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By the time our nation mourned the horrific acts at Sandy Hook Elementary School in December 2012, we as Americans already had endured Columbine and Virginia Tech, along with a number of other mass school shootings that killed 33 people since 1999. more
I write in response to Jennifer Scarlott’s recent Point of View regarding the Jan. 16 meeting of Community Board 8’s public safety committee. more
Yet again we must mourn the loss of innocent lives because of a massively armed criminal. And again, our elected officials and media outlets lament the horror of the moment by spewing the same lamentations and sound bites about school security or hotel security or mall security. more
I was towed on Feb. 8 from a parking lot near West 231st Street and Broadway. The charge, only accepted in cash, was more than $230, and that was after taking a taxi to a storage yard, wherever that may be. more
There are some more dots we’re not connecting in the aftermath of the latest school shooting in Florida, and the many others in recent years. more
For-profit health care is unsustainable. Soaring costs and the number of medical bankruptcies make that seem obvious. more
The Columbine massacre occurred 19 years ago. It is barely older than today’s high school students, and only 21 months older than I am. more
On the same day CNN reported about a California lawsuit against Aetna for denial and delay of a life-saving procedure, President Trump proposed cutting Medicare 7.1 percent ($500 billion through 2028), and Medicaid by 22 percent ($680 billion). more
As a relatively observant Jew who attends synagogue regularly, observes kashrut (kosher laws), and has no personal or business connection with either the K Grill or its owner, it seems to me that the local Vaad Ha’Rabbonim of Riverdale, Kosher Market and Riverdale Holding Co., are all in collusion to drive K Grill out of business. more
Gabrielle Shatan’s recent letter correctly decries the onerous requirements in this state for primary voting. more
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