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A free and diverse press is the backbone of a healthy and vibrant democracy. Yet, social media and search engine giants like Facebook and Google are taking content from local newspapers — like this one — with little, if any, benefit to those newspapers. more
Mel Brooks once described immortality as a “by-product of good work.” When any of us look around the greater Riverdale community — or even New York City — we find so much of that good work, the memory of Marty Zelnik will never be lost. more
It seems a star NBA player and a handful of anonymous MLB players are more important than 1,430 New York City municipal employees. At least that’s the way it looked to many when Mayor Eric Adams decided to expand the COVID-19 vaccination exemption to all New York City-based performers. In this case, timing is everything. Consider that Adams made the announcement at Citi Field, home of the Mets, some two weeks before opening day. more
In the three days Rabbi Steven Exler spent in Poland near the Ukraine border with other New York-area rabbis, the UJA-Federation of New York announced it has made more than $2.3 million in grants to help the war-torn country. more
If you have children or grandchildren, you likely think about them all the time, imagining them smiling and laughing while running outside, playing on a swing set, or even indoors mastering the latest video game. more
When James Madison assembled fellow members of his Virginia delegation, few of them knew what was up his sleeve. more
The two officers paused a moment, contemplating what was happening around them. “War,” the captain said. “We don’t want it. But we’ve got it.” His first officer looked at him incredulously: “Curious how often you humans manage to obtain that which you do not want.” more
You don’t have to hear it from us — it’s expensive to live in New York City. Zumper, a website that provides rental listings across the country, says a typical two-bedroom apartment in the city costs $3,400 a month — topped only by a similar-sized apartment in San Francisco. more
The Metropolitan Transportation Authority has a special deal for you: Pay for a dozen fares during the week using its touchless OMNY system, and get free rides until the end of the weekend. more
What drives someone to commit a crime? It’s an age-old question lacking a simple answer, and any real motivation to solve it. Instead, we focus more on reacting to a criminal act than proactively exploring the root causes that lead to such legal transgressions in the first place. more
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