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Matters of Faith: The Five Candles of Advent

Matters of Faith: The Five Candles of Advent

By Rev. J. Loren Russell “For unto us a Child is born, Unto us a Son is given; And the government will be upon His shoulder. And His name will be called Wonderful, Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of […]

by · December 2, 2018 · Matters of Faith, Religion
Profile America: First Drive-In Gas Station

Profile America: First Drive-In Gas Station

Saturday, December 1st. On this date in 1913, what is today the Gulf Oil Company opened the nation’s first drive-in gas station. Located at the intersection of Baum Boulevard and St. Clair Street in Pittsburgh, the filling station was a […]

Profile America: American Indian and Alaska Native Heritage Month

Profile America: American Indian and Alaska Native Heritage Month

Friday, November 30th. As American Indian and Alaska Native Heritage Month concludes, it’s worth noting that much of America’s population lives in states and towns with names derived from those originally given them by America’s first peoples. In fact, 26 […]

A mid-twentieth century rotary-dial telephone

Profile America: Direct Dial

Thursday, November 29th. A key part of daily telecommunications is 67 years old this month, as direct-dial telephone area codes for transcontinental calling were introduced in 1951. The mayor of Englewood, New Jersey, made the first official call, picking up […]

by · November 29, 2018 · Profile America, Technology
City Hall, Manhattan. Benjamin Kanter/Mayoral Photo Office.

Where The Pols Are, November 29

Gov. Andrew Cuomo is in Queens, where he will be announcing the next milestone in the redevelopment of LaGuardia Airport at 11 a.m. At 9 a.m., First Lady Chirlane McCray will visit a Trauma Smart location where Pre-K students will […]

Scriptural Inspirations

Scriptural Inspirations

You Can Know Them by Their Deeds By Rev. J. Loren Russell During this holiday season, there will be many requests for your time, your talents, and most significantly, your treasures. In the “Sermon on the Mount,” Jesus says we […]

by · November 28, 2018 · Matters of Faith, Religion

Vernuccio’s View: Philippines Move Closer to China

China’s President Xi Jinpings’ November visit to the Philippines should concern the U.S. and its allies. Xinghua,  the official government news agency of China, reports that “China and the Philippines agreed … to upgrade their ties to comprehensive strategic cooperation… […]

by · November 28, 2018 · Vernuccio's View
Matters of Faith: Accept No Substitutes

Matters of Faith: Accept No Substitutes

By Reverend J. Loren Russell, BA, MDiv. ‭‭Amos 5:24‬ ‭NKJV‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬ “But let justice run down like water, and righteousness like a mighty stream.” When Amos penned these words, it was a time of great prosperity of for Israel and Judah. […]

by · November 25, 2018 · Matters of Faith, Religion
Profile America: Mickey Mouse at 90

Profile America: Mickey Mouse at 90

Mickey Mouse appeared for the first time in “Steamboat Willie” (1928), the first cartoon with synchronized music and sound effects.

Profile America: TV Dinners

Profile America: TV Dinners

Friday, November 23rd. The menu for the day after Thanksgiving often involves leftover turkey. Household dinner options are nothing like that facing the Swanson Company this month 65 years ago. Overestimating the need for Thanksgiving turkeys in 1953, the firm […]

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 […]

Vernuccio’s View: Japan Rises to its Defense

Japan is increasingly threatened by an expansionist China and an aggressive Russia, even as North Korea suspends its missile testing program. A Japanese Government document describes how Tokyo envisions threats to the nation: “In the area surrounding Japan, there is a concentration […]

by · November 21, 2018 · Vernuccio's View
Scriptural Inspirations

Scriptural Inspirations

On this Thanksgiving eve, here are a few scriptures of thanksgiving that I hope will encourage your heart. Psalms‬ ‭97:12‬ ‭NKJV‬‬“Rejoice in the LORD, you righteous, And give thanks at the remembrance of His holy name.” I Chronicles‬ ‭16:34‬ ‭NKJV‭‭“Oh, […]

Too many cars and not enough road as traffic grinds to a halt at Webster Avenue and East Bedford Park Boulevard.--Photo by David Greene

Unprepared, Minor Storm Creates Traffic Armageddon

Unprepared, Minor Storm Creates Traffic Armageddon by David Greene Its funny how havoc breaks out just after an election. The unexpected Nor’easter that struck the area Thursday, November 15, is going to have people singing the Judas Priest song, “Some […]

by · November 21, 2018 · Photos, Weather
Ten years ago this week a fire destroyed a row of stores along Westchester Avenue. Destroyed in the fire was a popular pet shop, sadly many of the animals perished.--Photo by David Greene

This Week in Bronx History [Gallery]

This Week in Bronx History by David Greene Ten years ago this week Steve Armento and Actor Lilo Brancato go on trial in the shooting death of police officer Daniel Enchautegui, who was off-duty when he left his Pelham Bay […]

by · November 20, 2018 · History, Photos