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In a quick drive around the Bronx, it’s not hard to notice the shiny black glass that covers more and more roofs in the borough’s north. more
Since this past fall, I have been part of a coalition “to save the neighborhood,” a fight over DOT’s massive street construction in my Riverdale community. more
In the waning days of his presidency, Barack Obama prophetically reminded us that “progress does not always move in a straight line.” more
Dear me, dear me, where to begin? The “push for socialized medicine” continues and grows each week in the pages of The Riverdale Press. The most recent diatribe was published as a Point of View column by Judith Esterquest. more
The cost of child care in New York City has become a crushing burden for too many households, which is why we’ve recently championed state legislation to expand and improve child care options for thousands of working families across the five boroughs. more
Climate change is an issue of time. As the greenhouse effect begins increasingly changing weather patterns and intensifying storms, adapting our society to defend against such daunting risks becomes increasingly important. more
I’m a kindergarten teacher in the Bronx, so I’m uniquely qualified to judge Donald Trump’s behavior. more
On Friday, Oct. 25, an email from the Ben Franklin Reform Democratic Club that referred to an upcoming meeting for members arrived in my inbox. From this email I extracted that, precisely five months to the day I submitted a new member inquiry form on the Ben Franklin Club website, I had finally become a member. more
Faculty and staff from the City University of New York will soon vote on the ratification of a new union contract. I’ll be voting “yes” on the contract bargained by the Professional Staff Congress — my union — because I believe the deal will improve the lives of the union members who elected me chapter chair at Lehman College. more
While most people acknowledge that climate change is indeed a problem, only recently has the dialogue regarding the issue taken center stage in world politics. more
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