Headlines 7/23/11

Submitted by ub on Sat, 07/23/2011 - 09:13

TERRORISM IN NORWAY. Oslo Bloodbath Leaves 91 Dead.

WHY IS IT SO HOT? Congress Turns Off Debt Ceiling Fan.

NEW DEBT TALKS. Meeting Scheduled Today,

TRIPLE DIGIT TEMPS EXPECTED. Con Ed Announces Record Usage.

ANOTHER JAPAN QUAKE. Tainted Beef Supplies.


Submitted by ub on Sat, 07/23/2011 - 00:26

NYC public utility company, Con Edison is requesting that all customers conserve electricity by turning off equipment not being used, keeping air conditioners at 78-degrees, and running washers, dryers and dishwashers only at night. According to officials, "The Baked Apple" heatwave is expected to end in a few days.

If you lose electricity call ConEd 1-800-75-CONED(26633), or report online at

The MET, not The Mets

Submitted by ub on Fri, 07/22/2011 - 19:19

It's the Metropolitan Museum of Art and it's on a roll. Having raised the standards for design exhibitions to a stunning new high with “Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty,” which has been extended through August 7, the New York institution has announced that 5.68 million people visited the Met during the fiscal year that ended on June 30.


Submitted by ub on Fri, 07/22/2011 - 13:29

The National Weather Service has issued an Excessive Heat Warning until 10:00 PM; heat index values between 105-115 are expected. Additionally, the NYS Department of Environmental Conservation has issued an Air Quality Health Advisory for NYC from 11AM-11PM today. In response to these conditions, Cooling Centers will be open. For center locations and hours please visit or call 311. For the latest weather info


Headlines 7/22/11

Submitted by ub on Fri, 07/22/2011 - 09:37

EXPECT HIGH TEMPERATURES. Dangerous Heat and Beaches.


NFL LABOR AGREEMENT. Will Vote Be Approved?

FAA SHUTDOWN. Perhaps Tonight!


$12.85 Million for Bronx Projects

Submitted by ub on Thu, 07/21/2011 - 22:43

Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. has announced that his office has allocated $12.85 million in funding for projects across the Bronx as part of his FY2012 budget requests. This will help move projects forward in The Bronx, contributing to new technology in schools, new housing opportunities and a greener borough.

You've got mail...

Submitted by ub on Thu, 07/21/2011 - 22:17

But never on Sundays and soon Saturday too. USPS has announced an $8 Billion shortfall and is seriously considering it's options, which include the elimination of Saturday deliveries. It's taking a licking and may soon slow down ticking.

The length of time it takes for a letter to arrive, not to mention the price tag, has reduced profitability, as email and social networking sites become more dominant in our popular culture.

And with fewer items of postage to mail, stamp enthusiasts will have even more to collect.

Staying Cool in a Heatwave

Submitted by ub on Thu, 07/21/2011 - 18:43

It’s possible to keep your home cool without air conditioning practicing environmentally friendly principals to help keep everyone comfortable and save some money.

The most important thing one can do to keep a home cool without air conditioning is to keep as much sunlight out as possible and let cooler air in at night. During the day, keep windows, drapes, blinds, or shades closed, especially on the southern and western sections of your home. If you have a porch, you can put up large plastic or bamboo shades to cut down on sunlight.

Talk About Bad Timing...

Submitted by ub on Thu, 07/21/2011 - 09:54

With the national heat dome moving our way, our public beaches may be closed in a day. So fat, the Hudson and East, and Harlem Rivers are off-limits to sports canoeing, kayaking, and swimming through this weekend.

The culprit is an explosion at a water-treatment plant in Manhattan, which forced the city to pump raw sewage into the river. A fire ripped through the engine room of the North River Waste water Treatment Plant on West 135th Street.

Judy, Judy, Judy

Submitted by ub on Thu, 07/21/2011 - 09:23

The Paley Center for Media presents the first comprehensive retrospective of Judy Garland’s career on television, celebrating some of the incomparable entertainer’s most notable, as well as most rarely seen, appearances in the medium. This series is coordinated and produced in association with the Film Society of Lincoln Center who will be screening Garland’s motion picture work July 26 to August 9, 2011.