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TWO GOPS SAY NO THIS WEEK

Submitted by ub on Sat, 10/08/2011 - 12:44

This week, the people who many Republicans wanted to run, finally declared they would not run and those who are still in the race are not making extraordinary gains.

In a statement to supporters, Palin, who was the 2008 vice presidential nominee said she would not seek the Republican nomination for the Presidency by entering what is already a crowded field. Instead, she vows to be more effective helping GOP win office from the nation's governors to congressional seats as well as the top job.

Occupy Wall Street Moves On...

Submitted by ub on Sat, 10/08/2011 - 10:50

The movement called Occupy Wall Street says protesters plan to push out of Zuccotti park and march into Union Square, sometime this afternoon. Meanwhile, NYC Mayor Bloomberg warns that if they stay, there will be arrests.

This growing group will soon bust out of its downtown digs - and test NYPD's patience mid afternoon by squatting in a city park.

Headlines 10/8/11

Submitted by ub on Sat, 10/08/2011 - 09:50
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14 MILLION AMERICANS. Unemployed or Underemployed.

NEARLY 700 EDUCATION WORKERS. Laid Off in NYC.

FROM CA TO VA. Social Media Spreads Occupy.

KHADAFY'S STRONGHOLD. Attacked By Rebels

PRINCE HARRY. In US For Chopper Training.

DEMONSTRATIONS GROWING

Submitted by ub on Fri, 10/07/2011 - 23:50

Across the country, we the people appear to be on the march, protesting what is perceived as the excesses of Wall Street. The movement was sparked by a small group of protesters camping out in a New York City park and now has affected the passions of thousands.

From far away it looks like a rock festival the morning after, with scattered sleeping bags. But the demonstrators taking part in the three-week-old protest against Wall Street have created a functioning city within the city, a small, working democracy.

BIKING NYC

Submitted by ub on Fri, 10/07/2011 - 23:06

Biking is a great way to see the city. It's good exercise, easy on the wallet and good for the environment.

It's even more fun to ride if you know where to go, where to find a good bike shop and how to connect with local riders. A city’s bicycle community can point you in the right direction for the type of riding you like.

Ir was in June of 2009 when the city reached its ambitious goal of building 200 bike-lane miles in all five boroughs. In just three years, it nearly doubled the citywide on-street bike network while reshaping the city's streets to make them safer for everyone.

PELHAM EXPLOSION

Submitted by ub on Fri, 10/07/2011 - 20:50

A fuel tanker offloading gasoline at a Pelham Manor service station erupted in a fireball before dawn. The explosion destroyed a truck and a snack shop but luckily caused no injuries. Firefighters from several towns kept the resulting fire from spreading to the station's stored gasoline.

The Oil City station is adjacent to one shopping center and across Pelham Parkway from another. Firefighters from Yonkers and White Plains helped the village department keep storage tanks cool while battling the truck fire. Investigators don't know the cause of the fire.

BRONX COLUMBUS DAY PARADE

Submitted by ub on Fri, 10/07/2011 - 18:48

Italian-Americans in The Bronx are busy making preparations for The Columbus Day Parade on October 9. This annual celebration not only pays tribute to Christopher Columbus, but to Italian Americans everywhere.

The Morgan Library & Museum Announces....

Submitted by ub on Fri, 10/07/2011 - 17:06

reasures of Islamic Manuscript Painting from the Morgan
October 21, 2011—January 29, 2012

Media preview: Thursday, October 20, 2011, 10 a.m. to noon

* Introduction by Morgan director William M. Griswold
* Curatorial presentations
* Refreshments

R.S.V.P.
Tel: 212.590.0393
media@themorgan.org
The Morgan Library & Museum
225 Madison Avenue at 36th Street
New York, NY 10016

For the first time ever the Morgan has gathered its spectacular collection of Islamic manuscripts together in one single exhibition.

FEMA @ BRONX

Submitted by ub on Fri, 10/07/2011 - 12:13
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Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. met with representatives of FEMA to discuss their agency’s ongoing response to Hurricane Irene in the Bronx.

The deadline for registering for assistance with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is Oct. 31, 2011.

First Friday! Music + Bronx Seaside Trolley

Submitted by ub on Fri, 10/07/2011 - 11:47

Onge again, you can enjoy the magic of the mansion at night. Listen to jazz by the Austin Harris Trio performing swing and bebop standards.

Swing into fall at First Friday! Tour the house, stroll the garden, savor light refreshments and hop on the free Bronx Seaside Trolley to explore City Island.