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We will try to offer the brightest news and information under the sun.
We can reach millions of eyeballs and try not to pick on anyone.

We are surrounded by water and admire clouds with appreciative eyes.
Watch the winds blow and the flora and fauna continue to grow.

And when lights need to be turned way up or dimmed down.
We'll take the necessary steps and inform our global town.

CZI Scholars


Chan Zuckerberg Initiative aka CZI is a charity created by Facebook founder and his wife, Priscilla Chan that plans to give away cash to help millions of students go to college.

A two-year partnership with The College Board expands access to unique, personalized learning pathways that will help millions of students prepare for key college gateway tasks tests like the PSAT, SAT and Advanced Placement courses that will help students go to college.

New “Pond Walk” For Pelham Bay Park


The Friends of Pelham Bay Park welcomed nearly 100 supporters at their spring fundraiser at the Pelham-Split Rock Golf Clubhouse. The unseasonably warm weather and lovely Art Deco surroundings contributed to an evening of fun and camaraderie, all in a highly successful effort to help build “Pond Walk,” a new Park initiative.



Professor Jack Hopkins has completed the last video in his Wheel of the Year series. Hope you enjoy them as much as we did. PEACE, LOVE, HAPPINESS, FAITH, HOPE AND CHARITY... ALWAYS AND FOREVER.

Asian influence keeps growing


Would you like a hot and spicy Lay? These popular snacks pack some kick, because the latest addition of Lay’s potato chip flavors is… Wasabi Ginger!

Their Do Us a Flavor contest beat out my favorite, Mango Salsa, Cheddar Bacon Mac & Cheese, and other less popular flavors. These unique flavors have been on sale nationwide since late July, and chip lovers have been voting on them.



The NYC Department of Parks & Recreation’s Art in the Parks program announced that Katherine Daniels is the 2012 recipient of the Clare Weiss Emerging Artist Award. Ornamental Paths, a site-specific weaving installation inspired by the signature Art Deco residential buildings that line the Grand Concourse, will border the central and northern pathways in Joyce Kilmer Park in the Bronx. This vibrant take on the Bronx’s historical architecture will be on view through June 2013. The $7,000 award is granted annually in memory of Clare Weiss, Parks’ Curator of Public Art from 2005 to 2009.

Honoring Aung San Suu Kyi


Following years of decrying oppression against Myanmar's democracy leader, the United States is preparing to celebrate her freedom as Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton welcomes Aung San Suu Kyi to the State Department at beginning of her landmark tour of America. She is also scheduled to visit constituent communities in New York, Indiana and California.

What's In It For Men?


Stop trying to pull on the non existent heartstrings of many men, because you're not going to get too far.

A Stanford University study documents an empathy gap with important implications for how fundraisers should make their case to men. Men will be more likely to donate to charitable organizations if they are told what's in it for them.

On the other hand, women are more likely to give to charity, especially poor people. There are a variety of ways to explain these differences, besides the obvious differences in empathy.



People are different, just like a fingerprints everyone of us is extremely unique. Each person represents a one-of-a-kind, DNA combination made up of their family’s ancestry. And every individual experiences life differently. Never judge another human being until you walk in their shoes.

Differences are joyful and sorrowful in personal identity, family backgrounds, nations and languages, cultures. At the same time, differences among people have been the basis for discrimination and oppression for too many years.

April 5, 2013 - Free First Friday


We begin this year's FREE Bronx Seaside Trolley on Friday April 5th from 5:30pm to 9:30pm, leaving hourly on the half hour, from Pelham Bay Station and going to The Bartow Pell Mansion Museum then on to City Island for an evening of Art, Music and Fine Dining. Take advantage of special offers when you show your Trolley Card at participating establishments.

Only available from the Tour guide on the Trolley.

Bronx Seaside Trolley

April 5th, 2013

Events & Promotions

Bartow Pell Mansion Museum

895 Shore Rd. 718-885-1461

5:30pm - 8:30pm



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.