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!!!



Find a career mentor. You're not alone in this as much as you may think so while staring at the ceiling and struggling to fall asleep at night. Not only do you have family and friends; you've got coworkers, bosses and teachers who'd be happy to help. So get on their calendar and learn their magical ways. Being able to articulate your goals aloud can help make them feel real.

What The Fox Ailes You?


There is trouble brewing in TV rating paradise as the owner of the highly successful News channel may be worried about going down the tubes. Rupert Murdock and his sons are reportedly firing Roger Ailes following a lawsuit that was filed against a powerful TV Fat Cat.

Fox News' 13-day war

Roger Ailes, 21st Century Fox in talks for his departure

Roger Ailes Got Us To Mistrust Everyone—Including Himself



The U.S. Postal Service and Japan Post have jointly issued Gifts of Friendship Forever stamps today, celebrating the American issuance during the Cherry Blossom Festival in Washington, DC.

The stamps feature beautiful images of flowering dogwood and cherry trees and honor the enduring connection between two nations on the centennial of the gift of dogwood trees from the United States to Japan in 1915.

NY Free Tuition


You must be delighted if you are like me, who has a child of age to qualify for free state tuition. If not and you have a kid starting college soon? You might want to move to New York.

The state becomes the first in the nation to make college tuition free for middle-class students at two-year and four-year public colleges. Gov. Andrew Cuomo pushed for the plan earlier this year. Lawmakers OK'd it in the state budget over the weekend.

New York just passed a $163 billion budget and a free college tuition plan

10 Rules of Writing


Crime novelist and screenwriter Elmore Leonard passed away last month at age 87.

During his 60-year career, Leonard wrote nearly 50 novels, 26 of which were adapted for television or movies. Films like Out of Sight, Get Shorty and 3:10 to Yuma all were inspired by Leonard's works.

WHVHM Camp Pain


He started by attacking women, then Hispanics, later veterans, followed by the handicapped and now Muslims?

How is it that all the political BS is constantly being trumped almost daily with another outrageous absurdity? US is on the verge of a political breakdown and some are comparing it with The Trump Tower of BS.

Giving Tuesday


Forget Black Friday and Cyber Monday... On this day, please take a moment and give all you can... Lovin', Smile, Tenderness, Kindness, Friendship, or Gimme Some Truth.

1,400 charities are launching Giving Tuesday to jump-start end-of-year giving tradition. Black Friday and Cyber Monday. Please contact your local, regional, statewide, or federal representatives and give them all hell, if they're not giving their best to US.

Spencer Davis Group - 'Gimme Some Lovin' Stereo Music Video:

John Lennon - Gimme Some Truth (Lyrics):

Valentines Day Celebration


V Day is days away. Are you wondering about ways to treat that special person in your life? Are you considering fancy chocolates and fine wine, or perhaps a sensual massage?

Our recommendation is simple and direct. Gratitude Kudos... This year on February 14th, while many couples are spending the big bucks at restaurants, drinking overpriced wines, try cuddling on your couch and saying nice things to each other. Because it turns out that despite all the efforts to impress on V-Day, simply appreciating each other does more for your relationship than almost anything else.



Hello, November. What's up? Is it the ninth day yet? With only a week away from election day, who knows which surprises are still coming our way?

Will the candidates play nice and finally outline their plans to move our nation forward, or will the mudslinging increase more than it already has?

One light at the end of the toxic political tunnel is a new meaning of Thanksgiving in America. Let's make sure the outcome does not cause violence from anyone person or a group.



My Tocayo likes to tell it like it is. Robert De Niro, who is considered to be one of the greatest American actors of all time, was born in New York City, to artists Virginia Admiral and Robert De Niro Sr. His paternal grandfather was of Italian descent, and his other ancestry is Irish, Dutch, English, French, and German.

The native New Yorker, De Niro gave an amazing graduation speech to NYU grads AT Tisch School of the Arts' commencement telling the students they would have a hard time finding jobs after graduation.



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