Submitted by ub on Thu, 07/28/2011 - 14:52

Although USPS operates 31,871 Post Offices around the country, it's down from 38,000 a decade ago.
However, business has declined as letters give way to E-mail.

Below is a video link for Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz speaking @ rally on the potential closure of 17 Bronx Post Offices and the removal of processing services from the Bronx GPO.


Submitted by ub on Thu, 07/28/2011 - 12:59

The following free concerts will be held from Aug. 2 to August 30, 2011. These attractions have become a summertime tradition to area residents. The Bronx Council of the Arts and Arts Westchester are also co-sponsoring the concert series.

For more information, call Senator Klein's Office at 1-800-718-2039. For the latest information including the latest updates, and when a concert is moved to a rain location, visit, “friend” Senator Klein on Facebook and follow @JeffKlein34 on Twitter.

Remember to bring folding chairs and blankets to the these live performances.

Headlines 7/28/11

Submitted by ub on Thu, 07/28/2011 - 10:05

DEBT CEILING DEAL DOOMED? Will Democrats & Republicans Allow US Default?

NORWEGIAN MURDER SAGA GET WEIRDER. Breivik May Stay in Luxurious Prison.

CHINA HIGH SPEED RAIL CRASH. Possible Corruption Causes Public Anger.


METS TRADE BELTRAN. Team Bets on Their Future.

ALEX IN JEOPARDY. Trebek Injured Chasing Burglar.


Submitted by ub on Wed, 07/27/2011 - 21:44

Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. today joined with several key members of the New York Metro Area Postal Union, APWU, AFL-CIO.

The group gathered on the steps of the Bronx GPO on East 149th Street and the Grand Concourse to protest the proposed closure of 17 borough Post Offices and the removal of processing services from the Bronx GPO.

Congressman Crowley Cares about City Islanders

Submitted by ub on Wed, 07/27/2011 - 21:36

US Representative Joseph Crowley, D NY tells City Island Images that with negotiations over the debt ceiling and deficit in the news, he wanted to let us all know that protecting Social Security and Medicare is his top priority. The congressman is proud to continue the fight to preserve these essential programs for today's seniors and future generations.


Submitted by ub on Wed, 07/27/2011 - 17:56

Soy in a regular part of our diet. It has been for the past 3 thousand years. Soy is served at restaurants and can be found in almost every form, from burgers to nutrition bars. In fact, people who don't know beans about nutrition even know that soy makes for delightfully healthy snacks.

Soy is a source of protein containing nine essential amino acids and is the only plant which is equivalent in amino acids to animal protein. The FDA says that eating 25 grams of soy protein per day as part of a diet low in saturated fat and cholesterol may reduce the risk of heart disease.


Submitted by ub on Wed, 07/27/2011 - 17:19

Any future use of the Muller Army Reserve Center may turn into a legal fight between Bronx Borough President and NYC Mayor Bloomberg. Borough President Ruben Diaz wants the federal government to intervene.

Officials representing the Bloomberg administration contend that a vote in favor of a plan for a 200-bed men’s homeless shelter by the Muller Local Redevelopment Authority took place in November 2010.


Submitted by ub on Wed, 07/27/2011 - 13:36

NYC is a wonderful place to bike, as long as you have a safe place to park your bike. Unfortunately, it happens to be our nation's bike stealing capital. Ask any New Yorker and they will probably tell you they know someone who has had their bike stolen, and some talk about bike locks like others talk about home alarms.

Although The Bronx and Staten Island editions of the NYC bicycling map were the first to be released, way back in 1997, maps for all five boroughs are available. Eventually, the individual borough maps were combined into one single map.

News Underneath Headlines

Submitted by ub on Wed, 07/27/2011 - 12:54

Norway maniac now claims he was bullied and never loved. Many admit he is truly crazy if he thinks that anyone will feel sorry for him.

Citizens are outraged to learn that cancer-stricken 9/11 responders have been cut out of Zadroga health bill.
Scores of first responders believe they contracted cancer due to the time they spent at the toxic World Trade Center site.

Transportation Security Administration is refusing to hire a man with one hand as an airport employee.
Mike Constantino, who is a former boxer claims that he is able to work as a screener for the TSA.