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ECODISTRICTS SUMMIT- BOSTON, MA   NOV 12-14, 2013

ECODISTRICTS SUMMIT- BOSTON, MA NOV 12-14, 2013

Description | Coming to Boston November 12-14, the 2013 EcoDistricts Summit is the premier conference dedicated to promoting sustainable neighborhood development. The [...]
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Municipal Broadband: Who Pays the Bill?

Municipal Broadband: Who Pays the Bill?

NEW YORK — I was a guest recently on an Internet radio talk show, “ Gigabit Nation ,” hosted [...]
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Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Choose Chicago Announce Additional Tourism Records for 2012

Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Choose Chicago Announce Additional Tourism Records for 2012

CHICAGO — Today, citing information from U.S. Travel, Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Don Welsh, President and CEO of Choose Chicago, [...]
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New York City Mayor
Michael R. Bloomberg | 09.23.2013

Mayor Bloomberg : “If we raise our expectations, our kids will meet them.”

NEW YORK — “Good Morning.  This is Mayor Mike Bloomberg.”“For decades, it was taken for granted that New York City’s [...]
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FORT WORTH MAYOR
BETSY PRICE | 09.07.2013

Mayor Betsy Price : An open letter to the Texas Transportation Commission chairman

FORT WORTH — Dear Chairman Houghton, Thank you for allowing me and my fellow mayors to present our concerns about [...]
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JACKSONVILLE MAYOR
ALVIN BROWN | 08.21.2013

Remaining focused on retirement reform

JACKSONVILLE — Dear Friends: With the renewed efforts of the Jacksonville Retirement Reform Task Force, we are moving forward again [...]
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New York City Mayor
Michael R. Bloomberg | 07.21.2013

Mayor Bloomberg Provides Mid-Year Crime Update in Weekly Radio Address

NEW YORK — “Thanks to smart policing, tough gun laws, and heroic work by the men and women of the [...]
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New York City Mayor
Michael R. Bloomberg | 05.19.2013

“Last year, New York had the lowest number of fire deaths – 58 –

NEW YORK — “Good Morning. This is Mayor Mike Bloomberg.“Keeping New Yorkers safe from harm is City government’s number one [...]
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Washington, DC Mayor
Vincent C. Gray | 05.19.2013

Mayor Gray Outlines District’s Plan to Strengthen Power Grid…

WASHINGTON, DC — I’m Vincent C. Gray, Mayor of the District of Columbia. I’m sure many of you all have [...]
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Fort Worth Mayor
Betsy Price | 05.19.2013

Mayor Betsy Price : “We need your input on the future of fighting crime in Fort Worth”

FORT WORTH —  Do you have an opinion about how your city addresses crime? Do you feel the city is [...]
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FORT WORTH MAYOR
BETSY PRICE | 04.13.2013

Fort Worth : Central resource center for homeless coming by 2014

FORT WORTH — In 2008, Mayor Mike Moncrief and countless community partners set a course and a vision to end [...]
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HALTON HILLS MAYOR
RICK BONNETTE | 04.04.2013

Mayor Rick Bonnette “Folks we were listened to at Queen’s Park”

HALTON HILLS — I have written before about the Provincial Sector Review Panel on the Ontario Hydro Utilities.  This was [...]
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American billionaire buys Picasso’s “Le Reve” for record $155M

American billionaire buys Picasso’s “Le Reve” for record $155M

NEW YORK CITY — American billionaire and hedge fund manager Steve Cohen has bought a Pablo Picasso artwork for approximately [...]
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Obama appoints first woman to lead Secret Service

Obama appoints first woman to lead Secret Service

WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. President Barack Obama on Tuesday appointed Julia A. Pierson as director of the Secret Service, making [...]
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UN appoints Swedish expert to probe chemical weapons use in Syria

UN appoints Swedish expert to probe chemical weapons use in Syria

NEW YORK CITY — United Nations (UN) Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Tuesday appointed Swedish scientist Ake Sellstrom to head a [...]
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Ex-New Orleans mayor charged with bribery, fraud

Ex-New Orleans mayor charged with bribery, fraud

Former New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin was indicted Friday on 21 corruption charges including wire fraud, bribery and money laundering. [...]
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Mayors focus on “local warming,” urge Obama to act

Mayors focus on “local warming,” urge Obama to act

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Reeling from an historic drought, the hottest year on record and more frequent wild weather, mayors from [...]
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Army veteran shot dead at homecoming party in Los Angeles

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Coalition aircraft strike Islamic State leaders near Mosul

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North Korea releases two remaining American prisoners

North Korea releases two remaining American prisoners

PYONGYANG, NORTH KOREA — Americans Kenneth Bae and Matthew Todd Miller have been released by North Korea after a secret [...]
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Urbanization in Singapore.  Making small more livable

Urbanization in Singapore. Making small more livable

Singapore – Khoo Teng Chye is currently the Executive Director for the Centre for Liveable Cities, Ministry of National Development, [...]
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Singapore’s head of its national water agency tries to keep his island’s population afloat with clean water

Singapore’s head of its national water agency tries to keep his island’s population afloat with clean water

Singapore – As Chief Executive of PUB, Singapore’s national water agency, Chew Men Leong oversees the country’s water, used water [...]
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World powers reach deal with Iran on nuclear program

World powers reach deal with Iran on nuclear program

GENEVA, SWITZERLAND  — World powers have reached a major breakthrough agreement with Iran on Tehran's disputed nuclear program, officials said [...]
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Former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher dies at age 87

Former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher dies at age 87

LONDON — Former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher on Monday died after suffering from stroke in London, officials said Monday. [...]
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North Korea cuts last military hotline with South

North Korea cuts last military hotline with South

PYONGYANG, NORTH KOREA — North Korea cut its military hotline with the South on Wednesday, saying that military talks between [...]
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N. Korea puts artillery forces targeting U.S. bases at highest alert

N. Korea puts artillery forces targeting U.S. bases at highest alert

PYONGYANG, NORTH KOREA  — North Korea said Tuesday it has put its artillery and rocket forces at their highest alert [...]
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UN appoints Swedish expert to probe chemical weapons use in Syria

UN appoints Swedish expert to probe chemical weapons use in Syria

NEW YORK CITY — United Nations (UN) Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Tuesday appointed Swedish scientist Ake Sellstrom to head a [...]
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Nelson Mandela discharged from hospital after tests

Nelson Mandela discharged from hospital after tests

PRETORIA, SOUTH AFRICA  — Former South African President Nelson Mandela returned home Sunday after spending a day in hospital to [...]
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North Korea “vehemently denounces” UN punishment for nuke test

North Korea “vehemently denounces” UN punishment for nuke test

PYONGYANG, NORTH KOREA  — North Korea's foreign ministry on Saturday said it "vehemently denounces and totally rejects" a United Nations [...]
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Queen Elizabeth II leaves hospital after stomach bug assessment

Queen Elizabeth II leaves hospital after stomach bug assessment

LONDON, ENGLAND — Queen Elizabeth II was released from a central London hospital on Monday after a nearly 24-hour stay [...]
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UN, League of Arab States ‘deeply’ frustrated about Syrian crisis

UN, League of Arab States ‘deeply’ frustrated about Syrian crisis

MONT PELERIN, SWITZERLAND — The United Nations (UN) and the League of Arab States on Saturday called on the international [...]
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U.S. and EU to aid French military in Mali operations

U.S. and EU to aid French military in Mali operations

WASHINGTON ,DC — As the Mali conflict intensifies with France's decision to take military action in the African country, the [...]
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5 Americans among 7 killed in Peru helicopter crash

5 Americans among 7 killed in Peru helicopter crash

LIMA, PERU — Five Americans were among the seven killed in a helicopter crash in central Peru, officials said. The [...]
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