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Thank you for the thorough and balanced coverage you have managed to continue throughout these very stressful and difficult times with the coronavirus pandemic, police brutality, and racial justice demonstrations. And the recent primary election campaigns in our community. more
About two days ago, I was walking up the steps of the Capitol when Rep. Yoho suddenly turned a corner — and he was accompanied by Rep. Roger Williams — and accosted me on the steps right here in front of our nation’s capital. I was minding my own business, walking up the steps, and Rep. Yoho put his finger in my face. He called me disgusting. He called me crazy. He called me out of my mind. And he called me dangerous. more
Recent newspaper doings seem to indicate that the attacks on journalists are coming, unbelievably, from fellow journalists. more
To set the record straight, the Benjamin Franklin Reform Democratic Club was formed in my home at 525 W. 236th St., some time in 1959. In attendance was Frank Montero — a prominent businessman and friend — and Stan Cohen, the then editor of The Riverdale Press. I might add that neither of these two had anything to do with the formation and future development of the club. more
In September, we want our children to go back to school with their friends and teachers. We miss hearing the stories of them eating in the lunchroom chatting with their classmates. We want them to learn from their teachers in a classroom, and not on a screen. more
On June 10, a glorious late spring day, I took a leisurely bike ride on the old railroad bed behind the stable in Van Cortlandt Park. more
On June 1, the United States added 16,073 new coronavirus cases. As of this writing, on June 19, the United States added 27,082, and the number of new cases is on an uptrend. more
I do not know how many absentee ballots were not received in the 16th Congressional District, and whether they would have made a difference in the final vote tally for the contest between Congressman Eliot Engel and Jamaal Bowman. What I do know is that the inability of the elections board to deliver the ballots to the people who requested them — both in our area and throughout New York City — is an egregious disregard of peoples’ rights. more
The problem with the New York Police Department anti-crime units that are now being disbanded is not that their members are “cowboys.” It’s that many are racists. more
To the alumni council of Horace Mann School’s alumni association, these are the two questions we need to ask ourselves. Would we still offer the Distinguished Alumni Award to U.S. Attorney General William Barr if the decision were made today, given all we know of his current misconduct? Is there any act, so heinous or antithetical to our school’s values, that would cause us to rescind a previously granted award? more
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