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VERY BUSY @ USPS

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t’s beginning to look a lot like like Christmas at USPS. And it will really be the busiest week for the US Postal Service as it anticipates what should be the busiest mailing time of the year.

USPS takes a good licking with 600 million pieces of mail processed today. This is their busiest day of the year.

Postal Service officials predict more than 658 million cards, letters and packages will be mailed in one day, compared to 528 million pieces on an average day. The Postal Service expects to deliver 17.9 billion cards, letters and packages during the holidays from Thanksgiving to New Year’s Eve.

The Postal Service also reminds customers that December 20th is the last recommended day to send First-Class Mail, in order to have it reach its destination by Christmas Eve. After December 20th, the Postal Service recommends using Priority Mail, a 2-day service to most of the country, and for the ultimate procrastinator, who has not mailed by December 22, the Postal Service recommends using Express Mail, a guaranteed overnight service.

Express Mail can be mailed as late as Christmas Eve at most Post Offices for guaranteed delivery on Christmas Day.

To ensure that your gifts and greetings arrive on time and intact, the Postal Service recommends the following:

Use complete addresses on your cards, letters and packages, including apartment numbers and suite numbers.
Use directionals, such as NE and NW and designations such as St., Ave., and Blvd – and always include the ZIP Code. If you’re unsure of the ZIP Code, go to www.usps.com.

When sending packages, use a sturdy container that is designed for shipping, cushion the contents to prevent movement during transit, include a return address inside the package and seal it, using a tape designed for shipping.

G8 NOW G7

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After weeks of listening to the warning, the Russians are coming, it is now time to say the Russians are gone. The G8 has decided that kicking out Russia was the best response, which will now be The G7.

Furthermore, this year's G8 summit won't be held in Sochi, Russia as previously planned. And also it won't include Russia at all. The seven other world leaders in the group of industrialized nations have now agreed to give Russia a kick in the butt, or as they say in Russian, Как о вас поцеловать меня в задницу.

THE MALL AT BAY PLAZA OPENS

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The Mall at Bay Plaza officially opened their doors to the public today. The first enclosed mall in 40 years in NYC promises to bring nearly two thousand permanent jobs to The Bronx. With over 100 stores, restaurants, a movie theater and a 24-hour fitness center.

Ready for business, with limited live music, free food and promotions. Browsers were in abundance, but most were curiosity and bargain seekers, but not shopping yet. The usual suspects were also there, including plenty of elected officials, public servants, police officers and private security. NY Senator Jeff Klein was a no show because he is on a political junket to Israel.

Israeli Iraqi Sam Shalem, Chairman and CEO of Prestige is banking on his expanded version of The Mall At Bay Plaza. He told City Island Images that he expects shoppers will continue to visit to his shopping center to participate in the mall experience and is happy to have helped create local jobs. “It’s humbling to know that we have brought a number of new stores and jobs to the borough.” His timing appears to have been perfect, as the shopping season will soon be gearing up in full force, not only for back to school sales, but also for the holidays.

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.