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Too often, Bronx bodegas are seen as “a source of the problem” because they sell unhealthy snack foods, sandwiches, soda, alcohol and tobacco products. But 54 Bronx bodegas are changing that unhealthy perception as partner bodegas in the “Healthy Bodega” program. more
There appears to be some confusion in the community about my support of the Green New Deal. As such, I’d like to set the record straight. more
New York is facing a measles outbreak. There have been 214 confirmed cases as of March 27, according to NYC.gov, right here in New York City, and the number rises every day. more
In her recent story, Simone Johnson captures the growing popularity of the single-payer New York Health Act and the enthusiasm of supporters like Sen. Alessandra Biaggi. more
In deciding the best way to handle a problem, those who govern should avoid getting hung up on “-ism” labels. more
Why does death warrant action over life, when life is priceless? After a tragedy, material things can be repaired or replaced, whereas a person cannot. more
Mr. Alvin Gordon’s usual rants left out just but a few of the standard right-wing tropes. No need to repeat them here — they are sufficiently offensive without repetition in a reputable local community newspaper. more
The city’s parks department’s proposed rule banning feeding squirrels and birds on park property is framed as being for the wildlife’s well-being and not disturbing the healthy balance between wildlife and their habitats. more
I am appalled at the idea of the parks department trying to ban park visitors from feeding squirrels and birds, especially on the grounds that parks supply the natural habitat and food sources needed for them to thrive. more
On the long road toward healthier and more sustainable community, it is always important to appreciate progress and be thankful. more
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