Harlem – News

Harlem – News January 30, 2012

When New York was New Amsterdam; and other Dutch things (Examiner)
Ever watch the movie Gangs of New York ? It is about the different immigrants coming to the New World, preferably, the area of the Five Points in Lower Manhattan.

The National Conference of Artists Conference 2012 at the Schomburg in Harlem
The National Conference of Artists Conference 2012 at the Schomburg in Harlem (Harlem World)
The National Conference of Artists founded in 1959, is the oldest African American visual arts organization in the United States.
OVO’s insects egg on the love bug in a most spectacular way (Examiner)
The bugs are busy in Cirque du Soleil ‘s “OVO” playing now through March 11th under the Big Top at the Santa Monica Pier.



DOES THE IDC HAVE A PAC PROBLEM?: The four-member Independent Democratic Conference has raised $224,000 for its PAC, but unlike the Democratic and Republican conferences, it may not be able to spend it freely for its members: http://bit.ly/yxrFT1


* Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silvers plan to raise the minimum wage from $7.25 an hour to $8.50 emerged last night, with the Daily News saying Senate Republicans were noncommittal (http://nydn.us/zT8Inu ) while the Post said they would block it (http://nyp.St/x0hcRK).

* The New York Times notes how Gov. Andrew Cuomos new Department of Financial Services is encroaching on Attorney General Eric Schneidermans traditional turf: http://nyti.ms/wzjZFf

* Cuomos budget seeks to overhaul 19th-century civil service rules to make it easier to hire and transfer state workers, which union leaders say would open the door to patronage abuses, the Wall Street Journal says: http://on.wsj.com/waE0fs

* New York Republican leaders worry that a Newt Gingrich win over Mitt Romney in Floridas Republican presidential primary would hurt the party slate here, prompting talk of sending an uncommitted slate of delegates to the national convention, the Posts Fred Dicker writes: http://nyp.st/ACSRFB

* As MTA contract talks hit a stalemate, the Daily News finds a union flyer urging subway operators to enter stations with extra care as a potential slowdown (http://nydn.us/A0zgDR), while the Post finds an MTA email ordering supervisors to write up five workers each month for discipline (http://nyp.St/x5bbik).

* Mayor Michael Bloomberg is enamored of high tech, but New York City is seeking bids to replace 1,172 typewriters at agencies that still use the old machines for filling out forms, the Post says: http://nyp.st/A6VCzh


Viola Plummer 75th Birthday Party – Friday, February 17th

Vi @ 75

Come celebrate
Viola Plummer’s
75th birthday

With dinner & dancing
Wearing your finest attire

Friday, Feb. 17, 2012 – 7 PM

Robert Ross Johnson
Family Life Center
172-17 Linden Blvd.
St. Albans (corner Linden Blvd. & Merrick Blvd.)

RSVP (718) 398-1766
Support Viola Plummers work
$75.00 donation to:
Renaissance Women – 394 Putnam Ave., Brooklyn, NY 11216