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There’s not a single good reason why voters in New York shouldn’t have an option to vote by mail. Assemblyman Jeffrey Dinowitz agrees, passing initial legislation that allowed voters to do just that at the height of the coronavirus pandemic, and has now introduced a new measure that would extend no-excuse absentee balloting into 2024. more
It’s not all about food. It’s about being thankful. For life. For happiness. For our family. For the hope that someday the New York Jets will win a game. And to go full circle, for the feast in front of us. more
Troopergate. Filegate. Bridgegate. Travelgate. There’s even a Gategate. Wikipedia lists more than 130 scandals involving words ending in “gate,” and that’s just on the political side. more
Unless you haven’t been paying much attention of anything in the neighborhood lately, you probably heard about word of a homeless shelter coming to North Riverdale that will house 130 single men looking to have a roof over their heads. Everyone deserves shelter. Yet, that doesn’t necessarily mean every shelter plan is a good plan. more
We’ve elected a new mayor, some new council members, and even renewed our commitment to some of our existing city officials. But don’t take a breath yet. The ink’s not even dry on the ballot ovals, and already we’re looking ahead to 2022 where we’re guaranteed some significant shake-ups in Albany, even if the incumbent in the executive chamber stays put. more
Ed Koch was born in the Bronx. Fiorello La Guardia died here. Since its 1898 consolidation, 22 men — and only men, unfortunately — have held the title of New York City mayor. But not a single one has come from the Bronx. more
Sorry, Al Gore, you didn’t invent the internet. That was Tim Berners-Lee. The London-born computer scientist developed a way to network different computers with different operating systems among scientists, and in the process created the building blocks that would become the World Wide Web in 1989. more
Steve simply wanted what so many of us take for granted every day: A hot dinner. A warm bed. The ability to fend for himself. But for now, he’d settle for $600 just to get his car back. Not because he wants cool wheels, but because it’s at least a place to sleep. more
In chess, you can’t control the game unless you control the board. The same can be said about politics, and since virtually the birth of this republic, the state legislature has had arguably complete control of the congressional and legislative redistricting process. more
“Are you ready?” pharmacist Mitchel Zaretsky asked. “Go for it,” said Kelley Dixon, right before he became the first Hebrew Home at Riverdale resident to get the coronavirus vaccine. more
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