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Minority Reporter, week of October 15, 2012 - In this edition: Are we headed for a fiscal crisis?--County Execs weigh in; RCSD among districts to receive leadership effectiveness grant; Mayors responds to NY Post article predicting bankruptcy for NY Cities; Proposal calls for steps to address infant mortality rate in Monroe County; First NJ Medical Marijuana Center to open; Do Black people support Obama just because he's black?
Minority Reporter, week of October 15, 2012 - In this edition: Are we headed for a fiscal crisis?--County Execs weigh in; RCSD among districts to receive leadership effectiveness grant; Mayors responds to NY Post article predicting bankruptcy for NY Cities; Proposal calls for steps to address infant mortality rate in Monroe County; First NJ Medical Marijuana Center to open; Do Black people support Obama just because he's black?

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security in their own words.
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