Op Ed

Predator drone (US Army photo)

Vernuccio’s View: White House Responds to Iran’s Drone Shoot Down

There was a flurry of White House activity following President Trump’s surprise decision to not proceed with a military response to Iran’s downing of an American unmanned drone in international airspace. New sanctions were imposed on Iranian leaders.  According to […]

by · June 29, 2019 · Op Ed, Vernuccio's View
Too many cars and not enough road as traffic grinds to a halt at Webster Avenue and East Bedford Park Boulevard.--Photo by David Greene

Driver’s License Debate Fails On Principle, Policy & PopularityOPINION:

Legislative Column from Assembly Minority Leader Brian M. Kolb (R,C-Canandaigua) A proposal before the Legislature that would allow illegal immigrants to apply for driver’s licenses is meritless, dangerous and an affront to both state and federal laws designed to facilitate […]

by · May 12, 2019 · Op Ed, Opinion
The Truth About Social Security

The Truth About Social Security

By Anonymous A woman dies at age 65 before collecting one benefit check. She and her employer paid into the system for almost 50 years and she collected NOTHING. Keep in mind all the working people that die every year […]

Sal Conforto, publisher, The Bronx Chronicle

The Green RAW Deal – OP ED

The Raw New Deal       Last November Bronx voters ushered out Congressman Joe Crowley.  He seemed to have forgotten the old adage “that all politics are local”. Instead of working for his constituency, he chose to be a disciple […]

by · April 1, 2019 · Bulletin Board, Op Ed
A firefighter makes his way past the heavy flames that destroyed three homes in Norwood.--Photo by Toby Norwood

Op-Ed: All I Want for Christmas Is the “Fifth Man” Back

Dear Santa, All I want for Christmas is to keep New Yorkers safe. And, well, the best way to do that would be to staff all New York City Fire Engines with five firefighters. Currently, about 90% of all FDNY […]

by · December 24, 2018 · Government, News, Op Ed, Opinion
Op-Ed: The Garifuna Nostalgia Paradox

Op-Ed: The Garifuna Nostalgia Paradox

The Garifuna Nostalgia Paradox By José Francisco Ávila Oprima Para Leer En Español Over the past year, I’ve read and seen a great deal of postings on social media, expressing nostalgia for the era of our “Ancestors” in the heart […]

by · October 31, 2018 · Cultures, Op Ed
NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 09:  New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo speaks at a press conference on new corruption legislation on April 9, 2013 in New York City.  Cuomo announced the Public Trust Act which would establish a new class of corruption crimes and require officials to report corruption. New York State politicians were arrested in two bribery cases last week.  (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)


BUFFALO BILLION II: Convicted, Again By Brian M. Kolb Jurors handed down guilty verdicts to four high-profile executives involved with an economic development pet project of Gov. Cuomo’s that came to highlight nearly everything wrong with how New York does […]

by · August 15, 2018 · News, Op Ed, Opinion
Frances Perkins, FDR’s Secretary of Labor and the first woman to serve as a cabinet secretary, was the principal architect of the New Deal. (Credit: francesperkinscenter.org.)

Frances Perkins and Today’s Progressives

Where are today’s progressives? By Gary Tilzer Today’s elected progressives have converted the progressive movement into identity politics away from the original values and mission of its founding woman Frances Perkins.  The progressive movement started during in the 1890’s under […]

by · July 19, 2018 · News, Op Ed, Opinion
OPINION: Let Tesla Grow in New York

OPINION: Let Tesla Grow in New York

By George Castro I was born in Washington Heights and went to Bronx Community College to study automotive technology and engineering. I now live with my 6 Year old son and family in the Kingsbridge Heights area of the Bronx. […]

by · June 17, 2018 · News, Op Ed, Opinion, Technology
Gjonaj: Investigate NYCHA Officials for Perjury

Gjonaj: Investigate NYCHA Officials for Perjury

CM Gjonaj calls on City Council to start a perjury investigation to uncover any and all misleading and false testimony provided by NYCHA leadership in previous testimony before the Council.

by · June 14, 2018 · Government, News, Op Ed, Opinion
Tipping – Op Ed

Tipping – Op Ed

By: Tezra Bryant   I love New York City restaurants and have dedicated my career to becoming an industry professional. For the past two decades I’ve worked as a server at restaurants around the city and am currently employed at a […]

by · June 6, 2018 · Op Ed
City Agency Delays put Non-Profits at Risk

City Agency Delays put Non-Profits at Risk

By New York City Comptroller Scott Stringer New Yorkers rely on hundreds of non-profits to deliver vital services throughout the five boroughs every day. From providing housing for homeless families to home-delivered meals for our seniors, non-profit organizations are on […]

Ed Mulraine is a pastor and author.

OPINION: God, Guns and the Mentally Ill

GOD, GUNS AND THE MENTALLY ILL It is sad to note the number of men, young and old, who are suffering from some form of mental illness. From paranoid schizophrenia to bipolar disorder, men are literally going insane. Their minds […]

Last Friday night, US warships launched airstrikes against Syrian research, storage and military targets.

Vernuccio’s View: Learning the Wrong Lessons From Mideast Military Successes

The United States has completed another Mideast military endeavor with little or no loss of life or damage to equipment. It is important that this does not lead to a false sense of confidence. The true test of American military […]

Last Friday night, US warships launched airstrikes against Syrian research, storage and military targets.

Opinion: Syrian Crisis A Worldwide Danger

By Frank V. Vernuccio [On Friday night, US and European allies launched airstrikes against Syrian research, storage and military targets as President Trump sought to punish President Bashar al-Assad for a suspected chemical attack near Damascus last weekend that killed more than 40 people. The dangers in […]