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Recently, The Press ran an interview with Arnold Hyman, head librarian of the Kingsbridge branch. Arnie is retiring after having fought the valiant fight for promised funding, trying to convince City Hall that the shelf life of a book is longer than a one-night ticket to a proposed multi-million-dollar sports stadium. more
Thank you for your editorial on recycling. It was ironic to find this in the first edition of your shocking tragedy. The conviction and determination of a maniac like that would not be so bad if it could be applied to the general population on respect for the environment. more
During this current senatorial campaign, Riverdale has witnessed the flowering of many campaign stickers for Conservative Party candidate James Buckley, with the American flag used right next to his name. more
There is a casket here this morning, and mourners, flowers and organ music. And we have heard prayers of many faiths from his friends. So in a formal sense, this is a funeral service. To me, however, it is a celebration of a consummate pro. David was a professional editor and a successful publisher at a time when they are an endangered species. As a journalist and friend, I am privileged to celebrate David A. Stein, newspaperman. more
I was present at the Benjamin Franklin Reform Democratic Club’s mayoral forum held at M.S. 141 on May 13. What occurred at this event was a disgrace. more
On May 28, the children of Visitation School experienced the joy of their first school walk-a-thon. The walk-a-thon took place in the large vacant playground just off Van Cortlandt Park South and opposite Visitation Church. more
On May 22, 2019, Mayor Bill de Blasio signed Executive Order 47, one of the most consequential measures supporting the city’s community media industry, directing all city agencies to spend at least 50 percent of their annual print and digital advertising budgets on community media publications. more
I am taken aback and deeply saddened that The Riverdale Press would publish an op-ed of the likes of what Elchanan Poupko recently wrote, indicating that it meets The Press’ standards of evidentiary truth and decency. more
As we approach the end of an unprecedented year, I reflect on the past eight months with a deep sense of gratitude and awe for the unwavering commitment parents have shown to their children of New York City. more
We witnessed a surge in voter turnout in the recent national election. It’s now time to focus the same energy on upcoming local elections. more
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