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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

EXPECT NYC GRIDLOCK

Submitted by ub on Sun, 09/18/2011 - 07:53

The heads of state will have their chiefs of staff with them, their security details, almost everything they need for a visit to The United Nations in New York City. So get ready New Yorkers, because dealing with such traffic and security issues will be standard all over The Big Apple this week, as world leaders descend on Manhattan for the U.N. General Assembly's annual ministerial meeting as well as all those events that surround it.

Headlines 9/18/11

Submitted by ub on Sun, 09/18/2011 - 07:37
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AL QAEDA IN LIBYA. US Fears Developing Oil Plots.

PALESTINIANS SEEK U.N STATEHOOD. US and Israel Meet.

OBAMA's MILLIONAIRE TAX. A Long-Term Deficit Reduction

CHAVES RETURNS TO CUBA. Claims His Cancer Has Gone Away.

NYC READIES FOR UN DIPLOMATS. Prepare For Global Sized Gridlock.

"Peace in our Streets"

Submitted by ub on Sat, 09/17/2011 - 18:47
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Today, Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. brought his "Peace in our Streets" initiative to the James Monroe Houses in the Soundview section of the Bronx.

Borough President Diaz, along with Assembly Member Marcos Crespo, City Council Member Fernando Cabrera and dozens of volunteers went door to door in each building of the complex, handing out information on the NYPD's 866-GUN-STOP program.

The program offers cash rewards to individuals who anonymously report illegal gun activity.

Slipping Presidential Support

Submitted by ub on Sat, 09/17/2011 - 12:36

President Obama’s support continues to erode nationally, according to the latest poll. This is in addition to those City Islander we contacted ranging from 95 to 59 years old. Also, a yearlong effort to recapture the political center has failed to attract independent voters

Nearly half of people polled say they feared the economy was heading for a double-dip recession, and nearly three-quarters of Americans think the country is on the wrong track.

Headlines 9/17/11

Submitted by ub on Sat, 09/17/2011 - 09:40
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SPIKE IN CRIME STATISTICS. Also In NYPD Response Time

DEADLY AIR SHOW. Plane Troubles Cause Three Reno Fatalities.

POLITICIANS LOSING SUPPORT. Poll Indicates Public Frustration,

EUROPEAN DEBT CRISIS. Finance Ministers Wait Till October.

LIBYA AT UN. Rebels Officially Recognized By Council.

What's The Buzz?

Submitted by ub on Sat, 09/17/2011 - 07:48

Over a dozen artists show their fascination with bees in "Hive Culture: Captivated by the Honeybee." The exhibit captures how essential bees are to nature and the environment. 1 p.m. $2-$8. Wave Hill, W. 249th St. and Independence Ave., Bronx. (718) 549-3200.

INCREASED FIRING RANGE ACTIVITY

Submitted by ub on Sat, 09/17/2011 - 07:24

Just in case you were wondering about the spike in activity and parked vehicles near the circle as you are approaching The City Island Bridge, it turns out that over a dozen NYC Council members were there after they accepted NYPD Commissioner Raymond Kelly's invitation to visit the Rodman's Neck firing range.