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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
The world is watching anxiously to see what happens with the coronavirus that originated in Wuhan, China. As scientists and public health officials in the United States learn more about the virus — and as we all see how bad the outbreak turns out to be — it is important that public policymaking remain firmly centered around science. more
This March, we celebrate the 33rd Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month. In 1987, President Ronald Reagan issued a public proclamation that called on all Americans to provide individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities “the encouragement and opportunities they need to lead productive lives and achieve their full potential.” more
In February, it was announced that Brooklyn’s Waterfront Park would be named after Marsha P. Johnson, who fought until her death for black, trans and LGBQ civil rights. Shortly after, Bayard Rustin was posthumously pardoned for a 1953 conviction for what was clearly then an anti-LGBTQ law. 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
Google searches reveal our deepest fears: Stock markets crashing. Coronavirus cases skyrocketing. A virus threatens our wealth and health. And we search for answers that give us no good direction. more
Chamber Charmers [Photo gallery]
As we unsettle into the new “normal” of COVID-19, I can’t help but be keenly aware of the yawning gap that a crisis like this makes clear. more
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