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Profile America: State Ban on Discrimination

Profile America: State Ban on Discrimination

Wednesday, March 22 — The Civil Rights Act of 1964 prohibited discrimination based on sex as well as race in hiring, promoting, and firing. While this act is a famous landmark in the national effort to assure equality of treatment, its […]

by · March 22, 2017 · Profile America
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Profile America: Single Parents Day

Tuesday, March 21 —  This is Single Parents Day– observed on this date every year since 1984 to recognize all those women and men who are raising children without partners.  Single parent families may result not just from out-of-wedlock births, […]

by · March 21, 2017 · Profile America
Profile America: National Agriculture

Profile America: National Agriculture

Monday, March 20 — Ask many Americans where their food comes from, and they’ll answer the supermarket, while clothing comes from the mall. Dispelling such notions is why today kicks off National Agriculture Week.  Tomorrow is National Agriculture Day, featuring most […]

by · March 20, 2017 · Profile America
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Op-Ed: BUDGET MUST STOP THE BLEEDING FROM “1,000 CUTS”

BUDGET MUST STOP THE BLEEDING FROM “1,000 CUTS” by Assembly Minority Leader Brian M. Kolb (R-Canandaigua) Earlier this week, I testified in front of the Albany County Legislature to urge its members to vote against expanding an unnecessary ban on polystyrene […]

by · March 19, 2017 · Op Ed
Matters of Faith: HANDLE YOUR BUSINESS

Matters of Faith: HANDLE YOUR BUSINESS

By Rev. J. Loren Russell, BA, MDiv. Proverbs 13:22 “A good man leaveth an inheritance to his children’s children: and the wealth of the sinner is laid up for the just.” Webster’s dictionary defines good as “a favorable character or […]

by · March 19, 2017 · Matters of Faith, Religion
Profile America: First U.S. Bank Robbery

Profile America: First U.S. Bank Robbery

Sunday, March 19 —  Banks had operated in America for about a half century before someone tried to make an unauthorized withdrawal. On this date in 1831, Edward Smith committed the first bank robbery in the U.S. — hitting the City […]

by · March 19, 2017 · Profile America
President Lyndon B. Johnson spearheaded the War on Poverty during his Great Society era.

Profile America: The War on Poverty

The first salvo in what we’ve come to know as the War on Poverty was fired on this date 53 years ago. Following President Lyndon Johnson’s State of the Union call for tackling poverty in America, the Economic Opportunity Act […]

by · March 17, 2017 · History, Profile America
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2017 Blizzard “Stella” in Pictures

by David Greene With some predictions for Winter Storm Stella as high as 2 feet, the five boroughs only received less than six inches during the storm that struck on Tuesday, March 15. Now many are questioning why school’s and […]

by · March 15, 2017 · Domestic News, Local News, Photos
Letter to the Editor: Dear Allerton International Merchants Association, Spring is Around the Corner

Letter to the Editor: Dear Allerton International Merchants Association, Spring is Around the Corner

By Gene DeFrancis Spring is around the corner. And that means… Spring Cleaning. Every time this year we take the time to remind our neighbors to do their part in keeping Allerton clean. Homeowners and Business owners you are responsible […]

Profile America: America’s First Shopping Mall

Profile America: America’s First Shopping Mall

Wednesday, March 15 — Everyone who loves convenience in shopping can thank visionaries Edward Delk and J.C. Nichols, who conceived, designed, and built the first shopping mall in the U.S. The Country Club Plaza, on the outskirts of Kansas City, opened […]

by · March 15, 2017 · Profile America
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Vernuccio’s View: Nuclear Terrorism Threat Grows

NATO is warning  that the West should consider the potential danger of an attack by terrorist using weapons of mass destruction. The organization is not being overly cautious. An Economist study notes that  “24 states still have 1kg or more […]

by · March 15, 2017 · Vernuccio's View
Profile America: Court Appearance

Profile America: Court Appearance

Tuesday, March 14 —  This month in 1879 marked a milestone in women’s history and the opportunities available to them. President Rutherford Hayes earlier signed a congressional act “to relieve certain legal disabilities of women.” The act’s leading champion, 49-year-old […]

by · March 14, 2017 · Profile America
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First State College for Women

Monday, March 13 — The first state college for women was created this month in 1884 in Mississippi. Known as the Mississippi Industrial Institute and College, classes opened in the fall of the next year on the campus of a former […]

by · March 13, 2017 · Profile America, Women
Why Federal Arts Funding Matters

Why Federal Arts Funding Matters

The arts are essential to New York City. Our cultural organizations enrich our neighborhoods, inspire and educate our youth, employ thousands of our residents, and attract millions of tourists to this city. And yet President Trump is threatening to turn […]

by · March 12, 2017 · Arts and Culture, Op Ed
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GETTING BUDGET PRIORITIES BACK IN FOCUS

by Assembly Minority Leader Brian M. Kolb (R-Canandaigua) As we enter the middle of March, Albany’s notoriously secretive budget negotiations will gain momentum during the coming weeks. The governor presented his $152.3 billion proposal in January. Now the Assembly and Senate […]

by · March 12, 2017 · Op Ed