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Independent reporting has practically disappeared and gave way to citizen journalists who share views instead of news.

Newhooks offers a journalism chipboard for all to use. You're invited you to log on and update the data chips are updated with reliable sources and labeled content.

News outlets release a story and hope the consumer will figure out the most important information. But folks are too busy, or just not motivated enough to waste their time sifting through data, they want the “meaty” information right from the get go. Where's the beef?

http://newshooks.com

City Island Images - Lending a Helping Hand

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We may come from different walks of life. Some may retired, others are full time bankers, students, or simply have made time to help someone for the holidays. But we all share one desire -- the urge to help those in need.

And in this season of thanksgiving, when some City Island residents may happen to facing economic hardship, City Island Images has volunteers ready to assist neighbors in need.

We have several programs... Please, respond below with a specific service request and we will try to process as many as we can and in the order they are received.

WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY

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WINTRY WEATHER WILL CONTINUE INTO THIS EVENING...

HUDSON-EASTERN ESSEX-WESTERN UNION-EASTERN UNION-
NEW YORK (MANHATTAN)- BRONX - RICHMOND (STATEN ISLAND)-
KINGS (BROOKLYN)-NORTHWESTERN SUFFOLK-NORTHEASTERN SUFFOLK-
NORTHERN QUEENS-NORTHERN NASSAU-

WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY NOW IN EFFECT UNTIL 7 PM EST THIS EVENING

* LOCATIONS...MOST OF NEW YORK CITY...URBAN NORTHEAST NEW JERSEY
AND THE NORTH SHORE OF LONG ISLAND.

* HAZARD TYPES...SNOW...MIXING WITH SOME SLEET AND FREEZING RAIN
LATE THIS AFTERNOON AND EARLY EVENING IN NEW YORK CITY.

CITY ISLAND BRIDGE ISSUES AND ANSWERS

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As preparations continue for the replacement of the old City Island Bridge and the construction of a new bridge, City Island Images found several trees have now been cut down along the park after a traffic signal was installed in same area and there are now plans to "temporarily" remove the military memorial island there.

City Island Images went to the American legion to inquire. Fred Ramftl, who works as a bartender there told us that the post commander was not available, but since Ramftl also serves as City Island Civic Association Vice President, he assured us he is well aware of DOT's plans to "temporarily" remove the memorial island located near the top of the bridge, adding that the construction project has stopped.

If this is truly the case, why were the trees cut down? Why has New York City Department of Transportation approved the installation of a traffic light in the area? Why is NYC DOT planning to close the bike and pedestrian path on the south side of the City Island Bridge to move the existing water main on the bridge?

We suggest that anyone who's interested in learning the real truth may write to press local civic leaders. city.island.civic@mac.com

RIP DON PARDO

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Dominick George Pardo was born in Westfield, Massachusetts, on Feb. 22, 1918, and grew up in Norwich, Connecticut. Don died Monday in Tucson, Arizona. He was 96.

The legendary Don Pardo was a radio and television announcer since the 1950s. He had been the booth announcer for the NBC network.

CENTER FOR COMMUNICATION

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ON LOCATION: 'Stache Media
September 10, 4:00 to 5:30 pm
'Stache Media is a full-service marketing agency that specializes in music, and provides services in advertising, publicity, digital marketing, and consumer insights. Meet the marketing minds working on campaigns for RED, a division of Sony Music Entertainment, along with brands like TOMS, Kind Healthy Snacks, Squarespace and Heineken.

Students only. Space is limited. Register using this link. Selected students will be contacted with location information.

SVA 2015 ALUMNI FILM & ANIMATION FESTIVAL

80 MUSICAL YEARS

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EDDIE PALMIERI El poderoso pianista Puertorriqueño y maestro del piano y de la salsa cumple 80 años de juventud y para celebrarlo por todo lo alto el ganador de nueve premios Grammy se presentará sobre en NYC entre congas, timbales, maracas y, cómo no, sus músicos favoritos en Lincoln Center y actuar para nosotros.

https://youtu.be/pThP0_dMVm8

https://youtu.be/xwnmo0Mtnik?list=RDxwnmo0Mtnik

EDDIE PALMIERI The Puerto Rican powerhouse pianist and salsa master celebrates 80 years of youth and to celebrate it all, the nine-time Grammy Award winner will perform in NYC among congas, timpani, maracas and, of course, his favorite musicians.

http://www.allmusic.com/artist/eddie-palmieri-mn0000172612

THE ISLAND CURRENT vs CITY ISLAND IMAGES

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According to figures provided by THE ISLAND CURRENT, there are 2000 copies printed every time they publish, which is 10 times per year. They claim this is how many copies are printed at the printer. Some stay here on City Island, others are mailed out to people in other locations. They charge for subscriptions and also for their advertisements. According to staffers, they only publish news about City Island.

http://www.theislandcurrent.com

PRAY FOR WARMER WEATHER

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The cold war era may be a thing of the past, but the cold weather refuses to go away. Winter ends on March 19 and as far as most people are concerned, they wish it would end right now.

Some folks who are not very religious, or spiritual are praying for this God forsaken record-low temperatures to finally end. Soon others will be dealing with more snow and much colder temperatures. Forecasters say the "polar vortex" that's bringing the frigid air may decide to stay a while. This news has lots of people struggling.

RIP MAYA ANGELOU

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American Poet Maya Angelou, author of 'I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings,' dies at age 86.

M. Angelou was born Marguerite Johnson in St. Louis, Missouri, on April 4, 1928. Maya grew up in St. Louis and Stamps, Arkansas. She was an author, poet, historian, songwriter, playwright, dancer, stage and screen producer, director, performer, singer, and civil rights activist.

President Bill Clinton asked her to read a poem at his inauguration. It was the first poem read at an inauguration in 32 years.