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Morning Brief: August 7

Morning Brief: August 7
Take a trip to Poe Park for a breath outdoors...

Feeling restless? Take a break from the stuffy office and join a free exercise class — a "boot camp," rather — near Edgar Allen Poe's house in the Bronx. [More information]

Chance of showers today; high 79. [Full forecast]

New York City's Campaign Finance Board has created a smartphone app to make it easy for New Yorkers to register to vote and communicate with campaigns. [New York Times]

The likes of Silicon Valley flock to New Jersey Senate candidate Cory Booker. [New York Times]

In recent years, financial pressures have caused numerous hospitals in New York City to close, leaving residents have to travel further away for care. [Wall Street Journal]

Preservationists are looking to restore Manhattan's only known Underground Railroad stop. [Daily News]

After almost three years, New York City's Board of Elections has found an executive director. [WNYC]

Yankees at Chicago White Sox; 8:10 p.m.
Colorado Rockies at Mets; 7:10 p.m.

2007: Barry Bonds of the San Francisco Giants hit his756th homerun, thus breaking the all-time record set by Hank Aaron.

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