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A delegation of representatives from several groups — the Holocaust, Genocide and Interfaith Center of Manhattan College; the Muslim Student Association of Manhattan College; the Burma Task Force USA; and Concerned Citizens for Change — recently met with Congressman Eliot Engel to discuss the genocide which is destroying the Rohingya people of Burma. more
The president has been quoted as saying, “It’s not going to be talk like it has been in the past” when it comes to fixing gun violence, but his comments ring hollow. Rather than fix anything, his administration has only worked to weaken our gun laws by making it easier for “fugitives from justice” and people with mental illness to obtain guns. more
Let us look at a few arguments from the other side of the issue. more
As of this writing on Thursday morning, Feb. 22, there is still an open manhole cover sitting in the middle of our block on Edgehill Avenue, blocking emergency vehicle access to our street. more
I have walked over the bridge on the Upper East Side road many times … except I never reach land. more
When I went to school, we had to take foreign languages. From elementary school through university, I have made stabs at several. However, while I have managed, I am not linguistically gifted. more
By the time our nation mourned the horrific acts at Sandy Hook Elementary School in December 2012, we as Americans already had endured Columbine and Virginia Tech, along with a number of other mass school shootings that killed 33 people since 1999. more
I write in response to Jennifer Scarlott’s recent Point of View regarding the Jan. 16 meeting of Community Board 8’s public safety committee. more
Yet again we must mourn the loss of innocent lives because of a massively armed criminal. And again, our elected officials and media outlets lament the horror of the moment by spewing the same lamentations and sound bites about school security or hotel security or mall security. more
I was towed on Feb. 8 from a parking lot near West 231st Street and Broadway. The charge, only accepted in cash, was more than $230, and that was after taking a taxi to a storage yard, wherever that may be. more
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