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The police, the FBI and the public did excellent work when tracking down and apprehending the suspect in bombings in the Chelsea neighborhood of Manhattan and on the Jersey Shore.  The … more
Some heists are novel and original, others are mundane, and still others are copycat heists. And then there are heists during which a business is hit by a burglar — and then hit in the same … more
Many American kids are fat.  Americans do not like saying that, and we like hearing it even less, but no matter how much one can try to sugar-coat the issue, the fact remains that one in … more
To err is human, an ancient Roman philosopher said, and today’s New York City agencies should not find themselves in particularly hot water for making the occasional small mistake, such as the … more
Few things in life are so soothingly cosy as a combination of a comfortable couch or chair, a cup of tea or coffee — or a glass of wine, if that be your preference — and a good … more
To the editor: I would like to respond to the article in the Aug. 4 edition entitles “NW Bronx politicians praise DNC.” I was a lifelong Democrat who voted for President Obama in 2008. … more
I quote Chris Hedges who, after the Democratic convention, wrote in Truthdig (July 26, 2016):  The parade of useful idiots, the bankrupt liberal class that long ago sold its soul to … more
The final paragraph of my letter to this paper titled “Hillary Clinton Unfit for Office” (June 9) read as follows:  “To conclude, the Clintons are liars, avaricious, morally … more
Somehow I always associate whale-watching with vacationing far from New York. Since I get seasick on ferries, there is little incentive to checking out anything remotely involving heaving water. But … more
I finally saw my first hummingbird this season. And it wasn’t at my hummingbird feeder, which I so carefully tend; it was fluttering above the red bee balm plant that was in full flower outside … more
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