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Profile America: House Rules

Profile America: House Rules

Friday, February 9th. On this date in 1825, our most unusual presidential election was held; with the winner receiving just 13 votes to the runner-up’s seven, and four to the third-place finisher. The election held in November 1824 saw only […]

by · February 9, 2018 · Government, Profile America
Pro-Charter Group FES Set to Dissolve

Pro-Charter Group FES Set to Dissolve

Today Bryan Lawrence, Board Chair of Families for Excellent Schools, put out a statement saying that the charter school advocacy group will be dissolving. The group has been under fire since its CEO Jeremiah Kittredge was fired last week after […]

by · February 5, 2018 · Education, News
Assemblyman Mark Gjonaj, Senator Jeff Klein and Senator Diane Savino announce a petition drive to save the statue of Christopher Columbus.--Photo by David Greene

IDC survey finds MTA riders want City to pay up

Straphangers say they want city to pitch in funds for MTA repairs, new Independent Democratic Conference survey finds IDC introduces legislation to have city match state’s commitment to fund phase 1 of MTA’s Subway Action Plan Albany, NY — A […]

by · February 5, 2018 · Government, News, Transportation
“To teach, to serve, and to inquire into the nature of things” is the motto of the University of Georgia, which on this date in 1785 became the young nation's first state-chartered university.

Profile America: America’s 1st Chartered University

Saturday, January 27th. “To teach, to serve, and to inquire into the nature of things.” That’s the motto of the University of Georgia, which on this date in 1785 became the young nation’s first state-chartered university. Royally chartered private universities […]

Firefighters used tower ladders and portable ladders to access the first three-floors after a deadly fire at 2363 Prospect Avenue in the Belmont section.--Photo by David Greene

FDNY: “Close The Door, Close The Door”

The FDNY released two new videos today urging all New Yorkers to “Close the Door” in response to recent major fires.

by · January 24, 2018 · Bulletin Board, News, Public Safety, Video
Profile America: Solar Power

Profile America: Solar Power

Sunday, January 14th. There’s been a lot of emphasis lately on making houses that are more energy efficient — with better insulation and windows that seal out heat and cold. Many feature the use of solar panels to capture the […]

by · January 14, 2018 · Energy, Profile America
Crowley to State/City Corrections: Revise Restrictions on Books

Crowley to State/City Corrections: Revise Restrictions on Books

Chairman Crowley Calls on New York Department of Corrections to Revise Restrictions on Books (Washington, D.C.) – House Democratic Caucus Chairman Joe Crowley (D-NY) urged the New York City Department of Corrections Commissioner Cynthia Brann and New York State Department […]

by · January 12, 2018 · Government, News
Save the Date – Friday, February 9 | 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Putting Community at the Center of Transforming our Bronx Health

February 9 – Bronx Hub Health Equity Conference

Save the Date – Friday, February 9 | 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM Putting Community at the Center of Transforming our Bronx Health A Groundbreaking Conference of the Bronx Hub of Communities Together for Health Equity (CTHE) at Hostos Community […]

Residents clear out the snow along Paulding Avenue.--Photo by David Greene

CITY ISSUES SNOW AND ICE MELT ADVISORY

Falling icicles and snow masses from buildings can be dangerous in a dense city such as New York

by · January 9, 2018 · Bulletin Board, Government, News
Happy New Year from the Folks at Profile America

Happy New Year from the Folks at Profile America

On Monday, some 326 million Americans of all ages and backgrounds greeted the year 2018. A hundred years ago, the nation’s population was just a bit over 103 million. Fifty years ago, it was around 200 million. The 2010 Census […]

by · January 6, 2018 · Census, Profile America
Profile America: New Year’s Day in History

Profile America: New Year’s Day in History

How history will judge 2017 can’t yet be known, but last year’s anniversaries are woven into the fabric of today. 

by · January 1, 2018 · Census, History, News, Profile America
Marricka Scott-McFadden | LinkedIn

Diaz Names Scott-McFadden New Deputy BP

Last week, the Bronx Chronicle cited sources naming Scott-McFadden as the likely pick for Deputy BP to replace the recently retired Aurelia Greene.

State of the District Event hosted by Rep. Adriano Espaillat, 12/27

Congressman Espaillat Hosts State of the District Event, 12/27

Rep. Adriano Espaillat will hold his first State of the District Forum on Wednesday, December 27 at 809 Restaurant located at 112 Dyckman Street in Upper Manhattan from 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM. Espaillat invites his Bronx and Manhattan constituents […]

Women Pols Demand Council Speaker Candidates Commit to ’21 in ’21’

Women Pols Demand Council Speaker Candidates Commit to ’21 in ’21’

Letter Sent to Every Candidate for City Council Speaker Demanding Commitment to Gender Parity on City Council in 2021 In a letter to each of the, all-male, candidates currently running for City Council speaker, Council Members Elizabeth Crowley and Margaret […]

by · December 23, 2017 · Government, News, Politics, Women
NY City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito (Bronx - CD 8)

Council Members To Rally Against Cassano Re-hiring By FDNY

New York City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito, Council Member Andy King, members of the City Council’s Black Latino and Asian Caucus and the Council’s Jewish Caucus, along with members of the Vulcan Society Inc., NAACP, and National Action Network will […]

by · December 11, 2017 · News, Public Safety