CITY ISLAND IMAGES wishes to congratulate all who participated at Orchard Beach's Down & Dirty.
The Merrell Down & Dirty presented by Subaru returned to New York City yesterday. This benefit race in the mud included a partnership with Operation Gratitude. Operation Gratitude sends care packages filled with snacks, entertainment items and personal letters of appreciation addressed to individually named U.S. Service Members deployed in hostile regions such as Iraq and Afghanistan, and on Naval ships at sea! and much more!
It was an amazing race day in Pelham Bay Park! The 2013 results are in! Click here to view your race:
Investigators searching through Germanwings wreckage on Alpine slopes and reviewing all records are finding lots of very disturbing information. An alarming profile indicates that the co-pilot rammed his plane into Alps.
Co-pilot 'intentionally' destroyed plane, prosecutor says: http://hosted2.ap.org/APDEFAULT/3d281c11a96b4ad082fe88aa0db04305/Article...
CNN: Who was Germanwings co-pilot Andreas Lubitz? http://cnn.it/1FWzgpf
The Mayor of NYC has established a temporary Odd-Even License Plate System for gasoline purchases. Starting at 6:00 AM Friday 11/9/12, and continuing until further notice, passenger automobiles with license plates ending in an even number or zero shall only purchase fuel in NYC on even numbered days of the month.
Passenger automobiles with license plates ending in an odd number shall only purchase fuel in NYC on odd numbered days of the month. License plates not ending in a number shall be deemed an odd number license plate.
There's pain at the pump and it seems to be spreading like wildfire across the USA. As the Obama administration begins to feel the heat, gas prices continue to rise near $4 per gallon. This increasing financial hardship threatens to undercut President Barack Obama's re-election prospects, while offering everyone of the GOP candidates an easy target to shoot at.
Historically, sitting Presidents usually receive the blame for rising prices, gas or otherwise. However, there's really not much politicians can actually do to change things.
One hundred infected and ten dead from the Legionnaire’s disease outbreak in New York City that local politicians, who are crafting their own downfall are still claiming the deadly disease has reached its peak and that cases will likely decline in the upcoming weeks. This is not only a medical emergency folks, but it is also an infrastructure crisis: The reason this outbreak occurred is a failure to care for the buildings New Yorkers live and work in.
CAMPUS MASS SLAUGHTER. Murderer Expelled From Classes.
GOP PRIMARIES. MD, DC, But A Win in Wisconsin Is Crucial.
SPECIAL K MADNESS. Kentucky Wins 8th Championship.
SYRIA ACCEPTS PEACE PLAN. Red Cross Enters Area.
OBAMA SPEECH. Attacks Republican Budget.
Many agree that across-the-board budget cuts will hurt the public. The automatic, across-the-board budget cuts known as sequestration will take effect March 1 unless Congress acts to prevent them. These reductions are designed to save $85 billion through the end of this fiscal year.
President Obama and The First Family landed in in rainy Habana, Cuba for their historic three-day visit Obama is the first sitting U.S. leader to visit Cuba in 90 years.
Meanwhile, Raul Castro was not there at the airport to greet them and Fidel has refused to meet with Obama.
President Obama arrives in Cuba http://bbc.in/1pDdjI4
Obama is the first U.S. president to visit Cuba since Calvin Coolidge in 1928 http://hrld.us/1QiRBCM
Damas de Blanco, the Ladies in White, hold their weekly protest Sunday, hours before Obama arrives in #Cuba. http://apne.ws/1pVmDa1
A few months after the City Island Civic Association invited NYC Comptroller John Liu to be their featured speaker and special guest, two of his former associates have been convicted in a scheme to illegally raise campaign funds.
The two defendants were charged as a result of an undercover investigation of the campaign fundraising for NYC Comptroller John Liu, who is now running for mayor as a Democrat. A NYC jury delivered their verdicts on the first full day of deliberations.
The five men and seven women jury determined that Liu's two associates, ex-campaign treasurer Jia "Jenny" Hou and former fundraiser Xing "Oliver" Wu Pan had plotted to cheat the city out of campaign matching funds and lied about it.
City Island Civic Association e-mailed City Island Images the following, concerning Mr. Liu invitation “just to clarify, when Mr. Liu came to address the Civic in January, it was in his capacity as NYC Comptroller. As you may know, he did not announce for another two months.” However the statement fails to mention that the government's investigation was already underway.
The US Attorney's Office issued the following statement. “As the jury found, Jia Hou and Oliver Pan stuck a knife into the heart of New York City’s campaign finance law by violating the prohibition against illegal campaign contributions, all to corruptly advantage the campaign of a candidate for city-wide office. Cases like this give the people of New York yet another reason to be troubled by the electoral process, and they have aright to demand fair, open, and honest elections untainted by cynical subversion of campaign finance laws. With these convictions, it is our hope that some measure of the public’s confidence can be restored. We will continue our efforts to stamp out public corruption wherever we find it. We thank the jury for their time and service, and the outstanding prosecutors who so ably tried this case.”
These charges followed a federal investigation that lasted several years, which included 10 wiretaps on at least six phones linked to Mr. Liu.
You decide if the City Island Civic Association should have issued their formal invitation, while this investigation was ongoing. Furthermore the local City Island paper only comes out 10 times a year and therefore did not publish the story two months, which theoretically gave their reporter plenty of time to research the story, but never even mentioned the investigation in the March 2013 article, which appeared on page three.
The FBI has uncovered new emails related to its investigation of former US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton‘s handling of classified information.
The batch of emails turned up while the US Department of Justice was conducting a separate investigation into the pervy sexting habits of former Democratic Congressman Anthony Weiner. He is the estranged husband of Hillary’s closest aide, Huma Abedin.
Today's Washington Political Chicken is No Game. The outcome could have a serious global impact.
Derek Jeter Blasts Into Baseball History. The shortstop captain is the only Yankee to hit 3K.
NYPD is searching for a Sex Offender who has attacked on Co-op City's Foot-bridge.
Work Continues for Space Shuttle Astronauts. To hook up with international space station.
News of The World Published It's Final Issue.
Enjoy this sunny weather while you can.