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Global warming is, by far, the greatest threat not just to each and every one of our lives, but the health of the planet itself. One of the primary ingredients in creating the “greenhouse effect” essential to global warming is carbon dioxide. more
There are fewer than 100,000 Holocaust survivors still among us, according to a 2016 Time story. And even among them, the youngest are now in their mid-70s. more
Cancer kills. We can’t be more direct than that. Cancer is the leading cause of death in the United States behind only heart disease. And we put a lot of attention — and money — toward developing treatments, and hopefully someday a cure. more
We haven’t heard too much lately from George Diaz, the Norwood political activist vying for an Assembly seat. But that doesn’t mean he’s not on the mind of the current occupant, Jeffrey Dinowitz. more
Health care in the United States is a $3.5 trillion industry, with New York — at a cost of more than $10,725 per person, according to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services — making up more than $163 billion of those costs. more
Maurice Knobbe was a man unafraid of speaking up, no matter how unpopular the words were he shared. He would write a letter to the editor each week, sometimes two, a primary reason why then-editor Bernard L. Stein started limiting how often letter-writers could appear in the pages of The Riverdale Press in the late 1990s. more
When many parents today were once children themselves, the common mantra was, “Don’t talk to strangers.” It was a hard and fast rule that seemed easy enough to follow. more
There is a lot of debate over the power of prayer, generally along lines of how religious or spiritual one might be. While it might not be immediately clear how much praying can help someone, what many of us already know is that it certainly can’t — and doesn’t — hurt. Except in one context. And there, it hurts a lot. more
It’s hard to find a leader like Father Ted Hesburgh. He led the University of Notre Dame for 35 years — transforming the school from just a football favorite to one with academic prowess. He worked under a number of presidents beginning with Dwight Eisenhower, and he even joined hands with Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., singing “We Shall Overcome.” more
There may not be a lot of positive things to say about Manhattan District Attorney Cy Vance — like the free pass he seems to give to anyone named “Epstein” or “Trump” — but even a broken clock is right twice a day. more
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