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First Public High School: English Classical School

Thursday, May 25 — The first public high school in the U.S. was organized this month in 1820. The English Classical School opened in 1821 with 101 male students in Boston, which also was the seat for America’s first high school […]

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Vernuccio’s View: U.S. Media Ignores Trump Middle East Accomplishment

President Trump has radically changed the paradigm in the Islamic world, gaining extensive cooperation in the fight against terrorism, refocusing Arab hostility away from Israel and towards Iran, uniting regional nations against extremism, restoring America’s influence, and bringing home about […]

by · May 24, 2017 · Vernuccio's View
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The Telegraph: A Telecommunications First

Wednesday, May 24 — In a way, today marks the 173rd birthday of the World Wide Web. Only it was electro-mechanical, not digital. On this date in 1844, Samuel F.B. Morse activated the first telegraph line, sending a dots-and-dashes code message […]

Veterinary Practice News

Veterinary Medicine

Tuesday, May 23 — There are few bonds in nature as gratifying as that between pets and their owners. Most pets are rewarded for their loyalty and devotion with shelter, food and welcome attention. Though less welcome, they are also rewarded […]

by · May 23, 2017 · Pets, Profile America
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Matters of Faith: BE OF GOOD CHEER!

By Rev. J. Loren Russell, BA, MDiv. John 16:33 “These things I have spoken unto you, that in me ye might have peace. In the world ye shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world.” […]

by · May 21, 2017 · Matters of Faith, Religion
Op-Ed: Electronic Payment Technology Paving the Road for Economic Opportunity

Op-Ed: Electronic Payment Technology Paving the Road for Economic Opportunity

Electronic Payment Technology Paving the Road for Economic Opportunity For millions of people across New York City’s five boroughs, each morning begins with an essential commute via bus, subway or train. But for the 20 percent of New Yorkers living […]

by · May 19, 2017 · Op Ed
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Civil and Supreme Court Judicial Screening Interviews, Saturday, May 13

In early May, the Independent Judicial Screening Committee of Bronx Democratic County Committee (IJSC) concluded the application submission period for candidates interested in the elected judicial positions that will occur in the 2017 election cycle in and for the County […]

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Hawk Sightings on the Rise [PHOTOS]

Hawk Sightings on the Rise by David Greene Sightings of Red-tailed Hawks along Webster Avenue in Claremont Village or near the DeWitt Clinton High School along Mosholu Parkway have been regular occurrences for years however, in the last several weeks […]

by · May 19, 2017 · Local News, News, Photos
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Profile America: Gasoline Rationing and “Victory Speed”

Friday, May 19 — Gas prices are a frequent cause for consumer complaint — but at least purchases aren’t restricted, as they were beginning this month in 1942. That’s when 17 states began rationing gasoline to help the fight World War […]

NYC’s Homeless Children Account for 5% of All Foster Care Placements with One Out of Three Removals Happening Before Age One

NYC’s Homeless Children Account for 5% of All Foster Care Placements with One Out of Three Removals Happening Before Age One

NYC’s Homeless Children Account for 5% of All Foster Care Placements with One Out of Three Removals Happening Before Age One  New York City, NY – A new report by the Institute for Children, Poverty and Homelessness, released during National […]

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Brown v. Board of Education

This week in 1954, the U.S. Supreme Court issued one of its most historic decisions, changing the social landscape of the nation. The justices ruled unanimously in Brown v. Board of Education that segregation of public schools based solely on race […]

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Profile America: NY Stock Exchange Is 225 Years Old

Thursday, May 18 — The New York Stock Exchange, by signaling business prospects through share prices, has long been a bellwether of the nation’s economic health. The exchange started this month in 1792, as some two dozen merchants and brokers established […]

UPDATED: Bronx Council Candidates Dash for Campaign Cash, Part 2

UPDATED: Bronx Council Candidates Dash for Campaign Cash, Part 2

Council Candidates 2017 Fundraising (March 12-May 11) Midnight Monday was the filing deadline for candidates running for citywide and City Council offices. The two-month disclosure period being reported began on March 12 and ended May 11. Some candidates began filing their […]

The stakes and dangers of the crisis in North Korea are significantly larger than has been discussed in the media so far.

Vernuccio’s View: North Korea’s Credible EMP Threat to Destroy U.S.

There may be substance behind North Korea’s boast that it could devastate the United States. Some of Pyongyang’s claims are obviously exaggerated.  Kim’s statement that he has “an invincible army” is not credible, although he does have sufficient artillery to […]

by · May 17, 2017 · Vernuccio's View
UPDATED: Bronx Council Candidates Dash for Campaign Cash, Part 1

UPDATED: Bronx Council Candidates Dash for Campaign Cash, Part 1

Council Candidates 2017 Fundraising (March 12-May 11) Midnight Monday was the filing deadline for candidates running for citywide and City Council offices. The two-month disclosure period being reported began on March 12 and ended May 11. Some candidates began filing their […]