Keyword: Barbara Estrin
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Why are New York City public unions betraying their 250,000 retired members? Why are active members not protesting this betrayal, knowing that they are likely to be next? more
Images of happy New Yorkers released from coronavirus restrictions flood the media. But COVID-19 continues imprisoning too many. more
Thank you, Riverdale Press, for your longstanding coverage of the New York Health Act. And thanks to reporter Ethan Stark-Miller for his recent story. more
There have been more than 120,000 confirmed coronavirus cases in the Bronx, leading to 5,500 deaths. Those who live through COVID-19 could face months, if not years, of lingering effects, burdening already strained budgets. more
Kirstyn Brendlen’s story on the front page of the Oct. 8 issue highlights how demonstrators in two communities — protesting the murder of George Floyd in Minneapolis — receive totally different treatment by the police on June 4. more
Recently enacted emergency legislation protecting New Yorkers from eviction and supported by our local legislators makes a good start on a newly visible housing catastrophe. Too many of our Bronx neighbors face deeply entrenched housing inequity: Scarcity of affordable housing makes rents unaffordable, and forces overcrowding into substandard buildings. more
Mother’s Day 2020 was hardly celebratory for elderly mothers, with too many locked in isolation by the statewide shutdown, or in nursing homes that don’t allow visitors. more
COVID-19 is getting worse. More of us are under quarantine, in “containment zones,” self-quarantined, observing “social distances,” using handshake alternatives — and washing our hands more than Lady Macbeth. more
Google searches reveal our deepest fears: Stock markets crashing. Coronavirus cases skyrocketing. A virus threatens our wealth and health. And we search for answers that give us no good direction. more
Why did Gov. Cuomo recently veto a bill that would have reduced the cost of prescription drugs, hospital care and outpatient procedures in New York? more
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