Lower Costs for Medicare Part B Recipients

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The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services has announced that monthly premiums for Medicare Part B, which covers doctors’ visits and outpatient care, will be lower than expected in 2012 as a result of the Affordable Care Act’s reforms to strengthen Medicare. In addition, seniors with Part B coverage will see lower deductibles, letting seniors keep more of their money.

Headlines 10/31/11

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UNESCO OFFER. Palestinian Membership.

FROM MD. TO ME. Scattered Power.

SNOWTOBER. Messy Challenges.

7 BILLION. Planet's Population.

US BETTER OFF. YES-17%.

EMERGENCY POWER

Following a rare October snowstorm, Con Edison says it is responding to power outages throughout The Bronx, Brooklyn, Queens, and Staten Island.

Con Edison wishes to remind it's customers to remain safe and avoid any downed power lines.

To report a loss of electric service or downed power lines, contact Con Edison at 1-800-75-CONED(26633) or online at http://www.coned.com.

FREE CONCERT

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Following the snowstorm, Temple Beth-El of City Island at 480 City Island Avenue hosted a free concert on Sunday afternoon performed by members of the Bardekova Ensemble.

They played a varied program from works of Ibert, Danzi, Rossini and Lefebvre to compositions by Scott Joplin transcribed for woodwind quintet, Richard Paratley, Flute, Ellen Bardekoff, Oboe, Donald Mokrynski, Clarinet, Carolyn Clark, Horn, and Amy Frasier, Bassoon.

Following the music performance, was a meet–the-artists reception afterwards.

JAZZ MASTERS IN THE BRONX

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PAQUITO D'RIVERA & THE MAMBO LEGENDS WARMED UP LEHMAN COLLEGE.

The concert featured Cuban born and Grammy winner Paquito D'Rivera, who began his career as a child saxophone prodigy. A founding member of the Orquesta Cubana de Música Moderna, he directed the group for two years, while at the same time playing both clarinet and saxophone with the Cuban National Symphony Orchestra.

This Week in History

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This Week in History, Oct 30 - Nov 5

Oct 30, 1938
Orson Welles scares US and causes a nationwide panic with his broadcast of "War of the Worlds"—a radio dramatization of a Martian invasion of Earth.

Oct 31, 1517
Martin Luther posts 95 theses. On this day, the priest and scholar Martin Luther approaches the door of the Castle Church in Wittenberg, Germany, and nails a piece of paper to it containing the 95 revolutionary opinions that would begin the Protestant Reformation.

Nov 01, 1512

Headlines 10/30/11

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KILLER SNOWSTORM. Must Be The Season of The Witch.

OCTOBER SURPRISE. 2.3 Million Without Power.

MASS CONFUSION. Latin Translations.

GOP POLITICS. Cain vs Romney.

POLICE MOVE IN. On Occupiers.

TRANSPORTATION WEATHER WARNING

Amtrak is currently holding all eastbound Amtrak Northeast Corridor trains (that travel between New York and Boston) in Penn Station, New York, due to signal issues on Metro North's New Haven Line. Several other Metro North lines are also experiencing delays or suspensions. Amtrak customers should contact Amtrak at 1-800-USARAIL, for information on their specific train. Visit www.mta.info for updates concerning Metro North.