City Island Issues


Bill of Rights


On this, the 224th anniversary of the Bill of Rights, students from across the country discussed and debated issues related to the 1st amendment.

This anniversary marks the date, Dec. 15, 1791, when the required number of states approved the first ten amendments to the Constitution.

Breastfeeding Benefits


A new study published in The Journal of the American Heart Association on June 21, 2017, says that mothers who participate in breastfeeding also offer substantial benefits to child health and it has also been associated with lower risk of maternal cardiovascular diseases in later life.

However, the evidence on the effects of CVD is still inconsistent, especially in East Asians, in whom the frequency and duration of breastfeeding significantly differ from those in the West.

Study says breastfeeding could lower mom's risk of heart disease, stroke



A Nevada middle school shooting this time, where a teacher was killed trying to protect students. Two students were injured in the shooting Monday at Sparks Middle School in Nevada. The student who opened fire fatally turned the gun on himself, according to police officials.

The two injured students were taken to a hospital in nearby Reno, Nevada. One of them is out of surgery, and the other seems to be stable.

The teacher – eighth-grade math teacher Michael Landsberry, was shot and killed while trying to protect the students at school.



What does this stand for? New York Medical Marijuana Compassionate Care Act. What doe is all mean?

Albany's legislative session ends on Thursday and NY lawmakers have have amended a bill that would essentially legalize medical marijuana and setting up a possible vote by the end of the week.

Bibi's Victory or Defeat?


Benjamin Netanyahu may have won the Israeli elections, but will Obama and UN respond? Efforts leading to an Israeli-Palestinian peace agreement have apparently gone out the window.

Despite the collective failure of Israelis, Palestinians and the international community to advance a political solution with the Palestinian People, global forces must now be mobilized.

In order for the world to move forward, Israel must stop constructing settlements. Meanwhile, Palestine’s increased efforts with the International Criminal Court are aimed at establishing that illegal practice.

Meet Depressed


Americans are depressed and frustrated with the state of our current political climate that has reached new lows, with leaders scrambling to persuade their nominees to stick to the issues, to abandon attacks and negative tactics which have caused low morale among the US electorate.

We realize that political campaigns and elections are not supposed to be fun, but they should always reaffirm what’s best about democracy.



ALERT issued. No one should enter Pelham Park, Orchard Beach, or any City Park until further notice. Heavy snow and strong wind gusts, combined with full leaves still on trees, are damaging thousands of trees in parks throughout the City. This is creating an elevated and ongoing danger of falling branches and trees. City crews are working to address the damage and will continue throughout the storm.



It's a Happy Holidaze greetings from our Washington leadership. Congress' Christnas shopping list for this year has a little bit of everything that's important to US: Billions of Budget Dollar$, Farm Policy, Federal Reserve Chair. Jobless Benefits, Immigration Reform, Defense Spending and America's Next Federal Reserve chairman.

But do not expect this Do-Nothing Congress to accomplish any these tasks before 2014. US House and Senate members are deeply divided and the system is nearly broken.



Temperatures have been delightful since the first day of Spring, but don't get used to it just yet... Although Spring has arrived and the winter of 2014 is theoretically no longer, unfortunately the Vernal Equinox will be bringing us sleet, with temperatures expected to dip to the low 30s and more snow is being forecast for this week.