The Black Whale

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This is City Island's oldest restaurant. When they re-opened The Black Whale on City Island in 1998, the goal was to continue the tradition of the infamous Black Whale of the 60s and 70s while updating the restaurant to serve today's needs.

This Week in History

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Aug 14 - Aug 20

Aug 14, 2003
Blackout hits Northeast United States

Aug 15, 1969
The Woodstock festival opens in Bethel, New York

Aug 16, 1896
Gold discovered in the Yukon

Aug 17, 1969
Woodstock Music Festival concludes

Aug 18, 1991
Soviet hard-liners launch coup against Gorbachev

Aug 19, 1909
First race is held at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway

Aug 20, 1911
First around-the-world telegram sent, 66 years before Voyager II launch

Headlines 8/14/11

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TRI STATE INUNDATION. Heavy Rains, Flood Watch and Delays.

OUTAGES AND FLOODING. More to Come, With 100% Humidity

2010 GOP RIVALRY. Presidential Candidates Bachmann vs PERRY?

INDIANA STATE FAIR DISASTER. 4 Dead, Many Injured.

LIBYAN LEADER SURROUNDED. Rebels In Control?

FAMINE IN SOMALIA. World Food Program Rescue?

Charles Dickens Exibit

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Charles Dickens (1812-1870) was Britain's first true literary superstar. In his time, he attracted international adulation on an unprecedented scale, and many of his books became instant classics. Today, his popularity continues unabated, and his work remains not only widely read but widely adapted to stage and screen.

Happy Birthday-CANTINFLAS

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He was known as the Mexican Charlie Chaplin. His name was Mario Moreno Reyes (August 12, 1911 - April 20, 1993) He was such a good comedian, that Charlie Chaplin called Cantinflas the 'funniest man in the world'.

HEALTH CARE LAW MAY GO TO SUPREME COURT

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More than twenty four legal challenges have been filed against Obama's health care mandate. Since President signed the measure in March 2010. Many were dismissed based on technical reasons. Three district court judges sided with the Obama administration. Two others objected to at least the insurance mandate. The US Supreme Court will be the final arbitrator.

Headlines 8/13/11

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NEW SYRIAN ASSAULT. Troops Attack Coastal City.

NATO TURNS UP HEAT. Bombs Libyan Media.

YEMEN PROTESTS. No Politics, Prayers.

MISSING NYC COP. Coast Guard Kayaking Accident.

HUDSON RIVER SPILL. Close Beaches Messy Water.

NYC Councilmember Speaks Out

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Ever since Jimmy Vacca was elected on November 8, 2005 by an overwhelming majority, to serve on the New York City Council, he has proudly represented the 13th District, which includes City Island, as well as the communities of Throggs Neck, Country Club, Pelham Bay, Morris Park, and Pelham Parkway. Jimmy Vacca says he is committed and will continue working to improve our quality of life.

LEGAL EAGLES

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LAW STUDENTS SUING OVER JOBS: Three law schools are now being accused of fraud by graduates who question the accuracy of placement rates:

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HOSTILE WITNESS: The movement to label law school a scam gets a new voice -- a tenured professor anonymously describing his colleagues' cushy jobs:
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BACK TO SCHOOL GUIDE

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Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. has issued a “Back to School” guide, containing helpful tips for parents regarding the upcoming school year.

The guide, which is available on the borough president’s website and will be issued to schools and community organizations across The Bronx, includes information on registering students for public school, determining a student’s zoned school and finding school transportation, as well as information on programs for special education students and English Language Learners (ELL). The guide is available in both English and Spanish.

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