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Latest Bronx Shooting

Latest Bronx Shooting

By Robert Press Just before eleven Thursday night a man was shot in the face near the corner of Morris Park Avenue and Van Buren Street in the 49th Precinct. Police did not identify the unknown victim who was rushed […]

by · July 20, 2018 · Bulletin Board, Crime, News
Governor Cuomo Rallies to Protect Reproductive Rights (Flickr)

Where The Pols Are, July 20: Queens-Midtown Tunnel, Bronx Economic Snapshot and Senior Health Fair

State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli holds a press conference and releases the Bronx Economic Snapshot, Arthur Avenue Retail Market, 11 AM.

Frances Perkins, FDR’s Secretary of Labor and the first woman to serve as a cabinet secretary, was the principal architect of the New Deal. (Credit: francesperkinscenter.org.)

Frances Perkins and Today’s Progressives

Where are today’s progressives? By Gary Tilzer Today’s elected progressives have converted the progressive movement into identity politics away from the original values and mission of its founding woman Frances Perkins.  The progressive movement started during in the 1890’s under […]

by · July 19, 2018 · News, Op Ed, Opinion
Profile America: The 18-Hole Truth

Profile America: The 18-Hole Truth

The first 18-hole golf course in the United States opened on this date in 1893 in Downer’s Grove, Illinois.

Vernuccio’s View: China’s Drive Towards Supremacy

Vernuccio’s View: China’s Drive Towards Supremacy

The unprecedented extent of China’s combined military, financial, and political challenge to the United States and its allies has been outlined at an unclassified hearing called by the House Permanent Select Committee on intelligence. According to Committee Chairman Devin Nunes, […]

Where The Pols Are, July 18: Autism, Stated Meeting, Billy Joel and more

Where The Pols Are, July 18: Autism, Stated Meeting, Billy Joel and more

Mayor de Blasio will deliver remarks at the Bronx County Democrats Dinner. 

Where The Pols Are, July 17

Where The Pols Are, July 17

Tuesday, July 17 Governor Cuomo is in Albany and New York City. Mayor de Blasio will be in New York City. There are no public events scheduled. First Lady Chirlane McCray will travel to Oakland, Calif to participate in the […]

Business Council of New York State

NYS Business Council touts $1B savings to the Workers’ Compensation system

Newly approved lost-cost rates, coupled with already realized savings, will save state employers upwards of a billion dollars Albany, N.Y. – The Business Council of New York State, Inc., today highlighted the newly approved 11.7 percent reduction in loss cost […]

by · July 16, 2018 · Business, Government, News
Profile America: Online Shopping – It’s Amazon.com Prime Day

Profile America: Online Shopping – It’s Amazon.com Prime Day

Monday, July 16th. On this date in 1995, a small start-up company launched its business of selling books online out of a two-car garage in Bellevue, Washington. The first item purchased was a book titled “Fluid Concepts and Creative Analogies: […]

by · July 16, 2018 · Business, News, Technology
Mourners pay their respects for Lesandro "Junior" Guzman-Feliz, who police say died in a case of mistaken identity.--Photo courtesy of William Rivera

Summer violence Explodes Across the Borough

Summer violence Explodes Across the Borough by David Greene The NYPD has released startling new statistics that show the boroughs homicide rate is more than 92% higher than last year after the first 6 months of the year– and that […]

by · July 15, 2018 · Crime, News
Kingsbridge residents (l-r):  Debra Williams, Iris Melendez and Cassandra Wallace hosting their unusual "Bakers Against Violence" bake sale.--Photo by David Greene

3rd Annual Bakers Against Violence in Kingsbridge

3rd Annual Bakers Against Violence in Kingsbridge by David Greene Several Kingsbridge residents are stepping outside the box to combat the onslaught of needless violence on the streets of our borough– by hosting a bake sale. Iris Melendez, 22, Cassandra […]

by · July 15, 2018 · Domestic Violence, News
Where The Pols Are, July 13 — Dockless bikes launch

Where The Pols Are, July 13 — Dockless bikes launch

Friday, July 13 Governor Andrew Cuomo is in New York City. Public Advocate Letitia James has no publicly scheduled events for Friday. Mayor Bill de Blasio will depart New York City after his last event and travel to Boston, Massachusetts […]

Michael Blake Has P/T Gig Advising Bermuda Political Party

Michael Blake Has P/T Gig Advising Bermuda Political Party

The One Bermuda Alliance paid Blake between $20,000 and $50,000 in 2017 for work dealing in ‘communications strategy.’

by · July 12, 2018 · Bronx Politics, News
Amanda Septimo

Run for Something Endorses Amanda Septimo

Run for Something announced that Bronx Assembly candidate Amanda Septimo (84 AD) is among their latest crop of endorsed candidates to take on gerrymandering, gun violence, the right to choose and every other issue being dealt with at the state […]

Profile America: One America Coast-to-Coast

Profile America: One America Coast-to-Coast

Thursday, July 12th. A romantic but controversial period of American history ended, semiofficially, on this date 125 years ago. In 1893, historian Frederick Jackson Turner delivered an academic paper in Chicago based on 1890 Census data. He noted that migration […]

by · July 12, 2018 · History, News, Profile America