Letters to the Editor
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I am writing about the current state of the U.S. Postal Service. I live in a 299-family co-operative in Riverdale. In the past two weeks, our usual letter carrier has been on vacation. more
There is an old saying, “Don’t judge a book by its cover” — a variation of which would be, “Don’t judge a person’s intelligence by his prestigious job title.” I give you as today’s example Mr. Norman Wechsler, who (as your paper noted) “is a former principal at DeWitt Clinton High School and a former superintendent for Bronx high schools with the city’s education department.” more
As a humanistic Jew, I have been appalled by the increases in anti-Semitic activity. These include murderous attacks on synagogues, and the march of neo-Nazis with torches chanting, “Jews will not replace us” in Charlottesville. more
Voting by mail should replace voting at all the polls in its entirety. The two institutions that can definitely be trusted are the county elections board and the U.S. Postal Service. more
My father was a socialist in what became Hitler’s Germany. However, it became clear — at least in much of Saxony — that in their quest for power, many had adopted the anti-Semitic stance of the extremes of left and right. He became a social democrat, and with his colleague Willy Brandt (later mayor of West Berlin and chancellor of a free Germany), they campaigned against Hitler and bigotry. more
There’s a wide open race to replace Andrew Cohen, whom I personally believe shares admirable traits with my Assemblyman, Jeffrey Dinowitz, and state senator, Alessandra Biaggi: Politics is local, and responding to constituents’ concerns is at the top of their agenda. more
This is a cautionary tale which should be of interest to many Riverdalians, given the increased number of Amazon deliveries in our neighborhood during the coronavirus pandemic. more
As I write these words, the opportunity to be counted in the census is closing, and you — as a member of the community — should be as upset as I am. more
Mayor Bill de Blasio is so useless that even when he comes up with a good idea, he doesn’t have the capability or common sense to effectively implement it. Such is the case when it comes to moving homeless people out of shelters and into hotel rooms. more
As New York City reaches an astounding 20 percent unemployment rate due to the economic and precautionary effects stemming from COVID-19, it is more imperative than ever that U.S. job creation becomes a focal point for our political leaders. more
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