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Cops from across the nation lined the Grand Concourse to pay their respects for fallen NYPD officer.--Photo by David Greene

10,000 Cops Mourn Slain Officer “Mios”

10,000 Cops Mourn Slain Officer “Mios” by David Greene More than 10,000 police officers from across the country joined community and family members at the World Changers Church on the Grand Concourse in saying goodbye to slain police officer Miosotis […]

by · July 15, 2017 · News, Photos
Trooper Joel R. Davis, NY State Police

Where The Pols Are, July 15

Saturday, July 15 Governor Andrew Cuomo is in Jefferson County and the New York City area. On Saturday and Sunday, Mayor Bill de Blasio is in New York City. There are no public events scheduled. Public Advocate Letitia James has […]

Yosemite granite cliffs form a valley. Department of the Interior

National Recreation and Parks Month

Saturday, July 15 — It’s the height of the summer vacation season, and across the country, Americans are taking part in their favorite outdoor activities — from hiking and rock climbing to swimming and boating — or just enjoying the […]

by · July 15, 2017 · Profile America
From: Kerut EK, Kerut DG, Fleisig GS, Andrews JR. Prevention of Arm Injuries in Youth Baseball Pitchers. J La Med Assn 2008; March/April

Magic Pitch Counts Have Ruined Baseball

By William Coppola Remember when the Boston Celtic’s John Havlicek was the best sixth man on those championship teams back in the 60’s and 70’s? Maybe it is time for baseball to look to something similar, as in a sixth […]

by · July 13, 2017 · Op Ed, Sports
Rainbow Over Westchester Square

Rainbow Over Westchester Square

Rainbow Over Westchester Square by David Greene Bronxites out and about on Saturday, July 1, caught the rare sighting of a rainbow over the southeast section of the borough. A photographer captured this image from Blondell Avenue looking east. Photo […]

by · July 13, 2017 · Photos
Where The Pols Are, July 13

Where The Pols Are, July 13

Thursday, July 13 Governor Andrew Cuomo is in Erie County and New York City. 10:00 AM New York City Comptroller Scott M. Stringer, the National Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce and US Business Leadership Network, will host a roundtable […]

Profile America: The Transistor Breakthrough

Profile America: The Transistor Breakthrough

Thursday, July 13 — One of the most important inventions of our time was announced in early July 1948 in a press release by Bell Laboratories in New Jersey. It was the transfer resistance device — far better known as […]

by · July 13, 2017 · Profile America, Technology
Bronx Democrats File Petitions

Bronx Democrats File Petitions

The NYC Board of Elections acknowledges that the Bronx Democratic party organization filed petition volumes for its slate of Council candidates incumbents Rafael Salamanca, Vanessa Gibson, Fernando Cabrera, Andy Cohen and Andy King as well as Assemblyman Mark Gjonaj and […]

National Vehicle Theft Protection Month

National Vehicle Theft Protection Month

Wednesday, July 12 — It took a while after the invention of the gas-powered automobile by Karl Benz in Germany in 1886 for someone to steal the wheels. The first stolen car is said to be of a French aristocrat’s […]

by · July 12, 2017 · Profile America
The stakes and dangers of the crisis in North Korea are significantly larger than has been discussed in the media so far.

Vernuccio’s View: North Korea Is An Threat Imminent

The latest Hwasong-14 missile launch from North Korea confirms that the Pyongyang regime has successfully attained the capability to launch intercontinental ballistic missiles (ICBMS.) Experts believe that the rocket used in the launch could reach Alaska, Hawaii, and the states […]

Amanda Farias Claims Election Milestone

Amanda Farias Claims Election Milestone

Insurgent Democrat Amanda C. Farias announced on Monday that her campaign filed over 3,000 designating petitions for the 18th City Council District. Farias filed 7 times as many signatures than the 450 minimum required by the City Charter to qualify […]

Profile America: Telstar

Profile America: Telstar

Tuesday, July 11 — The distant reaches of planet Earth came into electronic proximity for the average American on this date in 1962. The occasion was the successful relay of a transatlantic TV signal by Telstar, the first privately owned […]

Where The Pols Are, July 11

Where The Pols Are, July 11

Tuesday, July 11 Governor Andrew Cuomo is in Genesee County and Schenectady County. 10:00 AM – Mayor Bill de Blasio and First Lady McCray will attend the funeral of NYPD Officer Miosotis Familia, where he will deliver remarks. World Changers Church, […]

Op-Ed: Caribbean Heritage Month and Its Importance to African American History

Op-Ed: Caribbean Heritage Month and Its Importance to African American History

Caribbean Heritage Month and Its Importance to African American History By State Senator Kevin Parker Life Needs The Caribbean! So read the tagline of a full-length commercial that ran in frequent rotation on national network television a couple years ago. […]

by · July 10, 2017 · Op Ed
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Profile America: Summer Food Favorites

Monday, July 10 — A number of special observances are held in July — three of them seem just right for summer. It’s not only National Grilling Month but also National Hot Dog Month and, since 1984, National Ice Cream Month. […]