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One fiasco after another has befallen one of the best public schools in the city, the Spuyten Duyvil School (P.S. 24). First there was autumn’s desk affair, in which teachers fumed... more
To the editor, Why not inhale and support April 20th National Pot Day every day? Consumption of marijuana for both medical and recreational use is part of mainstream America, transcending … more
Joyce Pilsner was a giant.  What she lacked in physical stature she made up in energy, intellect and compassion that gave her influence far beyond her role as executive director of the … more
At first, sirens would blare for five minutes, a signal that nearby residents must turn on their TVs and radios and listen for Emergency Alert System announcements. The State Disaster Preparedness … more
The state budget has just passed, and it contains several laudable components. New York, like the rest of the country, is overdue on a substantial minimum wage increase, and the gradual hike to $15 … more
Genetically modified organisms are causing quite a fuss these days. Health and environmental advocates are waging an aggressive nationwide campaign, calling on states to require GMO labeling. People … more
There’s a perverse irony in the fact that negotiations about ethics reform in the corruption-stained state capitol are conducted in secret. Time and again we’ve seen the governor, the … more
Of the many problems with the mayor’s plan to rezone the city, perhaps the most troublesome involves provisions that would deprive communities of any say over developments in rezoned areas. … more
The northwest Bronx has long prided itself on its outstanding schools. With some exceptions, dedicated teachers, caring communities and earnest students have been a winning formula for excellence for … more
We expect a lot out of schools these days. Not only do they have to provide quality education to students; they are expected to offer enriching after-school activities, an amount of social services … more
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