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For those of us in search of a salve for our communal soul and a strategy to cope with an all out assault on our environmental consciousness, I suggest that we have one of each in our … more
To the editor:  I write to declare not the end of an era, but the end of an age in Riverdale.  After 74 years of residence and many decades of service Oliver Koppell has left Riverdale … more
To the editor: Thoughts I had at Sunday’s [Jan. 29] protest against Trump’s executive order targeting refugees and immigrants: I never thought a day would come that people in the … more
To the editor: It is vitally important for us, the constituents of Senators Schumer and Gillibrand, to telephone the senators to express our opposition to President Trump’s cabinet nominees, … more
House Speaker Paul Ryan said earlier this month that Republicans would move to strip funding from Planned Parenthood, part of a broader effort to repeal the Affordable Care Act, much to the chagrin … more
The New York City government has 26 various departments, with at least one for nearly every letter of the alphabet—from the Department for the Aging to the Department of Youth—along with … more
A peaceful protest by thousands of people gathering across the nation with colorful signs and radiant smiles can be a beautiful sight to behold and can inspire a … more
Chihuly fever is here and I have a bad case. For those not yet in the know, Dale Chihuly is one of today’s premier glass artists respected worldwide. Although the exhibition at the New York … more
Combining two  prime interests—paleontology and geology—I visited Howard R. Feldman, professor and chairman of Geology and Environmental Sciences at Touro College in Manhattan. His … more
Jan. 15 is a federal holiday in America, for me and my family a historical one. On this day in 1975 I was sworn in as a New Citizen of America. The voices of the crowd echoed from the concrete … more
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