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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
The mushroom cloud of the first test of a hydrogen bomb is seen in a 1952 test blast.

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
Matters of Faith: He Thought We Were Worth It!

Matters of Faith: He Thought We Were Worth It!

By Rev. J. Loren Russell, BA, MDiv. 1 Corinthians 6:19-20 (KJV) “What? know ye not that your body is the temple of the Holy Ghost which is in you, which ye have of God, and ye are not your own? […]

by · March 12, 2017 · Matters of Faith
Profile America: National Peanut Month

Profile America: National Peanut Month

Sunday, March 12th. This is National Peanut Month — celebrating one of the nation’s favorite foods, and absolutely America’s favorite snack nut. They are enjoyed in many ways — roasted in the shell, used in salads and stir-fry recipes, in […]

by · March 12, 2017 · Profile America
Tech Focus: Stick it to the Man With DuckDuckGo.com

Tech Focus: Stick it to the Man With DuckDuckGo.com

Stick it to the Man With DuckDuckGo.com The more the public reads about Google and their package of services, the more suspicious people are becoming, and rightfully.  Often people surf the web through their browser and don’t even realize that […]

by · March 11, 2017 · Tech Focus
Profile America: Deadly Flu Virus

Profile America: Deadly Flu Virus

Saturday, March 11 — One of the most devastating public health crises in history hit the U.S. on this date 99 years ago. The first cases of what was called “Spanish flu” were reported among soldiers at Fort Riley, Kansas. Then […]

by · March 11, 2017 · Profile America
Profile America: First Telephone Call

Profile America: First Telephone Call

Friday, March 10 — For many Americans, trying to envision life without our various telephones would be like trying to live without indoor plumbing. The crucial utility is 141 years old today. In 1876, Alexander Graham Bell made the first, local, […]

Vernuccio’s View: China Makes its Move in Latin America

Vernuccio’s View: China Makes its Move in Latin America

China’s rapidly growing influence is not confined to the far reaches of the Orient.  Beijing’s presence is increasingly being felt within the U.S.A.’s own hemisphere. A decade of escalating interaction in Latin America and the Caribbean has risen to a […]

by · March 8, 2017 · Vernuccio's View