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In this divisive political climate, it’s cathartic to read an uplifting story such as the one about Justyn Simmons and Wilson Hernandez, two young enthusiastic college students (and graduates of Bronx high schools). more
Mr. Zak Kostro’s report on the tree hazard would never have happened without the support of Councilman Andrew Cohen’s office, which responded to my email and photo reporting that Old Glory in Vinmont Veteran Park remained damaged and entangled in the flag’s crossbeam for too long. more
It’s about time. more
By 2021, Indian Point will close. more
While Mayor Bill de Blasio and Gov. Andrew Cuomo continue to fight over who is responsible for management and funding of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority, Washington continues to be a reliable financial partner. more
When the Benjamin Franklin Reform Democratic Club held its endorsement meeting for the 2014 Democratic primary for governor, Andrew Cuomo’s principal club supporters made the shockingly false accusation that his then primary opponent, Zephyr Teachout, was an anti-Semite. (Before that meeting, the principal purveyor of this dirty lie had been Cuomo’s closest buddy in the state legislature, Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver, who is coming up soon for sentencing for taking millions of dollars in a bribery scheme.) more
In his letter to the editor, Dimitri Cavalli asks if anyone can “say with a straight face that the tax-exempt and oddly named Southern Poverty Law Center has made us a more tolerant society in 2018, and made a real contribution to reducing bigotry and extremism in the United States today?” more
In a couple months, many of us will sit around tables with families and friends, talking about the things we are thankful for. It’s a little early, but there is something I’m thankful for — that my father never tired of being a parent. more
The Democratic political establishment — both in the Bronx, and statewide — took a considerable hit last week when many of their candidates, including state Sen. Jeffrey Klein, lost bids to keep their jobs in Albany. more
I am making a strong call to our elected officials to act on this paper’s Sept. 6 article that reported on the possible closure of both Subway — which would be unfortunate — and Key Food, which would be a local disaster. more
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