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When the City Council overrode Mayor Eric Adams’ veto of the “How Many Stops Act” last week it seemed like a win for police transparency and city residents who are questioned by and detained by police. more
As lawmakers gathered in Albany to hear Gov. Hochul give her annual State of the State speech and propose a state budget, storm clouds were gathering here in Riverdale — and not just the kind that brought the most recent snowstorms. more
(Re: ‘Never again’ is happening again, Feb. 1, 2024) To the Editor: Jennifer Scarlott’s scurrilous missive published in the Feb. 1, 2024 issue of The Riverdale Press warrants focus on several important issues. more
To the Editor: The Kaiser Family Foundation publishes a newsletter that digests the most significant research in healthcare and reports it to the general public. Their reporter Liz Szabo … more
To the Editor: I am disgusted with Eric Dinowitz for not supporting our police and correction officers with the recent bills that their unions opposed. more
Alliance University (formerly Nyack College). The King’s College. The College of Saint Rose. Medaille University. These are all nonprofit institutes of higher education that closed their doors in 2023. more
Applications are open for stewardship of the historic Van Cortlandt House — a stone dwelling built by the owner of a slave plantation in the Bronx. It’s now curated by The National Society of Colonial Dames of New York, an organization whose membership is limited to descendants of white colonialists. The Dames want to extend their stewardship. And the people of The Bronx shouldn’t stand for it. more
(This is in response to Danielle Herbert Guggenheim’s point of view on the National Society of Colonial Dames of New York’s stewardship of the Van Cortlandt House.) On behalf of the NSCDNY (National Society of Colonial Dames of New York), I appreciate Mrs. Guggenheim’s candor and welcome the dialogue that we hope will follow. While I do not agree with every point that she makes in her letter, I firmly agree with her sentiment that America is not defined by one type of person or perspective. The Dames’ mission is one of preservation, education, and patriotic Service for ALL Americans, and I hope that comes across in the work that the Dames do. more
To the Editor: Thank you for the Jan. 19 editorial, “Hochul to make CUNY, SUNY smarter choice.” The City and State Universities of New York (CUNY and SUNY, respectively) are indeed a great bargain and can provide an excellent education for our high achieving New York high school graduates. Governor Hochul is to be congratulated on this move to facilitate admission to CUNY and SUNY to the top 10 percent of every high school graduating class. more
To the Editor:   Hamas terror supporters on social media, in schools, in unions, and on the streets, are calling for the destruction of Israel and the death of all Jews worldwide.  Chants of “intifada,” “jihad,” “from the river to the sea Palestine will be free” all mean the same thing — a world without the Jewish State or Jewish people. more
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