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Now that there is a supposed agreement to unite the Democrats in the New York state senate, the apologists for Jeff Klein’s Independent Democratic Conference claim there is no need for Democratic primary challenges to IDC members, since the IDC has been dissolved. more
We have had institutional violence involving assault weapons, rifles, pistols, knives, hatchets and arson. One approach to dealing with these issues would require the banning of assault weapons, rifles, pistols, knives, hatches and matches. more
Stupidity and malignant government are what I expect in the world today. But what I read in the March 21 Daily News had me thinking of the opening line of my favorite song, “I read the news today, oh boy.” more
I am responding to your recent story where I was mentioned. It leaves readers with significant misimpressions about me and my firm’s work in Riverdale. more
Upon being fired as manager of the New York Yankees following a seven-game World Series loss in October 1960, the eminently quotable Casey Stengel quipped, “I’ll never make the mistake of being 70 again.” more
The epidemic of gun violence continues to threaten each and every one of us, and continues to widen the divide between those who formerly had only an academic or intellectual opinion, but who now are deeply entrenched in what has sadly become the premier emotional issue in our country. more
By this time next month, the city’s transportation department will likely be well on its way to implementing a traffic plan it first proposed to northwest Bronxites last May to make the Broadway corridor safer for pedestrians — and they don’t care what anyone has to say about it. more
It’s just not often enough we get to celebrate accomplishing a major goal we strived for our entire lives. Some want to change the world, others want to rule the world. more
In her recent opinion piece, Community Board 8 chair Rosemary Ginty says that the community board takes the allegations of police misconduct in the arrest and brutal beating of 16-year-old Alfred Burns seriously. more
We face a real crisis with mass transit in New York City — not only subways, but bus service as well. And it will take a significant infusion of additional dollars to address it. more
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