Brooklyn’s in the Air When Dodgers Fly to Mets

Oldest living Dodger and Larry King, Harvey in, Santana out BY JOE RINI The design of Citi Field, with its Jackie Robinson Rotunda, evokes Ebbets Field but when the Los Angeles Dodgers visited this past weekend, one could almost hear the echoes of Hilda Chester and her famed cowbell as the Mets paid tribute to […]

Miele’s Musings, July 5th: What’s The Parade About?

BY PUBLISHER EMERITUS ARMAND MIELE I always say that a parade is made up of believers. We have a lot of believers in the United States, and many occasions on which to celebrate our faith in each other, in our history, in our nation. The Columbus Day and St. Patrick’s Day parades are no longer […]

A Brick Found, History Uncovered: The Washburn Mansion

BY JARED RODRIGUEZ Last weekend on a walking trip through the historic brownstone neighborhood of Harsimus Cove in Jersey City, I came across a newly excavated foundation. Strewn about the floor of the future downtown restaurant and lofts were remnants of the building that once stood there. A light-colored brick caked with the mortar that […]

Rx Drug Abuse Bill Passes Legislature

First-In-The-Nation Law Will Require Doctors To Check Patient Prescription History And Pharmacists To Update Database In Real Time The New York State Legislature has unanimously passed the Internet System for Tracking Over-Prescribing Act, or I-STOP. Introduced in June of 2011 by Attorney General Schneiderman, I-STOP is an online database that enables doctors and pharmacists to […]

Gov. Walker Survives Recall in Wisconsin

Gov. Walker Survives Recall in Wisconsin

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker survived a recall effort and defeated Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett (D). This is a first in U.S. history, for a governor to survive a recall election. With 94 percent of the expected vote in, Walker led Barrett 54 percent to 45 percent. Barrett conceded the race late Tuesday, June 5, saying, […]