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Like most teenagers, I love fashion and try to stay up to date on trends. Once the pandemic hit and people started staying inside and remaining socially distant, however, I quickly learned that I can re-wear my favorite sweater as many times as I want, and that I need only one or two pairs of comfortable pants. more
The first time I remember going to a demonstration was in 1958. My parents and many others in Mount Vernon wanted to combine the two high schools into one. There was a south side high school, which was predominantly people of color, and the north side high school, which was 99 percent white. more
Today’s congressional generation could learn much from the late Idaho Republican senator James McClure. more
Your paper published a letter supporting our congressman, Eliot Engel, as well as a letter supporting his opponent, Jamaal Bowman. I am not writing to support either candidate, but because our recently elected state senator, Alessandra Biaggi, stated she supports Jamaal Bowman because he is not the incumbent, that disturbs me. more
We at Bronx Arts Ensemble patiently and prudently anticipate our return to Bronx stages and classrooms. To date, more than 4,000 of our neighbors have succumbed to the virus. Our borough has rapidly morphed from being “underserved” to “devastated.” more
Recently, I attempted to get an antibodies test at a local free testing site. But it made me feel like I was more at risk of catching the virus there. more
As U.S. Maj. Gen. Gordon Granger neatly scripted General Order No. 3 into his logbook on June 19, 1865, the nation was still mourning the death of President Abraham Lincoln and looking for ways to reunite the country at the conclusion of the Civil War. more
I ran in the 16th Congressional District for nearly a year. All over the Bronx and Westchester County, I stumped. I shook hands and bumped elbows. I spoke and debated. The constant traveling and meeting new people was different than the quotidian “stability” of teaching the same kids in the same classroom that I was used to. more
This year’s primary will be like no other. Whether you vote by mail, early vote at IN-Tech Academy on Tibbett Avenue before June 21, or vote at your polling place on June 23, you will be making consequential decisions. more
A year ago, I got a text message inviting me to meet Jamaal Bowman, the principal of a Bronx public school. He was launching a campaign for Congress, a kick-off party at Santa Fe, the Tex-Mex dive across from Van Cortlandt Park. more
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