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Assembly Minority Leader Brian M. Kolb

ETHICS REFORM: RESTORING THE PUBLIC’S TRUST

WE’RE A LONG WAY FROM RESTORING THE PUBLIC’S TRUST by Assembly Minority Leader Brian M. Kolb (R-Canandaigua) Earlier this week, the governor indicated he doesn’t believe the Legislature has the “political will” to pass ethics reform. That assumption is simply […]

by · April 23, 2017 · Op Ed
Matters of Faith: GOOD AND FAITHFUL ALL THE WAY!

Matters of Faith: GOOD AND FAITHFUL ALL THE WAY!

Matthew 25:23 (KJV) His Lord said unto him, “Well done, good and faithful servant; thou hast been faithful over a few things, I will make thee ruler over many things: enter thou into the joy of thy lord.” In the […]

by · April 23, 2017 · Faith, Matters of Faith, Religion
Profile America: Boston Latin — The First Public School

Profile America: Boston Latin — The First Public School

Sunday, April 23 — America’s first — and oldest — school is celebrating its 382nd birthday today. The Boston Latin School started in 1635 with a handful of students meeting in the headmaster’s home. Stressing a classical education and the development […]

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New Coke Wasn’t the Real Thing

Saturday, April 22 — On this date 32 years ago, executives at one of America’s and the world’s most famous consumer brands were confidently looking forward to the morrow. After much research, experimentation and extensive taste testing, a reformulated Coca-Cola was […]

by · April 22, 2017 · Profile America
Profile America: First Health Insurance

Profile America: First Health Insurance

Friday, April 21 — Health insurance coverage has been a major topic of media and political interest for the past decade or so, but the concept goes back 170 years. The Massachusetts Health Insurance Company of Boston was organized on this […]

by · April 21, 2017 · Profile America
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Profile America: Credit Cards

Thursday, April 20 — To borrow from some recent advertising slogans, although many Americans couldn’t imagine leaving home without them, and they’re everywhere they want to be, there was a time when credit cards were rare. They were issued only by […]

by · April 20, 2017 · Profile America
Profile America: All News Radio

Profile America: All News Radio

Wednesday, April 19 — The first all-news radio format in the U.S. debuted on this date in 1965, as WINS-AM in New York City switched from rock and roll to rip and read. Almost 20 years earlier, the station had notched […]

by · April 19, 2017 · Profile America
WYSK: Why I Am Against A Constitutional Convention

WYSK: Why I Am Against A Constitutional Convention

Why I Am Against A Constitutional Convention By Senator Rev. Rubén Díaz You should know that on November 7, 2017, New Yorkers will vote on whether or not to spend millions of dollars to hold a State Constitutional Convention. You […]

by · April 19, 2017 · What You Should Know
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Vernuccio’s View: Obama Criminal Aliens Policy Reversed

The failure—some would say refusal– of the Obama Administration to effectively address the challenge presented by criminal aliens was largely obscured by the reluctance of the media to provide coverage of these offenses. The Heritage Foundation notes that a 2005 […]

by · April 19, 2017 · Vernuccio's View
First Lady Chirlane McCray formally releases her baby book “Love Is/El Amor Es.” The First Lady and Deputy Mayor Richard Buery visit three city libraries to greet New Yorkers and read the new book aloud to young children and babies.  Brooklyn Central Library.  Wednesday, July 15, 2015.  Credit: Ed Reed/Mayoral Photography Office.

Opinion: Pulling Strings By Elites Isn’t Fair

By Patricia Huertas   When my oldest son, William, was entering first grade, I entered him in a lottery for one of New York City’s high performing public charter schools. I signed William up for a public charter school because […]

by · April 19, 2017 · Education, Op Ed
Parishioners of the Church of St. Brendan's Church trace the final steps of Jesus Christ.--Photo by David Greene

Christians Mark Good Friday in Norwood [WITH PHOTOS]

Christians Mark Good Friday in Norwood by David Greene Hundreds of Norwood residents turned out for the annual re-enactment of the way of the cross on Friday, April 14. Beginning at Webster Avenue and East 204 Street and ending on […]

by · April 18, 2017 · Holidays, Photos
The first laundromat, called a “Washateria,” was opened today by John F. Cantrell in Fort Worth, Texas. (Credit: Retro Newser)

Profile America: First Laundromat

Monday, April 17 — For urban dwellers, the difficulty — or at least the expense — of doing their laundry began to ease this month in 1934. That’s when the first public, self-operated laundry in the U.S. opened its doors in […]

by · April 17, 2017 · Profile America
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Opinion: MOVING FORWARD ON PRIORITY POLICIES

By Assembly Minority Leader Brian M. Kolb (R-C-Canandaigua) The final state spending plan left much to be desired, and Albany must now look at the measures needed to fill in the gaps during the remainder of the 2017 legislative session. […]

by · April 16, 2017 · Op Ed
Matters of Faith: THE DAY OF THE COMMISSION!

Matters of Faith: THE DAY OF THE COMMISSION!

By Rev. J.Loren Russell Matthew 28:19-20: Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all things that I […]

by · April 16, 2017 · Matters of Faith, Religion
Profile America: Child Labor

Profile America: Child Labor

Sunday, April 16 — Children have worked throughout history, especially on family farms and in trades. But their employment in industrialized settings raised many popular objections. On this date in 1836, Massachusetts became the first state to prohibit children under age […]

by · April 16, 2017 · Profile America