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When he moved to Riverdale in the early 1950s, Frank Montero didn’t exactly blend in with his neighbors. His parents — a baseball player and school teacher — had been one of the first black families to move into Brooklyn’s Bedford-Stuyvesant neighborhood, where he was “regularly beaten by his white classmates,” New York Times reporter Robert Mcg. Thomas Jr., would later write. more
In your editorial, you make comparisons between the upcoming Benjamin Franklin Reform Democratic Club leadership election and the Rainbow Rebellion, which topped former Bronx Democratic Party boss Jose Rivera in 2008. It is quite clear you don’t fully understand the current dynamic of the Ben Franklin Club, because this ridiculous comparison couldn’t be further from the truth. more
The editor correctly criticized Eric Dinowitz for injecting his political campaign into the community board. It is clear he was trying to politicize the MTA plan for his own political purposes. more
The following statement is going to make the Trump apologists quite happy: If I were considering immigrating to the United States, I’d truly think twice or three times. more
The Ethical Culture Fieldston School was totally justified in firing teacher J.B. Brager for their openly anti-Semitic messages. more
Recently, congressional Democrats sacrificed principle for political expediency. more
Anger is one of the basic human emotions, as elemental as happiness, sadness, anxiety or disgust. more
The Trump administration last year proposed one of the biggest Medicare reforms in a generation. But after the proposed rule sparked a furious lobbying battle between some of the country’s most powerful special interests, the president scrapped the effort. more
From his recent letter, it appears Zachary Berman does not really understand co-operative housing. more
I was recently hospitalized at Montefiore Medical Center, and the experience drove home to me how fortunate we are to live near it. more
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