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To all, please stay safe. Look out after your neighbors. Take care. more
The use of force — up to and including lethal force as a last resort — is justified not to protect a patch of private property, but to preserve the rule of law itself. Refusal of government to enforce constitutional laws is the worst of all forms of civil disobedience. It is an absolute violation of the social contract. more
Charles Moerdler, former chair of Community Board 8 and current land use committee chair, has written several times in this newspaper about the rising tide of anti-Semitism. more
Wiser words could not be written. more
The Workers Circle applauds the decision of the Southern District Court in New York that halts the dangerous public charge policy, temporarily, as our nation continues to battle a deadly pandemic. This pause means immigrants can access the health care and social services they need for themselves and their families without fear, strengthening public health for all. more
The hybrid model of one to three school days planned for the fall puts everyone at some risk for COVID-19, and doesn’t allow the parents of young children to go to work. Scheduling gets very complicated, with parents allowed to opt out and keep some children home. more
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
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