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Three areas of Mayor Eric Adams’ State of the City address — where he revealed his “Working People’s Agenda” last week — piqued our interest: jobs, safety and housing. more
To the editor: In a stunning breakthrough for environmental justice in New York City and New York state, a robust coalition of grassroots environmental justice groups have achieved the nearly unthinkable. On Jan. 5, Gov. Kathy Hochul signed into law a bill designed to begin to protect low-income communities and communities of color such as the South Bronx from the cumulative effects of decades of racist siting of polluting facilities. more
To the editor: (re: “Time to make a change at the top,” Dec. 15) Ms. Betsy Knapp hit the nail on the head. Kudos to her and recent political reporting in The Riverdale Press. Now let’s step back, unpack it, and give it a wider perspective. more
Russia’s war upon Ukraine should remind us that violent international conflicts not only persist, but constitute a plague upon the world. more
The federal minimum wage has been stuck at $7.25 an hour for 14 years — a time period during which mere adjustments for inflation would now have it over $10. more
To the editor: (re: “Air in the library needs to improve,” Jan. 12) We appreciate Isaac Michaels sharing his thoughts about the air quality at the New York Public Library’s branches. While his letter was extremely thoughtful, it does appear he was misinformed about the library’s use of air filtration systems, and we apologize for any confusion on our end. more
To the editor: Hey neighbors, come along on a walk with me — if you dare. more
To the editor: What is a simple definition of government?  more
To the editor: (re: “Time for Dems to work together,” Jan. 12) In the Jan. 12 edition of The Riverdale Press, Michael Heller stated that “Betsey Knapp and her acolytes … staged a failed coup to assume leadership of the Benjamin Franklin Reform Democratic Club.” more
To the editor: It does not enhance your moral authority, nor does it augment your argument when you dismiss your opposition as fascists. more
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