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Not Getting Around Much Anymore

Submitted by ub on Tue, 09/27/2011 - 11:57
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Yesterday, before going to teach one of my college classes, I decided to stop by and visit the oldest, coolest, most wonderful, and one of the wisest people I know. He is 95 year old Captain Ed Sadler, a retired fire-boat Captain.

Ed and I have shared many delightful visits and he has even come to my home for dinner and drinks. We have had many conversations over time, and yesterday was no exception. Ed recalled the days when my TOCAYO, Robert Moses was building our area and the many changes which occurred as a result.

WEST COAST PRESIDENTIAL HECKLER

Submitted by ub on Tue, 09/27/2011 - 10:17

A man holding the Bible is taken away by Secret Service agents as he calls President Obama 'the Antichrist' during a speech in California.

David Serrano was questioned and released without charges, according to The US Secret Service. Meanwile, the US President continued with his speech, saying, "It is good to be back in L.A."

Headlines 9/27/11

Submitted by ub on Tue, 09/27/2011 - 09:39
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GOVERNMENT SHUTDOWN AVERTED. Only Temporarily.

HEALTH-CARE CUTBACKS. Many Americans in Danger.

JACKSON DEATH TRIAL. Hearings 2 Years Later.

WASHINGTON MONUMENT. Expert Fix Begins.

CHILDREN ABDUCTED? Local Dangers?

BRIDE MARCH

Submitted by ub on Mon, 09/26/2011 - 23:55
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Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. participated in the 11th Annual Gladys Ricart and Victims of Domestic Violence Memorial Walk, more commonly known as the “Brides’ March.”

FEMA NEWS

Submitted by ub on Mon, 09/26/2011 - 13:17

Notification issued 9/26/11. FEMA announced that individuals and businesses in BK, The BX, QN, and SI who experienced damage due to Hurricane Irene are now eligible for disaster assistance (temporary housing assistance, housing repair, low interest loans, etc.). Apply by calling the FEMA Hotline 800-621-3362 (TTY 1-800-462-7585), 7AM-10PM, seven days a week. Register online at www.DisasterAssistance.gov or by mobile device at m.fema.gov. For more info: http://1.usa.gov/oKfK90.

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ANNUAL TOUR DE BRONX

Submitted by ub on Mon, 09/26/2011 - 09:40
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Bronxites and bicycling enthusiasts from throughout the region are invited to join Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. for the 17th Annual Tour de Bronx, New York State’s Largest Free Bicycling event, on Sunday, October 23, 2011. The ride will begin at the Bronx County Building, located at 851 Grand Concourse at E. 161 Street in the Bronx; check-in is at 9:30 a.m. and the ride departs promptly one hour later.

Participants will have the opportunity to see Bronx historic districts, vibrant neighborhoods, beautiful waterfront and great green-ways while enjoying a 40 or 25 mile bike ride.

MAJOR SUBWAY RENOVATIONS

Submitted by ub on Mon, 09/26/2011 - 09:37
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MTA has agreed to major renovations to the 149th Street/Grand Concourse subway station. Additionally, the agency will make repairs to the 138th Street/3rd Avenue subway station.

The agreement follows months of advocacy by Borough President Diaz and his office, along with the two Bronx residents who serve on the board of the MTA, Charles Moerdler and Fernando Ferrer. The two stations are among the worst in the City, and are consistently rated as such not only by transit advocacy groups but by Bronx commuters as well.

Headlines 9/26/11

Submitted by ub on Mon, 09/26/2011 - 09:16
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US GOVERNMENT SHUTDOWN. By Weeks End?

EUROPEAN DEBT. A Deal May Be Near?

CIA AFGHANISTAN. Security Breach.

GASOLINE PRICES. Down Slightly.

NYPD. Can Take Planes Down.

POPE SEEKS UNITY AMONG ALL CHRISTIANS

Submitted by ub on Mon, 09/26/2011 - 01:19

Pope Benedict wants Orthodox Christians to defend traditional church values, warning of threats posed by abortion and gay marriage. The Pope insists that Christian churches walk side by side in this fight.

He urged all Christians to attach great importance to defending the integrity and the uniqueness of marriage between one man and one woman from any kind of misinterpretation.

Orchard Beach's Majestic Grandure

Submitted by ub on Sun, 09/25/2011 - 23:18
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The City Island Historical Society offered a unique view on Orchard Beach's Pavilion. Historian Deb Wye spoke to a group of approximately 60 people, who were there to learn about that majestic Landmark Pavilion.

This vast, spare arcade overlooking Long Island Sound in the Bronx also has a decaying side as the years and that salt air has affected this bathing complex, which opened back in July 25, 1936.