Headlines 9/17/11

News

SPIKE IN CRIME STATISTICS. Also In NYPD Response Time

DEADLY AIR SHOW. Plane Troubles Cause Three Reno Fatalities.

POLITICIANS LOSING SUPPORT. Poll Indicates Public Frustration,

EUROPEAN DEBT CRISIS. Finance Ministers Wait Till October.

LIBYA AT UN. Rebels Officially Recognized By Council.

What's The Buzz?

Attraction

Over a dozen artists show their fascination with bees in "Hive Culture: Captivated by the Honeybee." The exhibit captures how essential bees are to nature and the environment. 1 p.m. $2-$8. Wave Hill, W. 249th St. and Independence Ave., Bronx. (718) 549-3200.

INCREASED FIRING RANGE ACTIVITY

News

Just in case you were wondering about the spike in activity and parked vehicles near the circle as you are approaching The City Island Bridge, it turns out that over a dozen NYC Council members were there after they accepted NYPD Commissioner Raymond Kelly's invitation to visit the Rodman's Neck firing range.

CLEAN UP WEEKEND

Solution

INTERNATIONAL COASTAL CLEAN-UP WEEKEND @ PELHAM BAY PARK

Saturday, September 17 at 10 am Twin Island Shoreline Clean Up

Meet: Orchard Beach Nature Center, along the promenade at Section 2

http://www.nycgovparks.org/sub_your_park/vt_pelham_bay_park/vt_pelham_ba...

FALL MEANS GARDENING

Idea

Labor Day is now gone, the days are getting shorter, and the summer garden is winding down. City Island Images hopes that your gardens brought you abundant harvests, bountiful colors and fragrances. But its not the end of gardening for the year. Fall brings opportunities for a whole new season of gardening. What were you thinking?

Please, kindly share with us what you are planning - whether its bulbs, cool season vegetables, fall color plants, or other garden projects.

You may respond below, or write to City Island Images: admin@cimages.me

SUPPORT FOR HR 2954

Announcement

The Asian & Pacific Islander American Health Forum (APIAHF) applauds the introduction of H.R. 2954, The Health Equity and Accountability Act of 2011. The bill, introduced by the members of the Congressional Tri-Caucus — comprised of the Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus, Congressional Black Caucus, and the Congressional Hispanic Caucus — builds on previous successes and provides the tools necessary to address the health and health disparities experienced by minority and under-served communities.

Headlines 9/16/11

News

POLL: AMERICANS DISGUSTED. Congress Gets 12% Approval Rate.

AAA ASKS FEDS TO STOP PATH. Tunnels and Bridges Rate Hikes.

SAT READING POINTS DECLINING. OVER 30 Points Since 1972.

BIRTH CONTROL RECALL. 750,000 Pills Involved.

FINAL WEEK OF SUMMER. Sure It's Still Summer?

NY Lives for Williow

News

She's not a native New Yorker, but she apparently wants to be one - Willow the cat goes missing in Colorado, turns up in Manhattan five years later. This very independent cat was even the talk of the town, so even the Mayor had to get into the act.

This cat ran away on what seems to have been a truly and incredible American travel tour and a journey eastbound: Go east young cat... This way cool cat turned up a staggering 1,800 miles away from home.

Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz on 9/11

News

Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. today hosted the borough’s 10th anniversary commemoration of the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2011, honoring the 144 Bronx residents who died in that tragedy.

The photo shows Borough President Diaz as he addresses the gathered crowd. Highbridge Voices, a Bronx youth choir performed three songs at the event, sitting behind Diaz.

WEATHER FACTS

Problem

January is usually the coldest month in New York City. The average temperature in The Big Apple is 32 degrees. On the other hand, July is normally the warmest month, with an average temperature of 76.8.

For additional information: http://www.cityrating.com/cityweather.asp?city=New+York

All 50 U.S. states either broke, or tied high temperature records in July. The 10 hottest years on record have occurred within the last 13 years. Do you find any patterns developing? What is going on with Mother Nature?

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