Citizens Soap Box

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City Images wishes to know what's on your mind... Speak up, citizens!

This originates from the days when individuals would stand on a wooden crate used for shipment of soap or any other dry goods from a manufacturer to a distributor.

So, we want to know what's bugging you? Write to your heart's content.

What's keeping you up at night and worth sharing with the online community?

The truth is many of our leaders don’t know enough about what we want and need. Your stories help them better understand the value of the taxes you and your families pay to support your area.

We’ve already sent multiple messages to our elected leaders. And each time you send legislators your thoughts, they get the message: we want fair and clear rules for all our citizens.

Now, it’s your turn to make your voice be HEARD!!!

FRESH DIRECT FACES LOCAL OPPOSITION

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This Thursday, June 27th at 5:30 pm, Freshdirect will appear before Bronx Community Board 1. It will present a plan to move into that local community. Activist Shannon Lee Gilstad of Bronx Movers and Shakers is seeking citizens to demand answers.

"We need everyone available to come to that meeting, not to disrupt, but to demand the facts be made public. The biggest advantage we've always had are the facts. Let's not allow another polluting industry to come to our community with lies of how they will bring salvation."

NEWS QUICKIE

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SUSPECT WANTED IN D.C. MURDERS CAPTURED
Ex-con accused in the slayings of four is arrested, a week after that family was killed and the house set on fire.

WHO IS RESPONSIBLE FOR THE OIL SPILL?
An investigation into a broken oil pipeline fouled a California shoreline could take months.

DROUGHT-RIDDEN CALIFORNIA'S NEW WATER CUTS
Farmers offer to give up a quarter of their water in exchange for being spared deeper mandatory cutbacks.

MILLIONS TRAVELING
Memorial Day is the third-busiest day of the year for air travel. On the roads, 33 million will drive this weekend.

Partners Need Love

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Do you find yourself wrapped up in your career, school, or taking care of the kids? You’ve stretched yourself too far and now you cannot extend yourself further. You're trying to spread your time everywhere but your relationship. Ask yourself are you neglecting your partner? Has your relationship taken a backseat? Have you felt the cold shoulder?

Your Partner is Not A Priority. Do you ignore phone calls or text messages because you're just too occupied? Have you made important decisions without consulting your partner?

DRINKING ALCOHOL

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Does your drinking alcohol put you at risk? Guidelines for low-risk drinking are based on the average level of consumption that increases the chance of illness, injury, or death. Every human body is different but in general health risks increase at the following levels.
For men:

Excessive drinking is defined as 5 or more drinks in a short period of time, such as a 2-hour period, or

More than 14 drinks in a week.

For women and people 65 and older:

Excessive drinking is defined as 4 or more drinks in a short period of time, such as a 2-hour period, or

The Art of A Scam?

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Fox TV's much promoted and long awaited interview between The Donald and Megyn was broadcast last night and instead of the much-anticipated hardball session, it appeared to be a series of softballs and we wonder if some were previously approved questions.

The on again and off again feud between the two may have just been about posturing and just to attract ratings if last night's interview was a good indicator. Is this going to be classified as an infomercial, or a scam alert?

Megyn Kelly goes too easy on Donald Trump in her Fox infomercial, er, special http://fw.to/CNmvOlh

DESPERATION

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The last thing you want to convey to voters the day before they go to the polls is desperation, or rage. So why are the candidates saying and doing just about anything, including political flip-flops the day before V Day?

Israel has really strict voter ID rules, only 3 forms of ID accepted. http://www.timesofisrael.com/elections-2015-a-users-guide/ … Polls close at 10pm local, 4pm ET.

Tuesday’s election in Israel may mark the demise of the old factions: http://nyr.kr/1AOHn0W

Israel election: Binyamin Netanyahu rules out Palestinian state if he wins http://d.gu.com/907T5P

COSTCO

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What does Costco want to sell a whole lot more of? Loyalty is the premium the club promotes.

The membership warehouse club says it is dedicated to the best possible prices on quality, brand-name merchandise. With hundreds of locations worldwide, Costco provides a wide selection of merchandise, plus the convenience of specialty departments and exclusive member services, all designed to make the shopping experience a pleasurable one.

AMERICA

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AMERICA is a continent not a single country. Understand geography.

It is also called the New World, which are the combined continental landmass of the North America and South America continents in the Western Hemisphere. America covers 8.3% of the Earth's total surface area (28.4% of its land area.

Humans first settled America from Asia between 40,000 BCE and 15,000 BCE.

The first European discovery of and settlement in the Americas was by the Norse explorer Leif Ericson. However the colonization never became permanent and was later abandoned.

WRITE THE WRONG

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Using quotes effectively whenever it enhances our story

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Managing edits that can compromise the quality of our content

Including key supporting materials that enhances the news experience

Generating coverage from the B2B outlets that cover our industry

Developing a productive media relationship with journalists and editors

Hasta La Vista, Habana

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After more than 50 years of cold war the US and Cuba are warming up and agreed to have relations.... The diplomatic kind.

US is going to lift restrictions on banking and travel. Those restrictions date all the way back to when Fidel Castro took power in Cuba during the Cold War. Obama used executive authority to dial back restrictions, but it’s still up to Congress to give the OK to lift the whole embargo.

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Query

Is the poem the only one in the Citizens' Soap Box? Where are the rest, if any?

DEAR LADY

Dear Lady standing by the sea
You are a welcome sight to see
I have left the walls and shores of tyranny
And now I gaze at thee
You stand so tall for all to see
Your burning torch lights up the night
So all can see your Crown of Liberty
We who have come from across the sea
Stand on crowded decks to gaze at thee
I know that if by chance you gaze at me
My only wish is to be free
Dear Lady standing by the sea.

By City Islander Jim Mullarkey
82nd Airborne Division