MALL AT BAY PLAZA

Submitted by ub on Wed, 11/09/2011 - 23:53

It will be New York City’s most significant and exciting retail projects in recent memory. Prestige Properties has announced that it will develop The Mall at Bay Plaza, a new $270 million, 780,000-square-foot enclosed fashion mall anchored by a new Macy’s combined with an existing JC Penney. The three-level, state-of-the-art mall will be located on a corner parcel at Prestige’s thriving Bay Plaza Shopping Center in the Bronx, already the largest shopping center in New York City.

CLEAN SWEEP FOR PENN STATE

Submitted by ub on Wed, 11/09/2011 - 23:48

Penn State University President Graham Spanier, one of the nation's longest-serving college presidents, has been shown the door along with head football coach Joe Paterno.

The two were ousted in the wake of a child sex abuse scandal in which authorities said both of them failed to take corrective actions after an assistant football coach was accused of molesting a boy in a campus shower.

EAST BRONX HISTORY FORUM

Submitted by ub on Wed, 11/09/2011 - 20:44

Barbara Dolensek, the vice-president of the City Island Historical Society and administrator of the Nautical Museum will be the guest speaker.

Her topic will be City Island history, legends and folklore and should prove to be another standing room only event.

The Huntington Free Library, located at 9 Westchester Square and is adjacent to the Apple Bank for Savings just opposite the elevated station of the Westchester Square station on the IRT number 6 line.

Former IONA College Official Sentenced

Submitted by ub on Wed, 11/09/2011 - 17:19

Marie E. Thornton, the former vice president of finance at Iona College, Marie Thornton has been sentenced in Manhattan federal court to time served, along with and three years of supervision with 2,000 hours of community service.

The former VP plead guilty to embezzlement on March 9. U.S. in District of approximately $850,000 from the New Rochelle Catholic Institution for higher learning.

Thornton diverted funds belonging to Iona College for personal use by submitting invoices credit card bills for personal expenses to be paid by Iona College.

UNEDUCATED COMMENTS

Submitted by ub on Wed, 11/09/2011 - 16:23

US does not need educators like this NJ first-grade teacher who wrote that she was a "warden for future criminals" on her Facebook earlier this year. Ad administrative judge now says she should lose her tenured job.

The state education commissioner now has 45 days to accept, reject or modify the decision regarding Jennifer O'Brien.

The Paterson teacher posted her remark to 333 friends on March 28. But it was also forwarded and several of the students' parents, who saw it and made it abundantly clear that they did not appreciate the crude remarks.

Headlines 11/9/11

Submitted by ub on Wed, 11/09/2011 - 09:46
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VOTERS SPEAK. Right To Life, Immigration, Collective Bargaining.

HERMAN CAIN FEELS THE PAIN. Female Accusers Named.

ITALIY PRIME MINISTER. Says He Will Resign.

PATERNO UNDER FIRE. Pen State Scandal.

IRAN NUKES? IAEA Investigates.

EXHIBITIONS @ MORGAN

Submitted by ub on Tue, 11/08/2011 - 23:50

ENJOY CRITICALLY ACCLAIMED EXHIBITIONS ON MARK TWAIN, ROY LICHTENSTEIN, AND EDGAR DEGAS, THE BEAUTIFULLY RESTORED 1906 MCKIM BUILDING, AS WELL AS WONDERFUL HOLIDAY SHOPPING AND DINING

Dickens's Original Manuscript of A Christmas Carol Also on View

SYRIAN DEATH TOLL PASSES 3,500 VICTIMS

Submitted by ub on Tue, 11/08/2011 - 21:06

The brutal crackdown on dissent in Syria continues unabated despite the signing of an Arab League peace plan last week, the United Nations human rights office reported today, adding that the death toll has now surpassed 3,500.

“We are deeply concerned about the situation and by the Government's failure to take heed of international and regional calls for an end to the bloodshed,” Ravina Shamdasani, spokesperson for the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR), told reporters in Geneva.

VETERANS DAY CELEBRATION

Submitted by ub on Tue, 11/08/2011 - 20:31

St. Paul’s Church National Historic Site
897 S. Columbus Avenue, Mt. Vernon, NY
914-667-4116 www.nps.gov/sapa

Commemoration of Veterans Day - Friday, November 11, 2011

The site is open 9 AM to 5 PM.

There will be periodic tours throughout the day -- depending on visitors interest and staff availability -- telling the stories of soldiers buried in the historic cemetery, with an emphasis on Civil War veterans, commemorating the 150th anniversary of the conflict.

Scheduled Events:

11 AM Veterans Day commemoration ceremony, in the church.

NO STRESS - ONLY A TEST

Submitted by ub on Tue, 11/08/2011 - 19:57

The Federal Emergency Management Agency and the Federal Communications Commission will take over television and radio waves on Wednesday morning (Nov. 9) as part of the first nationwide test of the Emergency Alert System.

The new EAS allows the president to address the nation during extreme emergencies, FEMA officials said. The test is to help "determine the reliability of the system and its effectiveness in notifying the public of emergencies and potential dangers nationally and regionally," FEMA officials said on the agency's website.