OPINION: Bringing back an old option could help R Train service

I recently heard several Bay Ridge residents complain about the R train, the local subway line that travels between Bay Ridge and Forest Hills, Queens. Two of them, in particular, said that service has actually deteriorated in the last six months or so. … Full Article

OPINION: Pipeline endangers Brooklyn

Building a fracked-gas pipeline next to an aging nuclear power plant sounds like a recipe for disaster. But that is exactly what is happening in Westchester County, and it puts Brooklyn — and all of New York City — at risk. … Full Article

OPINION: Family engagement grows and more work lies ahead

September is a time for new beginnings and a time to build on the progress we’ve made as a community. I am excited to announce that family engagement is on the rise across the city. … Full Article

OPINION: #PathtoPossible march to support public charter schools

Earlier this month, Families for Excellent Schools put out a report proving that public charter schools are the Path to Possible for the highest-need kids in New York City. They have been responsible for almost all of the gains made in the worst performing school districts. … Full Article

OPINION: Milk on foreign soil, memories of a cruel Cuban dictatorship

When one thinks of Cuba, Guantanamo Bay often comes to mind.  The Bay of Pigs, The Cuban Missile Crisis, President John F. Kennedy — his presidency frozen in time by his tragic untimely death — and for the Cuban people, the most significant issue of their lifetime never fully resolved. … Full Article

OPINION: The facts about immigration

The politicization of undocumented workers in our country is a social issue that demands our attention and needs a solution. But it cannot be solved without addressing the xenophobic tendencies that lay below the veneer of even just societies. … Full Article

OPINION: Will gendered children’s clothing soon be a thing of the past?

Are pink T-shirts for boys or girls? Is there a gender-neutral sartorial option? … Full Article

OPINION: Late-night comedians on Trump & Clinton

This presidential campaign is the nuttiest in my lifetime, but at least America is maintaining its sense of humor. Already the Republican Convention has produced gaffes involving plagiarism that leave us asking if the slogan should be changed: … Full Article

OPINION: Could Google sway the presidential election?

Google wants Americans to be more involved in the 2016 election. And it’s optimizing its search engine to make sure they are. … Full Article


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