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Help Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive

On Saturday, May 11, 2013, Campbell Soup Company (NYSE: CPB) will join forces with the National Association of Letter Carriers (NALC) to support Feeding America and help Stamp Out Hunger across America. Now in its 21st year, the annual food drive helps provide assistance to the millions of Americans struggling to put food on the table.

 

The Bridge Fuel

To a geologist like me, it was most notable by its absence in the political campaigns that lurched to their conclusions in November. I’m talking about an energy plan with real teeth, one that addresses everything from national security to the cost of energy to greenhouse warming of the planet....
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Newtown, CT

The heinous incident in Newtown has a Grinch-like effect on this wonderful holiday season....
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The Vital Grid

Some say it is the most complicated machine we have ever built. We rely on it not just each day, but each moment of each day. It reaches into our homes, factories, offices and stores. And at times it is surprisingly fragile and subject to massive failure....
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Tribute To The Victims Of The September 11 Attacks

Please take a moment to remember those who were lost on this tragic day 11 years ago today....
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Labor Day Celebrates The Uniqueness Of U.S. Labor

Labor Day, the first Monday in September, is a creation of the labor movement and is dedicated to the social and economic achievements of American workers. It constitutes a yearly national tribute to the contributions workers have made to the strength, prosperity, and well-being of the United States of America....
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Keeping Perspective With The Help Of Geologic Events

Maybe you vote red, or maybe you vote blue. One thing is certain: with the upcoming election, we Americans seem to feel what divides us more keenly than what unites us....
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Memorial Day 2012

Memorial Day is a solemn day of remembrance for those who have died serving our country. It is also a day to recognize the obscenity of war....
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Golden Gate Bridge Turns 75

It is countdown to the celebration of the year—the Golden Gate Festival on Sunday, May 27, 2012. ...
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Feds Investigate Password Requests

U.S. Senators Richard Blumenthal and Charles E. Schumer today called on the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) and the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) to launch a federal investigation into a new disturbing trend of employers demanding job applicants turn over their user names and passwords for social networking and email websites to gain access to personal information like private photos, email messages, and biographical data that is otherwise deemed private. ...
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US Citizen From Bronx Becomes A Man Without A Country

Here is an American story for you. Abdo Hizam, born in 1980 in a small village in Yemen to a Yemeni-American father, received an American passport as a child of Americans....
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Hot Diggity Dam

As the long season of darkness sweeps over the country, it’s a natural time to think about lighting – and how dependent we are on electricity during this dim time of year. You can heat your home with several different energy sources, including natural gas, heating oil or wood. But unless you’re living off-the-grid, the lights throughout your abode burn brightly because of electricity from the grid....
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Doing More With Less On The Road

Between the debt-ceiling kerfuffle and Hurricane Irene, you may have missed two bits of summertime news that will be important for what we drive in the coming years....
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Stepping Back From Dam Power

Just over a century ago, when William Howard Taft was president and I was a young woman, an entrepreneur named Thomas Aldwell started building a dam in the Northwest woods of the Olympic peninsula in Washington....
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Breeding Better Wheat

I spent this past summer trudging through six-mile treks each weekend with two good friends. We walked along the edge of wheat fields outside of town. (My friends and I qualify as middle-aged ladies, so the walks counted as significant exercise. Sad but true.) One of the interesting things about the walks was simply observing the growth and ripening of the wheat fields by which we passed....
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Fighting The Law And Saving Money

The laws of physical science teach us we can neither create nor destroy energy. But it’s also a simple fact that we can surely waste it. And that raises the possibility ofsaving money by refusing to let energy slip through our fingers....
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Water, Water, Not Quite Everywhere

When I was a kid I was “born again,” a process that involved being fully and totally immersed in water. Much more recently I was on the home stretch of an 8-mile walk in the hot sun when the minister I was walking with kindly poured her drinking water on my hot little head....
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A New And Growing Crop

This Summer has been filled with acrimony about the federal budget, with red versus blue politicians squaring off to hurl criticisms at each other. For a lot of us, turning on the news has felt like an exercise in masochism....
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Espaillat Congratulates Obama

Tonight, Senator Adriano Espaillat (D – Manhattan/Bronx) released the following statement regarding the killing of Osama Bin Laden, mastermind of the September, 2001 attacks in New York:...
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More Time To Eat Your Potatoes

One of my mother’s friends was raised decades ago on a few acres at the end of gravel road in Idaho. As she puts it, her family’s basic challenge was eating what it produced before other critters did. In other words, it was useful to consume the eggs in the henhouse before the foxes got to them....
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I Have A Dream

Delivered on August 28, 1963, at the Lincoln Memorial, Washington, DC by Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
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Remembering The Legacy Of Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

“At the center of non-violence stands the principle of love.”
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Over 11K Babies Will Be Born In The US On New Year’s Day

Almost 11,283 babies will be born in the United States on New Year’s Day, UNICEF said today.
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Secretary Perdue Details USDA Functions In The Event Of A Lapse In Federal Funding

U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue today detailed which functions of the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) will remain available in the event of a lapse in government funding.
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The Anniversary Of 9/11

Statement from Borough President Diaz regarding the anniversary of 9/11:
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U.S. Marks The 17th Anniversary Of 9/11 With Somber Tributes & A New Monument

Americans are commemorating 9/11 with somber tributes, volunteer projects and a new monument to victims, after a year when two attacks demonstrated the enduring threat of terrorism in the nation’s biggest city.
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Google Doodle Celebrates America's Workers On Labor Day 2018

Google Doodle did not take the day off Monday, when it hailed the American worker on Labor Day.
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Staff Sergeant Ugarte Received A Battle Field Promotion

Staff Sergeant Ugarte received a battle field promotion from Sergeant to Staff Sergeant on July 1, 2018 by Lieutenant General Funk - the COMBINED JOINT TASK FORCE-OPERATION INHERENT RESOLVE Commander for exceptional performance while deployed to Baghdad, Iraq.
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Happy Independence Day!

On January 20, 1961 John F. Kennedy’s inaugural address inspired Americans to see the importance of civic action and public service.
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Richard Leslie

Richard Leslie is a Bronx resident who works in Westchester as a network administrator. His passion for photography and an interest in current events has led him to the field of journalism.