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LEW’S VIEWS – Bibi Netanyahu: Chutzpah Personified

LEW’S VIEWS – Bibi Netanyahu: Chutzpah Personified

Shortly before leaving Israel for his trip to the United States, Prime Minister Bibi Netanyahu said “Today, on the eve of the Fast of Esther, I’m embarking on a historic mission. I feel like the emissary of all the people […]

Desperate Search for 20 Year Old Man with Autism

Desperate Search for 20 Year Old Man with Autism

The search is on for a Brooklyn resident who disappeared from his home and into the freezing temperatures on February 17th. Brian Gewirtz was last seen by his parents, Kathleen and Steven Gewirtz, on the couch of their Marine Park […]

NYS Senator Jeffrey D. Klein, SD 34, Co-Leader and President, Pro-Tempore, NYS Senate

Senator Klein Proposes Banning Outside Income for Legislators

Yesterday the leader of the Independent Democratic Conference, Senator Jeff Klein, announced a plan calling for a complete ban on non-legislative income. As part of an ethnics plan, the proposed ban would not allow any state lawmaker to earn outside […]

by · February 11, 2015 · Domestic News, News, Politics
Congressman Jose Serrano Issues Statement on Easing of Sanctions Against Cuba

Congressman Jose Serrano Issues Statement on Easing of Sanctions Against Cuba

U.S. Congressman José E. Serrano, a longtime advocate of ending the embargo against Cuba, released the following statement today in response to the publication of regulatory amendments that implement the easing in travel, remittances, trade, and banking sanctions on Cuba […]

Cat Declawing May Be Banned in New York State

Cat Declawing May Be Banned in New York State

After introducing several bills dealing with animal welfare, Assemblywoman Linda Rosenthal is working on a bill that would ban the declawing of cats in New York State. While not yet introduced in the state Senate, Rosenthal’s ban would be paramount […]

by · January 15, 2015 · Animal Issues, Domestic News, News
Former Governor Mario Cuomo: A Friend & Progressive Leader Dies

Former Governor Mario Cuomo: A Friend & Progressive Leader Dies

It is with a sad heart that I have learned that Former Governor Mario Cuomo has passed away. His passing comes on the same day that his son, Andrew Cuomo, was sworn in for his second term as governor of […]

by · January 2, 2015 · Domestic News, News
Judge of the Civil Court of the City of New York and Justice of the Supreme Court of the State of New York

Here’s How We Fix Our Broken Judicial System

Our judicial system is broken, and does not represent all, equally. That is apparent to me as we have seen the events, not only of late, but for many years. There are a few questions that I have been asking myself. The questions […]

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Hillary on the Cusp: It’s the Economy, Stupid

Post by Columnist Richard Brodsky There’s actually some deep thinking going on as 2016 presidential hopefuls configure their campaigns and their positions. The lesson of 2014 is there to be learned: It’s The Economy, Stupid. Some will learn the lesson. […]

by · December 15, 2014 · Domestic News, Editorials, Politics
Grand Jury Clears Officer in Chokehold Death of Eric Garner

Grand Jury Clears Officer in Chokehold Death of Eric Garner

A Staten Island grand jury has decided against an indictment of NYPD Officer Daniel Pantaleo in the death of Eric Garner. The grand jury considered various chargers against Officer Pantaleo including: reckless endangerment, criminally negligent homicide, and manslaughter. After spending […]

by · December 3, 2014 · Crime, Domestic News, News
Officer Darren Wilson standing over body of Michael Brown who he killed

Death By Racism? More Questions That Need Answers.

Yesterday morning, as I was on the subway going to Manhattan, there were two young men of color sitting next to me. Both were around the same age as Michael Brown.  I wondered if they would still be alive if they […]

Obama’s Executive Order: An Action by One to Protect the Many

Obama’s Executive Order: An Action by One to Protect the Many

I personally applaud the Executive Order on immigration issued by President Obama. This action is way overdue. Let us keep in mind that the US Senate had passed legislation on a path to citizenship. It was not voted on in […]

by · November 24, 2014 · Domestic News, Editorials
Our Natuve Americans: Trying to protect THEIR homeland since 1492.

Our Nation: A Mosaic Of Immigrants

Wherever we live in this great nation, wherever we visit or just view from afar we see the faces of those who came before us. We are a nation of immigrants from all over this sphere we call Earth. My […]

by · November 16, 2014 · Domestic News, Editorials
Bronx Park Leaders Honored at Partnerships for Parks Ceremony

Bronx Park Leaders Honored at Partnerships for Parks Ceremony

This past Tuesday, Partnerships for Parks held a certificate ceremony for their Academy Fellowship Mentoring Program. The program connects different individuals interested in starting park-related projects and groups with those who are more experienced in this field. “I love being […]

by · September 22, 2014 · Domestic News, News
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Comedic Fireball, Joan Rivers, dead at 81

She is survived by her daughter, Melissa Rivers, and her 13 year old grandson, Cooper. Foul-mouthed, raspy, self-depreciating, and outrageous, Joan Rivers was unafraid to joke about any subject. “Every joke I make, no matter how tasteless, is there to […]

by · September 4, 2014 · Domestic News
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Pre-K Expansion Ready, Despite Delayed Contracts

Over 50,000 children have been enrolled into NYC’s Pre-K for All since Thursday. The free Pre-K for All initiative has been a heavily covered and invested topic for Mayor Bill de Blasio’s campaign. While expanding free full-day Pre-K to all […]

by · August 29, 2014 · Domestic News, News