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Teamster Nation

Congress must make Legislative fix to ensure Retirements Are Protected. Contact Congress NOW! http://ibt.io/N14pension

by · November 18, 2018 · Bulletin Board, Labor
National Peanut Butter Lovers Month

National Peanut Butter Lovers Month

Thursday, November 15th. It’s a time to celebrate one of life’s simple, viscous pleasures — it’s Peanut Butter Lovers Month. The stuff of one of America’s favorite sandwiches, peanut butter was first offered to the public at the St. Louis […]

Union Toll Plaza on New Jersey’s Garden State Parkway

Tolls for Thee

Tuesday, November 13th. The first automatic tolls collection station went into service this month in 1954. It was installed at the Union Toll Plaza on New Jersey’s Garden State Parkway. Motorists dropped coins into a wire mesh hopper, triggering a […]

Profile America: Veterans/Armistice Day

Profile America: Veterans/Armistice Day

Sunday, November 11th/Monday 12th. One century ago today, history’s bloodiest war to date ended after more than four years of slaughter. The Veterans Day holiday was conceived as Armistice Day to honor the 4.7 million Americans who served — and […]

Veterans Day: We thank all who served and who serve today

Veterans Day: We thank all who served and who serve today

“Duty, Honor, Country. Those three hallowed words reverently dictate what you ought to be, what you can be, what you will be.” — Douglas MacArthur Veterans Day 2018 was on Sunday, November 11th, 2018 and designated as a Federal Holiday […]

by · November 12, 2018 · Bulletin Board, Holidays, News, Veterans
DREAMChasers Specialized HS Test Prep

DREAMChasers Specialized HS Test Prep

DREAMChasers is a free test prep and mentoring program to help students from low-income and underrepresented backgrounds test into NYC’s specialized high schools. Students chosen for the program will receive over 300 hours of professional test prep for the specialized […]

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New York Fed President Williams to Visit the Bronx this Month

New York Fed President Williams to Visit the Bronx on November 19 November 7, 2018 NEW YORK — Federal Reserve Bank of New York President John C. Williams will visit the Bronx on Monday, November 19, to meet with leaders […]

Profile America: Diabetes Month

Profile America: Diabetes Month

Wednesday, November 7th. November is designated every year as National Diabetes Month. The goal is to make the public more aware of the serious nature of the disease, and how to detect and control it. When our bodies are unable […]

Assembly Speaker Welcomes New Members of Assembly Majority

Assembly Speaker Welcomes New Members of Assembly Majority

I am proud to lead a growing majority in the most diverse legislative body in the country, our members are a true reflection of their constituents. In a year in which there was a historic number of women running for […]

by · November 7, 2018 · Bronx Politics, Bulletin Board, News
US Air Force One

Profile America: Father of Air Force One’s Iconic Design Born

Sunday, November 4th. Tomorrow marks the birthday in 1893 of a man who significantly influenced the look of the ensuing 125 years. Raymond Loewy was known as “the father of industrial design.” His designs are part of American life — […]

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Profile America: American Indian and Alaska Native Heritage Month

Saturday, November 3rd. This is American Indian and Alaska Native Heritage Month, conceived almost a century ago but made official by a congressional resolution signed by President George H.W. Bush in 1990. The American Community Survey finds about 5.6 million […]

Norwood residents took advantage of free medical evaluations at Safe Medical Care on East 204 Street.--Photo courtesy of Long Island University's APhA-ASP Chapter of the American Pharmacist Association

Profile America: First Medical School for Women

On this date in 1848, the first medical school for women opened in Boston. By 1873, the school had graduated almost 100 doctors. That year, the Boston Female Medical School merged with the Boston University School of Medicine to form […]

First commercial radio broadcast: Results of the 1920 Presidential Election -- Gov. Warren G. Harding's landslide victory.

First Commercial Radio Broadcast

Friday, November 2nd. Even with all of our electronic diversions, many of us listen to radio at some point every day. The wide variety of formats means we can choose our favorite type of music, and radio keeps us up […]

by · November 2, 2018 · Bulletin Board, Profile America
Halloween Jack O'lantern

Profile America: Happy Halloween

Wednesday, October 31st. There’s an excellent chance that today is an occasion deeply revered by young children and the nation’s candy makers. According to ancient Celtic tradition, Halloween — the evening before All Saints Day — is a time of […]

by · October 31, 2018 · Bulletin Board, Profile America
Happy Birthday Dear Internet

Happy Birthday Dear Internet

Tuesday, October 30th. A technological breakthrough that has led to remarkable changes in American and global society occurred 49 years ago today … or yesterday, depending on your point of reference. While Americans in the Eastern and Central time zones […]