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Profile America: Rocky Mountain Locusts Swarm

On this date in 1874, the largest swarm of Rocky Mountain Locusts ever recorded blackened the skies from the Dakotas to Texas.

by · July 20, 2018 · History, Profile America, Science
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. 

Harvard School of Dental Medicine opened on this date in 1782.

Profile America: For Harvard, It Was Tooth or Consequences

On this date in 1867, Harvard University opened the first dental school associated with a medical school.

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 […]

Opinion:Washington Heights Legionnaires’ Outbreak – The Questions NOT Being Asked

Opinion:Washington Heights Legionnaires’ Outbreak – The Questions NOT Being Asked

Statement from the Alliance to Prevent Legionnaires’ Disease Hundreds of people contract Legionnaires’ disease every year in New York City. According to the CDC, 96% of cases are single and sporadic in nature and NOT linked to an outbreak. This […]

by · July 15, 2018 · Opinion
Where The Pols Are, July 15

Where The Pols Are, July 15

Carnaval de Cultura from 12:00pm – 6:00pm 
Southern Blvd, between Westchester Avenue and 163 Street.

Matters of Faith: Planting Seeds of Faith!

Matters of Faith: Planting Seeds of Faith!

Mark 4:31-32 (NKJV) 31 “It’s like a mustard seed that, when sown upon the soil, is the smallest of all the seeds on the ground. 32 “but when it is sown, it grows up and becomes greater than all herbs, […]

Credit: Baskin-Robbins

Profile America: Summer Food Favorites: Grilling, Hot Dogs & Ice Cream

July is not only National Grilling Month but also National Hot Dog Month and National Ice Cream Month.

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 […]

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
Where The Pols Are, July 12

Where The Pols Are, July 12

Thursday, July 12 Governor Andrew Cuomo is in New York City. Public Advocate Letitia James has no publicly scheduled event. 10:00 AM — Governor Cuomo Makes a youth policy announcement. Madison Square Boys & Girls Club — Columbus Clubhouse, 543 […]