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The climate movement is about to up the ante.  Why? Picture this: Proschim, a small German town at the cutting edge of the renewable energy economy. This little town produces 100 percent of … more
Cactus fruit is now regularly available in fruit stores. With its dark rose-colored peel and similarly colored pulp filled with hard black seeds, it is very refreshing served chilled during the … more
Since March 13, 2014, the 54-unit Riverdale cooperative where I live and serve as board treasurer has been burning natural gas to keep our building in compliance with the city’s Local Law 43 … more
April 23 marks the 452nd anniversary of William Shakespeare’s birth and the 400th anniversary of his death (he lived to age 52 and is widely believed to have been born on the same day that he … more
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It’s in New York that I met my first Italian friend. His name is Johnny and he’s one of the nicest people I know. It’s in New York, also, that I met more Irish, Hispanic, Black and … more
There are many reasons that as a Bronx resident, state assemblyman and a Puerto Rican, I support Senator Bernie Sanders in New York’s April 19 Democratic presidential primary. Here are just … more
Years ago I was a docent at a public garden where I usually led my required tours on a Sunday afternoon for those garden lovers who showed up at the meeting point. In order to properly prepare for my … more
Terrorists don’t discriminate and Shayna Gold learned that the hard way. 18-year-old Shayna was enjoying her gap year in Jerusalem until she found herself in the wrong place at the wrong time. … more
Small businesses are the backbone of our City’s economy. They bring life to neighborhoods in the Bronx and provide jobs for almost one million people across New York. In the Bronx alone, in the … more
When, at the end of 2014, Gov. Andrew Cuomo declared a statewide ban on the environmentally unsound practice of fracking — high-volume horizontal hydraulic fracturing for natural gas — … more
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