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As U.S. Maj. Gen. Gordon Granger neatly scripted General Order No. 3 into his logbook on June 19, 1865, the nation was still mourning the death of President Abraham Lincoln and looking for ways to reunite the country at the conclusion of the Civil War. more
Dermot Shea called it the end of New York City’s long-standing stop and frisk policy. On Monday, he reassigned 600 plainclothes officers to new jobs, closing the door on what’s been a very controversial period for the New York Police Department. more
Some might say Sister Patricia McGowan was quite fortunate. She led a solid life of 80 years, seemingly accomplishing everything she wanted while making a direct impact on hundreds, if not thousands, of lives as both an educator and volunteer. more
How wrong can someone be wrong? Not exactly a question we hear every day, but it’s not a new one either. In fact, the late great science-fiction writer Isaac Asimov would ask that question often, believing there was more to simply being right, or on the flip side, simply being wrong. more
June Eisland. Rosemary Ginty. And, depending on how the vote goes next month, Laura Spalter. more
In the wake of the reckoning that destroyed the Independent Democratic Conference led by our former state Sen. Jeffrey Klein, only two members of that Republican-friendly group remained standing: Staten Island’s Diane Savino and Rockland County’s David Carlucci. more
It’s difficult right now to think of anything but coronavirus. But believe it or not, even with New York on lockdown, the world outside continues to move forward. Even government — or at least the closest we can get to government at the neighborhood level. more
Getting our society back to some sense of normalcy will require several milestones to be met. And none are as important as finding out who has been exposed to the coronavirus that causes COVID-19, and who we might still need to protect if “herd immunity” doesn’t work the way scientists hope. more
When Ruth Fertel mortgaged her house so she could buy a single steak restaurant in her Louisiana hometown in 1965, her friends and family thought she was off her rocker. more
Bill de Blasio leads more people than the governors of 38 states. Yet, getting respect as a mayor is fleeting more often than not, especially from de Blasio’s own governor, Andrew Cuomo. more
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