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As a country, we generate somewhere in the neighborhood of 300 million tons of municipal solid waste each year — roughly five pounds of waste each day for every man, woman and child, according to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. more
It’s time we all learn a lesson from the Hunts Point strike. Workers at the Bronx’s own Hunts Point Produce Market have kept the city fed through the worst of the coronavirus pandemic. After 10 workers at the market died from complications of COVID-19, management added insult to injury by offering a mere 32-cent raise when it came time to negotiate a new contract. more
We know the results of the investigation — by a fellow Democrat, no less. more
As a member of Northwest Bronx Indivisible’s steering committee, and as chair of the CUNY Brooklyn College English department, I write to call your readers’ attention to the importance of supporting reinstatement of the New York State Tuition Assistance Program for incarcerated people who wish to begin or complete a two-year associate’s or a four-year bachelor’s degree program. more
Congressman Adriano Espaillat told the Podcast from Washington of El Nuevo Dia in San Juan, Puerto Rico, that he believes that 52.5 percent who voted for the statehood option during the Nov. 3 status plebiscite in Puerto Rico is not enough to advance a statehood bill. more
I am writing in response to Ms. Leslie Hogan’s letter to the editor commenting on your Nov. 19 story, “Voters not too excited to choose county court judges.” more
It’s hard to know what to make of Alvin Gordon’s Point of View. It is a mixture of falsehoods, bizarre distortions, irrational fears and rage — at Black people, Black communities and Black leaders. more
“Right now!” These words, suggested as a prompt for my writers circle, immediately led me to think of two meanings of “now.” more
Recently, I began leading the nation’s largest public school system. A school system that serves more than 1 million students — including, many years ago, me! more
In the early days of the pandemic, elected leaders — including our now-embattled Gov. Andrew Cuomo — talked a lot about our “new normal.” more
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