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By Sura Jeselsohn They don’t call it skunk cabbage for no reason! I still remember being warned off the plant as a youngster. While it seemed to me to only have a heavy oniony smell, many … more
White whimsy wafting beyond        my window  Evergreens adorned so    majestically  Just enough to slow the pace And offer a cloud cover on … more
In 1945 “the war is over” was announced People cheered hoping for peace abound Reality proved nothing was over in the land Instead we were evicted from our homeland Where … more
An overheard snippet of conversation can lead to terminal curiosity! That happened to me one day, when I had tuned in late to NPR and heard an author discussing his book—about chickens, no … more
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
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