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HONORARY CITY ISLANDER CUBAN ACTOR ANDY GARCIA

Submitted by ub on Mon, 06/20/2011 - 12:36

Andy Garcia earned an Academy Award nomination for playing an Italian mobster. Andy Garcia was born in Havana. After the disastrous Bay of Pigs invasion, the 5-year-old Garcia left Cuba for Miami, where his family set up a successful perfume business.

Garcia speaks out regularly on behalf of Cuban political prisoners and in favor of democratic change on the communist island.

Celebrate Parents Day Everyday

Submitted by ub on Sat, 06/18/2011 - 06:57

When I became an adult as a husband, then twice a father, now three times a grandfather, I found myself seeing my own parents less often and since they have both passed away, I miss them both each and everyday.

Since my career required me to live in different locations, I was not able to physically be with them, but I will always be by their side spiritually and emotionally.

I am glad that I was able to send them cards, gifts, and I always called my parents to tell them that I loved them.

Saturday, June 18, 2011

Submitted by ub on Sat, 06/18/2011 - 06:25

The U.S. Department of HUD is inviting public housing authorities across the country to participate in Father's Day 2011 on Saturday, June 18, 2011.

Modeled after a successful event organized by the New York City Housing Authority last year, Father's Day 2011 will bring fathers and their children together to celebrate fatherhood and family, and at the same time connect the fathers to local programs and services.

Lehman Field Falls Short

Submitted by ub on Fri, 06/17/2011 - 21:43

Lehman High School members as well as alumni of the HS football team are planning to file a law suit against NYC over an under-construction football field that will fall 50 yards short of regulation length.

The Bronx Football team laments having to play all its "home" games away. They say the city School Construction Authority inaccurately planned the $4.5 million field.

The Department Of Education says they never meant to replace the current 80-yard practice field with a full-size one because they claim the Army Corps of Engineers owns the property necessary to expand.

Special City Island Forecast.

Submitted by ub on Fri, 06/17/2011 - 06:36

Very Heavy Rains, Lightning and Thunder
66°
High: 76° Low: 65°
More Rain with Thunder
Feels Like:
66 °F
Barometer:
29.87 in and falling
Humidity:
88 %
Visibility:
10 mi
Dewpoint:
63 °F
Wind:
SSE 12 mph
UV Index:
--
UV Description:
Low
Sunrise:
5:21 AM
Sunset:
8:27 PM
* Today: Rain likely with a thunderstorm possible during the morning followed by scattered thunderstorms this afternoon. High 76F. Winds SSW at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 80%. Rainfall near a half an inch.

Celebrate Happy Fathers Day

Submitted by ub on Thu, 06/16/2011 - 21:44

As you know, this Sunday is Father's Day. If you are blessed to have your Dad near you, or you are a Dad, please grab a video camera (borrow if you don't have one) to capture those great stories you're always hearing and sharing.

Get everyone into the picture. Get a group of loved ones telling their stories or jokes, laughing, singing, dancing or sitting around the barbecue grill.

Reshaping Politics

Submitted by ub on Thu, 06/16/2011 - 09:36

Our very own Bronx Congressional US Representative Joe Crowley D-NY could become on a total Weiner roll.

There are many possibilities flying around about Rep. Anthony (Looks like Beavis and acts like Butt-Head) Weiner. He can either resign, take a leave, face a primary challenge, or get redistricted out of existence. US Congressman Crowley has now emerged into this political mix.

WEDNESDAY WORDS

Submitted by ub on Wed, 06/15/2011 - 22:26

I once read an e-mail with these words: “Never Complain, Never Explain.” I thought to myself, I can do that. Day after day I tell myself that this is going to be the last day I'll ever complain about anything—and time after time I continue to fail. Then I realize how hard this seemingly simple task is to achieve.

But unfortunately, it’s in our makeup to complain. It’s part of our nature to make excuses, because doing so gets us off the hook. How many times have you caught yourself, or heard others saying:

BEWARE OF TEEN THUGS

Submitted by ub on Wed, 06/15/2011 - 21:20

According to NYPD, teens have mugged another man in Fordham section of the Bronx. A 16 old punk told his victim to hand over all his money as he squeezed his neck while cornering him on East 197th Street, near Webster Avenue.

The victim handed over $100 while another delinquent pointed a gun at him and acted as a lookout.

These thugs also swiped $90 from the man's wallet before fleeing. Cops caught the teens minutes later.

Celebrate “The Anne Hutchinson Year”

Submitted by ub on Wed, 06/15/2011 - 16:09
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The East Bronx History Forum & The Women’s Herstory Association Ccelebrate “The Anne Hutchinson Year”
Saturday June 25th 10:00 a.m. to Noon with Thomas X. Casey and Toby Z. Liederman (Picture on Right)
Photo by YChen

“A Walking Tour of the Anne Hutchinson Homestead:
Where Do YOU Think She Lived?”

The walking tour is free and open to the public.