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With 2016 poised to be the hottest year on record, reducing the number of plastic bags the city sends to landfills might seem like a piddling attempt at conservation. Still, little steps can have a … more
It is encouraging to see the Department of Education finally take action at P.S. 207 after parents have made allegations of severe bullying, administrative stonewalling and one case of sexual … more
There is a bill now being considered in the State Senate’s Codes Committee that deserves wider support. The proposed law would eliminate the statute of limitations that now prevents victims … more
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
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