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Americans got their first glimpse of an x-ray machine on this date in 1896 in an exhibit in New York City.

Profile America: X-Ray Machine

Thursday, January 18th. The X-ray machine, the first medical imaging device, was invented in Europe in the late 19th century. Americans got their first glimpse of this medical marvel on this date in 1896 in an exhibit in New York […]

by · January 18, 2018 · History, Profile America, Technology
Hawaii residents received false emergency alert about an incoming missile - Rep. Tulsi Gabbard

Vernuccio’s View: Past U.S. Policy Failures Led to Current Crises

Hawaii’s recent “false alarm” about an inbound missile created so much panic due to the credibility of an actual nuclear attack. The reality that the entire U.S. mainland, and indeed, much of the world, is now in range of North […]

by · January 17, 2018 · Vernuccio's View
Opinion: The Re-education of President Trump

Opinion: The Re-education of President Trump

By Uchenna Ekwo It is easy for Trump’s critics to label him as racist, narcissistic, ignorant, bigot, arrogant, misogynist, controversial, and suffering from intellectual disability and so on. Regardless of the opinion of his detractors, what is clear is that […]

by · January 16, 2018 · Immigration Issues, News, Opinion
Profile America: Financial Wellness Month

Profile America: Financial Wellness Month

Tuesday, January 16th. January is Financial Wellness Month, appropriately timed to the confluence of New Year’s resolutions and holiday bills. It’s a time to set new goals for financial freedom and moderation in spending — for people to understand the […]

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Profile America: Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Monday, January 15th. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. would have been 89 years old today. The civil rights leader, minister, and recipient of the 1964 Nobel Peace Prize was born in 1929 and assassinated in 1968. Today is the national […]

by · January 15, 2018 · History, Holidays, Profile America
Profile America: Solar Power

Profile America: Solar Power

Sunday, January 14th. There’s been a lot of emphasis lately on making houses that are more energy efficient — with better insulation and windows that seal out heat and cold. Many feature the use of solar panels to capture the […]

by · January 14, 2018 · Energy, Profile America

Matters of Faith: CAN YOU SEE WHAT I SEE?

Matthew 13:13-16 (CEV) I use stories when I speak to them because when they look, they cannot see, and when they listen, they cannot hear or understand. 14 So God’s promise came true, just as the prophet Isaiah had said, […]

Where The Pols Are, January 11

Where The Pols Are, January 11

The New York City Council holds a stated meeting, Council Chambers, City Hall, Manhattan, 1 PM.

Ron Blomberg,NY Yankees, was the American Leagues's first designated hitter (DH) on April 6, 1973.

Profile America: Designated Hitter

Thursday, January 11th. This date 45 years ago was a day that lives in infamy, at least among baseball purists. In 1973, the American League approved a three-year experiment with replacing pitchers in the batting order with a designated hitter […]

by · January 11, 2018 · Profile America, Sports
Where The Pols Are, January 10

Where The Pols Are, January 10

Gov. Andrew Cuomo is in New York City with no public schedule. 11:00 AM – Mayor de Blasio will participate in a plaque dedication ceremony honoring NYPD Detective Steven McDonald. Central Park Precinct, 86th and Transverse Rd, Manhattan. 11:00 AM — Comptroller […]

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Profile America: Women’s Suffrage

Wednesday, January 10th. Legislation to grant women the right to vote was first introduced on this date in 1878 when a California senator proposed the necessary constitutional amendment. It was buried in committee for years and defeated when finally put […]

by · January 10, 2018 · Profile America, Voting Rights, Women
Pakistani demonstrators protest US aid cuts in Lahore - 
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Vernuccio’s View: Cutting Aid to Pakistan Long Overdue

President Donald Trump’s decision to cut aid to Pakistan was long overdue. Legitimate questions had been raised in the past concerning U.S. financial assistance to Pakistan. The Islamabad government has continued to turn a blind eye towards terrorist activities within […]

by · January 10, 2018 · Opinion, Vernuccio's View
From left to right: Jeannie, Evy, and Delma of the Van Nest Ladies Bowling League.

Letter to the Editor: Congratulations to the Wonder Women of the Van Nest Ladies Bowling League

I would like to give recognition to three outstanding octogenarian ladies that bowl in the Van Nest Ladies Bowling League in the Bronx. Everyone who meets Jeannette, Shirley, and Doris have a great admiration for them for their energy, drive, […]

by · January 9, 2018 · Letter to the Editor
New York's 29 electors are bound by rules and tradition dating back about 200 years. The electors fill out paper ballots and submit them into a wooden box. The electors must sign the ballots, which are counted manually at the state Capitol.

Where The Pols Are, January 9

Tuesday, January 9 Governor Andrew Cuomo is in Albany. Public Advocate Letitia James has no publicly scheduled events. 8:30 AM – The Citizens Crime Commission of New York City holds a breakfast forum to discuss a 21st century prosecutor’s role […]

Profile America: National Static Electricity Day

Profile America: National Static Electricity Day

Tuesday, January 9th. If you feel a special, hair-raising electricity in the air today, well that’s no wonder — it’s National Static Electricity Day. Static electricity is the result of an imbalance between negative and positive charges in an object. […]

by · January 9, 2018 · Profile America