As a long-time resident of City Island, a true and total owner of a condo at The Old Schoolhouse - PS 17, located at 190 Fordham Street, I am very concerned about how the City Island Community Center has not fulfilled it’s mission: to provide our City Island community a space for City Island residents to celebrate through educational, cultural and artistic events produced by and for City Islanders.
An endless number of men, women and children have already perished. These refugees are forgotten victims of fatal ocean accidents, according to UN High Commissioner for Refugees.
This Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees was established on December 14, 1950 by the United Nations General Assembly.
The agency is mandated to lead and co-ordinate international action to protect refugees and resolve refugee problems worldwide. Its primary purpose is to safeguard the rights and well-being of refugees.
A huge explosion and a fire destroyed two apartment buildings in upper Manhattan has left seven dead and almost 100 injured, according to public safety officials.
This Week in History, Aug 3 - Aug 9
Aug 03, 1958
Nautilus travels under North Pole. On August 3, 1958, the U.S. nuclear submarine Nautilus accomplishes the first undersea voyage to the geographic North Pole. The world's first nuclear submarine, the Nautilus dived at Point Barrow, Alaska, and traveled nearly 1,000 miles under the Arctic ice cap to reach the top of the world. It then steamed on to Iceland, pioneering a new and shorter route from the Pacific to the Atlantic and Europe.
Aug 04, 1944
A heat advisory has been posted and REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 8 PM EDT THURSDAY...
* LOCATIONS...NEW YORK CITY.
* HAZARDS...HIGH HEAT AND HUMIDITY.
* HEAT INDEX VALUES...IN THE MIDDLE TO UPPER 90S DUE TO TEMPERATURES FROM AROUND 90 TO THE MIDDLE 90S...AND DEWPOINTS FROM THE MIDDLE 60S TO AROUND 70.
* TIMING...DURING THE AFTERNOON HOURS TODAY AND THURSDAY.
* IMPACTS...PROLONGED EXPOSURE TO HIGH HEAT AND HUMIDITY WILL RESULT IN HEAT EXHAUSTION OR HEAT STROKE.
A HEAT ADVISORY IS ISSUED FOR NEW YORK CITY WHEN THE COMBINATION
Millions may find themselves without affordable healthcare if Congres gets its way throughout The USA.
While most Americans were sleeping, US legislators took a first step dismantling President Barack Obama's health care law, responding to pressure to move quickly even as Republicans and President-elect Trump grapple with how to replace it.
After debating for hours through the wee hours of the night, US Senators voted towards a top goal of congressional Republicans and President-elect Donald Trump.
City Island Images is proud to announce the winners of this year's City Island Society of Clam-diggers and Mussel-suckers. This annual award will be given each and every year to any and all exemplary City Island community citizens, who receive the most votes and highest community support. Kudos to Susan and Ron!
The City Island Society of Clam-diggers and Mussel-suckers was formed to recognize those exceptional individuals who, over time, have made extraordinary contributions to the character and quality of their City Island community and culture.
Below are the criteria:
This Week in History, Jan 12 - Jan 18
Jan 12, 1926
Original Amos 'n' Andy debuts on Chicago radio. On this day in 1926, the two-man comedy series "Sam 'n' Henry" debuts on Chicago's WGN radio station. Two years later, after changing its name to "Amos 'n' Andy," the show became one of the most popular radio programs in American history. Though the creators and the stars of the new radio program, Freeman Gosden and Charles Carrell, were both white, the characters they played were two black men from the Deep South who moved to Chicago to seek their fortunes. By that time, white actors performing in dark stage makeup--or "blackface"--had been a significant tradition in American theater for over 100 years. Gosden and Carrell, both vaudeville performers, were doing a Chicago comedy act in blackface when an employee at the Chicago Tribune suggested they create a radio show.
Jan 13, 1128
Pope recognizes Knights Templar. On this day in 1128, Pope Honorius II grants a papal sanction to the military order known as the Knights Templar, declaring it to be an army of God. Led by the Frenchman Hughes de Payens, the Knights Templar organization was founded in 1118. Its self-imposed mission was to protect Christian pilgrims on their way to the Holy Land during the Crusades, the series of military expeditions aimed at defeating Muslims in Palestine. The Templars took their name from the location of their headquarters, at Jerusalem's Temple Mount. For a while, the Templars had only nine members, mostly due to their rigid rules. In addition to having noble birth, the knights were required to take strict vows of poverty, obedience and chastity. In 1127, new promotional efforts convinced many more noblemen to join the order, gradually increasing its size and influence.
Jan 14, 1875
Albert Schweitzer born. The theologian, musician, philosopher and Nobel Prize-winning physician Albert Schweitzer is born on this day in 1875 in Upper-Alsace, Germany (now Haut-Rhin, France). The son and grandson of ministers, Schweitzer studied theology and philosophy at the universities of Strasbourg, Paris and Berlin. After working as a pastor, he entered medical school in 1905 with the dream of becoming a missionary in Africa. Schweitzer was also an acclaimed concert organist who played professional engagements to earn money for his education. By the time he received his M.D. in 1913, the overachieving Schweitzer had published several books, including the influential The Quest for the Historical Jesus and a book on the composer Johann Sebastian Bach.
Jan 15, 1967
Packers face Chiefs in first Super Bowl. On this day in 1967, at the Los Angeles Coliseum, the Green Bay Packers beat the Kansas City Chiefs in the first-ever world championship game of American football. In the mid-1960s, the intense competition for players and fans between the National Football League (NFL) and the upstart American Football League (AFL) led to talks of a possible merger. It was decided that the winners of each league's championship would meet each year in a single game to determine the "world champion of football."
Jan 16, 1919
Prohibition takes effect. The 18th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, prohibiting the "manufacture, sale, or transportation of intoxicating liquors for beverage purposes," is ratified on this day in 1919 and becomes the law of the land. The movement for the prohibition of alcohol began in the early 19th century, when Americans concerned about the adverse effects of drinking began forming temperance societies. By the late 19th century, these groups had become a powerful political force, campaigning on the state level and calling for total national abstinence. In December 1917, the 18th Amendment, also known as the Prohibition Amendment, was passed by Congress and sent to the states for ratification.
Jan 17, 1950
Boston thieves pull off historic robbery. On this day in 1950, 11 men steal more than $2 million from the Brinks Armored Car depot in Boston, Massachusetts. It was the perfect crime--almost--as the culprits weren't caught until January 1956, just days before the statute of limitations for the theft expired. The robbery's mastermind was Anthony "Fats" Pino, a career criminal who recruited a group of 10 other men to stake out the depot for 18 months to figure out when it held the most money. Pino's men then managed to steal plans for the depot's alarm system, returning them before anyone noticed they were gone.
President Obama will soon ask San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro to become the next Secretary of Housing and Urban Development, while the current Housing Secretary Shaun Donovan serves as his chosen Director for Office of Management and Budget.
According to World Health Organization figures, the following are the most deadly diseases in the world. The first figure is the annual mortality rate and the following is the percentage of all deaths. For example, of 57 million total deaths worldwide, heart disease accounts for more than 12.8%
Ischaemic heart disease 7.25 million 12.8%