Letters to the Editor
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The city’s parks department’s proposed rule banning feeding squirrels and birds on park property is framed as being for the wildlife’s well-being and not disturbing the healthy balance between wildlife and their habitats. more
I am appalled at the idea of the parks department trying to ban park visitors from feeding squirrels and birds, especially on the grounds that parks supply the natural habitat and food sources needed for them to thrive. more
On the long road toward healthier and more sustainable community, it is always important to appreciate progress and be thankful. more
The emotionally charged claim of rampant racial discrimination at Ethical Culture Fieldston School (whatever the specifics might be) requires a calm consideration of discrimination in America, and the huge progress that has been made at every level to assimilate people of various religious and ethnic origins. more
The fight either to save the beautiful Villa Rosa Bonheur at 2395 Palisade Ave., in Spuyten Duyvil (built in 1924 as the first co-op in the Bronx), or to preserve the scale of building that the Villa represents, is far from over. more
The one thing President Donald Trump does not get criticized for by the mainstream news media is his continuation of U.S. imperialism. That media and the Democrats have been parroting his lies and half-truths to justify his tightening of sanctions and threats to overthrow the Venezuelan government led by President Nicolas Maduro. more
Mayor Bill de Blasio and New York City public schools deserve high marks for pledging to serve more meat-free meals in the 2019-20 school year in order to help reduce greenhouse grass emissions and promote healthy living. more
A recent Point of View by Jennifer Scarlott urges U.S. Rep. Eliot Engel to support the Green New Deal. I would add to the arguments presented in the letter the fact that the science shows passage of the Green New Deal is essential: We have only until 2030 to reach net-carbon neutrality, and the Green New Deal is the only plan that can achieve that goal. more
Politicians often give their allegiance to those who finance their campaigns. New York’s current laws favor real estate and charter school interests. Why? These are elected officials’ largest donors, the ones who get them elected and keep them in office. more
Before the state senate flipped from red to blue, campaign finance reform was a slam-dunk in the Assembly, where Democrats hold a two-thirds supermajority. Bills related to campaign finance reform were written and debated consistently, with little coverage and little controversy. more
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