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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
The New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DOHMH) is to be congratulated on the launch of its public service campaign this summer. The campaign, “Just One More Drink CAN … more
Say the words “state test” or “Regents” in any classroom in New York and I’m positive you’ll get the same reaction from both students and teachers. Hearts beating … more
The New York City Department  of Transportation  must put a stop to the construction of the Montefiore mega-clinic on Riverdale Avenue at West 238th Street. The presence of this facility … more
Dear Mayor de Blasio, I’m bothering you with a problem that, in one sense, doesn’t add up to a decent-sized molehill, but in another — the responsiveness of the people in your … more
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