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While most people acknowledge that climate change is indeed a problem, only recently has the dialogue regarding the issue taken center stage in world politics. more
Faculty and staff from the City University of New York will soon vote on the ratification of a new union contract. I’ll be voting “yes” on the contract bargained by the Professional Staff Congress — my union — because I believe the deal will improve the lives of the union members who elected me chapter chair at Lehman College. more
On Friday, Oct. 25, an email from the Ben Franklin Reform Democratic Club that referred to an upcoming meeting for members arrived in my inbox. From this email I extracted that, precisely five months to the day I submitted a new member inquiry form on the Ben Franklin Club website, I had finally become a member. more
In the waning days of his presidency, Barack Obama prophetically reminded us that “progress does not always move in a straight line.” more
Dear me, dear me, where to begin? The “push for socialized medicine” continues and grows each week in the pages of The Riverdale Press. The most recent diatribe was published as a Point of View column by Judith Esterquest. more
The cost of child care in New York City has become a crushing burden for too many households, which is why we’ve recently championed state legislation to expand and improve child care options for thousands of working families across the five boroughs. more
The Riverdale Press creates devoted readers because, in an era of misinformation and disinformation, it pours ink and effort into critical issues — issues New York City readers care about. It exemplifies the edict that good journalism’s first loyalty is to citizens. more
Two years ago, in these very pages, I shared something deeply personal that before that was only really known by family members and people close to me. I’m in remission from a medical condition known as trigeminal neuralgia. It’s a condition that affects the trigeminal nerve, a facial nerve that connects the brain with the top, middle and bottom part of our face. more
Electronic cigarette manufacturers have targeted our youth in product development and marketing. This practice has contributed to an epidemic of addiction of minors to products with toxic chemicals. more
Much of my day I spend thinking of my twins. Now that they have started pre-K, learning about their days at school has become an exciting part of the evening routine as they talk about the things they have learned, and their new friends. more
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