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Happy 54th birthday, Medicare! You increase our life expectancy and quality of life. You’re our most trusted health care program. more
Americans have health on their minds. Nearly four-in-10 voters think health care is the most important policy issue our country faces. more
In the weeks following the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, the nation suffered through see-saw emotions of fear, sadness and anger. Our country had been attacked, in one of the most vicious ways imaginable, and it was vital we find a way to prevent such atrocities from happening on American soil again. more
Until recently, for as many as 800,000 undocumented New Yorkers, a trip to pick up a child from school, or buy groceries to feed their family, meant the chance that a routine traffic stop could lead to arrest, and even deportation — and separation from their family. Because undocumented residents were ineligible to apply for a driver’s license, and because so many New Yorkers live in areas that have virtually no public transit options, accomplishing everyday tasks meant putting their families at risk. more
A recent editorial advocated an “open primary” system in New York State, wherein all registered voters would be able to vote in any primary of their choosing as opposed to the current system that permits only registered Democrats to vote in the Democratic primary, only registered Republicans to vote in a Republican primary, etc. more
I have a concern about the derelict flagpole that is located next to the Riverdale Bell Tower/Monument on Riverdale Avenue and West 239th Street. more
The core of the mission of the Kingsbridge Riverdale Van Cortlandt Development Corp., is to support local initiatives aimed at building, enriching, improving and developing our community. The current grassroots campaign to bring a Trader Joe’s to North Riverdale fits perfectly into that mission, and it is something that I — as the executive director of KRVC — fully support. more
In the past few months, I’ve had the privilege of getting to know Jamaal Bowman, who is running for Congress against Eliot Engel, the 30-year representative of the 16th district. more
Last April, a dead sperm whale washed ashore in Sardinia, Italy, containing more than 48 pounds of plastic in its stomach. A month before that, a young whale washed ashore in the Philippines with 88 pounds of plastic in its stomach. more
We look back at the early history of our country as one that — at least as far as mental health goes — represented a dark period in history. more
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