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““This issue will destroy New York City. Destroy New York City. We’re getting 10,000 migrants a month.” Those were the words of Mayor Eric Adams last week during a town hall with residents and electeds regarding the asylum seeker crisis. more
Some 158 million Americans voted in the 2020 U.S. presidential election, but 63 million eligible people could not because they weren’t even registered to vote. more
To the editor: (re: “How’s the ‘right to shelter’ going?” Sept. 7) The author of a recent letter to the editor states that he has no compassion for today’s immigrants because his own family had it worse. more
To the editor: As a highly trained pharmacist, I am concerned about thousands of people coming across the border without being vetted for communicable diseases. more
To the editor: (re: “Chaos in the hallways causes consternation for RKA students,” Aug. 31) The recent story detailing the rising incidents of fighting among students at Riverdale/Kingsbridge Academy is alarming. Even worse is the need for the principal to warn parents and students against bringing guns, knives and other weapons into the school. more
To the editor: MAGA Republicans haven’t been shy about their desire to cut spending on Medicaid and privatize Medicare. more
To the editor: (re: “Disagreement isn’t antisemitism,” Aug. 10) Ms. Zsa Johnstone-Mosher contends that Fatima Mohammed’s CUNY commencement speech simply expressed disagreement with Israeli policies.  Nothing could be further from the truth.  more
To the editor: (re: “Broker fee bill bad news for Bronx renters, agents,” Aug. 31) It does feel bleak sometimes living in present-day New York City. We are told that there are no new apartments being built. No room for people who are moving here. And, if you are living in a bad situation — roommates, family, partners, the building is decrepit — it can cost on the low end as much as $6,000 — all cash, no credit — just to move out. more
To the editor: (re: “Litter, overgrowth inspires volunteer clean-up on roads,” Aug. 17) As the leadership team at the Conservative Synagogue Adath Israel of Riverdale, we would like to express our gratitude to Briar Oaks building superintendent Angel Ortega and volunteers Juan de Luna and Eddie Pichardo for their recent act of kindness and generosity. more
(re: “Why can’t we all just be nicer to each other?” July 20) I swore I would not write about antisemitism in these pages again, but when my elected representative, Jeffrey Dinowitz — whom I voted for — essentially calls me “tantamount” to being an antisemite, I need to break my vow.  more
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