Keyword: Jennifer Scarlott
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To the editor: (re: “It’s North Bronx groups vs. Dinowitz on BDS,” June 2) Something is wrong at The Riverdale Press. The front-page, above-the-fold story June 2 is begun by Stacy Driks describing the support of some CUNY students and faculty for the boycott, divestment and sanctions movement. more
How should a community come together in the wake of hatred and find a way to collectively heal? That’s the question many in this corner of the Bronx are asking themselves after at least four synagogues along the Henry Hudson Parkway were targeted by a vandal last month. more
Although it’s dominated the news for the past year, Americans’ reckoning with how Black communities are policed is hardly new — even in the wake of killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis.  more
State lawmakers accomplished something this budget season many deemed impossible: They finally legalized marijuana in New York. Effective immediately, anyone older than 21 in New York can legally carry up to three ounces of marijuana and even smoke it in public, although many restrictions on where that’s permitted already are in place. For instance, smoking it in schools or while driving a car remains illegal. more
It was just 10 days after the police-involved killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis. It had been 10 days of protests nationwide, including in New York City, where crowds flooded the streets each night calling for justice for Floyd and others killed by police in cities across the country.  more
It’s been three months since the murder of George Floyd in Minneapolis inspired months of protests across the country, including near-daily rallies in New York City. more
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