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Europe’s Separatist Movements

Europe’s Separatist Movements

Catalonia’s independence movement may be the focus of this month’s news about separatist movements, but Europe has a number of regions that are considering going it alone. These movements tend to feed off of each other, supporting independence claims. Even […]

by · October 18, 2017 · Vernuccio's View

Matters of Faith: IS FINANCIAL LITERACY ONLY A WORLDLY PURSUIT?

Luke 16:8 (NKJV) “So the master commended the unjust steward because he had dealt shrewdly. For the sons of this world are more shrewd in their generation than the sons of light.” Financial illiteracy of scripture has been the cause […]

by · October 15, 2017 · Matters of Faith, Religion
Where The Pols Are, October 13

Where The Pols Are, October 13

Friday, October 13 Governor Cuomo is in New York City. Comptroller Scott Stringer has no public schedule. 10:00 AM – State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli holds a press conference to discuss the Dignity for All Students Act and how well schools […]

World's First Cellphone Call - April 3 1973 by Martin Cooper. (YouTube)

Birth of the Cell Phone

Friday, October 13 — With the national median age being 37.9 years, only half of the country’s population experienced life in what might strike young people as a bleak, dark and difficult age. Practically unimaginable today, there was a time […]

by · October 13, 2017 · Profile America, Technology, Trends
Success Academy founder and CEO Eva Moskowitz.

OPINION: More Space for Charter Schools Would Have Huge Impact for Students

More Space for Charter Schools Would Have Huge Impact for Students By Griceliz Badillo Watching my fifth grader go back to school this year made me think about just how much she’s grown since starting kindergarten five years ago. The […]

by · October 12, 2017 · Education News, Op Ed, Opinion
Attention Yankees Fans: You Have Entered “The Twilight Zone”

Attention Yankees Fans: You Have Entered “The Twilight Zone”

By William Coppola The only way I can describe what we all just witnessed in this ALDS between the young, Yankees and the heavily favored best team in the American League, Cleveland Indians, is to use the opening line to […]

by · October 12, 2017 · Opinion, Sports
The New York City Council Takes A Knee prior to the September 26 Stated Meeting. Credit: Madina Toure/Observer

Vernuccio’s View: Theatrics Overtake Our National Conversation

The actions of many of our elected officials have become juvenile expressions of outrage. In 2016, several House Democrats staged a sit-in on the floor of Congress, after losing a legislative battle.  Rather than retool their message and try again, they […]

by · October 11, 2017 · Opinion, Vernuccio's View
Members of the NYPD Emerald Society march in sync during the Morris Park Columbus Day parade.--Photo by David Greene

Columbus Day Celebrated in Morris Park [with Gallery]

Columbus Day Celebrated in Morris Park by David Greene Despite a persistent drizzle that could not dampen spirits of Italian-Americans, hundreds turned out to enjoy the 41st Annual Bronx Columbus Day Parade down Morris Park Avenue. Shop owners pulled tables […]

by · October 10, 2017 · Cultures, Entertainment, Photos
OCTOBER IS BREAST CANCER AWARENESS MONTH

OCTOBER IS BREAST CANCER AWARENESS MONTH

Women aren’t the only ones to get breast cancer — men are diagnosed with it, too. In fact, in 2017, about 2,470 men are expected to be diagnosed with the disease.

by · October 10, 2017 · Health, Health & Nutrition, Opinion
Where The Pols Are, October 10 — Mayoral Debate

Where The Pols Are, October 10 — Mayoral Debate

Tuesday, October 10 Governor Andrew Cuomo is in New York City and Onondaga County. Mayor Bill de Blasio is in New York City and has no public events scheduled. 9:00 AM Comptroller Scott Stringer hosts his Annual Polish Heritage Breakfast. […]

Dreft detergent first came on the market on October 10, 1933. Photo credit: Dreft

Profile America: Soap Cleaning Power

Tuesday, October 10 — Something that we all take for granted made its appearance on this date in 1933, when the first household detergent — named Dreft, and still in production — went on sale. The chemistry of making soap […]

by · October 10, 2017 · Profile America
Governor Cuomo Marches in the Columbus Day Parade | Flickr

Where The Pols Are, Columbus Day

Monday, October 9 Governor Andrew Cuomo is in New York City. Mayor de Blasio will march in the Columbus Day Parade. 11:30 AM Governor Cuomo, Mayor de Blasio and others march in the Columbus Day Parade. 44th Street and 5th […]

National Work from Home Week

National Work from Home Week

Monday, October 9 — For many generations, weekday mornings have meant a routine of preparation, and then facing an ever-lengthening commute to work. However, a small but growing number of Americans are not in that situation — and that’s why […]

by · October 9, 2017 · Profile America
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Where The Pols Are, October 8

Sunday, October 8 Governor Andrew Cuomo is in the New York City area. Mayor Bill de Blasio is in New York City and has no public events scheduled. 11:00 AM Assemblyman Michael Blake makes remarks at the Tremont United Methodist […]

National School Lunch Week

National School Lunch Week

Sunday, October 8 — Tomorrow markis the start of National School Lunch Week — a name that probably conjures up visions of peanut butter and jelly sandwiches, and other, somewhat mysterious cafeteria substances. But it’s time to note the wholesome […]

by · October 8, 2017 · Profile America