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The English word for daughter is more than 1,000 years old. You, my daughter, have just turned 10 years old. The word for you is old, yet you yourself are, of course, quite young. more
In Denmark, Sweden and Norway, education, health care, life expectancy and voter participation are far ahead of the United States. These countries treat a decent job, a secure retirement, … more
If you’re 62 or older and own your own private home or certain approved condominium — and want money to pay off your mortgage, supplement your income or pay for healthcare expenses … more
Everyone knows that much of New York State is farm country, famous for its dairy farms, apples and grapes, cherries and peaches. It’s a leading producer of sweet corn, tomatoes, snap beans, … more
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
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