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It was a bill that made it through both chambers of the state legislature with no controversy — and not even a single no vote. Not from any Republican, not even in a committee. Gov. Kathy Hochul didn’t even waste time signing this bill into law, doing so a few weeks before Thanksgiving. more
It grieved me to learn of the death of Ruth Mullen a few months ago. Although the intersection where Ruth lost her life has been improved, our city officials must do much more to prevent future traffic tragedies in our neighborhood. more
In January, many will start the new year with goals to exercise more, eat better, and lose weight. January also will be when newly elected public servants — or incumbents starting another term — take office across New York state. more
In the past year, 800,000 souls were lost to the coronavirus pandemic. Another 100,000 perished in the opioid epidemic. And yet another 100,000 lost to gun violence. more
I have attended many meetings proposing homeless shelters, and none have ever been calm. more
I recently received Assemblyman Jeffrey Dinowitz’s propaganda mailer. His entire justification for turning himself into a one-man dictator and trampling the civil rights of his constituents has been this alleged fealty to science-based research regarding vaccinations. more
Nobody I know is racist. You are so focused on the macro, we will never heal. The more important vector is in our micro-relationships with neighbors, front-line workers, and all the humans we encounter in our daily lives. more
Even while encouraging New Yorkers to vote to make “your voices heard,” you fail to properly respect New York voters who, by a 55 percent majority, elected not to amend Article II of the state constitution, which currently limits the absentee ballot option to those who would not be available to vote in-person due to illness or disability, or due to geographical absence on the designated voting date. more
Big Mike loved Jackson Pollocks. Paint like rain. A palette of chaos. In life, art was just one of his many havens. Soccer was another, but not in the Thursday night barstool sense. He enjoyed watching his son, my friend Matt, coach high school soccer. more
I have read every word of Alvin Gordon’s recent letter (re: “White people are victims of racism too,” Nov. 25), but I am not following what Michele Disco is saying in response. What is racist about what Mr. Gordon is saying? more
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