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Robert Press, columnist, 100 Percent Bronx

100 Percent Bronx – Looking Ahead to 2018

Surprises to look for in the upcoming election season:

A possible challenge to Rep. Jose Serrano. 

Council Member Rev. Rubén Diaz Sr.

WYSK: CM Diaz Offers Fire Advice to Mayor de Blasio

WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW: A RECOMMENDATION FOR THE MAYOR OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK  By Councilman Rev. Rubén Díaz District 18 Bronx You should know that in the recent fire where twelve people may have unnecessarily lost their lives […]

by · January 1, 2018 · News, Opinion, What You Should Know
Bronx Housing Enrollment Event Sponsored by Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr.

Bronx Housing Enrollment Event Sponsored by Bronx BP Diaz

Bronx Housing Enrollment Event Sponsored by Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. Every Wednesday beginning January 18, 2018 through June 20 from 10 AM to 1 PM., 851 Grand Concourse (E 161st Street) , Bronx NY 10451. RSVP 718-590-6248.

Emancipation Proclamation

Emancipation Proclamation

January 1, 2018 Monday, January 1st. For Americans in 1863, this day was not one especially suited to a greeting of “Happy New Year.” But in a nation riven by Civil War, President Abraham Lincoln used the occasion of the […]

by · January 1, 2018 · History, News, Profile America
Profile America: Electronic Advance

Profile America: Electronic Advance

One of the most important inventions of modern times dates back 70 years this month. In 1947, three Bell Laboratory scientists successfully tested what would become the junction transistor, vital to our information age. The three shared the Nobel Prize […]

by · December 31, 2017 · History, Profile America, Technology
A New You For a New Year!

A New You For a New Year!

By Re. Dr. J. Loren Russell Ephesians 4:22 – 27 (KJV) That ye put off concerning the former conversation the old man, which is corrupt according to the deceitful lusts; And be renewed in the spirit of your mind; And […]

by · December 31, 2017 · Matters of Faith, Opinion, Religion
Assemblyman Sepulveda's Happy Holiday card sent to 32 SD county committee members.

Bronx Political Buzz: At Year’s End

Mayor de Blasio Gets Sworn-in Ahead of Time On Sunday, Mayor Bill de Blasio will be officially sworn in for his second term as the 109th Mayor of New York City. City Clerk Michael McSweeney will do the honors. At […]

Profile America: First Coed College – Oberlin College

Profile America: First Coed College – Oberlin College

Friday, December 29th. Colleges and universities with both male and female students are the norm today. But in 1833, only a few women went to college and the idea of coed classes was a social innovation. In December that year, […]

by · December 30, 2017 · History, Profile America, Women
Credit: NYC & Co.

Where The Pols Are, December 30

Saturday, December 30 Governor Andrew Cuomo is in Albany. Mayor Bill de Blasio is in New York City and has no public events scheduled. Comptroller Scott Stringer has no public schedule. Public Advocate Letitia James has no public schedule for […]

Remote Control Viewing

Remote Control Viewing

The reliable TV remote control, a crucial labor saving device for couch potatoes, was unveiled this month 60 years ago. Robert Adler of the Zenith Corporation received a patent for a mechanical unit that used a striker and four small […]

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, December 28

Today at 11 AM, Mayor de Blasio will provide remarks at the NYPD graduation ceremony.

Profile America: Gum for Chewsy Americans

Profile America: Gum for Chewsy Americans

Thursday, December 28th. The month of December has given Americans a lot to chew on, beyond holiday cookies, fruitcakes and candies. On this date in December 1869, chewing gum was patented by Ohio dentist William Semple, who hoped that the […]

by · December 28, 2017 · History, Profile America
NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio and First Lady Chirlane McCray at Gracie Mansion. Edwin J. Torres/Mayoral Photography Office.

Where The Pols Are, 12/27

Mayor de Blasio meets with the NYCHA Citywide Council of Presidents and has no public events scheduled.

Trump: "As President of the United States of America, I will ALWAYS put #AmericaFirst 🇺🇸 #UNGA" [Twitter] WH.Gov

Vernuccio’s View: 2018’s Key Resolutions

The fresh attitude brought about by a New Year should lead to resolutions effectively addressing the most serious and long-standing problems affecting the nation.   There are several issues that, if effectively dealt with, could dramatically improve the nation. Health care […]

by · December 26, 2017 · Opinion, Vernuccio's View
Councilman-elect Ruben Diaz, Sr.

WYSK: My New Year’s Prayers

What You Should Know – My New Year’s Prayers By Senator Rev Rubén Díaz What you should and already know is that the year 2018 is almost here. You should know that on December 31st while thousands of people choose […]

by · December 26, 2017 · News, Opinion, What You Should Know