President Obama Historic Visit to Cuba

President Barack Obama arrives in Cuba  President Obama arrived Sunday in Cuba, marking the start of an historic trip in which he’ll try to further improve U.S. relations with the isolated island country and encourage its communist leaders to make life better for their citizens. The three-day trip follows Obama’s announcement roughly ...

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The Stars Are Shining At The White House

The Stars Are Shining At The White House  By:  Hope Wilk os, Writer There is plenty to toast to at the White House these days. While keeping our country safe is a top priority, it is always a pleasant diversion to spend time in the artistic world. The month of February ended on ...

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From Brownsville, Brooklyn to the Oval Office

From Brownsville, Brooklyn to the Oval Office Take a look behind the scenes as President Obama meets Vidal, a 13-year-old from Brownsville, Brooklyn, whose photo on the "Humans of New York" blog inspired a national campaign to support the students at his middle school, Mott Hall Bridges Academy. http://youtu.be/8PapL7XlTKY A couple of weeks ...

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BP ADAMS AWARDS MIDWOOD AMBULANCE SERVICE

BP ADAMS AWARDS MIDWOOD AMBULANCE SERVICE AS FIRST OF BROOKLYN’S COMMUNITY BUSINESSES Contributor: Monique Nolan BROOKLYN, NY, February 7, 2015: Today, Brooklyn Borough President Eric L. Adams launched Brooklyn’s Community Businesses, a series where he will honor local businesses with a commitment to their communities, and named Midwood Ambulance Service ...

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Prime Minister of Jamaica

Brooklyn Congresswoman Clarke welcomes Jamaica’s PM to Congress Contributor: Mon1que Nolan Prime Minister of Jamaica Portia Simpson Miller attends a multilateral meeting at the Caribbean Energy Security Summit at the State Department in Washington, Monday, Jan. 26, 2015. Clarke welcomes Jamaica’s PM to Congress By Nelson A. King Brooklyn Congresswoman Yvette D. Clarke says she has ...

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HARBOR FREIGHT PROGRAM

HARBOR FREIGHT PROGRAM AT BOROUGH HALL HEARING BP ADAMS TESTIFIES ON CROSS HARBOR FREIGHT PROGRAM AT BOROUGH HALL HEARING BROOKLYN, NY, February 3, 2015: Today, Brooklyn Borough President Eric L. Adams submitted testimony to the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey at a public hearing they held at Brooklyn Borough ...

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President Obama Will Veto Congress’ Keystone XL Pipeline Bill

BREAKING: President Obama Will Veto Congress' Keystone XL Pipeline Bill By Tim McDonnell Pablo Martinez Monsivais/AP President Barack Obama is planning to veto a bill that would force approval of the controversial Keystone XL Pipeline, according to the Associated Press: White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest said that the president's position hasn't ...

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Job Growth On The Upswing

Job Growth On The Upswing By:  Hope Wilkos, Writer At a time when it seems as if there is no good news and bad news is in abundance, the most recent release yesterday of the statement on the November 2014 Employment situation brought a huge sigh of relief and hopes that the ...

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Special Honors In Brooklyn NY

Perry honors 11 community leaders By Monique Nolan Photo by George Whylie The Rt. Rev. Bishop Sylveta Hamilton-Gonzales receives award from Assemb. Nick Perry (right), flanked by her husband. Photo by George Whylie Joyce Marie Gilman receives award from Assemb. Nick Perry Brooklyn Assemblyman Nick Perry on Friday night bestowed special honor on 11 outstanding community ...

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New York City’s Default Speed Limit

New Law Lowering New York City's Default Speed Limit to 25 MPH   Bill de Blasio signs law to lower speed limit to 25 mph during emotional ceremony Transcript: Mayor de Blasio Signs New Law Lowering New York City's Default Speed Limit to 25 MPH October 27, 2014 Mayor Bill de Blasio: Good morning, everyone. ...

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America still on top, Obama says

America still on top, Obama says AFP 1 hr ago US President Barack Obama attends the Global Health Security Agenda Summit at the White House in Washington on September 26, 2014 ? © Provided by AFP US President Barack Obama attends the Global Health Security Agenda Summit at the ...

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Encouragement In Employment

Encouragement In Employment  By:  Hope Wilkos, Writer With the world engaged in fighting, turmoil among countries, optimism starts to build here at home in the United States. On Friday, August 1, 2014, the White House issued their July Employment results and job growth continues to exceed expectations. July brought us over 200,000 ...

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Qtr 1 2014 GDP Estimate Revised

Qtr 1 2014 GDP Estimate Revised By:  Hope Wilkos, Writer Lately, the American public has mixed emotions on the economy and where it is headed.  While we have been seeing a somewhat positive upswing as the year continues to progress, today a statement was released on the third estimate of GDP (Gross ...

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The May 2014 Employment Situation

The May 2014 Employment Situation By:  Hope Wilkos, Writer/Blogger The news on the nation's employment situation for May was expected to remain somewhat unchanged from the previous month's findings. Although this was mostly the case, it is important to note that job growth exceeded 200,000 for the 4th straight month with the ...

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Documentaries Dealing In Reality

Documentaries Dealing In Reality By:  Hope Wilkos, Writer/Blogger If you enjoyed the most recent Tribeca Film Festival 2014, you are sure to be impressed by AFI DOCS Documentary Festival, set to take place beginning on June 18th and running through June 22, 2014. What gives this film festival its stature and its stand-out quality, ...

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Second Estimate of GDP for Qtr 1 2014

Second Estimate of GDP for Qtr 1 2014 By:  Hope Wilkos, Writer/Blogger As we come to the close of yet another month, it brings us ever so much closer to the middle of 2014. It is once again time to reanalyze the Gross Domestic Product or GDP for the first quarter of ...

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April 2014 Employment Situation

April 2014 Employment Situation By:  Hope Wilkos, Writer/Blogger As was expected, the employment growth for April continued on the path that we have been seeing for the last few months with much promise of upswing on the job front. This is the 50th consecutive month that jobs were added and the unemployment ...

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Easter Bunny Soon To Arrive At The White House

Easter Bunny Soon To Arrive At The White House By:  Hope Wilkos, Writer/Blogger The Easter Bunny is on his way bringing tidings of a "Happy Easter" to all.  He is headed right up to Washington, D.C. It is an association, by memory, that we tie together Easter and the event that has become ...

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Employment Situation for March 2014

Employment Situation for March 2014 By:  Hope Wilkos, Writer/Blogger March is now behind us and with April comes the promise of milder weather and a positive outlook on the job situation around the nation.  Just as the employment statement was released, the Senate had decided the day before to move forward with ...

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THE FEBRUARY EMPLOYMENT SITUATION 2014

THE FEBRUARY EMPLOYMENT SITUATION 2014 By:  Hope Wilkos, Writer/Blogger Awaiting the release of the statement on the employment situation for February, many speculated that there would be no change due to the problematic weather conditions. When the numbers were released, there was no big surprise.  The month of February was the 48th ...

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DECEMBER 2013 EMPLOYMENT UPDATE

DECEMBER 2013 EMPLOYMENT UPDATE By:  Hope Wilkos, Writer/Blogger The year 2013 proved to be gaining progressive strength as we continue to pursue economic recovery but 2013 didn't exactly end with a bang.  December's job growth was a bit lackluster from what was expected but the focus needs to remain on fixing the ...

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Mayor de Blasio Announces Press Office Appointments

    Mayor de Blasio Announces Press Office Appointments http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6zIqcfnexpM&feature=share January 7, 2014Diverse office brings wide range of local, state and national experience to City Hall   NEW YORK, NY -- Mayor Bill de Blasio today announced the members of the City Hall press office, appointing a diverse team that brings experience from advocacy, media ...

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Congress Is Majority Millionaire

Congress is majority millionaire Congress is majority millionaire: 268 of 534 current members of Congress had an average net worth of $1 million or more in 2012. Reuters: Jason Reed 268 of 534 current members of Congress had an average net worth of $1 million or more in 2012. ...

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A NEW YEAR, A NEW MAYOR

A NEW YEAR, A NEW MAYOR By:  Hope Wilkos, Writer/Blogger The new mayor of New York City was sworn into office on January 1, 2014.  Bill de Blasio has that determined and attitude and a strong passion for his city and that is exactly what is needed in a leadership position such ...

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MANDELA MAKES HIS IMPRINT ON THE WORLD

MANDELA MAKES HIS IMPRINT ON THE WORLD By:  Hope Wilkos, Writer/Blogger People around the world have not been mourning the death of a leader today but instead they are celebrating the life of Nelson Mandela.

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EMPLOYMENT SITUATION FOR NOVEMBER 2013

EMPLOYMENT SITUATION FOR NOVEMBER 2013 By:  Hope Wilkos, Writer/Blogger As the holidays approach and retailers look to maximize their revenue for the year, the November Employment results were met with acceptance and promise that we will end 2013 on a high note. The Manufacturing sector seems to be getting stronger along with auto ...

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OCTOBER 2013 EMPLOYMENT SITUATION

OCTOBER 2013 EMPLOYMENT SITUATION By:  Hope Wilkos, Writer/Blogger This past week brought with it the once again anticipated results of the employment situation for October 2013.  Although we had to contend with the government shutdown during the month of October, prior to the month we saw promising growth in August and September ...

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NYC & NJ CLAIM VICTORY IN POLITICAL ARENA

NYC & NJ CLAIM VICTORY IN POLITICAL ARENA By:  Hope Wilkos, Monique Nolan Writer/Blogger It was election time in particular states across the nation this week.  From the reaction of those in the Northeast, it appears that a couple of the races finished with overwhelming results and a promise of good days ...

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EMPLOYMENT SITUATION FOR SEPTEMBER 2013

EMPLOYMENT SITUATION FOR SEPTEMBER 2013 By:  Hope Wilkos, Writer/Blogger After the long delayed employment situation release for September which was due to a partial government shutdown, the government is trying to return to normalcy. The statement was released on Tuesday, October 22, 2013.  While September results continued to be positive, the Bureau ...

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President Obama Delivers Memorial Day Remarks

Ezra Mechaber May 27, 2013 05:56 PM EDT Share This Post   Today President Obama traveled to Arlington National Cemetery to commemorate Memorial Day, laying a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier and delivering remarks. The President thanked members of the armed forces and veterans for their service to the United States, ...

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