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We Wish You A Happy New Year!

As the ball droped on Times Square at midnight today, an additional 2.6 million U.S. residents will bring in the New Year up from a year ago.
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Dept. Of Veterans Affairs Scandal

We would like to bring to the public attention a letter we recently received from one of our readers, Chauncey L. Robinson....
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Heritage Thanksgiving Turkeys

Grown on an open range using vegetarian feed, these birds are raised to perfection and come at a price between $120 and $200....
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Helping Veterans And Their Families

To survive war, soldiers are required to kill human beings they have never met, witness the death of comrades, withstand the loneliness of being continents away from home and family in a strange and unsafe place, and to develop a keen awareness of risks....
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Veterans Day In The United States

Veterans Day is an annual American holiday honoring military veterans. A federal holiday, it is usually observed on November 11. However, if it occurs on a Sunday then the following Monday is designated for holiday leave, and if it occurs Saturday then either Saturday or Friday may be so designated....
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The Controversy Of Columbus Day

One of our readers, Michelle Avila, a student at Fordham University in the Bronx, submitted the following reaction to the recent Columbus Day celebrations, as well as her thoughts on the man Christopher Columbus and his legacy:...
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The US National Debt Clock Is Ticking

We recently discovered a great website, which provides live US National Debt Clock with a myriad of useful calculations. Below is the summary provied by the site's owners and a reference to the site itself....
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Millions Cannot Afford 'Back-To-School'

International humanitarian aid organization World Vision today warned that millions of low-income children will return to school this year without basic school supplies because high unemployment rates and economic hard times leave many families strapped for cash. The average family spends over $500 on school supplies....
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Ted Kennedy Passes At Age 77

Edward Moore "Ted" Kennedy (February 22, 1932 – August 25, 2009) was a United States Senator from Massachusetts and a member of the Democratic Party. In office since November 1962, Kennedy served nine terms in the Senate....
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Sotomayor/Mendez - Bronx Trailblazers

As one door closes, another one opens, the saying goes. So it seemed last week for the lives of two distinguished Puerto Rican women who used their tenacious spirits to climb to the top. Sonia Sotomayor was elevated to the U.S. Supreme Court while New York state Sen. Olga A. Mendez was laid to rest three days earlier....
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Sotomayor Has Been Confirmed

She is the first Hispanic and the third woman to serve at the U.S. Supreme Court....
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Happy 4th Of July!

We would like to wish all New Yorkers a safe and enjoyable Independence Day holiday. Let it be one that is more than just family gatherings and lazy days at the beach....
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Obama Appoints Marc Sternberg + 14

The White House announced today the appointment of 15 outstanding men and women to serve as White House Fellows. Among them is Bronx Lab School's Founder and Principal, Marc Sternberg. The 2009-2010 class of White House Fellows represents a diverse cross-section of professions including medicine, business, media, education, non-profit and state government, as well as two branches of the U.S. military. The 2009-2010 class of Fellows and their biographies are included below....
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Michael Jackson (1958-2009)

The King of Pop is dead at 50. ...
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Letter To President Obama

As the media have widely reported, President Obama is meeting with Congressional leaders today to discuss immigration reform. Here is a letter from National Latino Congreso urging the President to move forward on reform....
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Mrs. Global America US 2010

On Friday night in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, Marisa Thomas became the new Mrs. Global America US 2010. She was crowned by Laurel Shaler who was the 2009 Mrs. Global America US....
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Open Letter To The President

Please publish my letter in your paper. I have sent it to Mr.Obama and have not gotten an answer hopefully people will read it and respond to me and maybe Obama will too thank you....
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Remembering The Crew Of Space Shuttle Challenger

Today, 31 years later, we remember the crew of the Space Shuttle Challenger.
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Presidential Inauguration Of The 45th President Of The United States Of America Donald Trump

The inauguration of Donald Trump as the 45th President of the United States of America will mark the commencement of the four-year term of Donald Trump as President and Mike Pence as Vice President. A public ceremony will be held on Friday, January 20, 2017, on the West Front of the United States Capitol Building in Washington, DC.
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Martin Luther King Day

Today our nation pauses to honor a legend, an icon, and an American hero. The Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. lifted up the conscience of our nation - a towering leader in his day, and a lasting inspiration for all generations to follow.
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White Man Beaten To Death With Hammers By Black Youths: Video

Did you know a 32-year-old white man was beaten to death with hammers by at least two black teens early Sunday morning, November 30, 2014, on Itaska Street in St. Louis?
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Compounding Injustice In Ferguson

You should know that in the wake of the November 24, 2014 Grand Jury ruling that Police Officer Darren Wilson would not be indicted for killing Michael Brown, demonstrations have erupted all of this nation - especially in Ferguson, Missouri.
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Bronx Letter Carrier Honored For Heroism

It was early Wednesday, December 18, 2013, and Jermaine Shirley could not wait to get to work.

The Setup

In an effort to tell his story, Mr. Oliver Mitchell, the VA whistleblower from Los Angeles, reached out to The Bronx Times to share his accounts of the events surrounding his disclosure.

Veterans Affairs Whistleblower

A Veteran and former Veterans Affairs employee turned whistleblower filed a complaint of retaliation and reprisal with the Office of Special Counsel against VA Officials at the West Los Angeles VA Medical Center.
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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.

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Peter Mirabella, PhD

is recently retired from the New York City Department of Education, where he taught elementary school for nearly 9 years. He completed the New York City Teaching Fellows Program in 2004. Prior to becoming a teacher, he was a public affairs speechwriter for over 20 years for such organizations as The New York Stock Exchange, KPMG Peat Marwick, Goldman Sachs, and the New York State Comptrollers Office. He has a Ph.D. in political science from the New School University and a M.A. Degree in education from Lehman College. Dr. Mirabella currently is writing a book about his experience as a New York City school teacher.