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JOURNALISM - Past, Present and Future


Joseph Pulitzer vs. William Randolph Hearst in The War of Headlines News:

Students who study the history of American news media learn about the roots of Yellow Journalism-

City Island Sail & Power Squadron Public Boating Course


Classes held on Tuesday Oct. 1st 7-9pm; Saturday Oct. 5th 9am-noon; Tuesday Oct. 8th 7-9pm; Saturday Oct. 12th 9am-noon. As the City Island Sail & Power Squadron offers a four session boating safety course.

All classes held at the City Island Yacht Club, 63 Pilot St, City Island, NY.

The course costs $45; contact Jim Duffy 718-863-3855; Please call before 10 pm.

For additional information: Franz C. Alvarez

CI Sail & Power Squadron Education Officer




The 2015 Fiat 500 Lounge Hatchback used by Pope Francis during his visit to New York City sold for an amazing $300,000 with net proceeds benefiting Catholic Schools, Catholic Charities, Catholic Relief Services and the Catholic Near East Welfare Association. Retail value for the Fiat is $24,695. The winning bidder of the Charitybuzz auction is philanthropist and businessman Miles Nadal.

Real Estate Tax Exemptions


NYC Department of Finance has announced that roughly a third of the not for profit organizations in the city did not re-register for their real estate tax exemption on their properties. DOF sent out letters to approximately 12,000 organizations throughout the City several months ago and followed up with robo-calls.

Please, pass on to community boards, elected officials as well of other umbrella type organizations to help get out the word to these organizations in hopes that they can file before the December 5th deadline.



We have a revolutionary suggestion, which some may not have thought of and according to our live shot above, others have yet to take care of their civic and legal responsibilities.

If there is any snow on the sidewalk in front of your residence, place of business? Then what are you waiting for....Shovel the darn thing, you lazy ass.

Hardworking doctors, bankers and many other law abiding citizens, as well as countless numbers of public servants may not have been able to get to work on time today because you are cheap, lazy or just don't shive a git.



"Yes we can!" On the night of his farewell address, a look back at President Obama's victory speech from 2008

President Obama’s Farewell Address Is a Product of Meticulous Planning



As the TLC prepares to roll out its five borough taxi plan, Council Member James Vacca will Chair an Oversight hearing on Thursday, March 1 to examine the length of time it takes for-hire vehicles to be inspected at its Woodside Inspection Center, both for new vehicles and renewals. Industry stakeholders have complained that the extensive delays force drivers to forgo weeks' worth of pay or encourages them to drive illegally while they await inspection in order to avoid lost wages.



Fleet Week 2014 events are scheduled to begin on Monday, May 19 through Tuesday, May 27. These events will include military aircraft flyovers, aerial demonstrations, and static as well as stationary exhibitions throughout the NYC area.

Beginning Monday, May 19th, the U.S. Navy will conduct familiarization flights with four (4) MH-60 helicopters (photo attached) in various citywide locations from the hours of 1 PM – 2:30 PM and 3 PM – 4:30 PM.



Money can buy happiness, just as long as you spend it on someone else. In fact, even buying a $5 gift for a friend can significantly boost joy. And in nearly every country, people who donate to charity are more blissful than those who only spend on themselves.

Happiness is contagious. Rejoice if things are going well for your friends and neighbors: Research shows that people become 25 percent happier with their lives if a pal who lives within a mile of their home has a significant uptick in joy.



All 14 miles of NYC beaches will close after today. This is is your last chance to enjoy public beaches and outdoor pools before they're closed down for the season.

Lifeguards will be on duty at city beaches from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. before calling it a summer. Outdoor pools will be open from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. The last day for pools and beaches this summer also comes on Labor Day.



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.