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Profile America: Freedom of the Press

Profile America: Freedom of the Press

Sunday, November 17. The first glimmers of what Americans now take for granted — freedom of the press — started on this date in 1734. It came with the arrest of John Peter Zenger, a German immigrant who published the […]

by · November 17, 2019 · Census, History, Profile America

Vernuccio’s View: Ebola Hits Children Hardest

According to the United Nations,almost 600 children have now lost their lives to the Ebola outbreak in the north-east of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) out of almost 850 who have caught the deadly virus since the epidemic started […]

by · October 27, 2019 · Health, Opinion, Vernuccio's View
Profile America: National Crime Prevention Month

Profile America: National Crime Prevention Month

Sunday, October 27th. Everyone is a potential crime victim, and October is when government agencies, civic groups, schools, businesses and youth organizations join in trying to reduce the threat. This is National Crime Prevention Month, with special awareness and education […]

by · October 27, 2019 · Census, Crime, Profile America
The facsimile check for $334,000 given to Union Community Health Center by CM Torres.  [Credit: Robert Press]

NEW MOBILE DENTAL HEALTH VAN TO SERVE LOW-INCOME BRONXITES WITHOUT ACCESS TO DENTAL CARE

By Robert PressTelling the audience gathered at the Union Community Health Center located at 260 East 188th Street that seventy-four million Americans have no dental care Councilman Ritchie Torres said that that there are seventy-four dentists for every hundred thousand […]

by · October 20, 2019 · Government, Health, News
Corrections Officers Benevolent Association President Elias Husamudeen (at the podium) questions the closing of Rikers in fovor of four borough-based jails. [Credit: Robert Press]

Council Members Diaz Sr., Holden and King Protest Closing Rikers on the Steps of City Hall

By Robert Press On Wednesday, Bronx City Council members Ruben Diaz, Sr. and Andy King were joined by Queens Councilman Robert Holden to announce they were going to vote no on closing Rikers Island jail. They issued a joint-statement explaining […]

by · October 20, 2019 · Government, News
Firefighters continue to fight the blaze shortly after the roof of the Marion Pharmacy collapsed.--Photo by David Greene

Profile America: American Pharmacists Month

Wednesday, October 16th. The art and science of mixing therapeutic compounds to assist medical practice goes back 4,500 or more years. Centuries ago, such specialized business was termed apothecary. Today, the familiar name is pharmacy — and the pharmacists behind […]

by · October 16, 2019 · Census, Profile America
What You Should Know

What You Should Know

Why I am Opposed to Mayor Bill de Blasio’s Plan to Close Rikers Island by Councilman Rev. Ruben Diaz, Sr. You should know that after reading an editorial that was published on October 13, 2019 in the New York Post […]

Borough President Ruben Diaz, Jr. was joined at the event by (l) Ms. Beatrice Castiglia-Catullo, 100, founder of Regional Aid for Interim Needs (R.A.I.N.) and (r) Ms. Sarah Turner, who had then-recently celebrated her 101st birthday at the R.A.I.N. Eastchester Neighborhood Senior Center.

Profile America: Centenarians Day

Sunday, September 22nd. The average age of the American population is on a steady climb, and the national median is 38 years. It’s nearly 39.5 for women. As people grow older, many tend to become a little vague about their […]

Profile America: Clean Water

Profile America: Clean Water

Friday, September 20th. We pretty much take for granted that the municipal water that comes out of the faucets in our homes is safe to drink. But getting to that point 125 years ago was a major advance for civilization […]

by · September 20, 2019 · Census, Environment, History, Profile America
Group of chickens walking around a green lawned garden on a free range urban farm, with gentle sunlight

Profile America: National Chicken Month

One of our favorite foods is being celebrated — it’s National Chicken Month, nicely complementing September’s Mushroom Month and Rice Month. The versatility of chicken — served in numerous ways ranging from Southern fried style to sandwiches to salads — […]

by · September 18, 2019 · Census, Profile America
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Profile America: First Federal Loan

On this date in 1787, the Constitutional Convention wrapped up in Philadelphia with the delegates accepting the document and sending it on to the states for ratification. Two years and one day later, the new U.S. government had to become […]

by · September 17, 2019 · Census, History, Profile America
Unmarried and Single Americans Week 2017

Profile America: Unmatched

Monday, September 16th. Today is the second day of “National Unmarried and Single Americans Week.” The occasion notes that many who are unmarried do not identify with the word “single,” since they may be parents, have partners, or are widowed […]

by · September 16, 2019 · Census, Profile America
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Profile America: Rehabilitation Awareness

Saturday, September 14th. National Rehabilitation Awareness Week begins tomorrow and runs to the 21st. One of goals of the annual event is to salute the determination of the nation’s residents who confront one or more disabilities as they go about […]

by · September 14, 2019 · Health, Profile America
Profile America: Chipping In

Profile America: Chipping In

Thursday, September 12th. One of the great technical leaps in progress towards our digital age occurred on this date 61 years ago. It was in September 1958 that Jack Kilby of Texas Instruments demonstrated his invention of a miniaturized electronic […]

by · September 12, 2019 · Census, History, Profile America, Technology
What You Should Know: Uber Cannot Be Trusted

What You Should Know: Uber Cannot Be Trusted

You should know the Transportation Committee at the City Council is holding a hearing today on the newly enacted TLC rules to control congestion and the growth of For-Hire Vehicles (FHVs) like Uber and Lyft. In advance of the hearing, […]

by · September 10, 2019 · Government, Transportation