Sewers at Capacity, Pollution Spills Into Waterways

It was drizzling lightly in late October when the midnight shift started at the Owls Head Water Pollution Control Plant, where much of Brooklyn’s sewage is treated.

A few miles away, people were walking home without umbrellas from late dinners. But at Owls Head, a swimming pool’s worth of sewage and wastewater was soon rushing in every second. Warning horns began to blare. A little after 1 a.m., with a harder rain falling, Owls Head reached its capacity and workers started shutting the intake gates. [MORE]

Facebook Alibi Frees NYC Robbery Suspect

facebook_logoA 19-year-old New York City man arrested on robbery charges has been exonerated thanks to his Facebook page.  Rodney Bradford was held for 12 days on suspicion of robbing two people on Oct. 17 in the Brooklyn public housing complex where he lives. [MORE]

Food Inc. = Worth Watching

Watched Food Inc. last Friday night and although it had a lot of information already covered in other documentaries it was still a good movie.  If you are interested to see just how far the food industry has come in the past 100 years this is an eye-opening film.

It’s sad how the food industry is controlling the farmers and determining how they run their business. Unfortunately I fear this is just the beginning.  I’m really glad to see the increasing number of Farmers Markets and Co-Ops in the surrounding towns.  This is definitely a trend I hope continues!

Give Food Inc. a try & if you can, watch it with your kids as they are the generation that will ultimately end up living with the choices that are made by us today.