Editorials

NYS Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver Charged with Corruption

NYS Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver Charged with Corruption

New York State Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver has been arrested and charged with corruption and extortion by the United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, Preet Bharara. At a press conference Bharara detailed the charges which have […]

by · January 23, 2015 · Editorials, Local News, Politics
Bronx Congressmen React to President Obama’s Feisty State of the Union Address

Bronx Congressmen React to President Obama’s Feisty State of the Union Address

In what was his next to last speech as President of The United States, President Barack Hussein Obama gave a rousing speech advocating for equality for all. For the first time ever the protection of transgender Americans was called for […]

by · January 21, 2015 · Editorials, 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 […]

Among those attending the rally for unity and peace and understanding are John Marano and Silvio Mazella

In the Bronx the Silent Majority Prays for Peace and Sparks Plans for a Future March

As the sun set over Pelham Parkway on January 16th, a unity rally for peace and understanding took place. As the sun continued to disappear in the sky, the Jewish Sabbath began, the Muslim Day of Rest was ending and […]

by · January 18, 2015 · Editorials, Local Events, Religion
Ritchie Torres’s Solution to Bad Landlords & Homelessness : 3 Strikes and You’re Out

Ritchie Torres’s Solution to Bad Landlords & Homelessness : 3 Strikes and You’re Out

Ritchie Torres wants to be known as the councilman who took on homelessness in New York – by providing them an affordable rooftop – in proportion to their income! As Chairman of the City Council Public Housing Committee, Ritchie believes that […]

by · January 16, 2015 · Editorials, News, Politics
Hear Congressman Joe Crowley Speak Out Against Homeland Security Legislation

Hear Congressman Joe Crowley Speak Out Against Homeland Security Legislation

Yesterday, Congressman Joe Crowley (14th District for Queens and The Bronx), voted against House Republicans’ Homeland Security funding legislation that includes radical anti-immigration amendments to block President Obama’s recent executive action on immigration reform, as well as upend the 2012 […]

by · January 15, 2015 · Editorials, Politics
Abuse and Inadequate Care in Nursing Homes Continue

Abuse and Inadequate Care in Nursing Homes Continue

As I opined in an editorial a few months ago, the care in nursing homes is not as it should be. Those seniors who spend their last years in nursing homes are not treated in a manner which is dignified and […]

Congressman Eliot Engel opposes JCPOA

Congressman Eliot Engel: Republicans Playing Games with Our Security

In a strongly worded statement Congressman Eliot Engel, Ranking Member of the House of Representatives Foreign Affairs, has denounced the Republican majority in the House of Representatives for trying to keep the Homeland Security Appropriations Act hostage in order to […]

by · January 13, 2015 · Editorials, Politics
Area on Hart Island where infants and childre who died from AIDS are buried without identity or respect

Hart Island: Defaming the Dead

Over 1,000,000 human beings are buried without dignity on Hart Island. Yes, 1,000,000. That includes stillborn infants, children who have died of AIDS, veterans, the indigent, the homeless, and unidentified people who died at hospitals and nursing homes. Also, individuals […]

by · January 12, 2015 · Bronx Landmarks, Editorials
Free Range Kids – Crossing Guard Ordered to Not “High Five” Students

Free Range Kids – Crossing Guard Ordered to Not “High Five” Students

Post by Contributor Lenore Skenazy Canadian school crossing guards who high-five students have been ordered to stop this obviously super-dangerous practice. According to GlobalNews: Kevin Jones, Peterborough’s manager of transportation, said the city is standing by its policy that bans any […]

by · January 11, 2015 · Editorials, Family
Congressman Eliot Engel opposes JCPOA

Congressman Eliot Engel Statement on Paris Terrorist Attacks

Congressman Eliot Engel issued a strong statement condemning the attack on Charlie Hebdo, expressing his support for Charlie Hebdo and all publications regardless of their poltical views to publish their cartoons, editorials, columns and news analysis. WASHINGTON, DC—Representative Eliot L. Engel, […]

by · January 11, 2015 · Editorials, World News
Let us give terrorism the finger

Je Suis Charlie

It is incumbent on each if us to speak out against terrorism and its goals wherever it occurs. The murderous attack on the satirical magazine Charlie Hedo was not just strike at a French magazine or at France. It tried […]

by · January 9, 2015 · Editorials, World News
Financial Focus : Income Tax Planning, Chapter 5 – Small Business & Taxes

Financial Focus : Income Tax Planning, Chapter 5 – Small Business & Taxes

Tax planning could be a challenge for businesses this year. As of this writing, several valuable tax breaks that expired Dec. 31, 2013, have not been revived by Congress. In addition, some significant tax-related changes under the ACA require attention. […]

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What Hillary Needs to Learn From Mario

Post by Columnist Richard Brodsky The history of the Clinton/Cuomo relationship is well known, but worth considering. The “what-ifs” are legion and fascinating. What If Mario had run in ’84, ’88 or ’92? What If Mario had accepted the Clinton […]

by · January 8, 2015 · Editorials, Politics
Justice for Fabian Cruz: The Judicial & Legislative System Must Act

Justice for Fabian Cruz: The Judicial & Legislative System Must Act

Once again the NYC Corrections Department has failed to protect an inmate with mental issues from death. Staff at Rikers failed to follow procedure and ignored the urgent request from a psychiatrist that Fabian Cruz was in need of immediate […]

by · January 8, 2015 · Crime, Editorials, Law