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The was created by Beverly Eckert and Mary Fetchet, who founders of Voices of September 11th. This nonprofit was founded in 2001 by Fetchet, a clinical social worker and educator who lost her 24-year-old son, and Eckert, who lost her husband in the attacks.

Today the living memorial is an ever-growing online collection of more than 60,000 pictures, tributes and personal mementos. The organization has 13,000 members, families and friends of victims living in the United States and abroad.



Sunny Sunday, with pleasant high near 83 degrees. West winds 5 to 9 mph becoming southwest in the afternoon. There is lots of sunshine foretasted for this morning.... Enjoy!

The rest of the day looks great as well, so get out there and enjoy it while mother nature cooperates.

NFL: Man of the Year Finalists


While Peyton Manning will spend the night of February 7, gearing up for the biggest and maybe last game of his career the next day, younger brother Eli will be awaiting a very different and frankly more important moment. While Eli Manning is no stranger to winning, it was not in the cards for him this year, but fortunately he realizes there are other ways to be a positive role model, more important than winning football games.



City Island and communities all around this great country are honoring the brave men and women who have served this wonderful nation in times of war and peace. Through public ceremonies, parades, and celebrations or private prayers and reflection, Americans will make known their gratitude to those who have sacrificed so much for our country.

This is also a reminder that honoring our veterans shouldn't be limited to just once. The enormous sacrifice they and their families make deserves to be recognized throughout the year.

Public or Private Infrastructure?


Trump says US can get $1 trillion worth of infrastructure for free. How can this be accomplished? More about this below. This concept has been introduced elsewhere with some success. However, we wonder if America should be put up FOR SALE?

Captive markets of potential users face a severely limited amount of competitive suppliers. Therefore the choices are to use what is available without competition or to not make a choice at all. The practice usually results in higher prices and less diversity for consumers.

Thanks, Gracias, Xiexie...etc.


City Island Images wants to offer a heartfelt thanks to all our visitors and frequent readers who supported over the past year.

It is through your generosity that we have the ability to continue powering our 24/7 live video streaming, producing your favorite content and so much more.

Haven't yet had the chance to donate? With only says left in 2013, now is the perfect time to make your year–end donation.

You can Help power CIMAGES by donating through our secure online Web site on right. Sponsorship opportunities are available on CIMAGES.ME. We regularly average several thousand visitors every month.

If you prefer to send a check, please make it out to Imaginus and send it to PO Box 147 City Island Station Bronx, NY 10464

Give before midnight on Dec. 31st and we will send you a token of our appreciation for your endless support and for another fantastic year for City Island Images.

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Bronx River Events


Tree Planting Day
Shoelace Park (219 St & Bronx Blvd)

Join in Shoelace Park and plant trees along the river banks. Gloves and shovels will be provided.
April 26, 2014 (10:00am)
Bronx River Ramble
Gunhill Road Subway Stop on the 2/5 Trains

Explore the historic communities of Wakefield, Williamsbridge and Woodlawn on the season's first walking tour. You'll walk along Shoelace Park and hear tales of the old neighborhood, and see a collection of pre-WWII apt buildings.

Saturday, May 17th (Rain date is May 18)
Amazing Bronx River Flotilla & 5K Canoe Challenge

Powerball Jackpot


Powerball jackpot keeps rising ahead of drawing

It's not too late to get your Powerball tickets: The new jackpot for Wednesday’s drawing is an estimated $700 million, which would be the second largest jackpot in U.S. history. The jackpot grew because there was no grand prize winner on Saturday night.

You have to be in it to win it, so go for one $2 Powerball ticket, with a drawing tonight and every Wednesday and Saturday night.



NYC Parks will join the NY-NJ Harbor & Estuary Program, the Bronx River Alliance, and representatives from federal, state, city, university and community organizations who are conducting a wide range of research projects along the Bronx River. These planned monitoring efforts are expanding our knowledge of the health of the River, while helping government agencies and the public make decisions about water quality improvements, habitat restoration, and recreational use of this important urban waterway.



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.