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We see each other, speak or wave hello most weekdays, and we don’t even know each other’s names. more
On behalf of the Association on Aging New York, we would like to strongly encourage the public to consider the breadth of impact that COVID-19 will have on the aging population and their caregivers. The aging network in New York state provides services and support for older individuals, their families and caregivers. more
Citizens of the world stand in fear waiting to see how far and how wide the coronavirus will spread, and whether or not it will reach pandemic levels of infections. more
I am furious. I am afraid. more
I read about Roosevelt Spivey’s barbershop, which is facing a doubling of its rent. more
We write as members of the Riverdale and surrounding communities who are very concerned about the dangers the novel coronavirus — SARS-CoV-2 — crisis creates for our neighbors and ourselves. more
“Why should we be studying for the future that soon may be no more? This is more important than school.” That’s what 16-year-old climate activist Greta Thunberg asserted, and inspired by these words, in March 2019, I co-organized a climate strike at the Bronx High School of Science in accordance with the Global Climate Strike to protest government inaction toward the existential threat that is the climate crisis. more
Lou Gehrig didn’t like to call in sick. The New York Yankees legend didn’t miss a single game between June 1, 1925 and May 2, 1939. A stretch of 2,130 consecutive games, and a streak that would take nearly 60 years to topple. Not far from the Fieldston home where Gehrig spent his final years, another streak was starting. This wasn’t an amazing athlete never missing a game. Instead, it was (we hope) an amazing newspaper never missing a week. more
Like many Riverdale residents, I’ve been following the story of the Westchester lawyer and his daughter who attends SAR High School. As we know, both tested positive for the virus that causes COVID-19. On March 11, I wanted to see if any other students, faculty or staff had tested positive, and I discovered that 29 had. more
I don’t always agree with Gov. Cuomo. However, he is doing one heck of a job during this coronavirus pandemic. With the drive-thru testing facility just opened in New Rochelle, the engagement of the National Guard in the hot zone of that area, etc., he shows the kind of leadership we need at a time like this. more
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