Profile America: Charlotte Ray

Profile America: Charlotte Ray

Monday, February 27 — On this date in 1872, America’s third female law student was graduated. But this third was a first. Charlotte Ray was a freeborn African-American, and the first black woman to graduate law school. With her degree from […]

by · February 27, 2017 · Profile America
Police investigate after a man was struck by two vehicles as he crossed the Bruckner Expressway.--Photo by Edwin Soto

A Look Back: Man Critical After Crossing Busy Bruckner Expressway

Miracle in Soundview; Man Critical After Crossing Busy Highway by David Greene Detectives are currently trying to confirm the identity of a man fighting for his life at Jacobi Hospital, after being struck by two vehicles as he crossed a […]

by · February 26, 2017 · News
Lining the steps of Brooklyn's Borough Hall, protesters called for a halt to the temporary immigration ban. Photo courtesy of Abdul Razak Al-Kabili

Lawsuit Blocks Trump’s Executive Order Immigration Ban

by David Greene Immigrants, visitors and refugees from seven predominantly Muslim nations are once again being allowed to travel to the United States after a federal judge in Seattle, WA., deemed the ban unconstitutional. On January 27 President Donald Trump […]

by · February 26, 2017 · Immigration Issues, News
Former NY Giants (l-r): Justin Tuck and Stephen Baker sign autographs for fans during a Super Bowl viewing party at Empire City Casino on Yonkers, N.Y. Photo courtesy of Empire City Casino

Empire City Casino Hosts Giants and “Laugh Fest”

EMPIRE CITY CASINO HOSTS SUPERBOWL LI PARTY AND LAUGHFEST … Football fans turned out in droves to Empire City Casino at Yonkers Raceway as former players Justin Tuck and Stephen Baker hosted a Super Bowl viewing party held on Sunday, […]

by · February 26, 2017 · Bulletin Board, News
Matters of Faith: Why Do It?

Matters of Faith: Why Do It?

By Rev. J. Loren Russell, BA, MDiv. 2 Corinthians 9:6-8 “Remember this—a farmer who plants only a few seeds will get a small crop. But the one who plants generously will get a generous crop. You must each decide in […]

by · February 26, 2017 · Matters of Faith, Religion
Profile America: Immigration Czech

Profile America: Immigration Czech

Sunday, February 26 — Immigration as an item of government involvement appeared on Colonial America’s shores 351 years ago. Born in Bohemia, essentially today’s Czech Republic, Auguste Herman came to the New World initially to work for the Dutch colony of […]

by · February 26, 2017 · Profile America
Op-Ed: DOWNWARD PRESSURE FROM ALBANY CRUSHING LOCAL GOVERNMENTS, DRIVING UP TAXES

Op-Ed: DOWNWARD PRESSURE FROM ALBANY CRUSHING LOCAL GOVERNMENTS, DRIVING UP TAXES

By Assembly Minority Leader Brian M. Kolb (R-Canandaigua) New Yorkers pay the highest property taxes in the nation. It’s a dubious distinction that has plagued the Empire State for years. It is almost certainly a key element in another harsh […]

by · February 26, 2017 · Government, Op Ed
National Puerto Rican Day Parade Extends 2017 Scholarship Deadline

National Puerto Rican Day Parade Extends 2017 Scholarship Deadline

NATIONAL PUERTO RICAN DAY PARADE EXTENDS 2017 SCHOLARSHIP DEADLINE Applications now accepted through Friday, March 31. Download application form at NPRDPinc.org Organization To Grant Largest Number of Scholarships in Its History February 23rd, 2017, New York City – The National […]

by · February 25, 2017 · Bulletin Board
Congressman Serrano & Senator Serrano Invite You to a Black History Month Celebration

Congressman Serrano & Senator Serrano Invite You to a Black History Month Celebration

by · February 25, 2017 · Bulletin Board, Cultures, Holidays
Grandson Returns Home to Face the Music in Co-op City Killing

Grandson Returns Home to Face the Music in Co-op City Killing

by David Greene After seven long moths the NYPD has announced the arrest of a grandson wanted in connection with the brutal stabbing death of his elderly grandfather, murdered inside his Co-op City apartment. According to officials, Marcus Dobson, 37, […]

by · February 25, 2017 · Crime, Local News, News, Police Blotter
BRONX DA’S STATEMENT ON NYS CHIEF JUDGE JANET DIFIORE’S STATE OF JUDICIARY ADDRESS

BRONX DA’S STATEMENT ON NYS CHIEF JUDGE JANET DIFIORE’S STATE OF JUDICIARY ADDRESS

Tech Focus: Fiverr.com — The Next Big Thing

Tech Focus: Fiverr.com — The Next Big Thing

Fiverr.com, the Next Big Thing The freelance marketplace website fiverr.com was recently in the news due to (previously profiled) Youtube star PewDiePie landing into some hot water due to his (mis)use of the sites services. Apparently, “PewDiePie” (Felix Kjellberg) paid […]

by · February 25, 2017 · Tech Focus
Chairman Crowley, Rep. Stephanie Murphy Call for DOJ, DHS Investigation into Threats Against Jewish Community Centers

Chairman Crowley, Rep. Stephanie Murphy Call for DOJ, DHS Investigation into Threats Against Jewish Community Centers

Chairman Crowley, Rep. Stephanie Murphy Call for DOJ, DHS Investigation into Threats Against Jewish Community Centers (Queens, the Bronx, NY) – House Democratic Caucus Chairman Joe Crowley (D-NY), along with Florida Congresswoman Stephanie Murphy, urged the U.S. Department of Homeland […]

BOROUGH PRESIDENT DIAZ DELIVERS EIGHTH ‘STATE OF THE BOROUGH’ ADDRESS

BOROUGH PRESIDENT DIAZ DELIVERS EIGHTH ‘STATE OF THE BOROUGH’ ADDRESS

BOROUGH PRESIDENT DIAZ DELIVERS EIGHTH ‘STATE OF THE BOROUGH’ ADDRESS Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. delivered his annual “State of the Borough” address, his eighth since becoming borough president in 2009, today at the John F. Kennedy High School […]

by · February 25, 2017 · Bulletin Board
Chairman Crowley Statement on Trump Administration Plan for Mass Deportations

Chairman Crowley Statement on Trump Administration Plan for Mass Deportations

Chairman Crowley Statement on Trump Administration Plan for Mass Deportations (Queens, the Bronx, NY) – House Democratic Caucus Chairman Joe Crowley (D-NY) released the following statement after President Donald Trump unveiled a memo that drastically changes U.S. immigration enforcement and […]