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"Peace in our Streets"

Submitted by ub on Sat, 09/17/2011 - 18:47
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Today, Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. brought his "Peace in our Streets" initiative to the James Monroe Houses in the Soundview section of the Bronx.

Borough President Diaz, along with Assembly Member Marcos Crespo, City Council Member Fernando Cabrera and dozens of volunteers went door to door in each building of the complex, handing out information on the NYPD's 866-GUN-STOP program.

The program offers cash rewards to individuals who anonymously report illegal gun activity.

Slipping Presidential Support

Submitted by ub on Sat, 09/17/2011 - 12:36

President Obama’s support continues to erode nationally, according to the latest poll. This is in addition to those City Islander we contacted ranging from 95 to 59 years old. Also, a yearlong effort to recapture the political center has failed to attract independent voters

Nearly half of people polled say they feared the economy was heading for a double-dip recession, and nearly three-quarters of Americans think the country is on the wrong track.

Headlines 9/17/11

Submitted by ub on Sat, 09/17/2011 - 09:40
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SPIKE IN CRIME STATISTICS. Also In NYPD Response Time

DEADLY AIR SHOW. Plane Troubles Cause Three Reno Fatalities.

POLITICIANS LOSING SUPPORT. Poll Indicates Public Frustration,

EUROPEAN DEBT CRISIS. Finance Ministers Wait Till October.

LIBYA AT UN. Rebels Officially Recognized By Council.

What's The Buzz?

Submitted by ub on Sat, 09/17/2011 - 07:48

Over a dozen artists show their fascination with bees in "Hive Culture: Captivated by the Honeybee." The exhibit captures how essential bees are to nature and the environment. 1 p.m. $2-$8. Wave Hill, W. 249th St. and Independence Ave., Bronx. (718) 549-3200.

INCREASED FIRING RANGE ACTIVITY

Submitted by ub on Sat, 09/17/2011 - 07:24

Just in case you were wondering about the spike in activity and parked vehicles near the circle as you are approaching The City Island Bridge, it turns out that over a dozen NYC Council members were there after they accepted NYPD Commissioner Raymond Kelly's invitation to visit the Rodman's Neck firing range.

FALL MEANS GARDENING

Submitted by ub on Fri, 09/16/2011 - 12:35

Labor Day is now gone, the days are getting shorter, and the summer garden is winding down. City Island Images hopes that your gardens brought you abundant harvests, bountiful colors and fragrances. But its not the end of gardening for the year. Fall brings opportunities for a whole new season of gardening. What were you thinking?

Please, kindly share with us what you are planning - whether its bulbs, cool season vegetables, fall color plants, or other garden projects.

You may respond below, or write to City Island Images: admin@cimages.me

SUPPORT FOR HR 2954

Submitted by ub on Fri, 09/16/2011 - 12:31

The Asian & Pacific Islander American Health Forum (APIAHF) applauds the introduction of H.R. 2954, The Health Equity and Accountability Act of 2011. The bill, introduced by the members of the Congressional Tri-Caucus — comprised of the Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus, Congressional Black Caucus, and the Congressional Hispanic Caucus — builds on previous successes and provides the tools necessary to address the health and health disparities experienced by minority and under-served communities.

Headlines 9/16/11

Submitted by ub on Fri, 09/16/2011 - 10:03
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POLL: AMERICANS DISGUSTED. Congress Gets 12% Approval Rate.

AAA ASKS FEDS TO STOP PATH. Tunnels and Bridges Rate Hikes.

SAT READING POINTS DECLINING. OVER 30 Points Since 1972.

BIRTH CONTROL RECALL. 750,000 Pills Involved.

FINAL WEEK OF SUMMER. Sure It's Still Summer?

NY Lives for Williow

Submitted by ub on Thu, 09/15/2011 - 22:54
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She's not a native New Yorker, but she apparently wants to be one - Willow the cat goes missing in Colorado, turns up in Manhattan five years later. This very independent cat was even the talk of the town, so even the Mayor had to get into the act.

This cat ran away on what seems to have been a truly and incredible American travel tour and a journey eastbound: Go east young cat... This way cool cat turned up a staggering 1,800 miles away from home.