Speak Up Now

Submitted by ub on Sat, 08/06/2011 - 00:02

After reaching an agreement to raise the U.S. debt ceiling and avoid default, Congressional leaders now face a new challenge: forming the debt “Super Committee”.

News Underneath Headlines

Submitted by ub on Fri, 08/05/2011 - 14:32

512 points drop for the Dow as many fear a U.S. recession. Dow has fallen nine out of the past ten trading days.

Levi Aron pleads not guilty. He describes the boy's slaying and dismemberment and about his noxious notoriety.

A baseball signed by Joe DiMaggio and sealed with a MM kiss. Marilyn Monroe kissed ball in 54- It sells $60,000.

NY/Boston Rivalry continues as Yankees battle Red Sox at Fenway Park. Which is best? First place on the line.

I LOVE LUCY - 100 Anniversary Celebrations. Do you love Lucille Ball also?


Submitted by ub on Fri, 08/05/2011 - 14:02

Lucille Ball would have been 100, which is a pretty great reason for several networks to celebrate with marathons of her work this weekend.

I remember being sad when the red headed comedienne died at age 77 in 1989; I loved Lucy that much. She was married to my Cuban role model, Desi Arnaz.


Submitted by ub on Fri, 08/05/2011 - 13:55

Summer Streets takes place on consecutive Saturdays this summer -They are August 6, 13 and 20 from 7:00 am - 1:00 pm. The 2011 route connects the Brooklyn Bridge with Central Park, with recommended spurs along low-traffic streets to the Hudson River, Harlem and Governors Island, allowing participants to plan a route as long or short as they wish.

Headlines 8/5/11

Submitted by ub on Fri, 08/05/2011 - 09:09

GLOBAL STOCKS DOWN. Market Fears Rising?

JOBS REPORT. Unemployment Grows

ECONOMIC WOES. Worldwide Worries.

FAA FUNDING. Temporary Congressional Relief.

NATO KILLS KADAFY. His Son May Have Been Killed.

I LOVE LUCY. Everyone Loves Lucille Ball - American Original.

100 Years - Marshall McLuhan

Submitted by ub on Thu, 08/04/2011 - 23:13

Was mass media guru Marshall McLuhan a deep thinker, a charlatan, a '60s fad or a bit of all three? "His books will probably be mined for years to come by clever prospectors hunting . . . for bits of invaluable ore," observes Marchand in this first full-scale biography.

Professor McLuhan grew up on the Canadian prairie and learned irrepressible verbal aggressiveness from his violent-tempered mother. He had a photographic memory and suffered repeated blackouts as an adult.

Wall Street Woes - US Stocks Dumped on Bleak Economic Fears

Submitted by ub on Thu, 08/04/2011 - 17:18

With the Dow Jones industrial average falling down the tubes more than 500 points, the stock market has drastically dropped as Wall Street retreats downwards and economic worries smash the nation's lingering employment weakness.

US Stocks plummeted, with the Dow shedding as much as 500 points, amid worries the already sluggish American economy could stumble into another recession and the European debt crisis may soon be spreading.

News Underneath Headlines

Submitted by ub on Thu, 08/04/2011 - 11:57

Bronx priest arrested for abusing teenage girl. The 87-year-old allegedly abused a girl working in his church.

Missing Patrick Alford: Federal judge nixes law firm's bid to work with cops hunting for the missing 8-year-old.

Not Again? Virginia Tech gunman on campus. Warning to stay inside and secure doors.

A-Rod playing the wrong games? Playing poker makes him a villain?

OBAMA Turns 50 YO. Will Republicans Filibusterer his birthday?

Headlines 8/4/11

Submitted by ub on Thu, 08/04/2011 - 09:39

FDA CHEMO WARNING. Many Cancer Drugs in Short Supply.

SAL-MANILA MEAT RECALL. Ground Turkey Recall.

EMILY REACHES HAITI. Tropical Rain Storm Warnings.

OBAMA OVER THE 50 HILL. Will President Join AARP?


BRONX WATER MAIN BREAK. Jerome Ave closed @ E164 St.


Submitted by ub on Wed, 08/03/2011 - 16:44

Additional information as well as the history for each of ourl area lighthouses is provided courtesy of volunteers from the U.S. Lighthouse Society. We gratefully acknowledge their efforts as well. Our local Lighthouses are listed below.


Station Established: 1849
Year Current Tower(s) First Lit: 1850
Operational? YES
Automated? YES 1979
Deactivated: n/a
Foundation Materials: DRESSED STONE/TIMBER
Construction Materials: GRANITE W/BRICK LINING