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To the Editor:   Two weeks in a row! Even sound bite Senator Chuck Schumer doesn’t seem to get the news hogging coverage and really strident letters published like our very own local Assemblyman and Ben Franklin not-so-reform Democratic Club de facto leader.  more
Bronx residents received an early holiday present this week when Gov. Kathy Hochul announced the long-awaited Henry Hudson Bridge toll rebate will go into effect Feb. 2024. more
To the Editor:  When the vitriol of those who lack a moral compass reaches the crescendo that has enveloped some of America’s once-proud university campuses and the leadership of those institutions stand mute or are mealy mouthed, the time for inaction has passed. The message is clear: as a nation, we are in deep trouble; Democracy is again being tested and some of its leaders are AWOL. more
(Re: “What are CitiBikes doing here?” Nov. 23) To the Editor: CitiBikes are present in Kingsbridge, so the residents of Kingsbridge may use them to access other parts of the city, and so visitors to Kingsbridge residents may travel there by bike. more
(Re: “Knowing what you stand for, ” Nov. 30) To the Editor: While Dinowitz rightfully calls out recent acts of antisemitism, he does not bother to mention that anti-Muslim hate crimes are also on the rise. In light of the recent shooting of three Palestinian college students in Vermont, Dinowitz’ statements seem all the more insensitive. more
To the editors: The Bronx may be dying. The numbers of housing violations, eviction filings, large fires, medical emergencies, all-cause deaths per population, premature deaths per population, and drug-deaths per population rose tremendously since 2005, the first year in the Fire Department’s open access database. I began my study of other factors in other NYC governmental open-access databases with year 2005. more
Mr. Vice President, Mr. Speaker, members of the Senate, and of the House of Representatives: Yesterday, Dec. 7, 1941 — a date which will live in infamy — the United States of America was suddenly and deliberately attacked by naval and air forces of the Empire of Japan. more
William Adams, my father, did not talk about the war — not to his wife nor to his children. Just once, I asked him a question: How close did you come to being hit? He spread his thumb and forefinger no more than two inches apart. more
To the Editor: The Facade Inspection and Safety Program (FISP) was first enacted in New York City in 1980 under Local Law 10 (then Local Law 11 in 1998) in response to the tragic death of a pedestrian who was struck and killed by a piece of falling brick from a building in Manhattan. The objective of the law is to ensure public safety from bricks and other masonry falling off buildings by requiring all buildings taller than six stories be inspected by a professional engineer or an architect every five years, and then repair and restore any problem areas found in a timely manner. more
To the Editor: Ritchie Torres and Jeffrey Dinowitz have lost the plot. more
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