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HEALTH CARE LAW MAY GO TO SUPREME COURT

Submitted by ub on Sat, 08/13/2011 - 10:15
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More than twenty four legal challenges have been filed against Obama's health care mandate. Since President signed the measure in March 2010. Many were dismissed based on technical reasons. Three district court judges sided with the Obama administration. Two others objected to at least the insurance mandate. The US Supreme Court will be the final arbitrator.

Headlines 8/13/11

Submitted by ub on Sat, 08/13/2011 - 09:43
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NEW SYRIAN ASSAULT. Troops Attack Coastal City.

NATO TURNS UP HEAT. Bombs Libyan Media.

YEMEN PROTESTS. No Politics, Prayers.

MISSING NYC COP. Coast Guard Kayaking Accident.

HUDSON RIVER SPILL. Close Beaches Messy Water.

NYC Councilmember Speaks Out

Submitted by ub on Fri, 08/12/2011 - 16:21
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Ever since Jimmy Vacca was elected on November 8, 2005 by an overwhelming majority, to serve on the New York City Council, he has proudly represented the 13th District, which includes City Island, as well as the communities of Throggs Neck, Country Club, Pelham Bay, Morris Park, and Pelham Parkway. Jimmy Vacca says he is committed and will continue working to improve our quality of life.

BACK TO SCHOOL GUIDE

Submitted by ub on Fri, 08/12/2011 - 13:59
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Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. has issued a “Back to School” guide, containing helpful tips for parents regarding the upcoming school year.

The guide, which is available on the borough president’s website and will be issued to schools and community organizations across The Bronx, includes information on registering students for public school, determining a student’s zoned school and finding school transportation, as well as information on programs for special education students and English Language Learners (ELL). The guide is available in both English and Spanish.

Headlines 8/12/11

Submitted by ub on Fri, 08/12/2011 - 09:17
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CRISIS IN EAST AFRICA. 400 Thousand Face Drought and Famine.

GOP IOWA DEBATES. Republicans Talk Tough for 2012.

MARKET VOLATILITY. Wild Ride Swings Continue.

$8 BILLION SHORTFALL. 120 Thousand USPS Jobs Cut.

TEXAS SIZE DROUGHT. No Rain in Sight.

RAW SEWAGE WARNINGS. Stay Out of Hudson River.

US BUDGET CUT$

Submitted by ub on Thu, 08/11/2011 - 20:57
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Salary of US Presidents ...................... $180,000 FOR LIFE
Salary of House/Senate .......................$174,00​0 FOR LIFE
Salary of Speaker of the House ............$223,500 FOR LIFE
Salary of Majority/Minority Leader ....... $193,400 FOR LIFE
Salary of a Teacher ....................................... $40,065
Salary of Soldier DEPLOYED IN AFGHANISTAN.. $38,000

Have we found where some of these cuts should be made?

NY YANKEES / BRONX PRESIDENT'S CUP LITTLE LEAGUE CHAMPIONSHIP

Submitted by ub on Thu, 08/11/2011 - 20:17

On Monday, August 15, Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. and the New York Yankees will co-host the inaugural “Borough President’s Cup” Little League Championship. The event is produced in conjunction with the Bronx Overall Economic Development Corporation.

The event will feature two teams, the Little League Raiders and the Rolando Paulino Little League, competing for the title in a game at Yankee Stadium.

NYC FREE PUBLIC BROADBAND AND WI-FI OVER THE NEXT DECADE

Submitted by ub on Thu, 08/11/2011 - 16:48
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NEW YORK CITY ANNOUNCES INCREASED ACCESS TO FREE PUBLIC BROADBAND, EXPANSION OF WI-FI IN PUBLIC SPACES, AND ENHANCED TELEVISION SERVICES IN ALL FIVE BOROUGHS OVER NEXT NINE YEARS

Provisions Part of City’s Cable Television Franchise Renewal Agreements with Time Warner Cable and Cablevision Systems