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As we as a nation now find ourselves off the starting block of the 2016 presidential election, even the Republican hopefuls are taking on the issue of poverty. The solution to the plight of the poor, … more
You’ve probably heard of Dutch Elm Disease, Root Rot and Canker Stain. All have exacted a heavy toll on the trees that adorn our public parks and open spaces. More dangerous than all of these … more
The day after school ends, I head for North Carolina to see my mother.  After another year of teaching, I’m desperate for a vacation, and she needs my company.  It promises not to be … more
I first read Jack Kerouac’s “On the Road back” in high school in the early ’70s. The book was first published in 1957, the year before I was born. Kerouac, who was born in … more
This week’s Living cover offers a delightful and inspiring glimpse of the humans of the northwest Bronx. From a sandwich maker on Riverdale Avenue to a young couple heading down Kingsbridge … more
When activists throughout the state intensely lobbied earlier this year for passage of the Child Victims Act, which would end the statute of limitations on child sex abuse cases, state Sen. Jeff … more
Every day, it seems, politicians and the public debate the hot-button issue of how to save our failing schools. Students are not being properly taught, it is claimed. There is too great an … more
I wish I were a hummingbird with bright red beak and swallow tail curved I’d fly from flower to flower gathering nectar with my beak In your lovely garden by the creek And flit by the … more
To the editor: I fully agree with everything Isabel Angell said in her Point of view column “Fight for women’s soccer not over” (July 16). But while continuing to watch and support … more
To the editor: The U.S. egg industry is reeling from a colossal outbreak of avian flu, mostly among egg-laying chickens. According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, 48 million birds, … more
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