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The one thing leaders of Community Board 8 wanted more than anything else was to get the  Special Natural Area District that has defined this part of the Bronx for more than 40 years separated from the Special Natural Area District that has defined Staten Island. more
I write this in response to the recent Jennifer Firestone Point of View in The Riverdale Press charging the Dinowitz family with nepotism. more
While the 2020 national election still remains on the horizon, a barrage of “fake news” will be accompanied by “fake” economic theories. Among them are free tuition for college education, free universal medical care, and other social justice programs that are not affordable. more
Have you ever had to replace a coffee machine or dishwasher because it couldn’t be fixed, or was too expensive to have it fixed by the manufacturer? more
Your editorial fails to mention that the New York Health Act was supported by former state Sen. Jeffrey Klein. Now that he’s gone and those who call themselves “real” Democrats control the state senate, they no longer have Klein, his Independent Democratic Conference colleagues, or Republicans to blame for failure to pass it, marijuana legalization, campaign finance reform, rent control extensions, or any other act. more
On Monday, June 3, I called Assemblyman Jeffrey Dinowitz’s office to make some common sense suggestions on strengthening security at our local schools. The response I received was clueless and despicable. more
I am writing in support of the city planning department’s proposed modifications to the Special Natural Area District zoning regulations. I have served since 2015 on the department’s SNAD working group that advised on issues in the Riverdale SNAD, and my comments do not relate to the application to Staten Island. more
We live in the social media age. Yet, with all the cries that “newspaper is dead,” at least here in our greater Riverdale community, it remains alive and well. Especially on these pages. more
You can judge a person’s character by the legislation they support. The following Democratic Party 2020 presidential primary candidates attended or spoke at the Rev. Al Sharpton’s annual National Action Network conference. Each was asked by Sharpton if they supported legislation introduced by U.S. Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee of Texas to have the federal government spend hard-earned tax dollars to study if Washington should pay reparations to decedents of enslaved peoples. more
Bob Bender hit the nail on the head with his recent letter. more
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