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At the end of the more than two-week federal government shutdown in 2013, the U.S. Treasury cut checks on the average of $3,000 each to more than 850,000 government employees. That was nothing more than back wages and other lost expenses due to them — which alone cost the government $2.5 billion. more
One of the feelings I hate most is knowing that you could have saved something beautiful, irreplaceable, but couldn’t. more
I was an active supporter of Alessandra Biaggi’s state senate campaign. I am excited to see what she and the newly minted Democratic majority in the senate will achieve. more
It was heartbreaking to read how a Riverdale resident was victimized by financial predators. more
One of the first actions I took as a newly elected council member was to meet with the Friedland Group to do a walk-through of Johnson Avenue. The main goal of this visit was twofold — to highlight the area’s store vacancy problems, and to express my disappointment with its overall dowdy appearance. more
For so many people here in New York and around the world, what does Raoul Wallenberg represent during his six-month Holocaust rescue mission, and his gulag survival experience? more
Many feel that we are falling into the abyss. We can catch ourselves before we do. more
On Jan. 8, at 11 a.m., I entered the Henry Hudson Parkway, going to Manhattan. more
On Dec. 19, the Senate passed — by voice vote — stopgap spending legislation that provided funds to enable nine federal departments and a number of additional agencies to continue operating, and their staffs to continue getting paid, through Feb. 8. more
The outcome of elections in New York State should reflect the will of the people. But the unfortunate reality is that they often instead reflect the will of the powerful. more
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