Submitted by ub on Sat, 09/03/2011 - 19:59

The 911livingmemorial.org was created by Beverly Eckert and Mary Fetchet, who founders of Voices of September 11th. This nonprofit was founded in 2001 by Fetchet, a clinical social worker and educator who lost her 24-year-old son, and Eckert, who lost her husband in the attacks.

Today the living memorial is an ever-growing online collection of more than 60,000 pictures, tributes and personal mementos. The organization has 13,000 members, families and friends of victims living in the United States and abroad.

NYC World Police & Fire Games

Submitted by ub on Sat, 09/03/2011 - 19:13

They fight crime, battle blazes––and also play a very good game of football, soccer, dodgeball, rugby and even excel at wrist-wrestling.

The 2011 World Police and Fire Games open in New York City this weekend and until–Sept. 5 across the five boroughs.

This is the first time the games will be held on the East Coast––and New York was chosen as the host city out of respect to the 10th anniversary of 9/11.

9/11 Alert

Submitted by ub on Sat, 09/03/2011 - 17:24

ALERT NYC RESIDENTS The 9|11 Tribute in Light will be illuminated temporarily tonight.
The technicians will be aiming these lights. The display will comes on again on 9|11.

Meanwhile, a call to compassion and to share your story by visiting: www.calltocompassion.com

In the days following the 9/11 attacks, our nation came together to pray, reflect, and mourn. Washington National Cathedral was honored to serve as the spiritual home for our nation during those tragic, uncertain times.

The News Under The Headlines

Submitted by ub on Sat, 09/03/2011 - 12:03

Texas Governor Rick Perry beats President Obama in the polls: Voter base prefers Texas governor to President Obama 44% to 41%. Texas Governor Rick Perry is riding high heading into next week's GOP presidential debate.

NYPD is investigating the case involving a wounded son and a bizarre slaying of his parents, a Queens couple who were executed in their home. Police are investigating whether a 23-year-old Queens man played a role in the slayings of his parents.

Lenny Gold - From Gangster to Officer and Gentleman

Submitted by ub on Sat, 09/03/2011 - 10:09

Leonard Gold is a native New Yorker. Gold was born in Brooklyn, NY on July 21, 1919. When Lenny was nine years old he would sometimes sneak into local neighborhood junk yards while they were closed and steal hub caps, then he would re-sell these hub caps back to those junk yards. Eventually Lenny got busted for stealing these hubcaps. His dad called him a gangster and decided to move the entire family to The Bronx, where his dad felt was a good place to raise a gangster. He quickly lost all attraction to crime.

Headlines 9/3/11

Submitted by ub on Sat, 09/03/2011 - 09:41

LEE LOUISIANA STORM. New Orleans Heavy Rains.

PALIN GOES TO IOWA. Speaks At Tea Party Rally.


ALASKA PLANE CRASH. Mid Air Collision Death.

65K WITHOUT POWER. LI in The Dark.

The Bronx County Historical Society Events

Submitted by ub on Fri, 09/02/2011 - 20:31


"75th Anniversary of the Triborough Bridge"
Saturday, September 17, 2011 - 1:30 PM
Come take a walk with Bronx Borough Historian Lloyd Ultan as he describes
The Bronx approach of the Triborough Bridge (now, the RFK Bridge.)
This tour will meet at East 138th Street and Third Avenue, outside the
Third Avenue #6 subway stop near the parking lot of the Mitchell
Apartment Houses. Tour costs $10 for BCHS members, $15 for non-members.
Please make reservations, since these programs are quite popular and sell out quickly.

City Island Arts & Crafts Fair

Submitted by ub on Fri, 09/02/2011 - 12:32

The City Island Chamber of Commerce is sponsoring another Arts & Crafts Fair on Saturday and Sunday - September 10 and 11th. The even includes Folk Art, Live Music, Foods, Candle Makers,
Handmade Jewelry, Photography, Face Painting and many other attractions.

City Island enjoys the best of both worlds: CI is an urban location with the feel of a rustic fishing village. CI is known for its Yacht Clubs, seafood restaurants, antique shops and local historic sites.