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Dwight James Baum thought of everything when designing the 50-foot tower made of fieldstone and limestone, intended to honor not just those who died in World War I, but all who returned from the conflict as well. He even included an 18th century bell considered a spoil of the Mexican-American War. more
As a country, we generate somewhere in the neighborhood of 300 million tons of municipal solid waste each year — roughly five pounds of waste each day for every man, woman and child, according to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. more
In the early days of the pandemic, elected leaders — including our now-embattled Gov. Andrew Cuomo — talked a lot about our “new normal.” more
The poet Charles Bukowski once quipped that “the difference between a democracy and a dictatorship is that in a democracy, you vote first and take orders later. In a dictatorship, you don’t have to waste your time voting.” more
March 16, 2020 was a solemn day here in the Bronx. Yet, it’s an occasion few have marked. more
One could say John Boehner wears his heart on his sleeve. In other words, the one-time U.S. House Speaker had no issue expressing an emotion — even tears — publicly. more
In the 1980s, a cup of coffee cost 70 cents. That’s something few older people have to look up, thanks not to great memory, but instead to Sally Struthers and her Christian Children’s Fund commercials. more
Do European scientists deserve blame — or, based on your political beliefs, praise — for the election of Donald Trump in 2016? more
Gov. Andrew Cuomo and Mayor Bill de Blasio are snipping at each other again? It must be a day ending in a “Y.” Few can recall the last time these two actually got along, and at least before the coronavirus pandemic, it was somewhat entertaining — if it wasn’t just bad not only for our city, but for our state. more
More than a century after her death — and nearly five years after it was first announced by then U.S. Treasury Secretary (and Riverdale resident) Jack Lew — celebrated abolitionist and Underground Railroad conductor Harriet Tubman will finally take her place on the front of the $20 bill. more
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