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Until recently, for as many as 800,000 undocumented New Yorkers, a trip to pick up a child from school, or buy groceries to feed their family, meant the chance that a routine traffic stop could lead to arrest, and even deportation — and separation from their family. Because undocumented residents were ineligible to apply for a driver’s license, and because so many New Yorkers live in areas that have virtually no public transit options, accomplishing everyday tasks meant putting their families at risk. more
A recent editorial advocated an “open primary” system in New York State, wherein all registered voters would be able to vote in any primary of their choosing as opposed to the current system that permits only registered Democrats to vote in the Democratic primary, only registered Republicans to vote in a Republican primary, etc. more
I have a concern about the derelict flagpole that is located next to the Riverdale Bell Tower/Monument on Riverdale Avenue and West 239th Street. more
The core of the mission of the Kingsbridge Riverdale Van Cortlandt Development Corp., is to support local initiatives aimed at building, enriching, improving and developing our community. The current grassroots campaign to bring a Trader Joe’s to North Riverdale fits perfectly into that mission, and it is something that I — as the executive director of KRVC — fully support. more
In the past few months, I’ve had the privilege of getting to know Jamaal Bowman, who is running for Congress against Eliot Engel, the 30-year representative of the 16th district. more
Last April, a dead sperm whale washed ashore in Sardinia, Italy, containing more than 48 pounds of plastic in its stomach. A month before that, a young whale washed ashore in the Philippines with 88 pounds of plastic in its stomach. more
We look back at the early history of our country as one that — at least as far as mental health goes — represented a dark period in history. more
In the last few years, Trader Joe’s has continued to expand in New York City, giving more and more New Yorkers access to affordable, organic foods. Manhattan, Brooklyn and Queens are all served by at least one Trader Joe’s — why not the Bronx? more
This is in response to a letter to the editor from Avrum Hyman, responding to your June 20 story about a photographic history of gay and lesbian writers. more
As Eleanor Roosevelt told the Democratic convention in 1940, this is no ordinary time. more
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