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Thursday, July 31, 2014
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Consider the air conditioner.   It can save us from a summer of ravaging heat and humidity that seems impossible to escape.  It helps make our sleep comfortable and the days bearable. … more
July, 2014 marks the fiftieth anniversary of federal government support for public transportation. The success of public transportation can be traced back to one of President … more
My father, who lives in Jerusalem, is 95 years old. I had never seen or heard him cry uncontrollably until last week. Speaking just moments after the news was released — that the three … more
Gun violence is taking a massive toll on America. Less than three weeks ago, I welcomed two-time Grammy Award-winning artist Pras Michel of the Fugees, who joined me at a rally organized by Harlem … more
A New York Times writer named Michael Kimmelman suggested in a recent article that LG Electronics  “will turn off countless customers by despoiling a cherished landmark” by … more
A letter writer to the Riverdale Review claimed recently that President Barack Obama “has escaped serious scrutiny all these many years… because of his color.” The letter … more
Putting aside personal ideologies, permit the following question: “Why have youthful Americans, and some not so youthful, become so indiscriminately hardened to the splashing of … more
People always ask me what kind of a doctor I am, and my answer is, “a good one”. Patch Adams, the famous doctor cum clown, taught me to always reply that way as a reminder to myself to … more
The following letter about the Van Cortlandt Park 20-year Master Plan was submitted to the Department of Parks and Recreation during the public comment period. Dear Charles McKinney, Principal … more
By Kristin Hart Earlier this month, our new mayor announced an aggressive affordable housing plan. The plan: build everywhere and build big. This makes some community activists, including me, … more
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