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“Teach your children well... and feed them on your dreams”   The Archdiocese has announced the closing of six more parochial schools. Sadly for the students, the parents and … more
Gov. Andrew Cuomo last Tuesday sided with the overwhelming majority of Albany lawmakers and signed a bill to block the deeply flawed New York City disposable bag fee.  The move placed a … more
Last fall the Hebrew Home informally presented to Community Board 8 two proposals for construction of a 385 unit Continuing Care Retirement Community development known as the “Sail … more
To the editor: Of all the bizarre accusations made against President Obama, none is stranger than Alvin Gordon’s claim that Obama somehow created Trump. When Obama was elected, the Senate … more
To the editor: There are ongoing and future efforts to deal with complaints by various riders and transit advocacy groups concerning problems with MTA NYCT & MTA bus services. [See The Press … more
By Sura Jeselsohn They don’t call it skunk cabbage for no reason! I still remember being warned off the plant as a youngster. While it seemed to me to only have a heavy oniony smell, many … more
White whimsy wafting beyond        my window  Evergreens adorned so    majestically  Just enough to slow the pace And offer a cloud cover on … more
In 1945 “the war is over” was announced People cheered hoping for peace abound Reality proved nothing was over in the land Instead we were evicted from our homeland Where … more
An overheard snippet of conversation can lead to terminal curiosity! That happened to me one day, when I had tuned in late to NPR and heard an author discussing his book—about chickens, no … more
For those of us in search of a salve for our communal soul and a strategy to cope with an all out assault on our environmental consciousness, I suggest that we have one of each in our … more
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