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Stopping Child Sexual Abuse

Submitted by ub on Tue, 10/25/2011 - 18:18

NY Senators David J. Valesky, (D-Oneida), and Jeffrey D. Klein, (D-Bronx/ Westchester), were joined today by nationally recognized anti-abuse advocate and survivor Erin Merryn and others to announce important legislation to stamp out child sexual abuse in New York.

The measure, “Erin Merryn's Law” would require schools to make a change to their existing curriculum for child abduction to include child sex abuse prevention. This alteration would give critically important information to victims – many of whom do not know there is a way out of their horrific situation.

CRISIS IN AFRICA

Submitted by ub on Tue, 10/25/2011 - 18:10

City Island Images wants to reach out and give you a heads up about a special event tomorrow with USAID and the White House.

As you may know, over 13.3 million people are in crisis in the Horn of Africa. To raise awareness, USAID and the Ad Council will launch the FWD campaign. FWD stands for Famine, War, and Drought, the three crises affecting the Horn right now. We’re hoping that you’ll take a look at www.usaid.gov/FWD, read the facts, and simply share them with the people you know so that this tragedy no longer goes overlooked.

Headlines 10/25/11

Submitted by ub on Tue, 10/25/2011 - 10:27
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NYPD CAUGHT SMUGGLING. Gun Running.

OCCUPY OAKLAND. Police Make Busts.

MIRACLE IN TURKEY. Baby Survives.

DOLLAR BILL. US Ponders Switch?

BASEBALL. World Series Game 6.

WELL BEING SURVEY

Submitted by ub on Mon, 10/24/2011 - 16:41

Borough President Diaz Conducts 'Well Being' Survey

If you live or work in the Bronx, our office wants to hear from you.

The office of Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. is conducting a “well being” survey, which aims to hear from Bronx residents and those who work in our borough on a variety of topics important to the Bronx.

The survey takes only a few minutes, and the office is giving away a prize to one individual who completes the survey.

You can take the survey, in English, at this link:

https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/BronxBP2011

FREE LECTURE

Submitted by ub on Mon, 10/24/2011 - 15:39

Former New Jersey governor Richard J. Codey will discuss his recent book Me, Governor? Life in the Rough-and-Tumble of New Jersey Politics, at FDU’s College at Florham on Thursday, Oct. 27 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. in the Rothman Building. Poli Sci professor Bruce Peabody will conduct the interview with an opportunity for audience questions to follow. Codey’s book will be available for purchase, and he will sign copies after the event.

PLANT BULBS NOW

Submitted by ub on Mon, 10/24/2011 - 15:35

Those leaves are turning shades of yellow, red and orange, then will soon be falling, our days are shorter, and apples are ripening for pies and cider.

Soon the winter weather will be here and hopefully a new spring will soon follow. Therefore, now is the time to plan for spring colors with beautiful bulbs.

Whether you want the early spring excitement blooming through the melting snow, the formal look of tulips in mass planting, or fragrant hyacinths, now is the time to plant these wonders.

Headlines 10/24/11

Submitted by ub on Mon, 10/24/2011 - 10:20
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DEADLY QUAKE. Search for Survivors.

SUBWAY DERAIL. No Bronx 6 Train.

MORE LAYOFFS. Slow Growth.

GAS PRICES. More Increases.

US AMBASSADOR. Ford Out.

FALL IS IN THE AIR AND IN THE LEAVES

Submitted by ub on Sun, 10/23/2011 - 23:32
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We took a leisurely tour to do some site seeing and leaf-peeping along Pelham Park, then took the highway to find the Taconic Parkway north of I-84 is such a pretty ride this time of year for lots of colors... Saw Mill River Parkway has beautiful foliage on both sides of the road right now...Also the Merritt Parkway in CT is gorgeous this time of year... City Island Images is asking our readers to please share your favorite locations, or photos. A prize will be given to the two best submitted before the end of this month.

“Tour De Bronx.” Still Going Strong After 17 Years

Submitted by ub on Sun, 10/23/2011 - 19:01
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They came peddling their way into City Island, then gliding down the avenue, riding pass the nautical museum and community center and they finally conquered the City Island bridge.

They were thousands of bicyclists participating in Tour De Bronx, an annual even sponsored by Transportation Alternatives, in conjunction with Montefiore Medical Center, St. Barnabas Hospital and Bronx Lebanon Medical Center and The Borough President's Office.

This Week in History

Submitted by ub on Sun, 10/23/2011 - 10:04
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This Week in History, Oct 23 - Oct 29

Oct 23, 2002
Hostage crisis in Moscow theater. About 50 Chechen rebels storm a Moscow theater, taking up to 700 people hostage during a sold-out performance of a popular musical.

Oct 24, 1901
First barrel ride down Niagara Falls. 63-year-old schoolteacher, Annie Edson Taylor becomes the first person to take the plunge over Niagara Falls in a barrel.

Oct 25, 1881
Pablo Picasso born. He was one of the greatest and most influential artists of the 20th century and born in Malaga, Spain.

Oct 26, 1881