Citizens Soap Box

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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!!!

WINTER BLUES

Problem

If you're one of the millions who suffer from anxiety and depression and feeling the winter blues in a major way, the constant extreme-cold temps and gray skies are taking their toll.

It's a feeling of emptiness that makes the bones feel so heavy, and a forklift couldn't get you out of bed. It's a deep sadness that usually comes with something like the loss of a loved one. It's an achy neck and irritable snaps, racing thoughts or no thoughts at all. It's exhausting.

40 DAYS AND 40 NIGHTS

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Actually, the camp pain ends in less than thirty-nine days, but who's counting? AMERICAN
It's as if some voters feel their choice is between Dracula and Frankenstein.

Donald Trump Bashes Alicia Machado Again, Alleging a ‘Sex Tape’ Without Evidence http://nyti.ms/2d1502T

Trump tripped up by Clinton's Miss Universe comments http://usat.ly/2dKz6M2

Clinton ahead of Trump after debate, fear to motivate both sides | http://fxn.ws/2dLL1sS

Clinton leads Trump by 5 points: Reuters/Ipsos poll http://reut.rs/2dhwuCo

JOURNALISM RESOURCES

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Doctor Journalism

Henrik Örnebring is the Axess Research Fellow in Comparative European Journalism at the Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism, University of Oxford. He blogs with a European point of view about general journalism developments, paying particular attention to research and the academic sphere.

Mediabistro

A nice one-stop shop for media professionals. Read up on industry news, peruse job openings, scope out forums.

Project-Syndicate

MARK TWAIN MUSIC

Issue

Born on November 30, 1835, in Florida, Missouri, Samuel L. Clemens was best know as Mark Twain. He went on to write well known novels, including two major American classics, The Adventures of Tom Sawyer and The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn. He worked as a riverboat pilot, journalist, lecturer, entrepreneur and inventor.

THE WONDER OR WANDER YEARS

Other

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.

Public Health Crisis

Problem

Utah declares pornography a public health crisis, The National Center on Sexual Exploitation and State Senator Todd Weiler announced in an official ceremony this week that Utah Governor Gary Herbert has signed a resolution declaring pornography a public health crisis.

100 YEARSINATRA

Attraction

Frank Sinatra continues to have an immeasurable influence on popular culture: music, film, art, theater, fashion and beyond. Sinatra was a true one-of-a-kind personality whose incredible achievements continue to inspire greatness in others.

INFIDEL FIDEL

Problem

Cuban descendants and those born there like me do not mince words while making personal comments on the death of Cuban dictator Fidel Castro.

Who's To Blame For A Possible Meltdown?

News

US voters are finally beginning to wake up and starting to think about the next election and how to exercise their individual right to hold public servants accountable.

What is your personal opinion on who is responsible for the partial government shutdown? While the public esteem sinks for everyone of the players in this growing impasse, which includes President Obama and the Congressional gang of political malcontents.

This situation has unfortunately turned into a serious conflict, with no heroes and there's plenty of disdain to go around. What is your opinion?

CITY ISLAND WELCOME

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The City Island Chamber of Commerce Tourism Director Maria Caruso rolled out the welcome mat and hosted NYC Metropolitan area Hotel Concierges, Tour Guides and Travel Professionals to experience and enjoy the delights City Island, along with its its surrounding area have to offer the public at large. The all day even was a total success.

City Island is the the best kept secret in NYC and Maria's tour changed that, with a little help from her friends and the local press, which was also invited.

Schedule:

9A - Pick up from Midtown Manhattan via The Bronx Trolley.

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Query

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

DEAR LADY

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