Saturday, October 25, 2014
Points of view
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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
Is tenure undermining American education? New York Times columnist Frank Bruni thinks so.  Basing a recent opinion piece, “The Trouble With Tenure,” largely upon an interview he … more
One of the biggest obstacles to combating climate change has consistently come from coal states — West Virginia and Kentucky, specifically — declaring that Washington is waging a war … more
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