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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
We might not think about it very often, but we blink a lot — as often as 1,200 times an hour. That’s a quick shutter of our eyes about every three seconds. more
To the editor: (re: “Your voice is most important right now,” May 26) Your recent editorial completely ignores the state legislature’s passage of the Reproductive Health Act in 2019 on the 46th anniversary of Roe v. Wade. more
It’s likely the eve of the destruction of Roe v. Wade — an act likely to be met with cheers or outrage, depending on which side of the landmark 1973 U.S. Supreme Court abortion case people land on. more
Celestine Chaney, 65. Roberta Drury, 32. Andre Mackneil, 53. Katherine Massey, 72. Margus Morrison, 52. Heyward Patterson, 67. Geraldine Talley, 62. Ruth Whitfield, 86. Pearl Young, 77. And then there was Aaron Salter, a 55-year-old retired police officer. He spent his days after his time on the force greeting customers as they walked into the Tops supermarket in the Masten Park neighborhood of Buffalo. His job was security, and everyone knew him. And he knew everyone. more
Defacing a license plate to avoid paying a toll on bridges and tunnels has not only cost the Metropolitan Transportation Authority some $50 million over a two-year period, but it could also be a big problem for police. more
New York state’s 2022 primary season is now officially a debacle. Due to a state appeals court ruling, candidates running for state senate and congressional seats don’t know what district they could represent, and the voters don’t know what district they live in. more
The announcement that Marble Hill Houses will get much-needed heating upgrades was great news for those living at the public housing complex. more
A free and diverse press is the backbone of a healthy and vibrant democracy. Yet, social media and search engine giants like Facebook and Google are taking content from local newspapers — like this one — with little, if any, benefit to those newspapers. more
It seems a star NBA player and a handful of anonymous MLB players are more important than 1,430 New York City municipal employees. At least that’s the way it looked to many when Mayor Eric Adams decided to expand the COVID-19 vaccination exemption to all New York City-based performers. In this case, timing is everything. Consider that Adams made the announcement at Citi Field, home of the Mets, some two weeks before opening day. more
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