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President John F. Kennedy declared the first National Small Business Week in 1963 during a time when retail chains were rapidly pushing their way into our neighborhoods. more
Many aspiring politicians work their way through city and state office on their way to Washington. But not William Magear Tweed. more
Normally, this space is reserved for our thoughts, as a newspaper, in not just our community, but in the country and world around us. However, we think it’s important to share some thoughts from others over the decades — especially those who had the honor of working inside the Oval Office. more
Famed author George Orwell once said that “if liberty means anything at all, it means the right to tell people what they do not want to hear.” While many might turn to the Opinion pages here in The Riverdale Press each week finding words they agree with, there are many times they do not. more
Months of intensive preparation and careful planning were devoted to the proposal for development of the “river strip” along the Hudson from West 232nd Street to West 234th Street. The Riverdale Community Planning Association and its president, Gilbert Kerlin, are to be congratulated for presenting a practical, comprehensive and far-sighted program. more
In every single instance, the right of the people to choose their leaders was paramount to anything — and everything — else. Those are ideals that remain no matter what your political beliefs are, or what party you choose to affiliate yourself with. more
As of this week, more than 154 million votes were cast in this year’s presidential election, representing nearly 74 percent of the country’s total population old enough to vote. more
Between 1665 and today, New York City has been led by 109 mayors. Yet only one of them was Black. Not exactly a statistic an ethnically diverse city can be proud of. Yet, that one Black mayor — despite serving just a single term back in the early 1990s — was arguably one of the best. more
Sarah McBride has led a life filled with firsts. She was the first transgender person to speak at a major party convention when she stood in front of the Democratic National Convention in 2016. She was the first out transgender White House staffer, working under President Obama as an intern. more
Councilman Andrew Cohen is now Bronx Supreme Court Judge-elect Andrew Cohen, joining Kim Adair Wilson and Bianka Perez on the bench. more
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