I’ve lost a brother to gun violence and I also have a brother who is gay. Every act of gun violence is personal to me as it should be to all of us.  … Full Article

OPINION: The St. Francis approach to ending the tobacco epidemic

How do you make a 40 year old public health message relatable to young people? How do you inform young people that the lies told to them by Big Tobacco about vaping and e-cigarettes today are mirror images of the lies their grandparents were told by Big Tobacco decades ago? … Full Article

OPINION: Standing together against terror

The attacks in Beirut, Paris, Gush Etzion, Tel Aviv and Bamako have something at their core in common: an abiding hatred for humanity. … Full Article

OPINION: When I'm hearing the voice of God, why does she sound like a man?

Im a 21-year-old woman and I have a mans voice in my head. I noticed it only recently. … Full Article

OPINION: Papal encyclical on climate change has impact beyond Catholicism

Editor’s Note: The following editorial is part of a series on how Catholics and the wider community are living out the messages that Pope Francis preached during his visit to the U.S. in September. … Full Article

Review & Comment: Pier 6 out of scale, let Big Bill step forward and take the heat

It is clear that the rebel forces who oppose a larger housing package on Pier 6, brought about by Mayor Bill de Blasio’s mandated “affordable” quotas, are not going away. … Full Article

OPINION: NYC Reads 365 encourages growing bookworms

In one way or another, as loved ones and guardians, we have so much to offer that can inspire our children to love reading. Some of my most treasured memories include listening to my father’s stories about his native country Spain. … Full Article

OPINION: College access for all

Last week, I announced that starting next school year, all New York City high schools will offer the SAT exam free to 11th-graders. Students will take the SAT during the school day in the spring.  … Full Article

OPINION: Turning ideas into reality by helping small businesses cut through red tape

The story of every small business begins with a glimmer of inspiration — that “light bulb” moment when years of work suddenly come into focus. … Full Article

OPINION: The fault in renaming Polytech Institute, founded in 1854

Renaming the Polytechnic implies that this venerable institution of learning was — and is — of little consequence starting from its establishment back in 1854. … Full Article

Guest Editorial Opinion: Leveraging private sector help for our overcrowded schools

Five years ago, my husband and I moved with our son to the BoCoCa area after hearing about how family friendly the area was.  At first, there was hesitance over whether this was the best choice or whether it was time to move to the suburbs. … Full Article


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