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Health Department Reminds New Yorkers to Leave Fireworks to the Experts
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Health Department Reminds New Yorkers to Leave Fireworks to the Experts

Today is the Fourth of July, and the Health Department reminds New Yorkers about the serious risks and dangers of fireworks. Fireworks can cause serious burns and eye injuries and should be handled by professionals. “The Health Department wants all New Yorkers to have a safe and enjoyable holiday, but please leave fireworks to the […]

Con Edison Offers Tips to Beat the Heat & Save Money
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Con Edison Offers Tips to Beat the Heat & Save Money

Con Edison reminds customers they can take simple steps to save energy and money as warm weather rolls into the area. The company recommends that customers take these steps: ·         Turn off air conditioners, lights and other appliances when not at home and use a timer to turn on your air conditioner about a half-hour before […]

Eminent Domain Becomes “Imminently Yours”
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Eminent Domain Becomes “Imminently Yours”

The play “Imminently Yours”, is currently appearing at Theatre 80, located at 80 St Marks Place in Manhattan. Presented by the Negro Ensemble Company, directed by Count Stovall and written by Karimah, “Imminently Yours,” will run until June 30. The story line is about a location inhabited by descendants of slaves who had the mountain […]

12 Men in Sing Sing Maximum Security Prison to Graduate with a Master of Professional Studies from New York Theological Seminary (NYTS)
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12 Men in Sing Sing Maximum Security Prison to Graduate with a Master of Professional Studies from New York Theological Seminary (NYTS)

On Wednesday June 12th, a dozen incarcerated men from Sing Sing Correctional Facility in Ossining, New York graduated from New York Theological Seminary with a Master of Professional Studies. For almost 40 years, NYTS has provided higher education degrees in theology to incarcerated men and has transformed the lives of over 400 graduates to date. The […]

Major League Baseball Players Alumni Association Brings Legends for Youth Baseball Clinic Series to Brooklyn, NY
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Major League Baseball Players Alumni Association Brings Legends for Youth Baseball Clinic Series to Brooklyn, NY

Local youth will have an opportunity to play with their big league heroes at the Major League Baseball Players Alumni Association (MLBPAA) Legends for Youth baseball clinic series on Saturday, June 22nd, 2019. In conjunction with the Roberto Clemente Foundation, the free clinic features former Major League Baseball players who will teach baseball skills, drills and […]

WCS Honors Michael R. Bloomberg at Annual Gala
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WCS Honors Michael R. Bloomberg at Annual Gala

The Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) held its annual gala at the spectacular Central Park Zoo where 600 guests celebrated WCS’s impact on protecting the planet’s most ecologically important wild places and the extraordinary species that call them home. Gala 2019 honored entrepreneur, philanthropist and former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg for his dedication to conservation, protecting the world’s […]

New Report on Health of Older Adults in New York City
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New Report on Health of Older Adults in New York City

The NYC Health Department has released a report examining the health of older adults in New York City. The report summarizes the current health status of older adults, ages 65 and older, in NYC. The report, developed in collaboration with 12 local government, academic, health care, and community based-organizations, demonstrates the Health Department’s commitment to helping […]

Long Island (NY) Chapter The Links, Incorporated Presents: STEAMFEST
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Long Island (NY) Chapter The Links, Incorporated Presents: STEAMFEST

Queens Native Serves Aboard U.S. Navy Warship Half A World Away
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Queens Native Serves Aboard U.S. Navy Warship Half A World Away

Seaman Maleke Abbott, a native of Queens, New York, wanted to join the Navy to further his education.  Now, one year later and half a world away, Abbott serves aboard one of the Navy’s most dependable amphibious ships at Fleet Activities Sasebo, patrolling one of the world’s busiest maritime regions as part of U.S. 7th […]

Rev. Dr. LaKeesha Walrond to Lead New York Theological Seminary into a New Era
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Rev. Dr. LaKeesha Walrond to Lead New York Theological Seminary into a New Era

Rev. Dr. Walrond has begun her new role as the New York Theological Seminary’s (NYTS) 12th president — and as its first African American female president —on June 3rd marking a historic milestone for the 119-year-old institution.  Dr. Walrond brings more than two decades of leadership in academia and ministry that will help shape new […]

Con Edison Projects Lower Summer Bills
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Con Edison Projects Lower Summer Bills

Con Edison is forecasting lower bills for residential customers during this summer season, compared to last year, as the energy company invests more than $1.5 billion in its overhead and underground electric delivery systems to meet usage demands on peak hot days. A typical New York City residential customer using 350 kilowatt hours per month […]

New York Aquarium Announces Family-Friendly Events in June
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New York Aquarium Announces Family-Friendly Events in June

For the past 20 years, members of the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) have celebrated our planet with annual Party For The Planet® events. This year, with the support from the Disney Conservation Fund, members will be helping their communities “spring into action” with opportunities for families to volunteer to improve our planet from Earth […]

"Twisted Melodies" Highlights the Life of Donny Hathaway
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“Twisted Melodies” Highlights the Life of Donny Hathaway

The Apollo Theater graciously asked me to come and review a play they are featuring entitled “Twisted Melodies” about the life of Donny Hathaway. Hathaway was a musical genius plagued by mental illness in the form of paranoid schizophrenia. His diagnosis was severe and medicine only served to exacerbate the illness. In fact it retarded […]

Museum of Broadway Coming to New York City in 2020
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Museum of Broadway Coming to New York City in 2020

It has been announced that the Museum of Broadway will launch in Times Square, New York City in 2020. The pop-up museum’s unique exhibits will create rich, immersive, visual experiences that take fans on a journey from the birth of Broadway through present day – and everything in between. Visitors will be treated to a one-of-a-kind […]

Ricky Martin Announced as Grand Marshal of the 62nd Annual National Puerto Rican Day Parade
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Ricky Martin Announced as Grand Marshal of the 62nd Annual National Puerto Rican Day Parade

 The National Puerto Rican Day Parade (NPRDP) Board of Directors announced additional themes and tributes that will make up its 2019 celebration.  Under the theme, “One People, Many Voices,” the Parade will continue celebrating the best of Puerto Rican culture and history, paying tribute to key historical figures and raising awareness on issues of importance in […]