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Morning Brief: October 23

by Jeff Coltin
Chemistry Notes

Lee Nachtigal, flickr

Today at 6:02, the date will read 6:02,10/23.  This means nothing to most, but, as any high school chemistry teacher will tell you it’s Mole Day!  The date corresponds with Avogadro’s Number, 6.02 x 1023, or the number of particles in one mole of substance (If you don’t remember chem class, read the Wikipedia). 

Morning Brief: October 22

by Jeff Coltin
Stage Lights

Ruthanne Reid, flickr

134 years ago today, famous New Jerseyan Thomas Edison tested the first practical light bulb. Tonight, New York City’s two mayoral candidates will be duking it out under the bright lights in their second debate.

Disparate Groups Urge NY to Cut Taxes

by Associated Press, Michael Gormley
corporate tax protestor

Michael Fleshman, flickr

   Business groups as well as progressive social service groups told New York officials they must put an end to decades of targeted, often politically fueled tax breaks and, instead, fairly cut taxes to turn around one of the country's worst business climates.

'Core 34' Vow to Override Veto

by Jeff Coltin
Councilman Jumaane Williams

Jeff Coltin, WFUV

New York City Council member Jumaane Williams is livid at Mayor Bloomberg's veto of the Community Safety Act, saying "This Mayor should be embarrassed of himself. And he has embarrassed this city!"
 
Williams joined about a dozen City Council members outside City Hall Wednesday to protest the veto. Behind them stood a wide coalition of advocacy groups.

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