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As someone who spends my days working as the editor of Gay City News, the city’s LGBTQ newspaper, I was chagrined to be the target of anti-gay language from a deliveryman in my Riverdale apartment building on Oct. 26. more
Ever since Harvey Weinstein’s much-deserved fall from grace last October for alleged acts we don’t even want to repeat here, the “Me Too” movement has opened the eyes of so many to a way of living many women (and some men) should never have to experience. more
Some entity using the name “Truthteller” writes an unending stream of lunatic right-wing comments on letters on The Riverdale Press website. more
In a recent edition of The Riverdale Press, the article about the transitional housing facility that opened at 5731 Broadway omitted any mention of the community members who have organized to actively welcome our new neighbors. Many of these new residents are members of our community who became homeless and are now a step closer to finding permanent housing. more
For the (very) few apologists left in our area for Trump and the GOP, you’ve just been handed cyanide pills in the form of this blatantly punishing tax cut bill. Good luck. more
This is the text of the Second Amendment: “A well-regulated militia, being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms, shall not be infringed.” more
The knee-jerk “power to the people” reaction to police work is great for rallies, but puts us all at serious risk. more
No matter what your opinion might be of the current administration in the White House, one thing we can’t really complain about is how economic growth started under Obama continues to expand under Trump. more
Recently several of us organized the Bend the Arc Riverdale Task Force, which will work with other New York state Bend the Arc chapters on passage in Albany of the New York State Dream Act, and in conjunction with other progressive groups such as Indivisible, to hold members of Congress accountable for the Trump agenda. more
We are an ad hoc committee of residents of the 50th Precinct and want to add our voices to the discussion you have hosted on the pages of The Riverdale Press in regard to the Oct. 6 video and consequent reporting of a police officer from the 50th Precinct punching a 16-year-old repeatedly in the head. more
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