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Heritage, Diversity, Integrity and Honor

Submitted by ub on Thu, 09/01/2011 - 17:01
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National Hispanic Heritage Month - Each and every year, Americans observe National Hispanic Heritage Month from September 15 to October 15, by celebrating the histories, cultures and contributions of American citizens whose ancestors came from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean and Central and South America.

First Friday! Music + Bronx Seaside Trolley

Submitted by ub on Thu, 09/01/2011 - 16:21

Enjoy the magic of the mansion with the refreshing sound of folk-rock band Hawthorne. Tour the house, stroll the garden, and savor light refreshments. Then hop on the free Bronx Seaside Trolley to explore City Island.

The trolley makes a continuous loop from the Pelham Bay Park #6 subway station to BPMM to City Island starting at 5:25 p.m.

The Bronx Council on the Arts

Submitted by ub on Thu, 09/01/2011 - 15:55
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Bronx Artists For SPARC: Seniors Partnering With Artists Citywide Competitive Residency Program will place up to 50 Artists
 in Senior Centers across the Five Boroughs

Borough President Cup

Submitted by ub on Thu, 09/01/2011 - 10:12
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Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. and the New York Yankees co-hosted the inaugural “Borough President’s Cup” Little League Championship. The game featured a match-up between the Little League Raiders and the Rolando Paulino Little League, who competed for the title in a game at Yankee Stadium.

Obama Speech Bumped

Submitted by ub on Thu, 09/01/2011 - 10:07

The sport of politics - If you were the President, would you want your speech to compete with debating Republicans, or NFL's opening night? Well, Mr. Obama has been forced to postpone an urgent economic speech to a joint session of Congress by one day to prevent a clash with the GOP and butting heads with the NFL.

President Obama initially scheduled his prime-time speech for Wednesday, which was the date for Republican's presidential candidates' debate.

Headlines 9/1/11

Submitted by ub on Thu, 09/01/2011 - 09:27
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IRENE AFTERMATH. 46 Deaths and Devastation.

OBAMA SPEECH.GOP Objects and Changes Date

WHERE ARE THE JOBS? US Frustration

911 Anniversary. Countdown Underway.

GENERAL YESTERDAY. CIA Director Today

SAME DAY - ONE WEEK AWAY

Submitted by ub on Wed, 08/31/2011 - 15:10

Next Wednesday, President Obama wants to deliver a speech to Congress on the US economy.

Sept. 7, 2011 is the day Mr. Obama has requested to speak before a joint session of Congress
8 p.m. This is the same time as the already scheduled Republican presidential debate.

Everyone knew the President was going to make a speech next week, but it is interesting that he would choose to do it in such an elevated setting, and at the same time GOP presidential hopefuls will be laying out their own vision for how to fix the economy... Stay tuned!

JUSTICE SAYS NO

Submitted by ub on Wed, 08/31/2011 - 13:51

The US Justice Department wants to block the merger between AT&T and T-Mobile. Attorneys filed a complaint to block AT&T’s proposed $39 billion buy out of T-Mobile. This deal that would create the largest carrier in the US and reshape the communications industry.

The legal documents complains that T-Mobile “places important competitive pressure on its three larger rivals, particularly in terms of pricing, a critically important aspect of competition.” This is also highlighted T-Mobile’s high speed network and its innovations in technology.

LESSONS LEARNED FROM 911

Submitted by ub on Wed, 08/31/2011 - 10:45
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US government officials have been escalating security around the country and getting ready for the 10th anniversary of those horrific 9-11 terrorist attacks. There have been confidential briefings between national, state and local law enforcement agencies.