City Island Issues

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CITY ISLAND REAL ESTATE

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City Island

Zillow Home Value Index $427,800

1-Year Change -1.3%

Median List Price $350,000

For Sale Listings on Zillow 42 homes

NYPD BLUES

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New York City has agreed to pay nearly $18 million for the arrest, detention and finger-printing of lawful protesters during the 2004 Republican National Convention the largest protest settlement in history.

The New York Civil Liberties Union filed the first cases following the Convention and has been central to the legal challenge to the NYPD's actions.

Los Borinqueneers's Long Overdue Gold Medal

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US Representative José E. Serrano, NY Democrat is delighted that US Senators have passed legislation awarding the Congressional Gold Medal to honor the service and legacy of the “Borinqueneers” or 65th Infantry Regiment of the U.S. Army. Having passed both chambers of Congress, all that remains is for the President to sign the bill.

The House passed the bill unanimously earlier this week and Congressman Serrano spoke on the floor in favor of it. A video of Congressman Serrano’s speech on this bill can be seen here:

http://youtu.be/EM8kRxvFf1s

How to sleep much better

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Chronic pain and insomnia are an unhealthy combination. According to the National Sleep Foundation, chronic pain disturbs the slumber of one in five Americans at least a few nights a week. Whether it’s from a bad back, arthritis, or headaches, chronic pain puts you in double jeopardy: the pain robs you of restful sleep and makes you more fatigued, and thus more sensitive to pain.

Readiness for Socialism

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Following 20 years as the now retired sociologist in residence at Marist College. I want to comment briefly here on the current presidential election process in relation to my experience when Obama was running for president in 2008.

For background, I have considered myself to be essentially a "democratic socialist" akin to Bernie Sanders since 1968.

VOTE FOR YOUR CANDIDATE

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Election Day is November 5, 2013. Polls are open from 6am to 9pm

El Día de las Elecciones es el 5 de Noviembre del 2013. Los centros de votación estarán abiertos desde las 6AM hasta las 9PM.

普選日為十一月五日。所有投票處從早上6點開放至晚上9點。

2013년 11월5일은 선거날입니다. 투표소는 오전 6시부터 오후 9시까지 개장합니다.

সাধারণ নির্বাচনের তারিখ হচ্ছে ৫ই নভেম্বর, ২০১৩। ভোটকেন্দ্র সকাল ৬টা থেকে রাত ৯টা পর্যন্ত খোলা থাকবে।

STREET DANGERS?

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A NYC Dog has died after being electrocuted by a live wire on the Lower East Side of Manhattan. Bella the pit bull terrier mix was rushed to animal hospital after being shocked near her Clinton St. home, but efforts to save her were not successful.

The 11-year-old dog was apparently shocked by voltage on Clinton St. between Delancey St. and Rivington St. She was electrocuted just steps from her Lower East Side apartment building Saturday night, according to official accounts.

PORT AUTHORITY REVIEW

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A Bi-State Special Panel on the Future of the Port Authority has provided a report following its initial 60 day review of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, consistent with its charge from Governors Cuomo and Christie.

The report includes an initial review of recent reform efforts, identifies areas for additional reform and review, and details next steps for continuing the Panel’s work over the course of the next six months.

NEWS QUICKIE

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DOZENS TO BE BURIED BUT HUNDREDS HAVE PERISHED
EU emergency meeting on the burgeoning crisis as migrants flee conflict and poverty in unprecedented waves.

TERRORISM PROBE YIELDS ARRESTS
Six arrested for traveling or trying to travel to Syria or Somalia to fight with militants.

CHINA INVESTS IN PAKISTAN
PRC leader Xi Jinping announces $46 billion investment projects for energy and infrastructure development.

BOSTON MARATHON TIME
The Boston Marathon is a world-class sporting event for fitness, for fundraising, and for freedom.

ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS

DIGITAL KNOWLEDGE

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A new publication discusses the role of technology in sharing and preserving Indigenous Knowledge for future generations. In “Sharing and Preserving Indigenous Knowledge of the Arctic Using Information and Communications Technology,” researchers Heidi McCann and Peter Pulsifer from the Exchange for Local Observations and Knowledge of the Arctic at the National Snow and Ice Data Center, and Carolina Behe from the Inuit Circumpolar Council-Alaska analyze how digital technologies afford and impact the preservation of documented Indigenous Knowledge while maintaining cultural significance and intellectual property rights.

Yup'ik youth makes audio recordingIn Kwigillingok, Alaska, Corey Joseph, a Yup’ik youth and Calista Education and Culture intern, makes a Yup’ik language audio recording for the Yup’ik Environmental Knowledge Project.