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Vernuccio’s View: Afghanistan Problems Are More Dangerous

Vernuccio’s View: Afghanistan Problems Are More Dangerous

The United Nations envoy for Afghanistan, Tadamichi Yamamoto, has pointed out both some progress and the severe challenges in that nation. While the Government has committed to holding parliamentary elections which should be “fair, inclusive and transparent by the Afghan […]

by · April 5, 2017 · Vernuccio's View
Amanda Faris, Candidate, 18 CD

Op-Ed: The Women Who Dared Me to Lead

The Women Who Dared Me to Lead. “I cannot be intimidated. I cannot be undermined.” Congresswoman Maxine Waters. As the only woman running for NYC Council District 18, in a race with six men, that quote hit me in the […]

by · April 4, 2017 · Op Ed
Photo credit: Edwin Soto

A Tree Falls in the Bronx

A Tree Falls in the Bronx by David Greene TIMBER! … Police and fire crews were called out after strong winds and heavy rain brought down a large tree that damaged several park cars. The incident was reported at 10:45 […]

by · April 4, 2017 · Photos, Uncategorized
Profile America: The Power of Vitamin C

Profile America: The Power of Vitamin C

Tuesday, April 4 — Today is Vitamin C Day, celebrated — if that’s the word — every April 4 on the anniversary of the isolation of this vitamin. The breakthrough was made in 1932 by two doctors at the University of […]

In 1792, National Mint in the then United States capital city of Philadelphia.

Profile America: First Federal Building — National Mint

Monday, April 3 — Critics of federal spending initiatives often allude with some disdain to the government’s ability to create money. It’s pure coincidence, though, that the first federal building commissioned under the country’s new constitution was intended to do just […]

by · April 3, 2017 · Profile America
Op-Ed: AFFORDABLE COLLEGE FOR ALL

Op-Ed: AFFORDABLE COLLEGE FOR ALL

A special message from New York State Assembly Minority Leader Brian Kolb and the Assembly Minority Conference. The rising cost of college affects nearly every student and graduate in New York State. We need a comprehensive approach to properly address […]

The Seattle-based Starbucks coffee shop first opened in 1971.

Profile America : Getting In The Coffee Habit

Sunday, April 2 — Sometimes, tastes seem to go in great cycles. For example, in 19th century America, local coffeehouses, which roasted their own beans, ruled. Then, in 1900, Hills Brothers started packing roasted, ground coffee in vacuum tins. In the […]

by · April 2, 2017 · Business, Profile America
Matters of Faith: CAN YOU RECOGNIZE THE FOOL?

Matters of Faith: CAN YOU RECOGNIZE THE FOOL?

By Rev. J. Loren Russell, MDiv Psalm 14:1 “The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God. They are corrupt, they have done abominable works, there is none that doeth good.” A few months ago, I wrote an […]

by · April 2, 2017 · Matters of Faith, Religion
Profile America: Primary Voter, Thomas Peterson-Mundy

Profile America: Primary Voter, Thomas Peterson-Mundy

Friday, March 31 — The 15th Amendment to the Constitution declared the right to vote “shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any state on account of race, color, or previous condition of servitude.” It was […]

by · March 31, 2017 · Profile America
Classic Coca Cola logo

Profile America: Birth of a Brand — Coca-Cola

Thursday, March 30 — One of the most successful brand names of all time got its start this week in 1886.  That’s when Atlanta pharmacist John Pemberton brewed up the first batch of Coca-Cola – designed as a hangover cure.  The […]

by · March 30, 2017 · Profile America
Op-Ed: Mr. Mayor, Treat Charter Schools Fairly

Op-Ed: Mr. Mayor, Treat Charter Schools Fairly

By Lester Long Accountability is one of the core values we instill in every scholar who walks through the doors of a South Bronx Classical Charter School. We teach our students that they should hold themselves, and those around them, […]

by · March 29, 2017 · Education News, Op Ed
Vernuccio’s View: Kremlin Corruption Sparks Outrage

Vernuccio’s View: Kremlin Corruption Sparks Outrage

In 1993, Russian leader Boris Yeltsin, who was a key figure in breaking up the USSR and who served as Russian president from 1991 to 1999, said that “Corruption in the organs of power and administration is literally eating away […]

by · March 29, 2017 · Vernuccio's View
Profile America: Mobile Computing

Profile America: Mobile Computing

Monday, March 27 — A triumph of mobile computing was achieved on this date in 1961.  A division of the Sperry Rand Corporation equipped a trailer truck to haul a UNIVAC I computer from New York City down to North Carolina […]

by · March 27, 2017 · Profile America
Op-Ed: Opportunity to Address Outmigration From New York State

Op-Ed: Opportunity to Address Outmigration From New York State

AN OPPORTUNITY TO ADDRESS OUTMIGRATION Assembly Minority Leader Brian M. Kolb (R,C,I,Ref-Canandaigua) Not only are New York’s high taxes and suffocating regulations holding New Yorkers back, they’re driving them away. The insufferable business climate and nation’s worst tax burden have […]

by · March 27, 2017 · Op Ed
Matters of Faith: WHERE HAVE YOU BEEN LOOKING?

Matters of Faith: WHERE HAVE YOU BEEN LOOKING?

By Rev. J. Loren Russell, MDiv Luke 17:21 Neither shall they say, Lo here! or, lo there! for, behold, the kingdom of God is within you. Noted author, poet, philosopher, mystic and theologian, Howard Thurman was quoted to have said, […]

by · March 26, 2017 · Matters of Faith, Religion