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Eric Dinowitz really gets around the community. And it’s no surprise — he’s running for city council. Yet, at many of these different stops, Dinowitz is not wearing the cap of a candidate for office, but instead as chair of Community Board 8’s aging committee. And it’s great to have that kind of community interaction, to the point that Dinowitz is likely the most traveled CB8 committee chair since, well, Andrew Cohen held the same position on his way to earning the city council job Dinowitz himself hopes to get someday. more
Presidents of the United States tend to be rather quotable men. But of the 44 men who have served in the highest office, few are as quotable as Ronald Reagan. more
We are a society probably best described as hate-love — we tend to hate first, and maybe (just maybe) we’ll grow to love it. more
Global warming is, by far, the greatest threat not just to each and every one of our lives, but the health of the planet itself. One of the primary ingredients in creating the “greenhouse effect” essential to global warming is carbon dioxide. more
There are fewer than 100,000 Holocaust survivors still among us, according to a 2016 Time story. And even among them, the youngest are now in their mid-70s. more
Cancer kills. We can’t be more direct than that. Cancer is the leading cause of death in the United States behind only heart disease. And we put a lot of attention — and money — toward developing treatments, and hopefully someday a cure. more
We haven’t heard too much lately from George Diaz, the Norwood political activist vying for an Assembly seat. But that doesn’t mean he’s not on the mind of the current occupant, Jeffrey Dinowitz. more
Health care in the United States is a $3.5 trillion industry, with New York — at a cost of more than $10,725 per person, according to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services — making up more than $163 billion of those costs. more
Maurice Knobbe was a man unafraid of speaking up, no matter how unpopular the words were he shared. He would write a letter to the editor each week, sometimes two, a primary reason why then-editor Bernard L. Stein started limiting how often letter-writers could appear in the pages of The Riverdale Press in the late 1990s. more
When many parents today were once children themselves, the common mantra was, “Don’t talk to strangers.” It was a hard and fast rule that seemed easy enough to follow. more
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