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Wednesday, April 23, 2014
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I support the Van Cortlandt Park master plan. I am a resident of the Bronx and a long time user of the park (since the mid-1970s) and I recall when the Putnam Trail still had rails! … more
Afew weeks  ago, I attended a momentous event honoring Rabbi Avi Weiss and his family. It marked the first time the spiritual leader of the Hebrew Institute of Riverdale had ever allowed … more
Was Bill de Blasio’s dad, Warren Wilhelm Sr., blacklisted in the 1950s? Well, it sure looks that way.  Long story short, Mr. Wilhelm, government analyst, was dragged before a … more
Grey rats in tiny silk suits are smoking cigarettes and drinking excellent Scotch right across the street from the front doors of our wonderful P.S. 24 school in South Riverdale and behind the back … more
By Nina Barraclough   W ith the passage of the 2014-15 budget, the Common Core State Standards have survived yet another round of political football. The State Assembly and Senate … more
Several countries around the world have done it, and many states in America are now jumping on the bandwagon. The legalization of marijuana, a once unfathomable idea, is now one of the most … more
The past year has been a challenging one for Metro-North Railroad — for its 270,000 daily customers, for its 6,000 employees, for the taxpayers in New York and Connecticut who support its … more
The pedestrian bridge over the Henry Hudson Parkway at 235th Street is in bad shape.  So, let’s knock it down. The bridge looks like abandoned architecture from the old Soviet Union. … more
I am fortunate to represent a congressional district where people have been so compassionate about helping their neighbors affected by the tragic gas explosion in East Harlem. The situation in … more
Some more bad press — not about my writing, I haven’t received any new reviews — about mental illness.  It is everywhere.  I should no longer be surprised.  In this … more
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