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Now that there is a supposed agreement to unite the Democrats in the New York state senate, the apologists for Jeff Klein’s Independent Democratic Conference claim there is no need for Democratic primary challenges to IDC members, since the IDC has been dissolved. more
No one seems to know exactly when Charles Moerdler became the one name associated with land use in this community, not even Charles Moerdler. more
The reported “demise” of the Independent Democratic Conference could be good news for residents of Riverdale and the rest of Senate District 34. more
I applaud Eliot Engel for traveling to Parkland to participate in the March For Our Lives, for his letter to The Riverdale Press praising the students in the demonstrations, for his support of the assault weapons ban, and most of all, for the thousands of our wonderful students who have said “enough!” more
I attended several meetings where Terence O’Toole spoke. When asked why he said that next time Alfred Burns might do something that would get him shot, Mr. O’Toole had a smug response and said that there was more to the story. more
It’s time for a change. Here’s why. more
Two years after Warren Harding was elected president in 1920, voters went to the polls and knocked out 77 Republican members in the House and seven seats in the Senate. more
We have had institutional violence involving assault weapons, rifles, pistols, knives, hatchets and arson. One approach to dealing with these issues would require the banning of assault weapons, rifles, pistols, knives, hatches and matches. more
Jeffrey Dinowitz stated in a recent letter to The Riverdale Press that “we are fortunate to have a commanding officer of the 50th Precinct who clearly cares about hearing what the community has to say, does not shy away from difficult questions or public scrutiny, and who has done a terrific job for the people of our community.” more
Although we use cloth bags for groceries, I have seen little consideration of the ubiquitous second use of disposable store-provided bags as durable containers for household garbage. more
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