The East Bronx History Forum - "Highbrigh Irish"

Submitted by ub on Sat, 09/10/2011 - 19:43

The East Bronx History Forum will open its 63rd meeting, hosting a talk by Kate Feighery on the Irish community in the Highbridge section of the Bronx. The program will be held at the Huntington Free Library and Reading Room at 9 Westchester Square, Bronx New York. The meeting is free and open to the public and all are welcome to come.

Are We Safe From Terror 10 Years Later?

Submitted by ub on Sat, 09/10/2011 - 09:05

New York City's sudden beefed-up security measures, just ahead of the 10th anniversary of 9/11 has some questioning the heightened terror threat. Officials say it is meant to foil a plot and ward-off would-be criminals. Investigators also say that specific and credible information about a supposed plan apparently involves three veteran terrorists - one, or two possibly holding US passports.

Headlines 9/10/11

Submitted by ub on Sat, 09/10/2011 - 08:37

9/11 10th ANNIVERSARY. Never Forget.

NYC LOCK-DOWN. Heightened Security Steps.

NEW YORK CITY CENTER. Protection or Under Siege?

FIRST AMENDMENT ISSUES. Are Our Civil Rights In Peril?

JACKIE KENNEDY VS KING. No Love For Martin Luther King, Jr.

City Island Community Center, or Personal Piggy Bank?

Submitted by ub on Fri, 09/09/2011 - 17:36

As a long-time resident of City Island, a true and total owner of a condo at The Old Schoolhouse - PS 17, located at 190 Fordham Street, I am very concerned about how the City Island Community Center has not fulfilled it’s mission: to provide our City Island community a space for City Island residents to celebrate through educational, cultural and artistic events produced by and for City Islanders.

9/11 Then and Now - Heightened Security, Hype or Hypocrisy?

Submitted by ub on Fri, 09/09/2011 - 17:18

On September 11, 2001 the global Jihadist movement attacked our world, as we knew it and our consciousness, as we lived it. Now, ten years later, thanks in part to the Arab Spring and the Navy Seals killing Osama bin Laden, that group appears to be in crisis. Western-backed dictators are finally falling, so you would think that Al Qaeda might be closer to its goal of defeating the infidels and building Islamic states. But the revolutions have empowered the group's chief rivals: Islamist parliamentarians, who are more prone to use ballots, than bullets.


Submitted by ub on Fri, 09/09/2011 - 13:11

Public safety officials are concerned that a dirty bomb may be deployed by terrorists. Police officials have set up checkpoints at our bridges and tunnels. Investigators throughout the Tri state area are also utilizing tactics and multiple strategies, which include searches and mobile radiation units in various locations, from Times Square to Lincoln Center and elsewhere.

According to the most recent poll, many New Yorkers continue to constantly think about the September 11 terrorist attack and many still do not feel safe.

New Yorkers On Alert

Submitted by ub on Fri, 09/09/2011 - 11:43

While the local tension increases, our area's heightened security does also. This, following a "credible" threat that terrorists may wish to unleash an attack on this anniversary of 9/11. Meanwhile, New Yorkers went to work today as police officers swarmed subway stations and bridges in a show of armed force.

Authorities are searching for 3 Al Qaeda terrorists who may be plotting here in NYC, or Washington, DC. These are "significant," but unconfirmed threat to these two cities, federal and state law enforcement say.