Op Ed

OPINION: Public School Parents Deserve Transparency

OPINION: Public School Parents Deserve Transparency

Public School Parents Deserve Transparency By Devon Winston    When Bill de Blasio was Public Advocate, he talked a lot about transparency in government. Once, he even gave the NYC Department of Education a “D” in transparency for failing to […]

by · June 18, 2017 · Education News, Op Ed
OPINION: Bronx Public School Parents Want to be Heard

OPINION: Bronx Public School Parents Want to be Heard

By Cecilia Taveras When it comes to public education in the Bronx, Mayor de Blasio is better at talking than he is at listening. Last month, when the Mayor visited my borough for a week, he spent a lot of […]

by · June 18, 2017 · Education News, Op Ed
OPINION: Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito Phony Defender of New York Values

OPINION: Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito Phony Defender of New York Values

City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito, an iconic social justice warrior of selective outrage, has been one of the leading resisters to the Trump administration in Washington-vowing to fight to keep NYC a sanctuary city and promising to protect the city’s […]

by · June 11, 2017 · Op Ed
Why I am marching in the National Puerto Rican Day Parade by Ruben Diaz Jr.

Why I am marching in the National Puerto Rican Day Parade by Ruben Diaz Jr.

Why I am marching in the National Puerto Rican Day Parade By Ruben Diaz Jr., Bronx Borough President On Sunday, June 11, hundreds of thousands of my fellow Puerto Ricans and New Yorkers will come together along Fifth Avenue to […]

by · June 9, 2017 · Bulletin Board, Op Ed
AG Schneiderman Broke The Parade, Now He Won’t Own It

AG Schneiderman Broke The Parade, Now He Won’t Own It

What You Should Know By Senator Rev. Rubén Díaz Attorney General Eric Schneiderman Created the Problem, and then Left his Friends Hanging Out to Dry You should know that when I was growing up in La Cuchilla Hato Tejas in […]

by · May 30, 2017 · Op Ed, What You Should Know
Op-Ed: Electronic Payment Technology Paving the Road for Economic Opportunity

Op-Ed: Electronic Payment Technology Paving the Road for Economic Opportunity

Electronic Payment Technology Paving the Road for Economic Opportunity For millions of people across New York City’s five boroughs, each morning begins with an essential commute via bus, subway or train. But for the 20 percent of New Yorkers living […]

by · May 19, 2017 · Op Ed
WYSK: It’s About Time for Democrats Jeff Klein and Mike Gianaris to have a serious conversation

WYSK: It’s About Time for Democrats Jeff Klein and Mike Gianaris to have a serious conversation

WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW By Senator Rev. Rubén Díaz 32nd Senatorial District, Bronx, New York You should know that it is sad to see the way in which the Leaders of the New York State Senate Democratic Conferences are allowing […]

Opinion: School Safety

Opinion: School Safety

School Safety Op-Ed By Petra Milter Over the past few years, I’ve seen the name “Osman Couey” come up a lot in the local news. The Harlem teacher has repeatedly made headlines as a child abuser, accused of hurting numerous […]

by · May 10, 2017 · Education News, Op Ed
Assembly Minority Leader Brian M. Kolb

ETHICS REFORM: RESTORING THE PUBLIC’S TRUST

WE’RE A LONG WAY FROM RESTORING THE PUBLIC’S TRUST by Assembly Minority Leader Brian M. Kolb (R-Canandaigua) Earlier this week, the governor indicated he doesn’t believe the Legislature has the “political will” to pass ethics reform. That assumption is simply […]

by · April 23, 2017 · Op Ed
First Lady Chirlane McCray formally releases her baby book “Love Is/El Amor Es.” The First Lady and Deputy Mayor Richard Buery visit three city libraries to greet New Yorkers and read the new book aloud to young children and babies.  Brooklyn Central Library.  Wednesday, July 15, 2015.  Credit: Ed Reed/Mayoral Photography Office.

Opinion: Pulling Strings By Elites Isn’t Fair

By Patricia Huertas   When my oldest son, William, was entering first grade, I entered him in a lottery for one of New York City’s high performing public charter schools. I signed William up for a public charter school because […]

by · April 19, 2017 · Education, Op Ed
The NYS CAPITOL BUILDING, ALBANY,

Opinion: MOVING FORWARD ON PRIORITY POLICIES

By Assembly Minority Leader Brian M. Kolb (R-C-Canandaigua) The final state spending plan left much to be desired, and Albany must now look at the measures needed to fill in the gaps during the remainder of the 2017 legislative session. […]

by · April 16, 2017 · Op Ed
Opinion: Kolb Speaks Out on State Budget

Opinion: Kolb Speaks Out on State Budget

“After an inexcusable delay, Albany has arrived at a 2017-18 State Budget. The entire process has been rife with dysfunction and clearly demonstrates the system is broken. In addition to being a week late, the 2017-18 spending plan was preceded […]

by · April 9, 2017 · Government, Op Ed
OPINION: By Millionaires, For Millionaires

OPINION: By Millionaires, For Millionaires

  By Scott M. Stringer We know from history that ‘trickle-down’ economics has never helped working families move up the economic ladder. It’s a sleight-of-hand that helps America’s millionaires and billionaires. But if candidate Trump’s tax plan is the blueprint […]

by · April 9, 2017 · Op Ed
Amanda Faris, Candidate, 18 CD

Op-Ed: The Women Who Dared Me to Lead

The Women Who Dared Me to Lead. “I cannot be intimidated. I cannot be undermined.” Congresswoman Maxine Waters. As the only woman running for NYC Council District 18, in a race with six men, that quote hit me in the […]

by · April 4, 2017 · Op Ed
Op-Ed: AFFORDABLE COLLEGE FOR ALL

Op-Ed: AFFORDABLE COLLEGE FOR ALL

A special message from New York State Assembly Minority Leader Brian Kolb and the Assembly Minority Conference. The rising cost of college affects nearly every student and graduate in New York State. We need a comprehensive approach to properly address […]