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The horrific stabbing attack of Salman Rushdie last week brought back memories of a dark time in the history of this newspaper. We wish a speedy recovery to the famed novelist and human rights activist who was left on a ventilator after escaping injury for decades following the publishing of “The Satanic Verses,” a fictional account based on the life of Muslim prophet Muhammad. more
“How fragile civilization is. How easily, how merrily a book burns,” wrote Salman Rushdie when a group of English Muslims publicly burned copies of his novel, “The Satanic Verses,” in West Yorkshire. more
The latest example of the chaos created by the new court-mandated redistricted maps is the primary senate district representing the greater Riverdale area, where the incumbent is no longer part of the district. more
The numbers don’t lie. The strategy of Mayor Eric Adams and predecessor Bill de Blasio to help the homeless has failed miserably. Instead of finding suitable places for such people to live or find shelter, they are using the police and sanitation departments to clear out homeless encampments. more
After watching the eight hearings from the U.S. House Select Committee on the Jan. 6 Attack, it makes one wonder if a President of the United States truly is above the law. As far as the Jan. 6, … more
It took only about two months since this newspaper and nine months since two hyperlocal online news sites first reported on the “scourge” of illegal and defaced license plates for someone in the mayor’s office to finally take significant action. more
First facemasks and surgical gloves weren’t available. Then certain foods disappeared off the shelves of local supermarkets. And then baby formula went missing, and in some stores, behind a lock. more
In CONGRESS, July 4, 1776. The unanimous Declaration of the thirteen united States of America. more
In a matter of one day last week, the U.S. Supreme Court turned the country’s judicial branch into a one-sided political one. It also was the day the country became one controlled by minority rule. more
For an area that is fewer than three square miles, greater Riverdale certainly has an outsized number of road construction sites and related safety issues. more
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