For your ears: Wasted Words

The final episode of the Wasted Words podcast for 2008, with Olivia Todd and The City Desk contributors Shek Baker, Leonard Pierce and RJ White discussing predictions for 2008, resolutions for 2009, Old Spice, career advice, apocalyptic visions and many,…

Museum’s Ford Thrives on Bailouts

One of the many historical treasures of the Keets Harbor area, the Maritime Military Museum has thus far avoided the budget shortfall common to many other municipal, civic and cultural institutions around the city. No small contributor to the museum’s…

The Santamobiles of Bradburn’s Department Store

Through the mid part of the century, the City’s Downtown was home to several large department stores, most of which were flagships of local or regional chains- Osberger’s, Whitestone’s, Bradburn’s, Foster & Asher’s, Harriman Bros. and even a branch of…

For your ears: Smart City, new Wasted Words

Two audio items for you this week- :: Editor RJ White has a piece from The City Desk on this week’s “Christmas in the City” edition of public radio’s Smart City. It’s an amalgamation of some briefer holiday pieces over…

New Mayor to Toss Quarters

One of outgoing Mayor Joseph Wilders’ best-received programs was his initiative to remove outdated ordinances from the city’s legal code (first item). However, the gratitude of the populace at no longer being required to maintain the lower edge of their…

In Case You Missed It: Thanksgiving Stories

As you’re getting ready to eat a largish meal this week, we present to you some of our more favored Thanksgiving-related pieces from the past. :: The End of the Thanksgiving Baby :: What A Character! – Fatty Turkey ::…