American Legion Lifetime Achievement Award

Submitted by ub on Mon, 08/01/2011 - 19:06

The City Island Leonard Hawkins American Legion Post held their annual Clam Bake this weekend. Although all tickets were sold out before the event, the group literally baked in the asphalt paved parking lot of their City Island Avenue headquarters.

Kudos to 88 year old Sargent Emeritus Russell Schaller, who was recognized with a Lifetime Achievement Award by The City Island American Legion. He is seen standing behind and holding his distinguished award. Thanks to photojournalist Cathy Mazzaro for providing these City Island Images.


Submitted by ub on Mon, 08/01/2011 - 16:39

Mother Patty from City Island's Grace Episcopal Church at 104 City Island Avenue celebrated her final mass with many members of her congregation, as well as well as various well wishers from the City Island community.

Her last religious service was held on Sunday July 31 and she now goes on a well deserved vacation.
Attached is a photo of Mother Patty getting emotional following her Sunday Services.

City Island Images...

Submitted by ub on Mon, 08/01/2011 - 12:54

New York City journalist starts online newspaper

City Island has a new web-based paper that is updated daily by an experienced journalist.

Roberto Soto, a City Island resident for the past 15 years and the first news director of News 12 The Bronx, started City Island Images from his Fordham Street apartment about two months ago.

For more of this story, click on or type the URL below:…

Cultural Trolley Tours

Submitted by ub on Mon, 08/01/2011 - 10:24

The Bronx Culture Trolley is a project of the South Bronx Cultural Corridor. The trolley was initiated in December 2002 to encourage, create and maintain a higher level of arts participation and business development along the Bronx's lower Grand Concourse while promoting the “Cultural Corridor” of the South Bronx as a tourism destination.

Headlines 8/1/11

Submitted by ub on Mon, 08/01/2011 - 09:34

US TAX HIKES OR NO TAXES? Who Won, Who Lost - The Rich, or The Poor?


WHERE ARE THE JOBS? Political Shell Games or American Theatrics?

$400 MILLION ARENA. Will Nassau Raise Their Highest US Taxes?

911 MEMORIAL. 1 Month To Complete Construction.

Bronx Write Bus

Submitted by ub on Sun, 07/31/2011 - 22:20

Don’t miss another exciting adventure of the Bronx Write Bus on Tuesday, Aug 2nd. Learn about making movies in a hands-on workshop at the Museum of the Moving Image, hear about the secrets of screenwriting and eat a free lunch to top it off.

If you’re between the ages of 12 and 18 and are interested in exploring the city, this bus is “write” for you. Hurry up and register now – seats are going fast!


Submitted by ub on Sun, 07/31/2011 - 20:05

If you have information regarding a crime committed or a wanted person, please call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS, text "TIP577" (plus your message) to "CRIMES" (274637), or submit a tip online.

Si tienes informacion sobre un crimen cometido o de una persona buscada por favor llame a Crime Stoppers a 1 800 577 TIPS o mande su texto a “C R I M E S” (274637), luego entre “T I P 577” o envie su informacion sobre el internet.

如果您有關於信息犯下的罪行,或通緝者,請致電犯罪制止在1 - 800 - 577 -8477,發送短信息“罪行” , ( 274637 ) ,然後輸入“ 847577 ” ,或提交信息在網站。


Submitted by ub on Sun, 07/31/2011 - 19:06

The NY Medical Examiners Office says the woman found floating in The Bronx was murdered. She was an African American woman in her 30's, but her identity has not been released.

Officials say the corpse of the unidentified female was spotted partially naked near Bronx Boulevard and 224th Street in Edenwald on Saturday morning. They say she died of multiple blunt impact injuries to her head, with her skull fractured, as well as brain injuries.

City Island Public Library Concert

Submitted by ub on Sun, 07/31/2011 - 11:22

Andy Miller and the other members of Ramblin’ Andy and the See Ya Laters were keeping an eye on the climbing temperature yesterday because they regularly take their sound to the streets, but yesterday they played on City Island to help celebrate our library's 100th Birthday.