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NEW YORK'S $555 MILLION BRIDGE

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NY Governor Andrew Cuomo today announced that a design-build team has been selected to replace the eastbound Kosciuszko Bridge carrying the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway over Newtown Creek between Brooklyn and Queens in New York City.

The team includes construction companies Skanska, an experienced design-build construction firm based in New York City, which will be managing partner; Ecco III of Yonkers; Kiewit of Nebraska; and HNTB of Kansas as the lead design firm. The $555 million project is the largest single contract the New York State Department of Transportation has ever undertaken.

Vortex visits

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US - Here it comes, get ready for that cold weather, folks... As the snowfall winds down across the Great Lakes region through Wednesday, the unseasonably cold temperatures associated with an arctic air-mass will continue to surge southward through the central U.S. Temperatures are forecast to be 20 to 40 degrees below climate average for areas east of the Rockies into the Great Plains.

Heavy precipitation possible over parts of the Pacific Northwest...Freezing rain possible over parts of the Pacific Northwest...Temperatures will be 25 to 40 degrees below average east of the Rockies

CA$TROBAMA

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Following a long bout of silence and after refusing to meet with Obama, Fidel has finally decided to speak out on the president's historic visit to Cuba. He says he is not a happy camper and does not want any gifts.

We can only wonder why after they invited the US President, then pull out the Castro welcome mat?

BBC News - Fidel Castro scorns Obama's Cuba visit http://www.bbc.com/news/world-latin-america-35911423

Fidel Castro to Obama: We don't need your 'presents'

Legalization of Marijuana

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Do pros prevail over cons? The allowance to use cannabis legally is great news but the dose really matters.
The forbidden fruit is sweet. This adage is definitely true about a lot of issues, and marijuana is
not an exception. In order to improve the situation with this drug abuse, the number of the US
states legalized the use of marijuana for adults. To everyone’s surprise, the outcomes after the
first years were rather positive. For instance, in 2014, in the state of Washington, the number of
law violations decreased by 63% while marijuana-related convictions reduced by 81%. A good

City Island Images...

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TYPHOON TERROR

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The deadly devastation in the Philippines as a result of the Typhoon has reportedly caused 25 hundred deaths and many surviving victims are pleading for help and assistance as looting and lawlessness takes over.

Public safety officials are guarding stores to prevent people from hauling off food, water and such non-essentials as TVs and treadmills, but there is no one to carry away the dead in Tacloban, the worst-hit city along the country's remote eastern seaboard.

NEWS HEADLINES

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US to Putin: Don't send troops into Ukraine http://nyp.st/MlLn74

Ukraine upheaval: The key players http://wapo.st/Mk1zFZ

Protests in Kiev: A chronicle of key events http://wapo.st/1bXnm2B

Ukraine protests: warrant issued for arrest of Viktor Yanukovych – live updates: http://gu.com/p/3n2ee/tf

A single tear for Sochi http://msn.foxsports.com/olympics/story/a-single-tear-for-sochi-022314

Anti-Putin protesters sentenced to up to 4 years http://u.afp.com/NeF

Taliban carries out deadly raid on Afghan army base http://wapo.st/1byPmJz

Italian Hospital Society Latest Developments

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Despite on and off objections and following multiple meetings, The Italian Hospital Society’s proposed senior-housing facility is finally moving forward and will now begin their long anticipated project, full speed ahead.

City Island Real Estate Broker Jacqueline Kyle Kall, Real Estate Broker and owner operator of Port of Kall Realty tells City Island Images that she is delighted with this new development, which sale she has represented.

NEWS QUICKIE

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CALIFORNIA WATER CONSERVATION
State regulators approve unprecedented water cutbacks with fines of up to $10,000 for extreme wasters of water.

CHICAGO VOTES ON POLICE TORTURE
City Council considers a reparations package for suspects tortured by Chicago Police from 1972 through 1991.

PRINCE VISITS BALTIMORE
His Baltimore concert will follow city's unrest over the death of a man who was injured and died in police custody.

NEW WORDS?
Dictionary.com announces that Agender, Brogrammer, and Gesture now have new meanings used online..

TECHNOLOGY FIRMS PREFER ASIANS

MADAM PRESIDENT

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When the polls painted a different picture there was no problem, but now that stats indicate Hillary Clinton holds a double-digit lead in the presidential race the Republican candidate is, unfortunately, singing a different tune. Therefore we hereby endorse @HillaryClinton.

In the spirit of clarity and transparency, allow me to add that I am not a registered Democrat and I once worked for a Republican president.