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I don’t think anti-Semitism ever derailed my life in any way. But an instance of anti-Semitism definitely affected my father’s life for the worse. more
Riverdale has, for generations, been one of New York City’s finest neighborhoods, and remains an incredible place to live and raise a family. more
On Tuesday, Nov. 6, voters will be asked to approve or disapprove of the mayor’s select Charter Revision Commission’s three proposals (the equivalent of a city constitution). One should note that the mayor raced the city council in offering the proposals. Following Election Day, the city council will more seriously begin its efforts, which may result in additional or counter-proposals for next year’s Election Day. more
I have had the privilege over the last 10 months of getting to talk to thousands of residents of Senate District 34 in the Bronx and Westchester County as I campaigned, first for the Democratic nomination for state senate, and now for the general election on Tuesday, Nov. 6. more
Little did I know when I volunteered for the McGovern for President campaign in 1972 as a college freshman and participated in anti-war demonstrations, that I would continue to be involved in such political action decades later. more
Twelve score and two years ago, a nation called the United States of America came into being. It was sparked by a breakthrough belief in humanity’s “inalienable” right to personal liberty. more
On Nov. 6, be sure to turn your ballot over and vote on three proposals which would reform the city’s public matching funds program, create a new civic engagement agency, and apply term limits and appointment reforms to community boards. more
Raised in the Bronx and a graduate of James Monroe High School,  Nobel Prize winner Leon Lederman died peacefully at 96 in an Idaho care home earlier this month of complications of Alzheimer’s disease. more
My name is John ODonohue, retired New York police lieutenant, a working actor from 1990 to approximately 2015 most known for playing Sgt. Eddie Gibson on “NYPD Blue.” more
In a couple months, many of us will sit around tables with families and friends, talking about the things we are thankful for. It’s a little early, but there is something I’m thankful for — that my father never tired of being a parent. more
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