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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
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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
A passerby pays no attention to the 15-foot gusher frozen from an MTA water pipe outside of the Miracle Provider Church on White Plains Road.--Photo by David Greene

Transit Tundra [PHOTOS]

Transit Tundra by David Greene A burst water pipe leading to the Metropolitan Transportation Authority’s transit system’s # 2 and 5 line along White Plains Road at East 220 Street created a icicle estimated at 15-feet long. Few passersby stopped […]

by · January 8, 2018 · News, Photos
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Profile America: The First State of the Union

Monday, January 8th. On this date in 1790, President George Washington addressed a joint session of Congress to deliver the first State of the Union report, as required by the still young Constitution. The requirement didn’t demand a speech, and […]

by · January 8, 2018 · History, Profile America
Speaker Corey Johnson Hold His First Press Conference After Being Elected -- Credit William Alatriste (Flickr)

Bronx Political Buzz: Johnson Owes The Bosses

It’s No Surprise As Council Elects CoJo Speaker Last Wednesday, as expected, the City Council elected Manhattan Democrat Corey Johnson as its newest Council Speaker, 48-1 with two absences. Even the three Council Republican members voted for the openly gay […]

Speaker Corey Johnson Hold His First Press Conference After Being Elected -- Credit William Alatriste (Flickr)

Press Clips: Trump Names New US Attorney

PRESS CLIPS: Trump Names New US Attorney By Robert Press   New U.S. Attorney for the Southern District Former US Attorney for the Southern District Preet Bharara was fired in the early stages of the new Trump Presidential administration. The […]

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New York needs to get its fiscal house in order

Legislative Column from Assembly Minority Leader Brian M. Kolb (R-Canandaigua) This week, Gov. Cuomo devoted a great deal of his State of the State address explaining how the newly-passed federal tax reform bill will hurt New York. If you look […]

by · January 7, 2018 · Opinion
Profile America: First Bank

Profile America: First Bank

Sunday, January 7th. During the Revolutionary War, the rebelling colonies and the Continental Congress were anything but too big to fail. To the contrary, finances were very spotty and precarious. To help put affairs in order and make credit available, […]

by · January 7, 2018 · History, Profile America
Matters of Faith: God’s Power Over the Storms

Matters of Faith: God’s Power Over the Storms

Snow and heavy rainstorms make us stop and think about God’s power.

by · January 7, 2018 · Matters of Faith, Religion
Happy New Year from the Folks at Profile America

Happy New Year from the Folks at Profile America

On Monday, some 326 million Americans of all ages and backgrounds greeted the year 2018. A hundred years ago, the nation’s population was just a bit over 103 million. Fifty years ago, it was around 200 million. The 2010 Census […]

by · January 6, 2018 · Census, Profile America
Congressman José E. Serrano stands in solidarity with members of 32BJ SEIU at a rally outside Bronx Borough Hall to demand fair wages and work benefits. (03/11/2015)

Profile America: Minimum Wage

Friday, January 5th. The business world was confronted with a new idea on this date in 1914. That’s when Henry Ford announced that he would reduce the workday from nine to eight hours, and pay his factory assembly line workers […]

by · January 5, 2018 · Profile America
Mayor Bill de Blasio, Police Commissioner James O'Neill and School Chancellor Carmen Fariña hold a press conference on school safety at M.S. 88 in Brooklyn on Tuesday, August 1, 2017. Michael Appleton/Mayoral Photography Office

Where The Pols Are, January 6

Friday, January 6 Governor Andrew Cuomo is in New York city with no public schedule. Comptroller Scott Stringer has no public schedule. Public Advocate Letitia James has no publicly scheduled events. Approximately 10:00 AM – Mayor Bill de Blasio will […]