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Press Clips: Looking Back on 2018 and Ahead to 2019

Looking Back on 2018 and Ahead to 2019 In looking back on 2018 term limits were not needed to retire two long time incumbents. Ten-term incumbent Congressman Joseph Crowley who didn’t have a primary since 2004 lost to an unknown […]

by · January 2, 2019 · News, Political Buzz, Politics
Profile America: Telephone Service

Profile America: Telephone Service

Tuesday, January 1st. The nation’s telephone service options began expanding this month in 1982, when AT&T bowed to a Justice Department mandate to give up its local Bell System companies. The breakup became effective on this date 35 years ago, […]

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
Scriptural Inspirations

Scriptural Inspirations

The Greatest Gift Has Been Given! John‬ ‭1:6-14‬ ‭NET‬‬ “A man came, sent from God, whose name was John. He came as a witness to testify about the light, so that everyone might believe through him. He himself was not […]

by · December 30, 2018 · Matters of Faith, Religion
Matters of Faith: What’s New

Matters of Faith: What’s New

By Reverend J. Loren Russell, BA, MDiv Revelation 21:1-6 NKJV‬‬‬‬ “Now I saw a new heaven and a new earth, for the first heaven and the first earth had passed away. Also there was no more sea. 2 Then I, […]

by · December 30, 2018 · Matters of Faith, Religion
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
Cross made out of palm fronds.

Religious Persecution Continues to Grow

Largely ignored by most of the media, persecution of religious believers has reached dramatic levels in the past several years.  From genocide against Christians in Africa to concentration camps for Uyghur Moslems in China and Iranian crackdowns on minority faiths […]

by · December 23, 2018 · Vernuccio's View
What’s in a Name?

What’s in a Name?

By Reverend J. Loren Russell, BA, MDiv Isaiah‬ ‭9:6‬ ‭KJV‬‬ “For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, The […]

by · December 23, 2018 · Matters of Faith, Religion
Ukrainian Army tanks mass in the  Zhytomyr region to counter threats from Russia. (Source: https://www.president.gov.ua/en/news)

Russia’s Continuous Assault on Ukraine

Moscow has again demonstrated both its overtly aggressive agenda, and its blindness (or lack of care) to global perspectives on its addiction to tyranny and belligerence of the worst kind. Russian naval vessels attacked several Ukrainian vessels and captured three […]

by · December 22, 2018 · Vernuccio's View

Scriptural Inspirations

The fulfilled prophesy is the real reason for the season. God Bless +++ Isaiah‬ ‭9:6‬ ‭KJV‬‬ “For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name […]

by · December 21, 2018 · Matters of Faith, Religion

Matters of Faith: The Least Among Us

Matthew 25:44-46 NKJV “Then they also will answer Him, saying, ‘Lord, when did we see You hungry or thirsty or a stranger or naked or sick or in prison, and did not minister to You?’ Then He will answer them, […]

by · December 16, 2018 · Matters of Faith, Religion
Scriptural Inspirations

Scriptural Inspirations

What will you do for the least among us? It could have eternal ramifications. Matthew 25:44-46 NKJV “Then they also will answer Him, saying, ‘Lord, when did we see You hungry or thirsty or a stranger or naked or sick […]

by · December 12, 2018 · Matters of Faith, Religion
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 […]

Matters of Faith: “And the Lord will Reward You”

Matters of Faith: “And the Lord will Reward You”

By Reverend J. Loren Russell 1 Kings 17:13-16 “But Elijah said to her, “Don’t be afraid! Go ahead and do just what you’ve said, but make a little bread for me first. Then use what’s left to prepare a meal […]

by · December 9, 2018 · Matters of Faith, Religion
Scriptural Inspirations

Scriptural Inspirations

In this season of giving, I just want to remind you to take care of the people that the Lord has sent to care for your spiritual well-being. Be Blessed +++ 1 Kings‬ ‭17:13-16‬ ‭NLT‬‬ “But Elijah said to her, […]

by · December 6, 2018 · Matters of Faith, Religion