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George Santayana said in “The Life of Reason,” “Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.”  When it comes to sexual abuse, harassment or assault, the … more
The Beatles sang that money can’t buy you love, but in the case of campaign cash, it can certainly buy you an election or six or seven. We can thank the five Republican members of the … more
In the year of the 60th anniversary of 1954 World Series and “The Catch” in deep center field at the Polo Grounds, many baseball fans are likely to debate the following questions: Is the … more
In 1844, a group of weavers in Rochdale, England opened a co-op grocery. Workers pooled their money to provide for their economic benefit. Their principals of governance and operations made the … more
After over five years, despite close to ten trillion dollars in deficit spending and economic easing, our economy is, at best, sluggish.   Deficit spending and economic stimulus, which have … more
I grew up on Kingsbridge Avenue and Broadway — simultaneously. I’d spend evenings bathing in the warmth of home-cooked meals at grandma’s on 238th Street and Broadway, and once my … more
Are you aware that many thermostats manufactured prior to 2006 contain mercury? Are you aware that a mercury thermostat contains at least 1,000 times more mercury than today’s … more
Mike Gold’s encomium to nuclear power in last week’s Riverdale Press (“Time to go nuclear”) is dangerously off the mark, exhibiting a complacency about the dangers of nuclear … more
A lack of concern and thought was in play today, Oct. 8, for the Corlear Avenue Sycamore. Our sister tree.  The over 175-year-old Sycamore has had a tough life on Corlear Avenue as I … more
A major increase in gun crime has been reported in the North Bronx in recent months. An August shooting incident in front of the An Beal Bocht Café has brought this issue even closer to … more
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