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There are a lot of ideas on the table for how we should fund the fixes to our city’s mass transit system. But there’s one idea that can’t even see the light of day, and that’s thanks to Assemblyman Jeffrey Dinowitz, who can’t express enough how much he opposes congestion pricing in downtown Manhattan. more
Imagine living in an apartment without heat when it’s 10 degrees outside and your landlord tells you it’ll be fixed by 2022. more
I am 85 years old. As a child during World War II, I learned in school that America welcomed to its shores the poor and downtrodden of other lands. more
The recent column by Community Board 8 chair Rosemary Ginty is much appreciated because it answers some of the questions that were left unanswered by the chair of the public safety committee in a January meeting on the manner of the arrest of Alfred Burns, and what followed in the aftermath last year. more
I believe that most of us Americans have been victims of bullying and/or some form of abuse at some time in our lives. more
On Valentine’s Day, while we had to endure the terrible news of yet another senseless mass shooting in a school in our country, we also celebrated love, friendship and kindness throughout our nation in personal gatherings, at dinners and public events. more
Oprah Winfrey’s impassioned, tremendously effective speech at the Golden Globes ceremony on Jan. 7 immediately sparked calls for her to run for the U.S. presidency in 2020. more
“Get out your history books, and turn to the fifth chapter,” the teacher tells her class, focusing on her own book while slowly pacing back and forth behind her desk. more
Recently, Assemblyman Jeffrey Dinowitz voiced his opposition to congestion pricing — a plan that would toll private vehicles entering Manhattan’s central business district below 60th Street during times of heavy traffic, and dedicate the resulting revenue to transit service improvements. more
Believe it or not, there is a movement of some size and substance in this country, dedicated to decreasing the stigma associated with mental illness. more
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