORK CITY ANNOUNCES INCREASED ACCESS TO FREE PUBLIC BROADBAND, EXPANSION OF WI-FI IN PUBLIC SPACES, AND ENHANCED TELEVISION SERVICES IN ALL FIVE BOROUGHS OVER NEXT NINE YEARS

Provisions Part of City’s Cable Television Franchise Renewal Agreements with Time Warner Cable and Cablevision Systems

SUMMER MUSIC FESTIFAL

Submitted by ub on Thu, 08/11/2011 - 11:50

PELHAM BAY PARK, VAN CORTLANDT PARK & FORDHAM UNIVERSITY

WOODWIND DESSERTS • SUNDAY, AUGUST 14
Music of Beethoven and Gounod
2 pm Rockwood Drive, Van Cortlandt Park
4 pm McGinley Center, Fordham University

Theresa Norris, flute
William Meredith, oboe I
B.J. Karpen, oboe II
Mitchell Kriegler, clarinet I
Adrian Mira, clarinet II
William Scribner, bassoon I
Leonard Hindell, bassoon II
Sharon Moe, French horn I
Lisa Pike, French horn II

Program

Octet......................................Ludwig van Beethoven

Allegro
Andante
Menuetto
Finale: presto

Headlines 8/11/11

Submitted by ub on Thu, 08/11/2011 - 09:34
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STRONG WILD RIDE. Wall Street Weak?

IOWA CAUCUS. Crowded GOP Field Debates.

ANOTHER NIGHT OF UK RIOTS. Why Is Britain Burning?

JOBS FOR VETERANS. Hiring US Heroes.

KILL BIN LADEN FILM. Investigation Launched.