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If you drive by most of the major thoroughfares in the five boroughs at night — or even during the day, in some places — you can’t help but catch that familiar skunky smell. Except it’s not from fresh roadkill. It is the wide variety of marijuana that has become part of the New York City landscape. more
To the editor: Our Councilman, Eric Dinowitz, has made higher education in our city immeasurably better for people like me who have had to work to overcome their learning differences at every turn. more
To the editor: (re: “ADL: Antisemitism reaches an overall high,” Feb. 2) According to The Riverdale Press, I am an antisemite.  more
To the editor: (re: “ADL: Antisemitism reaches an overall high,” Feb. 2) Your recent story repeats the claim of the Anti-Defamation League that anti-Jewish racism is the same as criticism of Israel. You quote a leader of ADL — supposedly “the leading anti-hate organization in the world” — equating “anti-Jewish conspiracy theory of belief and negative sentiments toward Israel.”  more
To the editor: (re: “Trying to make New York safer,” Jan. 19) In his letter to The Riverdale Press, Mayor Eric Adams begins by noting the problems he inherited from the previous Democratic administration of Mayor Bill de Blasio. He states that he instantly went to work on our crime problems with aid of his police commissioner, deputy mayor and others. more
To the editor: I have felt an awful feeling of something lacking in our neighborhood since Blue Bay Restaurant shut down. more
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
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