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We do not know if Michael Phelps is a Republican or a Democrat, but it is the opinion of CITY IMAGES that he should test our troubled waters and jump into the political pool.

Phelps represents the USA better that any candidate who is running from truth and justice in the American way. Mr. Phelps is not only the man of steel, who can steal this chaotic election, but he has proved over and beyond the shadow of a fact that he is the man of gold.

Phelps first and foremost a fine representation and an indication of the best in AMERICA.

Bronx Tow Truck Drivers Arrested


New York City Police officials identified over a dozen local suspects after arrests were made and individuals charged with grand larceny auto and criminal possession of stolen property. Other tow truck drivers were charged with falsifying records.

These tow truck drivers, who were working independently, made about $500 for every car they dumped as scrap metal at New England Auto Parts in the Bronx, according to police. They got away with the scam by using phony information on NY-DMV forms, which allows cars worth less than $1250 and eight years or older to be scrapped.



Due to warmer temperatures expected in the NYC area through the upcoming weekend, NYC Department of Buildings is reminding all property owners to safely remove ice and snow from roofs, overhangs and awnings before it falls and injures someone while it melts.

Water from melting snow that collects on roofs can also present a threat to the structural integrity of a building if the accumulated weight becomes too great.



ARIES (March 21-April 19): If you rush ahead without objective analysis you could discover that everything isn't as it was first purported today. Look before leaping to avoid the need for after-the-fact damage control.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20): A down-to-earth activity like gardening, scrapbooking or fishing can help you unwind if confused emotions threaten to make a mish-mash of your mood. Let your mind do some constructive wandering today.

Comey Congressional Countdown


One month ago, FBI Director James Comey was fired by the President. We've heard one version, now we'll listen to the official record, which the legal expert and longtime FBI official kept of his conversations with Trump.

Commercial TV networks are expected to carry the live testimony, but here are a couple of live streams.
As you watch the people's representatives question Mr. Comey, take a look at their TRUMP voting records.

Don't Rule Belgium Out


If you wonder just how important the World Cup is to the players competing in it, all you had to do is keep an eye on Belgium during their match when they beat Team USA.

One of the only positives for this European nation is FIFA World Cup games. This tiny nation is experiencing a serious political debate about its future, with a separatist movement gaining strength.

Belgium is caught in a standoff without a major party capable of forming a government. Unfortunately, an age-old split between two distinct regions speaking different languages is flaring up once again.

The Great Halloween Fright Fight


It’s borderline SCARY to learn how many ghoulishly great Halloween events there are planned this year! You'll be bewitched by your options. Whether you’re brave enough to go on a haunted tour, silly enough to dress in costume, or creative enough to craft a fancy pumpkin you’ve plucked from one of the patches.

There are events for children of all ages. Monsters and vampires are also invited.

Get into the Halloween spirit early by tuning into my baby daughter Sabrina Soto on ABC's "The Great Halloween Fright Fight" It airs tonight, October 28th at 8pm.

Beware of Incosiderate Poeple


If you have ever known a person who when they started sneezing, or coughing they would never cover their mouth whenever they kept doing this?

At the very least, these inconsiderate people should direct their sneeze or cough into a folded handkerchief, a paper towel, perhaps a heavy-duty napkin or even toilet paper or a tissue. Whenever, or wherever this happened, I wished I had brought a face mask with me;.

Major Promotion for News 12 The Bronx Alumnus


It gives us a great deal of pleasure to report that NBC News has promoted founding News 12 The Bronx morning anchorwoman, Natalie Morales, who currently serves as News Anchor and Co-host for Today at NBC News.

Natalie Morales will also be serving as a contributing correspondent for Rock Center with Brian Williams. The weekly news program premieres October 31 at 10:00pm.

KUDOS, all of us should be extremely proud!

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All The News Fit To Download


We are inviting users of the existing DOSE OF NEWS site on smart phones, computers and tablet devices to check out the new responsive solution which we’ve built, that works for everyone on any device.

The feedback we received has been extremely useful and has allowed us to prioritize the next set of features we are delivering on the website.

For instance, many people pointed out the 'breaking news ticker' from the existing site as something that they'd like to see carried forward to the new responsive version. We heard you and we listened.



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.