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The latest example of the chaos created by the new court-mandated redistricted maps is the primary senate district representing the greater Riverdale area, where the incumbent is no longer part of the district. more
To the editor: (re: “New election slate sees success down-ballot,” July 28) In a recent story that appeared in The Riverdale Press, Michael Heller comments on three other winners: “I really don’t have a clue what they’re for other than being in opposition to the Ben Franklin Club.” more
To the editor: (re: “Thank you, and a simple plea,” July 14) It’s disappointing that our recently re-elected Assemblyman Jeffrey Dinowitz took his win as an opportunity to launch charges of antisemitism and extremism at the Working Families Party in his recent letter to the editor. more
To the editor: The Riverdale Main Streets Alliance writes to ask for community support for its volunteer efforts to maintain the streetscape and public spaces.  more
To the editor: (re: “It’s bikes, vehicles versus pedestrians on pathways,” July 7) I found The Riverdale Press story on cyclists and delivery couriers on Irwin and Waldo avenues pathway very interesting. Especially interesting is the last sentence: “My office and I will remain on top of this issue until we see some action taken by our city agencies,” Assemblyman Jeffrey Dinowitz said. more
To the editor: (re: “A deeper look at BDS, antisemitism and reality,” Aug. 4) Some remarks and a reaction to Peter Wolf’s Point of View in a recent edition of The Riverdale Press. more
To the editor: A very quiet change has happened in our Assembly district. Three out of four of the candidates who ran for positions in the Democratic Party for district leaders and New York State … 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
The numbers don’t lie. The strategy of Mayor Eric Adams and predecessor Bill de Blasio to help the homeless has failed miserably. Instead of finding suitable places for such people to live or find shelter, they are using the police and sanitation departments to clear out homeless encampments. more
We’ve just experienced the second heat wave of the summer, and anyone who has heard an advisory in the last couple of days can recite by rote the warnings issued by meteorologists and health officials as we bake in the sweltering temperatures. more
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