Citizens Soap Box


City Images wishes to know what's on your mind... Speak up, citizens!

This originates from the days when individuals would stand on a wooden crate used for shipment of soap or any other dry goods from a manufacturer to a distributor.

So, we want to know what's bugging you? Write to your heart's content.

What's keeping you up at night and worth sharing with the online community?

The truth is many of our leaders don’t know enough about what we want and need. Your stories help them better understand the value of the taxes you and your families pay to support your area.

We’ve already sent multiple messages to our elected leaders. And each time you send legislators your thoughts, they get the message: we want fair and clear rules for all our citizens.

Now, it’s your turn to make your voice be HEARD!!!

Donald Trump gets to treat everyone around him, from his aides to the press to the people targeted by his policies, as his own personal punching bag because he’s never been confronted with anyone more powerful than he is who punches back.



A couple of studies in America and in Europe provide similar statistical evidence that all BMW drivers are total and complete complete jerks.

The research alos found that drivers of BMWs were also more likely to cheat at four-way-stop intersections, according to the findings.

In one study, motorists were asked to identify the make and color of the car from which they have most frequently suffered road-rage incidents and BMW topped the majority of responses.



The first lady of City Island celebrated her 90th birthday a couple of days late, but its always better late than never. Her official birthday was actually on May 26, as previously reported on CITY IMAGES, but the top secret surprise party was finally scheduled for last night.

The Morris Yacht and Beach Club, located on scenic and historic City Island, New York, was the venue chosen by Jackie Kyle Kalls's two delightful nieces Lauren and Leslie. These two loving family members were the ones who organized the beautifully choreographed birthday bash.

Creating Content


The Ws and H, are six questions to answer in information gathering for journalism research, and investigations. The facts formula.

What is the purpose of disseminating this content? Does the presentation of the material clarify or improve the audience's understanding? Is there a question of public policy, community benefit or social importance? Is the use of this material the best way to tell the story? How to justify your decision? Are you ready to explain the reasoning to your audience? How might this material be used later? Do you plan to use the material in promos, and social positions? When to notify to your audience, warning them that they are about to see or hear questionable content? How much detail should the warning provide? Under what circumstances are bodies of victims of accidents or crimes displayed? How much detail is needed to convey the look of the story? Do you cross the line to attract the desire of the spectators? How can you tell the story accurately respecting the rights and privacy of victims or their families? Do the images add to the perception that an area is violent or unsafe? Can you discuss the pros and cons with a diverse group? Would you be willing to include everyone in that discussion, as you are more likely to be representative of your audience? Should you also call others who may be able to give you a view of a stranger and perhaps a media ethics expert who can help with talking points? When covering live events that change quickly, have you taken enough precautions to prevent inappropriate images and sound from being emitted? Is anyone else available to help decide what and how are they used? Have crews been taught to stay out of the picture during transmissions?

Too many obese kids


One in three children in US can be classified as overweight or obese, which puts them at risk for serious health problems. Rosa Cataldo, DO, MPH, Director of the Healthy Weight & Wellness Center at Stony Brook Children’s Hospital, discusses what parents can do now to keep their child at a healthy weight and get them on the road to a healthy life.

Citizens Soap Box


Is anyone good?

What is going on? It is like you look down for a few months and you look up, and all of a sudden you have two very corrupt people running for president. One's corrupt in politics, one's corrupt in life.

Hillary drove Vince Foster to suicide:

Hillary hasn't had a press conference since well before primaries:

Big Fat Brats


A disorder involving excessive body fat that increases the risk of health problems all over the USA is apparently not going away anytime soon. According to researchers, Aerica leads the world in obesity and I am writing this as I enjoy a spoonful of ice cream, but please don't tell my doctor.

Obesity occurs by taking in more calories than are burned by exercise and normal daily activities when our body mass index is 30 or greater. The main symptom is excessive fat, with the risk of serious health problems.
The mainstay of treatment is lifestyle changes such as diet and exercise.



US Senator Rand Paul of Kentucky enters the GOP presidential race today during a Louisville rally in Louisville.

Voters cast ballots for African Americans on the City Council. The first time in the history of this St. Louis suburb.

Chicago votes again nearly six weeks after none of the five mayoral candidates won an absolute majority of votes.

US Senator Schumer is bucking President Obama, while insisting Congress have the power to reject an Iran deal.



The US Court of Appeals for the ninth circuit judges have unanimously rebuffed President Trump and kept his so-called travel ban on hold.

Donald Trump loses appeal court bid to reinstate travel ban


What exactly does this mean? Is Mr. Trump heading to...
Supreme Court Of The United States?
US District Court for a trial?



I remember the first time I received a phone call from someone who wanted to offer me a job. I accepted it and stayed there for years. Later headhunters would contact me about this or another great gig.

They were dream jobs, where I made it to the final round and got the job. They kept calling, so did other hiring managers and hiring committee.



Did you reflect on all your blessings this Christmas? Have you received everything you needed?
Were you able to spend time or speak with someone special and tell them you love them?
Please, share with us what was that favorite present waiting for you under the tree.

Please feel free to share with City Island Images. However, if you did not get all the gifts that you were expecting, this is probably the best time to get the best deals and lowest prices on those items that were probably overpriced to begin with.



Is the poem the only one in the Citizens' Soap Box? Where are the rest, if any?


Dear Lady standing by the sea
You are a welcome sight to see
I have left the walls and shores of tyranny
And now I gaze at thee
You stand so tall for all to see
Your burning torch lights up the night
So all can see your Crown of Liberty
We who have come from across the sea
Stand on crowded decks to gaze at thee
I know that if by chance you gaze at me
My only wish is to be free
Dear Lady standing by the sea.

By City Islander Jim Mullarkey
82nd Airborne Division