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In the 1980s, a cup of coffee cost 70 cents. That’s something few older people have to look up, thanks not to great memory, but instead to Sally Struthers and her Christian Children’s Fund commercials. more
Do European scientists deserve blame — or, based on your political beliefs, praise — for the election of Donald Trump in 2016? more
Gov. Andrew Cuomo and Mayor Bill de Blasio are snipping at each other again? It must be a day ending in a “Y.” Few can recall the last time these two actually got along, and at least before the coronavirus pandemic, it was somewhat entertaining — if it wasn’t just bad not only for our city, but for our state. more
More than a century after her death — and nearly five years after it was first announced by then U.S. Treasury Secretary (and Riverdale resident) Jack Lew — celebrated abolitionist and Underground Railroad conductor Harriet Tubman will finally take her place on the front of the $20 bill. more
Many of New York City’s community boards describe themselves not only as bodies tasked with advising elected officials and government agencies on matters affecting the social welfare, but also of providing the public a non-partisan interface to those same electeds and agencies. more
President John F. Kennedy declared the first National Small Business Week in 1963 during a time when retail chains were rapidly pushing their way into our neighborhoods. more
Many aspiring politicians work their way through city and state office on their way to Washington. But not William Magear Tweed. more
Normally, this space is reserved for our thoughts, as a newspaper, in not just our community, but in the country and world around us. However, we think it’s important to share some thoughts from others over the decades — especially those who had the honor of working inside the Oval Office. more
Famed author George Orwell once said that “if liberty means anything at all, it means the right to tell people what they do not want to hear.” While many might turn to the Opinion pages here in The Riverdale Press each week finding words they agree with, there are many times they do not. more
Months of intensive preparation and careful planning were devoted to the proposal for development of the “river strip” along the Hudson from West 232nd Street to West 234th Street. The Riverdale Community Planning Association and its president, Gilbert Kerlin, are to be congratulated for presenting a practical, comprehensive and far-sighted program. more
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