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It was heartbreaking to read how a Riverdale resident was victimized by financial predators. more
One of the first actions I took as a newly elected council member was to meet with the Friedland Group to do a walk-through of Johnson Avenue. The main goal of this visit was twofold — to highlight the area’s store vacancy problems, and to express my disappointment with its overall dowdy appearance. more
For so many people here in New York and around the world, what does Raoul Wallenberg represent during his six-month Holocaust rescue mission, and his gulag survival experience? more
Many feel that we are falling into the abyss. We can catch ourselves before we do. more
On Jan. 8, at 11 a.m., I entered the Henry Hudson Parkway, going to Manhattan. more
On Dec. 19, the Senate passed — by voice vote — stopgap spending legislation that provided funds to enable nine federal departments and a number of additional agencies to continue operating, and their staffs to continue getting paid, through Feb. 8. more
The outcome of elections in New York State should reflect the will of the people. But the unfortunate reality is that they often instead reflect the will of the powerful. more
The Electoral College should be eliminated. more
How ironic that in the same issue that the editor of this newspaper writes a close-to 2,000-word Point of View column excusing grammatical mistakes in his newspaper by asserting that “to err is human,” a front-page article in the same issue intended to extol the educational values of DeWitt Clinton High School by citing the accomplishments of one of its graduates, Stan Lee — who went on to create many comic book characters, including Spider-Man, Iron Man and the Incredible Hulk — quotes the reaction of a current-day student at the school as saying she “didn’t know that he had went to the school.” more
There is so much excitement surrounding the first term of new state Sen. Alessandra Biaggi that if her inauguration last weekend had been opened to the general public, organizers might have had to abandon Lehman College and instead find out if Yankee Stadium was available. more
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