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The Press has received many responses to the Dec. 8 article and editorial about towing.  more
There is a lot of debate over the effectiveness of so-called “big stick” diplomacy. As you may have guessed, this ideology’s roots date back to President Theodore Roosevelt and his often-quoted line, “speak softly and carry a big stick — you will go far.” It’s an idea that actions (or the knowledge that such actions are available) are more powerful than words, which can be perceived sometimes as empty. more
The first American flag — dubbed the “Grand Union” flag many decades later — was adopted in late 1775 not long after the start of the Revolutionary War. more
There are fewer than 100,000 Holocaust survivors still among us, according to a 2016 Time story. And even among them, the youngest are now in their mid-70s. 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
Some might say Sister Patricia McGowan was quite fortunate. She led a solid life of 80 years, seemingly accomplishing everything she wanted while making a direct impact on hundreds, if not thousands, of lives as both an educator and volunteer. more
Councilman Andrew Cohen is now Bronx Supreme Court Judge-elect Andrew Cohen, joining Kim Adair Wilson and Bianka Perez on the bench. more
Maurice Knobbe was a man unafraid of speaking up, no matter how unpopular the words were he shared. He would write a letter to the editor each week, sometimes two, a primary reason why then-editor Bernard L. Stein started limiting how often letter-writers could appear in the pages of The Riverdale Press in the late 1990s. more
Andrew Cohen has been looking toward the future for a long time. Whether it’s a future that turns him into Judge Andrew Cohen or Bronx borough president Andrew Cohen, it’s been clear for quite a while now that he’s more than ready to move on from Councilman Andrew Cohen. more
Still feeling a little groggy this morning? Are your eyes wanting to close to get just one more hour of sleep? more
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