March 2011

TX-Arlington Police Chief Theron Bowmantoday joined a growing momentum of law enforcement organizations, calling on Congress to pass the ban on large capacity ammunition magazines (H.R. 308/S. 32), the type used in the January 8th, 2011 shooting in Tucson, AZ, which left 6 dead and 13 wounded.

Recently, Suffolk County D.A. Thomas Spota investigated a former political friend, County Executive Steve Levy and found no evidence of criminality while relieving him of over $4 million in campaign funds that, according to allegations by convicted felon Ethan Ellner, were raised in part by a pay-to-play arrangement. Nevertheless, Levy announced that he would not run for re-election.


Tonight at 6:30 pm, join Manhattan Youth and special guest Dr. Marjorie Snyder of the Women's Sports Foundation in a discussion of why urban girls participate in sports at half the rate of urban boys, and what we can do about it in our community. We will share experiences, address challenges, and discuss strategies for creating or improving sports programming to attract and retain more girls.


NEW YORK – Amid growing concerns that Indian Point has failed to meet federal safety requirements, Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman today filed a petition with the federal Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) urging it to take enforcement action against the plant for its failure to comply with fire safety regulations. Following his lawsuit last month pressing the NRC to study the safety impact of storing spent nuclear fuel on site, today’s action is the latest in a series the Attorney General has taken to promote comprehensive, transparent and vigilant reviews of  the Buchanan plant before decisions are made on whether to extend its operating license for another 20 years.

REBNY President Steve Spinola is destroying NY through his support of the millionaire’s tax cut as board member of the Committee to "Save" New York and through his role in the expiration of the rent laws as president of REBNY! Join the 99% to demand that Spinola support the extension of the millionaires' tax and strengthening of the rent laws and meet today, Monday March 28th at 11am on the NE corner of 51st and Park Avenue.

Join Creative Time at the kickoff rally and after party for The Bruce High Quality Foundation (BHQF)’s national Teach 4 Amerika tour next Tuesday, March 29 from 6:30pm-8pm at The Cooper Union Great Hall, 7 East 7th Street in Manhattan. Inspired by the spectacle and energy of a political rally, the event is the first in a series of rallies and conversations that call for a rethinking of the current art education system

The report in question, the Global Farming & Futures Report, synthesized findings collected from more than 400 scientists spanning 34 countries, and was published in January 2011 by the British government’s Department for Business Innovation & Skills. Its troubling bottom line conclusion is that the world’s existing food system is failing half of the people on the planet.

Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus R. Vance, Jr., today announced the indictment and arraignment of SHAWN JENKINS, 43, in Manhattan Supreme Court on charges of Attempted Burglary in the Second Degree and Conspiracy in the Fourth Degree. Jenkins is a New York City police officer who had been assigned to the 23rd Precinct on the East Side of Manhattan as a Highway Safety Officer until he was suspended on May 13, 2009.

In honor of International Women's History Month, NYC's City Winery is hosting a month-long party to celebrate the women who inspire us everyday! The winery is featuring women wine makers from around the world, as well as several evenings of special performances.

Originally created to finance the rebuilding of Europe after World War II, the World Bank later took on a larger mandate to try to alleviate poverty around the world. Unfortunately, many of the Bank’s policies and practices in intervening years clashed with conservation priorities. But the more recent onslaught of global warming threats, along with greater overall public environmental awareness, has forced the World Bank to factor sustainability concerns into how it encourages development moving forward.

Throughout her practice, Emily Roysdon’s multidisciplinary approach to art making has incorporated photography, printmaking, performance, and an extensive history of collaboration. For her first solo exhibition in New York, Positions brings together a body of work that culminates around a dialectic consideration of language, choreography, and political representation.

In the wake of the unfolding nuclear crisis in Japan, Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman today said that the federal government must incorporate an immediate, full and open assessment of all public health and safety risks posed by the Indian Point nuclear energy plant, including those posed by potential natural disasters such as seismic activity, into its relicensing process for the New York plant.