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The City Island Chamber of Commerce was established over 100 years ago as the Board of Trade.

The Chamber of Commerce represents the businesses on City Island. They include well-known restaurants, art galleries, antique stores, fishing boats and real estate offices.

The City Island Chamber acts as a liaison to government, other organizations and works to enhance the businesses of City Island and the quality of life of its residents.

Labor Day and Wardrobes


Did you also know that one of the most time-honored fashion traditions is to retire your white clothes after Labor Day. Most historians think this maxim stems from class divisions at the turn of the century when lightweight clothes were a symbol of the leisure classes.



Thinking Out-loud: Sorry folks, but the spirit of the civil rights movement is dead; and if not dead, it has definitely been contaminated by people with greed in their pockets --- and not the continued vision and dream of Dr. King..... All I hear is the perpetuation of the "victim game" with no articulation of personal responsibility, character building, and critical thinking. Alberto O. Cappas, President, The Educational Pledge.

The Educational Pledge

By Alberto O. Cappas & Miguel A. Montes


I pledge to maintain a
Healthy Mind and Body

The Year of The Monkey


CITY IMAGES wishes all of you health, happiness & success in the New Year of the Monkey" - Lunar New Year.

Asians who embrace their roots and culture are forming their own relationship with the Lunar New Year, a holiday that’s in the midst of becoming an Asian American festival. They puzzle through the holiday’s exacting customs as a celebration of ethnic pride rather than out of adherence to superstitions about luck.

Black and White and Dead All Over


A look at the newspaper industry as it struggles to remain financially viable.

Featuring journalists including Bob Woodward of the Washington Post and David Carr of the New York Times, revealed is an industry in the midst of a financial death spiral as readers abandon print for online news sources.

We see publishers and editors trying to create a sustainable business model for their dying papers.



He was born on November 30, 1835, in Florida, Missouri and died on April 21, 1910 in Redding, Connecticut. Clemens grew up in Hannibal, Mo., on the West Bank of the Mississippi. At age 13 he was apprenticed to a local printer. When his older brother Orion established the Hannibal Journal, Samuel became a compositor for the paper.

Mark Twain, The Adventures of
Huckleberry Finn
C-SPAN's Video Library: Mark Twain



Have you earned a college degree? What do you know about The Electoral College? This college has no campus, no tuition, and definitely has no dorms.

The Electoral College is a process, not a place. The founding fathers established it in the Constitution as a compromise between election of the President by a vote in Congress and election of the President by a popular vote of qualified citizens.



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Since Alabama enacted H.B. 56, it has been the most extreme state-level anti-immigrant bill passed to date. Now Hollywood director Chris Weitz has turned the camera on Alabama and is asking “Is This Alabama?”

Please watch these videos and see for yourself at


Soto Receives @BXVC Volunteer of The Year Nomination


Please help Roberto Soto become @BXVC Volunteer of the Year.

Roberto Soto has performed volunteer media work, which benefits our online global community. /



Racism and discrimination are wrong, whether its in Florida, New York, Missouri, US border towns, Africa, Asia, or anywhere else on earth.

Way too many individuals and groups have experienced racism first-hand. Prejudice can be defined as thinking that a race is better than any other race. The issue with racism is that unfortunately it is still present. We are faced with racism everyday and it eventually leads to discrimination and social injustices.



The definition of censorship is the control of information and ideas circulated within a society. In the 20th Century, censorship was achieved through the examination of books, plays, films, television and radio programs, news reports, and other forms of communication for the purpose of altering or suppressing ideas found to be objectionable or offensive. The rationales for censorship have varied, with some censors targeting material considered indecent or obscene; heretical or blasphemous; or seditious or treasonous. Thus, ideas have been suppressed under the guise of protecting basic social institutions: Family, Church, and State.

To understand censorship, and the impulse to censor, it is necessary to strip away the shock epithet value that is attached to the word at first utterance. One must recognize that censorship and the ideology supporting it go back to ancient times, and that every society has had customs, taboos, or laws by which speech, dress, religious observance, and sexual expression were regulated.

In Athens, where democracy first emerged, censorship was known as a means of enforcing the orthodoxy. Indeed, Plato was the first recorded thinker to formulate a rationale for intellectual, religious, and artistic censorship. In his ideal state outlined in The Republic, official censors would prohibit mothers and nurses from relating tales deemed bad or evil. Plato also proposed that unorthodox notions about God or the hereafter be treated as crimes and that formal procedures be established to suppress heresy. Freedom of speech in Ancient Rome was reserved for those in positions of authority...etc.