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Pete Neary was the store manager at Daitch Shopwell, the main grocery store in our North Riverdale neighborhood — our “village” in the Bronx where it seemed during the 1960s and ‘70s, that kids from every family worked at one time or another. My older brother Marshall worked there for years before I did, and Pete had been his boss as well. more
The Russian government’s justifications for its war in Ukraine — the largest, most destructive military operation in Europe since World War II — are not persuasive. more
Climate action funding in the Inflation Reduction Act is a giant leap for humankind. However, we need small steps from each of us to prevent it from faltering. more
Events this summer have unambiguously demonstrated that, to much of the nation, the hard right majority on the Supreme Court of the United States stands for injustice, while the “just-the-facts, ma’am” U.S. House Select Committee to Investigate the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol stands for justice. more
(re: “A deeper look at BDS, antisemitism and reality,” Aug. 4) Revealingly ignoring undeniable Russian butchery of Ukrainian civilians, China’s oppression of Uyghur Muslims in concentration camps, and Iranian and Syrian ethnic cleansing, Peter Wolf again directs his ire at Jews. He invokes misplaced moral principles to baselessly justify the boycott, divestment and sanctions movement’s assault on Israel and Jewry in an uninformed and inaccurate exegesis that seeks to warrant the savagery of those, like Hamas and Palestine Islamic Jihad, who mindlessly kill and maim Israeli civilians. more
By PETER WOLF   G iven the large Jewish population in and around Riverdale, concerns about antisemitism is understandable. But the equation of antisemitism with groups opposed to … more
After I developed a bad head cold several weeks ago, I decided to use one of the COVID-19 home rapid test kits mailed to me by the Biden administration. more
The COVID-19 pandemic has presented numerous challenges for our country. The disease has taken more than a million lives in the United States, and adversely affected tens of millions more. The … more
In contemplating the evil that the megalomaniacal Vladimir Putin has rained down on Ukraine, I wondered what might be the polar opposite of such an obvious example of human depravity? more
My first full week as editor of The Riverdale Press feels like when my wife and I moved into our first home in West Hartford, Connecticut. We were the new neighbors on the block with a baby on the way. more
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