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“Fires have always been contagious, but before 1968, an ‘immunization program’ kept epidemics at bay,” I wrote in a 1998 book with my husband, Rodrick Wallace. It was called “A Plague on Your Houses: How New York City was Burned Down and National Public Health Crumbled.” more
I am willing to bet that almost none of the (supposedly) well-informed readers of The Riverdale Press — including those “intellectuals” who religiously read The New York Times — know who the following people are: Justin Wallace, Jaryan Elliot, Tory Levik and Cahill Pennington. more
It was Shakespeare’s “Hamlet” where we first heard the famous quote, “methinks the lady doth protest too much.” more
The Riverdale Press has gotten it exactly right: “We could (justly) pair our support of the homeless with a vote of no confidence for the proposed shelter” at 6661 Broadway. more
The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has affected all of us in some way or form, and most likely in a negative way. As miraculously effective as the vaccine development and rollout has been, gaps are still negatively affecting everyone’s health. more
This is an open letter to Elon Musk, who recently made an announcement declaring he would spend 6 billion of his own dollars if someone were to hand him a plan to end world hunger. more
It’s been my distinct honor to represent the 16th Congressional District — a beautiful and diverse community which includes Riverdale — since I was elected to Congress nearly a year ago. more
Riverdale has always been a community rooted in love, acceptance, and inclusivity. Our neighborhood’s devotion to lending a helping hand and advocating for those often overlooked is one of the reasons why we are so proud to represent Riverdale. more
As a physician for 54 years, my career is just about the same age as Medicare. When I was in practice, I appreciated that it always paid me promptly, in contrast to corporate insurance companies, which tried very hard not to pay me what was promised. Now retired, I worry about the ongoing attempts to further privatize this popular and effective public program. more
An often-ignored aspect of Trumpism is the runaway consumer culture that underlies Trump’s philosophy and those of his enraged followers. more
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