Letters to the Editor
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You can judge a person’s character by the legislation they support. The following Democratic Party 2020 presidential primary candidates attended or spoke at the Rev. Al Sharpton’s annual National Action Network conference. Each was asked by Sharpton if they supported legislation introduced by U.S. Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee of Texas to have the federal government spend hard-earned tax dollars to study if Washington should pay reparations to decedents of enslaved peoples. more
Bob Bender hit the nail on the head with his recent letter. more
It was with surprise that I read the front page story about state Sen. Alessandra Biaggi, not because of the news — which I was already aware of — but because of the tenor of the story. more
In recent days, Councilman Andrew Cohen has explained his latest vitriolic outburst as pent-up frustration at being “pressured” to support continuation of the Special Natural Area District’s participatory democracy features, maintaining that my recent Point of View in The Riverdale Press (re: “Changing SNAD means changing everything we love,” May 23) was the “last straw.” more
We hear rumblings about more shady backroom politics every day, from City Hall to the capitol in Albany. It’s part of what drove me to run against Jeff Klein. It’s part of what’s animated my life in activism, policy and organizing. more
As the legislative session in Albany approaches its final day on June 19, there are disquieting signs that the legislature may fail, once again, to pass a comprehensive measure to address the climate crisis. more
The Kingsbridge Historical Society continues to lead the way in preserving our local history. Kudos! more
I often visit Van Cortlandt Park to hike with others along the aqueduct and Putnam trails, as well as other parts of the park. more
One of the joys of summer is the farmer’s markets that appear bringing fresh, delicious food to the neighborhood. But this year, as has happened last year, we in Riverdale will not enjoy the market at Riverdale Neighborhood House. more
Climate change is real, and it’s happening! I have a young daughter, and I want her to live on a safe planet. more
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