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Bronx Economic Development

Submitted by ub on Tue, 09/20/2011 - 20:05
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Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. was speaking at yesterday’s press conference. He supports the RFEI for development near Yankee Stadium. Officials are pitching a new Bronx neighbor, a convention complex and high-rise hotel overlooking Yankee Stadium.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PROyYYvit0o

Troy Davis Clemency Denied

Submitted by ub on Tue, 09/20/2011 - 12:36
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The State of Georgia Board of Pardons and Paroles voted to deny clemency to Troy Davis.

This means that very little is standing in the way of the state of Georgia executing a potentially innocent man this Wednesday, September 21 st at 7pm.

The actions of the Board are astounding in the face of so much doubt in the case against Troy Davis. However, Amnesty says they not prepared to accept the decision and let anyone with the power to stop the execution off the hook... Stat tuned!

Headlines 9/20/11

Submitted by ub on Tue, 09/20/2011 - 09:22
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DON'T ASK DON'T TELL POLICY GONE. The New Military Way.

PALESTINE POLITICAL PLOY. UN To Consider Their Power Play.

YEMEN KILLING CONTINUES. Government Forces Crack Down.

BRONX HOTEL & CONVENTION. Yankee Stadium Area Stimulus.

ROGUE PHARMACIES. DEA Investigates Organized Drug Dealers.

East Bronx History Forum

Submitted by ub on Mon, 09/19/2011 - 23:52

The East Bronx History Forum will open its 63rd meeting, hosting a talk by Kate Feighery on the Irish community in the Highbridge section of the Bronx. The program will be held at the Huntington Free Library and Reading Room at 9 Westchester Square, Bronx New York. The meeting is free and open to the public and all are welcome to come.Wedsday, September 21, from 7:30 -9:00 p.m.

EBHF meets on the 3rd Weds day of the month. Please check www.BronxNYC.com for additional information.

BRONX ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

Submitted by ub on Mon, 09/19/2011 - 12:11
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The Bronx Overall Economic Development Corporation (BOEDC), the primary economic development arm in the Bronx, released a “request for expressions of interest” (RFEI) seeking written proposals for the development of a new hotel and conference center in the vicinity of Yankee Stadium.

Headlines 9/19/11

Submitted by ub on Mon, 09/19/2011 - 07:53
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EAST SIDE GRIDLOCK. Expect Manhattan Traffic Tie-ups.

TRILLION DEFICIT REDUCTION. Buffet Tax Proposal?

PALESTINIAN STATEHOOD? UN Diplomatic Difficulties.

HIGHEST PATH TOLLS. Commuters React Today.

NE INDIA QUAKE. At Least 50 Dead in Nepal.

Native American Festival

Submitted by ub on Sun, 09/18/2011 - 16:48

NYC Department of Parks & Recreation, the Bronx Council on the Arts and the Friends of Pelham Bay Park present
A Celebration of the unique Native cultures of the Americas
Sunday, September 25, 2011 - 12 pm - 4 pm
Last stop on the IRT No. 6 train. Enter the park at Bruckner Boulevard and Wilkinson Avenue featuring

Master of Ceremonies Bobby Gonzalez (Taino)

The Silvercloud Singers (Inter-Tribal)

Tchin (Blackfoot/Narragansett)

irka mateo (Taino)

This Week in History

Submitted by ub on Sun, 09/18/2011 - 08:16
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This Week in History, Sep 18 - Sep 24

Sep 18, 1793
Capitol cornerstone is laid in 1793, George Washington lays the cornerstone to the United States Capitol.
Sep 19, 1957
Nevada has first-ever underground nuclear explosion in 1957, as US detonates a 1.7 kiloton nuclear bomb.
Sep 20, 1973
Battle of Sexes in a 1973 a tennis match, top player Billie Jean King, 29, beats Bobby Riggs, 55.
Sep 21, 1780
Benedict Arnold commits treason in 1780, while meeting with British to discuss handing over West Point.
Sep 22, 1862