Government

Source: US Customs & Border Patrol (cbp.gov)

WYSK: To Build Or Not To Build the Wall and Still Save Face

You should know that the matter of “Building the Wall” on the Southern Mexican Border has reached a political impasse between the Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, the House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi and President Donald J. Trump. These […]

Public Advocate Wannabes Get 8-1 Matching Funds

Public Advocate Wannabes Get 8-1 Matching Funds

MAYOR DE BLASIO SIGNS LEGISLATION EXPEDITING THE IMPLEMENTATION OF CAMPAIGN FINANCE REFORM NEW YORK—Mayor Bill de Blasio today held a public hearing for and signed Intro. 1288, which makes all elections between now and the 2021 primary, including the upcoming […]

by · January 2, 2019 · Election News, Government, News
Profile America: New Year’s Eve

Profile America: New Year’s Eve

Monday, December 31st. On this New Year’s Eve, some 329 million Americans of all ages and backgrounds are ready to greet the year 2019. A hundred years ago, the nation’s population was just a bit over 103 million. Fifty years […]

by · December 31, 2018 · Bulletin Board, Census, Profile America
A firefighter makes his way past the heavy flames that destroyed three homes in Norwood.--Photo by Toby Norwood

Op-Ed: All I Want for Christmas Is the “Fifth Man” Back

Dear Santa, All I want for Christmas is to keep New Yorkers safe. And, well, the best way to do that would be to staff all New York City Fire Engines with five firefighters. Currently, about 90% of all FDNY […]

by · December 24, 2018 · Government, News, Op Ed, Opinion
Christmas Wishes for NY’s Broken Tort System

Christmas Wishes for NY’s Broken Tort System

Every year, New York’s civil justice system stuffs the stockings of personal injury lawyers while the rest of us to foot the bill. According to an Institute for Legal Reform report published this year, New York’s lawsuit bill $6600 per […]

by · December 23, 2018 · Courts, Law, News
Mayor Bill de Blasio and Schools Chancellor Richard Carranza join students, families, and teachers for the first day of the 2018-19 school year at PS 377 in Ozone Park, Queens. Michael Appleton/Mayoral Photography Office

Where The Pols Are, December 10

Gov. Andrew Cuomo is in Albany with no public schedule. Mayor Bill de Blasio visits an injured police officer at Staten Island University Hospital North. 9:30 AM – Rep. Adriano Espaillat and state Sen.-elect Robert Jackson hold a press conference […]

First Oral Insulin for Diabetics Takes Major Step Towards FDA Approval as Bronx Trial Gets Underway

First Oral Insulin for Diabetics Takes Major Step Towards FDA Approval as Bronx Trial Gets Underway

First Oral Insulin for Diabetics Takes Major Step Towards FDA Approval as Bronx Trial Gets Underway Bronx, NY  – Dozens of type 2 diabetics in New York City are testing what promises to be the first oral insulin product to […]

by · December 9, 2018 · Bulletin Board, Health
Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving

Thursday, November 22nd. Yesterday was Thanksgiving Day. One of the most traditional of American holidays, it’s thought to have begun in 1621 in Plymouth, Massachusetts. The holiday became national in 1863, and the fourth Thursday of the month has been […]

Credit: Federal Reserve Bank of New York

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 […]

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 […]

Artistic Rendering Credit: Office of the NYC Mayor

BREAKING: City Unveils Plan for Bronx and Other Borough Jail to Replace Rikers Island Facilities

Modern facilities will be designed to be integrated into surrounding neighborhoods and promote safety and support for the people who work and reside within them The de Blasio administration today unveiled plans for the building of four modern, community-based jails […]

Profile America: Mail Call

In July 1868, Congress authorized the Postmaster General to prescribe uniforms for mail carriers.

Profile America: Medicare Anniversary

On this date 53 years ago, President Lyndon Johnson signed the Social Security Amendments, which established Medicare and Medicaid.

Profile America: Happy Parents’ Day

Profile America: Happy Parents’ Day

Sunday, July 22nd. Today is Parents’ Day — an annual public observance similar to Mother’s Day and Father’s Day, but not an official holiday with gifts and greetings cards. And because it dates only from 1994, not as well known. […]

by · July 22, 2018 · Census, Family, Profile America
Business Council of New York State

NYS Business Council touts $1B savings to the Workers’ Compensation system

Newly approved lost-cost rates, coupled with already realized savings, will save state employers upwards of a billion dollars Albany, N.Y. – The Business Council of New York State, Inc., today highlighted the newly approved 11.7 percent reduction in loss cost […]

by · July 16, 2018 · Business, Government, News