NEWLY RENOVATED AFFORDABLE APARTMENTS FOR RENT IN THE HUNTS POINT SECTION OF THE BRONX

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NEW THIS MORNING

NEW THIS MORNING:

* Assembly Speaker Shelly Silver backs Gov. Andrew Cuomos preference of keeping online communication between him and his aides confidential by relying on text messages, the Posts Fred Dicker writes: http://nyp.st/QHbMI0

* Democratic operatives say Cuomos secretive streak is unlikely to hurt his national standing as he contemplates a run for the presidency in 2016, as long as his state approval rating remains high, the Daily Newss Ken Lovett writes: http://nydn.us/OsyOG4

* New York and other states are moving toward changing the way they grant licenses to teachers, deemphasizing tests and essays in favor of prepared lesson plans and taped presentations, the New York Times reports: http://nyti.ms/T0BoCL

* The Metropolitan Transit Authority gave Apple an unfair advantage to secure its lease for a retail store in Grand Central Terminal, according to a state comptroller audit, the Post learns: http://nyp.st/QHTq9Q

* A rash of fatal injuries to racehorses at the Aqueduct Race Track vexed government officials earlier this year according to documents obtained by the Albany Times Union: http://bit.ly/QHrnaI

* The MTA will turn over the responsibility of managing Fulton Center, a $1.4 billion project with 70,000 square feet of retail space due to be finished in 2014, to a private operator, the Journal reports: http://on.wsj.com/MVpGbS

* Half of Assemblyman Hakeem Jeffriess congressional campaign contributions a month before the primary came from out of state donors, the News leans: http://nydn.us/Pf4f1A

* The states health care system is paying $24 billion a year to help cover hospital and emergency costs for preventable illnesses in communities of color, the Post learns: http://nyp.st/LXNooa

* Mayor Michael Bloombergs longtime press secretary, Stu Loeser, is leaving his job next month after more than six years in City Hall to start his own corporate communications firm, the Times writes: http://nyti.ms/Owjq8

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NEW THIS MORNING

NEW THIS MORNING:

* Gov. Andrew Cuomo defended the removal of documents from State Archives, saying they should have been private, but former Gov. Eliot Spitzer slammed the conduct, the New York Times writes: http://nyti.ms/M6xFV3

* Union workers increased campaign contributions to mayoral candidates compared with four years ago, a sign organized labor will exert more influence in the 2013 race to City Hall, the Wall Street Journal reports: http://on.wsj.com/OVSWev

* A prosecutor asked a jury to convict Councilman Larry Seabrook in closing arguments of a corruption retrial, saying he collected gasoline sales receipts to help launder $50,000 in illegal payoffs, the Post says: http://nyp.st/PO8pyB

* Mayor Michael Bloomberg suggested on CNNs Pierce Morgan Tonight that the citys cops should go on strike to spur the nations leaders to advocate for gun control, the Daily News writes: http://nydn.us/OqV1z4

* The Metropolitan Transit Authority is doubling its security team on city buses to catch fare cheaters who the authority says is cheating the system out of $50 to $100 million per year, the Journal notes: http://on.wsj.com/MF5mx5

* Parents of people with disabilities charged that staff at two state treatment centers in Brooklyn and Albany abused and neglected those in their care, according to two lawsuits filed this month, the Times reports: http://nyti.ms/Ork7ha

* An administrator with the New York State Commission on Judicial Conduct will recommend Bronx Judge Lee Holzmans removal from the bench as a result of hearings into charges of misconduct, the Times writes: http://nyti.ms/MkkdIL

* The states 68 percent tax rate on casinos has hauled in $620 million in gambling revenues over the first half of the year, nearly double what Las Vegas and Atlantic City contributed to their home states, the Post reports: http://nyp.st/POO6RC

* A Rensselaer County couple engaged to be married are running against each other for the Assembly on the Democratic and Working Families Party lines, the Albany Times Union reports: http://bit.ly/SRxQ5Q

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Rev. Al Sharpton To Deliver Sylvia Woods Eulogy

Rev. Al Sharpton To Deliver Sylvia Woods Eulogy

The Rev. Al Sharpton will deliver a eulogy for late “Queen Of Soul Food” Sylvia Woods at her funeral Wednesday in Westchester. “Other places served soul food, but it was the sweet matron persona of Sylvia Woods that made us all feel like we were home with mama — that kind of sweet …

Rev. Al Sharpton To Deliver Sylvia Woods Eulogy
Mon, 23 Jul 2012 21:02:54 GMT

Non-Profit Bakery Opens "Hot Bread Almacen" In Spanish Harlem’s La Marqueta

Non-Profit Bakery Opens “Hot Bread Almacen” In Spanish Harlem’s La Marqueta

Hot Bread Kitchen, a non-profit wholesale bakery, opened its first retail location, Hot Bread Almacen on East 115th Street in the historic La Marqueta. HBK’s mission is to provide culinary training opportunities for low-income and foreign-born men and women, and its new storefront will give the Harlem community a local place to purchase the yield of the trainees’ labors. [ more › ]
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Non-Profit Bakery Opens “Hot Bread Almacen” In Spanish Harlem’s La Marqueta
Carrie Dennis
Mon, 23 Jul 2012 18:41:00 GMT

Fundraising marathon

GARDENS OF TRANQUILITY

AND

CONTEMPLATION

WHCR 90.3FM

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CITY COLLEGE OF NEW YORK

160 CONVENT AVENUE

NEW YORK, NY 10031

TEL. 347.237.2823

EMAIL:email.gtc55

Dear Family and Friends,

Thank you for joining us on Saturday, July 21st (this Saturday) as we celebrate the great programming of the Gardens of Tranquility and Contemplation (the Gardens) and First Light at WHCR 90.3FM. Our 14 hr. Fundraising marathon will begin at 6AM and continue until 8PM. Well see you at 3PM.

On any given Saturday morning starting around 6AM, you can tune in to WHCR 90.3FM or on the Internet at www.whcr.org and lose yourself in a jazz and meditation universe of music and 23 years of serving the community great jazz and talk, founded by Masud Tariq Towe.

We are located in the NAC Bldg. (North Academic Center) at 137th Street and Convent Ave. Just one block east of Amsterdam Avenue. You may enter at 135th St. Or 140th St. Come to Rm. 1-513 on the first floor. If you need to call the telephone in the studio is 212.491.4685 or call me at 347.237.2823.

Consider making a tax-deductible donation to support this fundraiser and become a valued member of WHCR. All donations over $250 will be viewed as sponsorship for the event and a special announcement will be made to acknowledge your generosity.

Support jazz and intelligent talk. Well have celebrated guest hosts from the jazz world, authors, celebrity radio and recording personalities and a special tribute to Mandrill and the Lowrider Band, the group formerly known as War. Onaje Allan Gumbs and other renowned artists will be video streamed from our live performance studio via www.whcr.org and well raise money and have a great time.

Sincerely,

Daaiya

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FRIENDS OF PROLIBERTAD NETWORK!

FRIENDS OF PROLIBERTAD NETWORK!

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Dear ProLibertad Supporter,

New ProLibertad t-shirts…new protest banners…new campaign posters…as we begin this holiday season, we are thinking about how we can broaden the movement to free our Puerto Rican Political Prisoners in the new year!

With every new year comes a sense of much possibility. We are sure this coming year will be a powerful and decisive time for our work to free Oscar Lopez Rivera, Avelino Gonzalez Claudio and Norberto Gonzalez Claudio; we are beginning to do all of the necessary planning to make this happen.

With that in mind, we are launching the Friends of ProLibertad initiative. The Friends of ProLibertad is a network of supporters that will help us reach our goal of $5000 for 2012. A minimum donation of $25 from our supporters will help us purchase a new campaign banner for protests and activities; print new high gloss brochures for distribution; re-launch a professional website; make an updated campaign t-shirt; and cover the costs of the venues we use for public activities.

For 17 years, ProLibertad has worked diligently to build the movement to free the Puerto Rican Political Prisoners with the support of our contributors. As we enter this holiday season and new year, we have high hopes of modernizing our outreach tools, creating new fund-raising opportunities and creating a network of support that will help us reach that inevitable day when Oscar, Avelino and Norberto walk free in their homeland, Puerto Rico.

Your support means so much; it helps us make freedom happen. Your support will reunite Oscar, Avelino and Norberto with their families and friends. These Prisoners of Colonialism have suffered enough and it is time for them to come home!. They should not have to spend any more holidays and New Years Days behind the prison walls of this empire.

Thank you in advance for your donation. We look forward to sending you regular updates on our work and seeing you at our activities in 2012.

Sincerely Yours,
The ProLibertad Freedom Campaign

Make your donation of $25, $50, $100, $200, or OTHER and Please endorse all money orders or checks to: IFCO/ProLibertad, write Friends of ProLibertad in the memo section, and mail it to:

IFCO/ProLibertad
418 w145th St.
New York, N.Y. 10031

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WHCR FUND DRIVE FOR THE GARDENS July 21st 6AM – 8PM SCHEDULE

WHCR FUND DRIVE FOR THE GARDENS July 21st 6AM – 8PM
SCHEDULE (DRAFT)
6AM – 12NOON TANYA WILLOUGHBY ASS’TS

7AM – MEDITATION AND DR.ZULU COMMENTS

8AM OPENING OF ‘THE GARDENS’
9AM – DR. RIC & LOUIS WILSON

10AM – ONAJE ALLAN GUMBS CO-HOST
11AM KYM HAMPTON AND ONAJE PERFORM
11AM – 3PM NELSON RODRIGUEZ CO-HOST / PITCHING W/ DAA’IYA

12NOON – 2PM ROME NEAL AND HIS YOUNG AND JAZZY PERFORM AND CHAT/INTERVIEW
2PM – 4PM ALYSON WILLIAMS; JOHN SEEGER & BERNARD DAVIS PERFORM

3PM – 5PM BARBARA KING AND HUSBAND JULIAN PHILIPS

5PM – 8PM KEN SPIDER WEBB AND ALYSON WILLIAMS CO-HOST W/ DAA’IYA

5:30PM DUKE JONES BAND PERFORM
6PM – 8PM JAZZ & FUNK MIX W/ PITCHING

6PM – 11PM LIVE DJ IN PHASE II SPACE MIXING FUNK, JAZZ AND HOUSE.

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NEW THIS MORNING

NEW THIS MORNING:

* Several of the citys hospitals are partially or completely uninsured for malpractice because cannot afford the policies, forcing the institutions to draw cash for settlements from other reserves, the New York Times discovers: http://nyti.ms/NWNFqg

* Gov. Andrew Cuomo will overhaul the New York Racing Association and appoint new board members to the group after the historic Saratoga Race Track concludes this coming weekend, the Posts Fred Dicker learns: http://nyp.st/LTOF0X

* Attorney General Eric Schneiderman is investigating whether the state experienced losses from interest-rate manipulation by financial institutions involved in a transatlantic banking scandal that threatens the global economy, Crains New York writes: http://bit.ly/LrNrsc

* Mayoral candidate Bill Thompson hauled in $500,000 over the past six months, bringing his fundraising total to $1.5 million, the Wall Street Journal reports: http://on.wsj.com/LkY9Mv

* Gov Cuomo refuses to use email to communicate with staff and instead requires them to send him text messages that will not leave an electronic paper trail, the Daily News writes: http://nydn.us/Nc6ckx

* Aides to politicians, including Public Advocate Bill De Blasio and Speaker Christine Quinn, are rewriting their Wikipedia pages in advance of a hard-fought mayoral campaign, the Posts David Seifman learns: http://nyp.st/NtN4fa

* The citys Economic Development Corporation will restructure in order to lobby legally after the state attorney generals office found the agency worked inappropriately with local development groups, Crains New York reports: http://bit.ly/NLeZYW

* Former Rep. Anthony Weiners wife wants the disgraced politician to give a tell-all interview, amid rumors he is strongly considering another run at citywide office, the Post writes: http://nyp.st/NqFmUe

* The city has proposed six new charter schools run by former councilwoman Eva Moskowitz open by 2013, bringing the number of Success Academies operating in the city to 18, the Journal writes: http://on.wsj.com/P9oEtj

* A Queens Assembly candidate who publishes a Korean-language newspaper is profiting from ads for a prostitution ring on the papers back pages, the Post discovers: http://nyp.st/SxG96L

* Tens of thousands of people cheat New York State out of an estimated $150 million each year through unemployment insurance fraud, 97 percent of whom are not criminally charged, the Buffalo News discovers: http://bit.ly/PZtyeW

* Union groups for Latino immigrant workers are battling immigrant Korean grocery store workers for wage increases in Brooklyn and Queens, the Times writes: http://nyti.ms/Q1skzU

* The MTA will permanently extend the G-train in Brooklyn and Queens, and allocate tens of millions of dollars to restore service on buses, trains, and subways throughout the regions transit system, the Daily News reports: http://nydn.us/Mc4s9h

* Mormons from around the world gather in Palmyra for the churchs annual pageant at a holy site for its liturgy, an event taking on greater significance this year as Mitt Romney prepares his presidential run, the Times writes: http://nyti.ms/M2isjn

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