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Even for the few of us who regularly attend Community Board 8 meetings, many may not be aware of a monthly meeting of all the committee chairs and officers known as the executive committee. more
The Putnam Nature Trail’s wildlife habitat is about to be replaced with a “planted strip” and a paved bike speedway. more
Thank you for publishing your story highlighting the important work P.S. 95 does in teaching mental and emotional health. more
New York’s schools for deaf, blind and physically disabled children need more teachers willing to help young students achieve independence in New York State. more
You quoted me in a recent editorial saying that there was no vote for housing chair at the November Community Board 8 meeting because “we haven’t found the right person yet.” You then write, “We? Who is this we?” more
(re: “Parks officials poised to pave Putnam Trail,” Nov. 22) Thank you for keeping the public informed on the current status of the Putnam Trail. We have several considerations … more
I was pounding a manual typewriter at The Riverdale Press on that fateful afternoon in November 1963 when we first received word that President John F. Kennedy had been shot in Dallas. Delivering the shocking news to staffers was a distraught woman who had burst into the weekly newspaper’s storefront office. more
Today was a day I met an angel. I was in the pharmacy on Riverdale Avenue and West 238th Street, on line. Suddenly unwell, I threw stuff on the counter and said I don’t feel well. more
I am writing to respond to the frequent claim made by conservative Republicans that Democrats in Congress and in the liberal part of the news media support “reckless spending” by the federal government on programs that help people. more
There was a very moving vigil conducted on a recent Tuesday evening at Riverdale’s Bell Tower Monument as people stood together to protest the hatred manifested in the terrible Pittsburgh shooting. more
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