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.


Submitted by ub on Wed, 07/27/2011 - 11:25

City Island's American Legion Leonard Hawkins Post #156 will hold their annual clam bake this Saturday, July 30.

The event organizers promise live music, good food and a great time to all who attend.

Sgt. Emeritus Russ Schaller will be honored by his American Legion colleagues.

For tickets or additional information: 718 885 0639

Headlines 7/27/11

Submitted by ub on Wed, 07/27/2011 - 10:06

ARE DEBT DEALS DEAD? Republicans and Democrats at Stalemate.


BRITAIN RECOGNIZES REBEL. Libya's Qaddafi's Losses More Clout.

OSLO ON EDGE. Explosives Stash Found.

MANY NYC POST OFFICES CLOSE. 17 Stations Proposed in Bronx.

Guitarist Andrew Geddis

Submitted by ub on Tue, 07/26/2011 - 18:18

The Bronx Council on the Arts (BCA) and Wave Hill’s “Sunset Wednesdays” continues BCA’s “Bronx Beat” series on July 27 with a 7:00pm concert featuring BxIndie musicians. All concerts are free with admission to the grounds. Admission: Free to Wave Hill members and children under 6; $8 for adults; $4 for students and seniors 65+; $2 for children 6+. For concert information, visit or call 718-931-9500 x33 or call Wave Hill’s Martha Gellens at 718-549-3200 x232.

Wednesday, July 27th at 7:00pm

You've got mail, but maybe not here.

Submitted by ub on Tue, 07/26/2011 - 17:41

USPS has announced that 17 postal locations in the Bronx are being studied for potential closure. Do you think The Bronx can afford such a considerable loss of both jobs and commercial activity? Please speak up!

The federal government must seriously reconsider enacting any post office closure plan that would have a serious negative impact on Bronx communities.

The Bronx Borough President's Office says they will continue to follow this process to ensure that the collective voice of The Bronx is heard on this important matter.

Learn English @ The Laundrymat

Submitted by ub on Tue, 07/26/2011 - 11:07

It's about learning the language, while airing out your dirty laundry. A NYC artist will soon offer English classes to immigrants at his local laundromat. Hector Canonge says the non profit project will begin with basic words like soap, bleach and clothes.

Hector explains that his first session will be held at the Magic Touch Laundromat, where the community comes together, and everyone gets to know each other, while washing their dirty laundry.

English language lessons start in Inwood next month. Talk about good old fashioned American ingenuity.

Headlines 7/26/11

Submitted by ub on Tue, 07/26/2011 - 09:21

TERROR ON THE TRAIN. NY Subway Attacks Motorman.

PRIME TIME WAR OF WORDS. Time Ticking As Debt Ceiling Talks Continue.


YOU'VE GOT LESS MAIL. 36 Hundred US Post Offices May Close.

THERE'S AN APP FOR THAT. Defense Department Provides Post Traumatic Stress APP..


Submitted by ub on Mon, 07/25/2011 - 15:50

Back in the early days, when most Americans were on a very tight budget. Oftentimes, New Yorkers would venture down to Battery Park on a hot summer night and ride the Staten Island Ferry for entertainment. In those days it cost a few cents. Today, it is actually free. If you ask, you will find that some New Yorkers have wonderful memories of buying standing room tickets for various shows. I seem to recall seeing one of these shows and it is to this day, one of my many marvelous memories.


Submitted by ub on Mon, 07/25/2011 - 15:25

Does everyone know that NYC has a Rat Island? It is near City Island, but not home to a huge colony of super-rodents.

It was purchased from Native Americans in 1654 by the Pell family, the island’s name may have come from the inmates who were then jailed on nearby Hart Island. Back then, inmates were nicknamed rats. If they were lucky enough to escape, they swam to Rat Island first before making a go at nearby City Island.

In the 1800s, it was the location of the Pelham Pesthouse, a yellow fever hospital that quarantined 40 people.