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Decaf Coffee

Decaf Coffee

Friday, June 23 — Through the centuries of coffee’s popularity, if someone ordered the beverage, there was no question about what kind. Today, many Americans prefer their coffee decaffeinated. That option dates to early in the last century, thanks to Ludwig […]

Where The Pols Are — June 23

Where The Pols Are — June 23

Friday, June 23 Governor Cuomo is in New York City. Comptroller Stringer has no public schedule. 9:00 AM – Public Advocate Letitia James Delivers Remarks at The Brooklyn School for Math and Research Commencement The Brooklyn School for Math and Research, […]

Garcia calls out Diaz on subway service

Garcia calls out Diaz on subway service

Metrocard dust up between candidates In an email to supporters and reporters, Elvin Garcia, a Democrat running for City Council in District 18, accused rival Sen. Rev. Rubén Díaz of being AWOL on the deteriorating subway service experienced by Bronx commuters. […]

Councilmember Andy King Fight to #endALZ

Councilmember Andy King Fight to #endALZ

#thelongestday The Alzheimer’s disease is the sixth-leading cause of death in our country and the only cause of death among the top 10 in the United States that cannot be prevented, cured or even slowed. Wearing purple, Council Member Andy […]

by · June 22, 2017 · Bulletin Board, Photos
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Profile America: First Phone Booth

Thursday, June 22 — America’s first public phone booth was installed this month in 1880 in New Haven, Connecticut, just four years after the telephone was invented. These first public telephones were supervised by attendants, while those operated by coins came […]

Where The Pols Are For June 22

Where The Pols Are For June 22

Thursday, June 22 9:10am – Public Advocate Letitia James Delivers Remarks at P.S. 163 Alfred E. Smith School Commencement Holy Name of Jesus Roman Catholic Church, 207 W. 96th Street, New York, NY 10025   10:45am – Public Advocate Letitia James Thanks […]

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Profile America: Dr. Peter Goldmark and the First LP

Wednesday, June 21 — One man’s devotion to classical music led to a major advance in the music recording industry. Dr. Peter Goldmark of CBS Labs was fed up with the frequent record disc flips and swaps required to play a […]

by · June 21, 2017 · Music, Profile America
Mayor Bill de Blasio, Health Commissioner Mary Bassett and City Council Members announce sweeping legislation to curb smoking and tobacco usage. Michael Appleton/Mayoral Photography Office

Where The Pols Are: June 21

Wednesday, June 21 Governor Cuomo is in Albany. Approximately 7:20 AM – Mayor Bill de Blasio Appears Live on WCBS 880 9:00 AM Lieutenant Governor Hochul Highlights NY’s Clean Energy Commitment at NY Solar (+Storage) Summit John Jay College, Gerald Lynch […]

Vernuccio’s View: Russia Militarizes the Arctic

Vernuccio’s View: Russia Militarizes the Arctic

Russia is engaging in new and extremely worrisome activities in the Arctic. According to The NATO Association’s Aleksi Korpela “This issue has become especially controversial in the last few years, as Russia has expanded its military infrastructure…” A recent report has disclosed that Moscow […]

by · June 21, 2017 · Vernuccio's View
Mini-Horses Visit The Hope Center Bring Smiles and Laughter

Mini-Horses Visit The Hope Center Bring Smiles and Laughter

On Monday, June 4th 2017, the Hope Center on University Avenue in the Bronx was visited by mini-horses and the residents there loved them. The Hope Center is a nursing home and rehabilitation center and the Center has a program […]

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Profile America: The First Dime Novel

Tuesday, June 20 — This month 51 years ago, the Beatles’ song “Paperback Writer” topped the pop music charts in America. This ode to middlebrow writing aspirations followed by 107 years the introduction of paperback books by some earlier Beadles — […]

by · June 20, 2017 · Profile America
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Where The Pols Are, June 20

Tuesday, June 20 Governor Cuomo is in Albany. 9:00 AM – Comptroller Scott M. Stringer Delivers Remarks at P.S. 158 Bayard Taylor 5th Grade Graduation Ceremony P.S. 158 Bayard Taylor, 1458 York Avenue, New York, NY 9 a.m. – New […]

Profiled America: Yale Man

Profiled America: Yale Man

Monday, June 19 — The first Chinese student to graduate from an American college was Yung Wing, a naturalized American who received his Bachelor of Arts degree from Yale University in New Haven, Connecticut, this month in 1854. That year, some […]

OPINION: Public School Parents Deserve Transparency

OPINION: Public School Parents Deserve Transparency

Public School Parents Deserve Transparency By Devon Winston    When Bill de Blasio was Public Advocate, he talked a lot about transparency in government. Once, he even gave the NYC Department of Education a “D” in transparency for failing to […]

by · June 18, 2017 · Education News, Op Ed
OPINION: Bronx Public School Parents Want to be Heard

OPINION: Bronx Public School Parents Want to be Heard

By Cecilia Taveras When it comes to public education in the Bronx, Mayor de Blasio is better at talking than he is at listening. Last month, when the Mayor visited my borough for a week, he spent a lot of […]

by · June 18, 2017 · Education News, Op Ed