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OPINION: Shining A Light On Transit Priorities

OPINION: Shining A Light On Transit Priorities

TRANSIT PRIORITIES NEED TO BE PUT IN A NEW LIGHT by Assemblyman Brian Kolb The “Summer of Hell” New York City commuters are facing makes upstate New Yorkers feel lucky. The deterioration of the city’s mass transit system has resulted in […]

by · July 23, 2017 · Op Ed, Transportation
Lower Manhattan Skyline; Manhattan

Where The Pols Are, July 23

Sunday, July 23 Governor Andrew Cuomo is in the New York City area. 11:00 AM – City Comptroller Scott Stringer delivers remarks at First Baptist Church of East Elmhurst Sunday Worship. 100-10 Astoria Boulevard, East Elmhurst, Queens 11:30 AM Mayor […]

Parents’ Day

Parents’ Day

Sunday, July 23 — Today is Parents’ Day — an annual public observance similar to Mother’s Day and Father’s Day, but not an official holiday with gifts and greetings cards. And because it dates only from 1994, not as well […]

by · July 23, 2017 · Profile America
Matters of Faith: AN UNUSUAL PAIR

Matters of Faith: AN UNUSUAL PAIR

Ecclesiates 3:1-4 (KJV) To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven: A time to be born, and a time to die; a time to plant, and a time to pluck up that […]

by · July 23, 2017 · Matters of Faith, Religion
Op-Ed: Combating Gun Violence by Senator Kevin Parker

Op-Ed: Combating Gun Violence by Senator Kevin Parker

by · July 21, 2017 · Op Ed
The Sovereign State of Winneconne. Credit: sovereignstateofwinneconne.com

Profile America: The Winneconne Secession

Friday, July 21 — Fifty years ago today, Winneconne, Wisconsin declared its independence. Residents were annoyed that their town of some 1,300 was accidentally left off the state’s 1967 road map. Unsatisfied with Wisconsin’s apology, they seceded. Upon forming the […]

by · July 21, 2017 · Profile America
Profile America: National Junk Food Day

Profile America: National Junk Food Day

Thursday, July 20 — A substantial and recurring feature of national media reporting is devoted to nutrition and health. There, doctors and public health officials express concerns about obesity, diabetes and the quality of the diet of many Americans. However, […]

Benjamin Kanter/Mayoral Photo Office.

Where The Pols Are, July 19

Wednesday, July 19 Governor Cuomo is in Nassau County and New York City. Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie is in the North Country. 8:30 AM – Comptroller Scott Stringer delivers keynote address at Accountants Club of America and New York State […]

America's first 18-hole golf course constructed on a sheep farm in Downer's Grove. Pinterest

America’s First 18-Hole Golf Course

Wednesday, July 19 — The first 18-hole golf course in the United States opened this week in 1893 in Downer’s Grove, Illinois. The course was an expansion of an existing 9-hole facility. The Chicago Golf Club soon moved to a […]

by · July 19, 2017 · Profile America
Vernucccio’s View: Overcoming Obama’s Defense Funding Mistakes

Vernucccio’s View: Overcoming Obama’s Defense Funding Mistakes

Will The House of Representatives’ National Defense Authorization Act, (NDAA), passed last Friday, be sufficient to both address rising threats from abroad as well as make up the significant loss of funding during the Obama Administration? The $686.6 billion (which exceeds President […]

Where The Pols Are, July 18

Where The Pols Are, July 18

Tuesday, July 18 Governor Andrew Cuomo is in Niagara County and Monroe County. Speaker Heastie is in Rochester on Tuesday, July 18th where he will tour Carpenters’ Rochester Apprentice Training Center and the flood-damaged waterfront. 9:00 AM – Lieutenant Governor […]

USS Seawolf SSN-21 | (U.S. Navy photo by Lt. Cmdr. Greg Kuntz/Released)

Profile America: Nuclear Power

Tuesday, July 18 — This week 62 years ago in West Milton, New York, an example of turning swords into plowshares was generated. That was when the Atomic Energy Commission sold electric power from a General Electric nuclear reactor. The buyer […]

by · July 18, 2017 · Profile America, Technology
WYSK: Rudolph Giuliani -vs- Preet Bharara

WYSK: Rudolph Giuliani -vs- Preet Bharara

WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW: Rudolph Giuliani -vs- Preet Bharara By Senator Rev. Rubén Díaz You should know that both Rudy Giuliani and Preet Bharara became famous and powerful during the times they served as United States Attorneys. Both of them […]

Where The Pols Are, July 17

Where The Pols Are, July 17

In the afternoon, senior members of the Administration will be attending a Cabinet Meeting led by Mayor de Blasio. 

First Dental School: Tooth or Consequences

First Dental School: Tooth or Consequences

Monday, July 17 – Harvard University, founded in Cambridge, Massachusetts in 1636, is the oldest institution of higher education in the United States. Thus, it was already a bit long in the tooth when on this date in 1867 it opened […]