Family members and friends have begun identifying many of the 16 American service members who died on Monday when their plane crashed in rural Mississippi.
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By THE NEW YORK TIMES - Thursday Jul 13, 2017
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By LUIS FERRÉ-SADURNÍ - Thursday Jul 13, 2017
Residents are bracing for the worst, wondering whether measures taken so far are enough to keep devastation of the Queens community at bay.
- Ronen wonders if proposed fee for utility boxes is high enough
By Rachel Swan - Wednesday Jul 12, 2017
A proposed law that would relieve AT&T of obligations to spruce up its sidewalk utility boxes hit resistance Wednesday at a Board of Supervisors committee meeting, when one supervisor asked if the city was asking enough of the telecom company.Supervisor Hillary Ronen, who chairs the Public Safety and Neighborhood Services Committee, expressed cautious support for the proposal to allow companies to pay fees instead of beautifying their boxes with trees and murals.Supervisor Malia Cohen, who sponsored the ordinance, warned her colleagues not to fixate on mural cost, because the money would get added to a city fund that would go toward other projects, as well.Cohen said the ordinance is really about enabling AT&T to deliver high-speed Internet to residents throughout San Francisco, including people in low-income neighborhoods.Attorney Joel Aurora, of the political law firm Nielsen Merksamer, submitted the referendum Friday, at which point he had 30 days to gather 19,040 signatures from San Francisco voters — 10 percent of the vote count from the last mayoral election.“We think the Board of Supervisors is limiting freedom of choice for San Francisco voters,” said Jaime Rojas, a spokesman for the group Let’s Be Real San Francisco, which is running the referendum campaign.The group represents tobacco manufacturers R.J. Reynolds and Altria, as well as several vaping advocacy groups and the Arab American Grocers Association, whose members opposed the supervisors’ ordinance, saying it hurt immigrant business owners.Supervisor Malia Cohen, who sponsored the flavored tobacco ban, called the referendum a “ridiculous attempt to put profit over people’s health.”If Nielsen Merksamer gathers enough signatures to ratify the referendum measure, the ordinance would be suspended and the supervisors will get a chance to reconsider their vote.
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- Pride 2017: New York’s L.G.B.T.Q. Story Began Well Before Stonewall
By LIAM STACK - Monday Jun 19, 2017
The gay bar’s 1969 patron-police battle, hailed as a starting point, actually followed many events in the city, now mapped in a sites project.
- Clemente Museum, MARC USA Launch Petition To Retire Number 42
Friday Jul 14, 2017
The Roberto Clemente Museum and advertising agency MARC USA are launching a national grassroots petition campaign to retire Clemente's number 21.
Thecampaign kicked off with volunteers outside the MLB All-Star game in Miami, FL on July 11 with iPads encouraging fans to sign the petition at Change.org. The Retire 21 campaign will visit other ballparks in July and August, including Pittsburgh, Cleveland, Philadelphia, Chicago and Boston.
The campaign also includes out-of-home promotional images in the yellow and black colors of thePittsburgh Pirates, Clemente's team, that appear on mobile billboards, transit signage, and guerrilla posters.
Roberto Clemente wore 21 for his 18 seasons with the Pittsburgh Pirates, from1955 until his untimely death on New Year’s Eve 1972 in a plane crash on a mission to bring supplies to Nicaraguan earthquake victims. He was the first Latin American player inducted intobaseball’s Hall of Fame.
If the petition succeeds, Clemente’s number 21 would be only the second number retired for all of Major League Baseball. The League retired JackieRobinson’s number 42 on April 15, 1997, the 50th anniversary of Robinson’s breaking the MLB color barrier.
“We hope to have at least 100,000 signatures by Roberto’sbirthday on August 18, and we’ll continue adding signatures and spreading the message until MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred gives us a hearing," says Greg Edwards, group creative director,MARC USA and one of the Retire 21 campaign leaders.
The petition currently has 2,872 signatures.