Saturday, February 28, 2015
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Dr. Harry Reiss, a psychiatrist of enormous experience and learning, used to tell me that he met the most interesting people in his consulting office.  I don’t doubt him. Why then do we as … more
We could not get out of the Bronx.  Our little family had made plans to fly to Florida and escape the shiver-me-timbers weather that froze our feet into blocks of ice whenever we stepped … more
Almost exactly 50 years ago, scientists, health advocates, and political leaders came together to discuss a major health crisis facing the country and what could be done about it. Numerous studies … more
Overcrowding is a long-term, worsening condition in our local public schools. As members of the Northwest Bronx for Change Education Committee, together with Leonie Haimson, executive director of the … more
The Spuyten Duyvil School (P.S. 24) is an outstanding school. The children generally seem happy and motivated. The school is filled with vivid, colorful artwork. The school holds Halloween and Spring … more
New York City residents pay some of the highest taxes in the state and because of that they deserve more relief. The current property tax circuit breaker proposed by Governor Andrew … more
There’s a reason they are negotiating it in secret. People have been outraged by the few details that have leaked out. Supposedly a trade deal, the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) is in reality … more
It is evident from recent experience that the Community Board (CB) 8’s Land Use Committee must raise the bar in terms of its upholding the standards and intent of the Special Natural Area … more
Earlier this month, The Riverdale Press reprinted two cartoons that were originally published by the French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo, in 2006 and 2007. We did so for two reasons: to show … more
We know you’re going to hell, but do you have to get there on a speedboat?  My older brother used to say this to my sometimes reckless younger brother during our teenage days. His … more
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