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WASTE NOT!

Zero Waste Pledge Become part of the solution! Pledge Zero Waste! About a third of New Yorkers' waste can be recycled through the City’s curbside recycling program; another third can be ...
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DUNTON DID IT

DA VANCE ANNOUNCES GUILTY VERDICT IN 2013 BRYANT PARK SKATING RINK DOUBLE SHOOTING Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus R. Vance, Jr., recently announced the trial conviction of CORY DUNTON, 19, for a ...
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BATTLING CRUEL & UNCONSTITUTIONAL TREATMENT

Dear Lucas, The Trump Administration's anti-religion, anti-refugee executive order cannot be allowed to stand. In so many ways, it is unjust and anti-American. It discriminates against people ...
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TRUMP IS "SO WRONG" ON THE REFUGEE THING

SCHUMER STANDS WITH RECENTLY RESETTLED REFUGEES WHO JUST MADE IT OUT OF HARM’S WAY & EXPLAINS WHY PRESIDENTIAL EXECUTIVE ORDERS ARE SO WRONG; IF TRUMP ORDERS CAME SOONER, REFUGEES COULD HAVE ...
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HIS BOMBASTIC POLICIES ARE BAD

Lucas -- this much is true. We are just days into Trump’s presidency, and it's becoming increasingly clear that his bombastic policies are harmful to the American people. Banning ...
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WRITING ROE v. WADE INTO THE CONSTITUTION

Governor Cuomo Proposes Constitutional Amendment Codifying Roe V. Wade into the New York State Constitution Amendment Would Enshrine that State Shall Protect the Rights Established by Roe v. Wade ...
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HAKEEM DOESN'T LIKE BANNON

Dear Lucas, Donald Trump has no interest in bringing the American people together and governing this country. With a full 1,354 days before the 2020 election and a month into his presidency, Trump is ...
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BRONX'S BEST?

BEST OF THE BRONX 2017 GOLF OUTING AWARDS NOMINATIONS REQUESTED Members and Friends of the Bronx Chamber of Commerce are requested to nominate professionals to receive Special Recognition and ...
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QUICK, LET'S GO FOR A SWIM!

Sunset @ Ayada is certainly mesmerizing... But resting their laurels on the scenery -- thinking it will somehow overshadow, or compensate for, all their foibles -- is this "resort's" ...
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IS SHE EYEING MY PINA COLLADA?

For the most part, the bar drinks were pathetic @ Ayada (Maldives) If you like pure sugar in a glass, then you'll enjoy their beverages. SEE ADDITIONAL COMMENTARY HERE
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BAR BOATS

Not quite sure what all this stuff was for @ Ayada But, I guess, you could you say that about everything at this classless establishment. SEE ADDITIONAL COMMENTARY HERE
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VIEWS FROM MY OVERWATER HAMMOCKS

Too bad my vacation didn't end before arriving @ Ayada Maldives Because picking this dump was a major mistake. Appearances were deceiving.... SEE ADDITIONAL COMMENTARY HERE
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IS THAT A DOG ON MY BED?

During my recent stay, things got pretty "ruff" @ Ayada Maldives. And while some of the superficial touches were nice, this hotel sadly lacked any substance. ...
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BREAKFAST @ SUNRISE

Nice. But man can not live on views alone... @ Ayada (Maldives) Food and service are critical elements... and those were lacking when I recently visited this low-end, "luxury" resort. SEE ...
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LOOKING DOWN AT MY POOL DECK

Loved the pool deck @ Ayada (Maldives) But why did everything else suck? (Did a little digging, and uncovered that Adaya's ownership has a history of mistreating its personnel -- allegedly ...
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HAPPILY MAKING PANCAKES

A "luxury" resort should never offer bland, tasteless pancakes. But they apparently didn't know or understand that @ Ayada (Maldives) What a disappointment. SEE ADDITIONAL COMMENTARY ...
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BRINGING OUT BLOCKHEAD'S BETTER SIDE

Only booze brought Blockhead solace @ Ayada (Maldives) ... And it was pretty low-end booze, at that. Want real vodka, for example? Good luck. ("Top shelf" brands weren't on my menu.) SEE ...
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SEAWEED SOUP?

Pure crap... like all the other "food" they served @ Ayada (Maldives) Stay away from this so-called "resort." In my humble opinion, it's a ripoff. SEE ADDITIONAL COMMENTARY ...
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CHUCK'S $66 MILLION WIN FOR OWEGO

SCHUMER ANNOUNCES LOCKHEED MARTIN IN OWEGO AWARDED $66 MILLION NAVY CONTRACTS FOR HELICOPTER AVIONICS SYSTEMS AND RADAR KITS Schumer Announces Lockheed Martin In Owego Receives Navy Awards For The ...
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HOPE FOR HOPSMAN?

Hospman Settles EEOC Race Discrimination Lawsuit Hotel Management Company Fired Black Employees Because of Their Race, Federal Agency Charged Hospman LLC will pay $35,000 and furnish other relief to ...
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COULD STRAIN HUNTING DOGS

“Bring it back”, but within bounds – retrieval strains the forelimbs of dogs Training of hunting dogs like the retriever should be done with adjusted weights to avoid damage of ...
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IT'S ABOUT GETTING KIDS JOBS

Paving the Way From a College Degree to a Good Job by Valerie J. Calderon and Jeffrey M. Jones Higher education institutions are thinking more about ways to help students leave college with a clearer ...
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THIS BURNS FAT?

TSRI scientists find brain hormone that triggers fat burning Scripps Research Institute IMAGE: TSRI Assistant Professor Surpriya Srinivasan (left) and TSRI Research Associate Lavinia Palamiuc led the ...
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BAD BIRTHING BACTERIA?

Bacteria in the cervix may be key to understanding premature birth Penn study sheds light on potential causes of premature birth, an issue that has long kept researchers in the dark University of ...
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MILKY ANIMAL CRACKERS

D.F. Stauffer Biscuit Co., Inc. Issues Allergy Alert and Voluntary Recall on One Specific Best By Date Of 32oz Original Animal Crackers Due to Undeclared Milk Ingredient D. F. Stauffer Biscuit Co., ...
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NUTTY HEARTS

Marich Confectionery Co. Issues Allergy Alert On Potential Undeclared Almonds In Product Marich Confectionery of Hollister, California is voluntarily recalling 4.25oz Valentine Chocolate Caramel ...
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$5 TO FIGHT CLIMATE CHANGE?

Lucas, I need your help. Will you chip in $5 to help me keep up the fight against climate change in Congress? Donald Trump may live in a world of ‘alternative facts’ but I believe in ...
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THROWING MONEY @ FARMERS

Governor Cuomo Announces $5 Million for New York's Local Fairs First Time Local Fairs to Receive Critical Infrastructure Improvement Funds in Nearly a Decade Governor Andrew M. Cuomo recently ...
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A RELIGIIOUS [sic] TEST?

Lucas, President Trump’s executive order barring refugees, based on a relgiious [sic] test, from entering our country are shocking and appalling. These actions represent the antithesis of ...
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SMACKING DOWN HEROIN DEALERS

A.G. Schneiderman, NYSP Superintendent Beach, And Syracuse Police Chief Fowler Announce Conviction Of Key Dealer In “Operation Smackdown” Following Trial Luis Rivera Transported Over ...
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FLIPPING THIS SEAT

Lucas, want to fight back against Trump and scare the hell out of Republicans in Congress at the same time? Here's how: The first congressional election of the Trump era is going to be Georgia, ...
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KILLED EX-GIRLFRIEND & SON

DA VANCE: ISAAC DURAN INFANTE CHARGED WITH FATALLY STRANGLING EX-GIRLFRIEND AND THEIR 4-YEAR-OLD SON Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus R. Vance, Jr., recently announced the indictment of ISAAC DURAN ...
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THE NYPD AND THE MENTALLY ILL

The NYPD and the Mentally Ill Randolph M. McLaughlin and Debra S. Cohen, New York Law Journal February 17, 2017 Dave Hosford/Flickr Recently, a federal court judge cleared the way for a trial in the ...
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ANOTHER SUNRISE

I liked the views @ Ayada (Little else.) SEE ADDITIONAL COMMENTARY HERE
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BREAKFAST TREATS

On the surface, many of the food offerings appeared good, but were terribly executed. Things were not as they seemed @ Ayada (Maldives) SEE ADDITIONAL COMMENTARY HERE
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DID THEY BURN MY EGG WHITE OMELETTE?

And, is that fake crab in my sushi? I didn't come all this way for fake crab and burned eggs! @ Ayada (Maldives) SEE ADDITIONAL COMMENTARY HERE
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SMOKED SALMON WITH GUAC & MAYO?

The food repeatedly missed the mark @ Ayada (Maldives) SEE ADDITIONAL COMMENTARY HERE
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THE KID'S WALKING ON WATER

While the kid was walking on water, just about everything else was under water @ Ayada (Maldives) SEE ADDITIONAL COMMENTARY HERE
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BURAK IS POURING THE WINE ...

With few exceptions, the food and service missed the mark @ Ayada (Maldives) SEE ADDITIONAL COMMENTARY HERE
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AYADA'S UNNAMED FISH WITH TERIYAKI

Why not disclose the type of fish? (And why not replenish the item?) One of the many lapses and failures @ Ayada Maldives SEE ADDITIONAL COMMENTARY HERE
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FRED FLINTSTONE WAS HERE ....

They were slow replenishing the food stations @ Ayada... But that was the least of their problems.... SEE ADDITIONAL COMMENTARY HERE
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WHAT WOULD YOU LIKE ON YOUR PANCAKES ...

Or waffles? I'm not a fan of pre-made breakfast offerings -- particularly when you're supposedly at a "high-end," "luxury" resort. Why not make this stuff fresh, rather ...
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SIMPLE SALMON

Keeping it simple, was the way I thought I should go. Unfortunately, the fish @ Ayada tended to be dry and tasteless. SEE ADDITIONAL COMMENTARY HERE
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WHAT THE HECK IS THIS?

Ground lamb and spinach eggs? It tasted as awful as it looked. Food was not their strong point over @ Ayada (Maldives) SEE ADDITIONAL COMMENTARY HERE
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LED LIGHTS THAT'LL HELP YOU SLEEP

Next generation of LED lighting could help improve human sleep cycles On those nights when you just can’t seem to fall asleep, here’s something to think about: Are you getting enough of ...
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PAPA JOHN'S PIZZA PAYS

Papa John’s Pizza To Pay $125,000 To Settle EEOC Disability Discrimination Lawsuit Pizza Company Refused to Accommodate and Fired Disabled Employee Because He Had a Job Coach, Federal Agency ...
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THE CITY'S YOUNGEST LANDMARK

City’s Newest Landmark also its Youngest United Nations Hotel Late 1970s and early 1980s hotel interiors are a rare preserved exemplar of late Modern and early Postmodern design. Landmarks voted ...
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LIKING THE TRUMP INAUGURAL

Reaction to Trump Inauguration Similar to 2005, 2013 Inaugurations by Jeffrey M. Jones Story Highlights 39% say they are more hopeful, 30% less hopeful about next four years Less positive reaction ...
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DISTORTED PROTEIN CAUSES SKIN CANCER

Researchers explore how protein production gets distorted in skin cancer Rockefeller University IMAGE: To examine how the production of protein can shift as cells become malignant, the researchers ...
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BATTLING COLON CANCER

Researchers help the body protect itself against inflammation and colon cancer Virginia Tech IMAGE: Coy Allen, (left) an assistant professor of inflammatory disease in the Department of Biomedical ...
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