On November 14th - in response to an escalation of rocket attacks from Gaza - the Israeli Defense Forces initiated Operation Pillar of Defense. Since the launch, and the killing of Hamas Commander and Chief-of-Staff Ahmed Jabari, Hamas has launched both a military and public relations campaign to destabilize and delegitimize the State of Israel.
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The truth; replacement employees from out of state were called in, many who left their own customers without power after severe storms in the south to come to New York. They are staying in hotels in Westchester, provided meals in addition to their daily wage. The customers will ultimately pay for these replacement employees.
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Letter to the Editor By KAREN WATTS
The Council has been working very hard to get this budget process moving. Letters involving the concerns of the Council about the timeliness of the budget process were sent to the Office of the Mayor as far back as August - another in September, and yet another in November. If the budget had been presented on time, there would have been plenty of opportunities for all of these meetings to take place and still meet all deadlines.
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After an inspiring rise in the political campaign, in the last 48 hours your campaign is rapidly imploding Mr. Cain, and if you don’t turn this around quickly, your campaign is a wrap and a brief line in your obituary. Watching your initial reaction on camera of a Reporter confronting you on the allegations was the definition of a “deer in headlights.” You looked lost and confused.
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It is very interesting that ''public service'' has any role in a capitalist society and I believe this contradiction of expectations requires a factual analysis. I realize that initially a reader wants to know the political bent of the person whose work they are reading and I'll gladly oblige. I am a registered “Independent” and vote that way.
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Dr. David M. Steiner
89 Washington Avenue
Albany, NY 12234
Dear Dr. Steiner:
I am writing today to share with you the experience we recently had at the IEP meeting held for our profoundly autistic (non-verbal/still in diapers/functioning at a one-to-two-year-old level) ten-year-old son.
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Sent: 10/11/2010 6:56:09 P.M. Eastern Daylight Time
Subj: Letter to City Council President Chuck Lesnick
City Council President Chuck Lesnick
Yonkers, New York 10701
Dear Mr. Lesnick,
I am totally shocked by the conclusions outlined by Mr. Schorr in his letter to the City Council regarding public notice by the Charter Revision Commission.
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Yonkers, NY, August 24, 2010 -- The Yonkers Board of Education (YBoE) has not posted their agenda online for the meeting this Wednesday, August 25, 2010. The agenda will be contracts for certain YBoE retirees in violation of Retirement System guidelines specific to school districts (see below).
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