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NEW NYC BID

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The NYC Council will be voting on the formation of a new Business Improvement District (BID) in the Westchester Square section of The Bronx. With the Council’s approval, it will become the Bronx’s ninth BID.

CITY ISLAND FAIR

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City Island has a long history of films and television programs, which have used this paradise island as a background. The Chamber of Commerce is planning another Fair to be held on June 7th & 8th. Visit to see first hand what make it the most enchanting island of NYC.
http://www.cityislandchamber.org/content/films-shot-here

CITY ISLAND LIVE - OPEN JOURNALISM: GET INVOLVED

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Remember those days when newspapers came out once a month, except in few big cities in which they were weekly, and written communication was done by telegraph. Radio dominated the world of news, sports and entertainment, but only in big cities, until the time of shortwave radio arrived.

One day, television appeared, but to be seen only in the very large cities. On Saturday evenings, the furniture companies used to leave the television on inside their windows, while hundreds of people would come and surround the store to watch TV.

INCREASE USA PAY FOR LABOR DAY

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On this Labor Day, lets all take a moment to remember the workers who fought and died for better treatment , then lets address the largest labor issue facing our country on this holiday, which is the minimum wage. Let us all collectively demand that our Congressional representatives make this a top priority.

The 2008 financial crisis forced our national job market into a financial state of confusion, but some economists believe those days may be behind us.

GOLDEN YEARS LIVING SOLUTIONS

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Signs That A Loved One Should Consider Assisted Living - by J.D. Davis

DIGITAL DEMOCRACY

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Seasons Greetings from City Images, which supports Digital Democracy for our planet. We don't need worthless politicians. Public servants do nothing to benefit the people and bow to special interests.

http://www.digital-democracy.org/

Lets promote Digital Democracy through the digital platform designed for the people. The Internet revolution must be the catalyst to collapse old political hierarchies. http://www.opensecrets.org/

Merry Christmas and Happy News Year!

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INTERNATIONAL WRITERS PROJET

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The Brown International Writers Project is currently seeking nominations and applications for its one-year fellowship with residency. The Fellowship is designed to provide sanctuary and support for established creative writers -- fiction writers, playwrights and poets -- who are persecuted in their home countries or are actively prevented from pursuing fee expression in their literary art. The Fellow will be a member of a supportive community that includes faculty members and students in Brown's Department of Literary Arts and the Watson Institute for International Studies.

CASTRO AND CUOMO HAVE HISTORY

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NY Governor Andrew Cuomo embarks on a trade mission to Cuba today. He becomes the first US Governor to travel to the Communist island, since President Barack Obama eased travel restrictions. His trip may open a brand new front in American politics.

However, the Governor's dad, the late New York Governor Mario Cuomo and the aging Cuban Dictator Fidel Castro share some similar history in baseball.

Superman Is An Immigrant.

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The story of Superman and his motto for truth, justice and the American Way is something that has connected Americans for decades.

It's a story that reminds us that the greatest powers we have - truth and justice - don't require "super" anything. They are within all of us.

WE are all the American Way.

As the new Superman film "Man of Steel" hits theaters this Friday, Define American is excited to team up with the Harry Potter Alliance’s "Imagine Better Network," to launch the “Superman Is An Immigrant” Campaign - and we need your help - add your story:

THE WAR REPORTER

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Award-winning NBC News special correspondent Fletcher (Jacob's Oath, 2013, etc.) returns with an action-packed thriller where love and honor save the day. American journalist Tom Layne may have trained for combat and learned how to stay alive in practice drills, but real-life capture was never on his agenda. While covering the wars in Bosnia and Serbia, Layne is captured and, after his release, falls prey to post-traumatic stress disorder.

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SPEAK UP AND SILENCE CENSORSHIP

The definition of censorship is the control of information and ideas circulated within a society. In the 20th Century, censorship was achieved through the examination of books, plays, films, television and radio programs, news reports, and other forms of communication for the purpose of altering or suppressing ideas found to be objectionable or offensive. The rationales for censorship have varied, with some censors targeting material considered indecent or obscene; heretical or blasphemous; or seditious or treasonous. Thus, ideas have been suppressed under the guise of protecting basic social institutions: Family, Church, and State.

To understand censorship, and the impulse to censor, it is necessary to strip away the shock epithet value that is attached to the word at first utterance. One must recognize that censorship and the ideology supporting it go back to ancient times, and that every society has had customs, taboos, or laws by which speech, dress, religious observance, and sexual expression were regulated.

In Athens, where democracy first emerged, censorship was known as a means of enforcing the orthodoxy. Indeed, Plato was the first recorded thinker to formulate a rationale for intellectual, religious, and artistic censorship. In his ideal state outlined in The Republic, official censors would prohibit mothers and nurses from relating tales deemed bad or evil. Plato also proposed that unorthodox notions about God or the hereafter be treated as crimes and that formal procedures be established to suppress heresy. Freedom of speech in Ancient Rome was reserved for those in positions of authority...etc.