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President Richard Nixon signing the Clean Air Act of 1970.

Opening to China

“Only Nixon could go to China” is a metaphor for a person of an established reputation to defy all expectations by acting in a contrary fashion. That phrase was conceived this week in 1972. President Richard Nixon, an established cold […]

by · February 24, 2018 · History, Profile America
Where The Pols Are, February 22 — 2018 State of the Borough Address

Where The Pols Are, February 22 — 2018 State of the Borough Address

Gov. Andrew Cuomo is in Albany and Dutchess counties. The State Legislature is not in session. 9:00 AM – Public Advocate Letitia James delivers remarks at the Queens Tribune and the Press of Southeast Queens Black History Month Ambassadors for […]

Where The Pols Are, February 21

Where The Pols Are, February 21

Governor Cuomo is in New York City.

First Telephone Directory

First Telephone Directory

Wednesday, February 21st. In the early days of the telephone, knowing who had one and what the number was quickly became a problem. The first telephone directory in America was published on this date in 1878 in New Haven, Connecticut. […]

by · February 21, 2018 · History, Profile America
Vernuccio’s View: Potential China-The Vatican Deal Criticized

Vernuccio’s View: Potential China-The Vatican Deal Criticized

It appears that Pope Francis is close to coming to an agreement with Beijing over the appointment of bishops in China. The Communist government recognizes only bishops within its borders who are designated by the government, but underground churches in […]

by · February 21, 2018 · Opinion, Vernuccio's View

Opinion: Teaching Black History in Our Schools

In the Gotham Gazette on Monday, State Sen. Jesse Hamilton III (D-Brooklyn) wrote an op-ed explaining why he is sponsoring legislation to mandate the teaching if Black History in NYC schools. We excerpt his opinion piece below: The Southern Poverty […]

by · February 20, 2018 · News, Opinion, Race and Culture
Where The Pols Are, February 20

Where The Pols Are, February 20

Tuesday, February 20 Governor Cuomo is in Albany. Mayor de Blasio is in New York City and has no public events scheduled. 1:30 PM – NYC Board of Elections meets. 42 Broadway, 7th Fl, Manhattan. 6:15 PM – Public Advocate […]


Profile America: First Burglar Alarm

Tuesday, February 20th. We live in an age concerned about security. Many homes display signs warning that they are protected by a certain brand of security system, and television ads extol the benefits of competing brands. The first burglar alarm […]

by · February 20, 2018 · Bulletin Board, Profile America

Matters of Faith: I Am!

‭‭James‬ ‭1:1-8‬ ‭NKJV‬‬ “My brethren, count it all joy when you fall into various trials, knowing that the testing of your faith produces patience. But let patience have its perfect work, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking nothing.” […]

by · February 18, 2018 · Matters of Faith, Religion
Sanitation trucks and police vans were used to shield the runners and spectators participating in the annual event.--Photo by David Greene

Op-Ed: On commercial waste, don’t do what L.A. did

On commercial waste, don’t do what L.A. did New York City must not adopt Los Angeles’ failed zone-based carting system By Kendall Christiansen and Thomas Grech Every day, it’s no small miracle that the 12,000 tons of waste, recyclables and organics […]

by · February 16, 2018 · Environment, Op Ed

Where The Pols Are, February 16

10:00 AM – Mayor Bill de Blasio appears live on WNYC radio’s The Brian Lehrer Show.

Sepulveda 4 Senate card (Credit: Michael Benjamin)

Bronx Political Round-up: City Proposes South Bronx Jail

De Blasio, Ayala Push Bronx Jail on Concord Avenue Bronx elected officials and South Bronx residents were taken by surprise by Mayor de Blasio’s announcement the NYPD tow pound at 320 Concord Avenue will be the home of one of […]

Photos by EDWIN SOTO 
At around 10:40 PM Tuesday a fire breaks out in a 2 story private house at 3138 Decatur Ave. &  204th St. 4 injuries were reported

Where The Pols Are, February 15 — Fire Safety Legislation

1:30 PM – The New York City Council holds a stated meeting, City Hall, Council Chambers, Manhattan.

Bronx Political Round Up

Bronx Political Round Up

Federal Court Grants Preliminary Injunction In DACA Case On Tuesday, a federal judge granted Attorney General Eric Schneiderman and his fellow Attorneys General’s motion for a preliminary injunction blocking President Donald Trump’s order rescinding DACA. Schneiderman leads the coalition of […]

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio delivers his fifth State of the City address at the Kings Theatre in Brooklyn on Tuesday, February 13, 2017. Benjamin Kanter/Mayoral Photo Office.

Where The Pols Are, February 14

Governor Cuomo is in New York City with no announced public schedule. 11:00 AM – Mayor de Blasio and Speaker Corey Johnson hold a news conference to make an announcement. City Hall, Rotunda, Manhattan. 11:00 AM – Bronx Borough President Rubén […]