Letters to the Editor
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The Benjamin Franklin Reform Democratic Club was founded in my living room in 1959. Of all five words in that name, the most important is the word “reform,” because at the time, the Bronx Democratic Party was split between the “regular” Democrats controlled by the party boss Charlie Buckley — from the old school of machine bosses harking back to the Tammany Hall days — and the “reform” Democrats, who were the candidates and their supporters who demanded progressive reforms. more
I would like to take this opportunity to thank The Riverdale Press for the recent story on the Riverdale Art Association. I thanked Raphael Lassauze for the skillful story she wrote about the artwork that the art association has presented during these challenging times. more
Thank you for highlighting the work we are doing in the community to make sure families and older adults receive appropriate meals safely during this difficult time. When a trip to the local grocery became a health hazard, the waitlist for meals at The Y senior center grew long. more
Amid all the discussions of John Bolton’s revelations in his book, “The Room Where it Happened” — which was scheduled to arrive at bookstores on June 23 — let’s not forget that as the National Security Advisor, Bolton was instrumental in the disbanding of the pandemic response team organized during the Obama administration. more
What is happening in our republic? more
State Sen. Alessandra Biaggi has proposed S.8676, requiring New York Police Department officers to obtain and carry personal liability insurance in the event they are civilly sued for misconduct and other civil wrongs. more
Thank you for the thorough and balanced coverage you have managed to continue throughout these very stressful and difficult times with the coronavirus pandemic, police brutality, and racial justice demonstrations. And the recent primary election campaigns in our community. more
Recent newspaper doings seem to indicate that the attacks on journalists are coming, unbelievably, from fellow journalists. more
To set the record straight, the Benjamin Franklin Reform Democratic Club was formed in my home at 525 W. 236th St., some time in 1959. In attendance was Frank Montero — a prominent businessman and friend — and Stan Cohen, the then editor of The Riverdale Press. I might add that neither of these two had anything to do with the formation and future development of the club. more
In September, we want our children to go back to school with their friends and teachers. We miss hearing the stories of them eating in the lunchroom chatting with their classmates. We want them to learn from their teachers in a classroom, and not on a screen. more
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