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Hidden Treasures And Civil Discourse

My mother started her own business as an antiques dealer when I was in my pre-teen years in the early 1960s. She started by having my father drive her around to gather junk that people...

Creating College Friendships In The Time Of COVID-19

As many colleges reverse course merely days before they were set to begin in-person instruction, and as some abandon their plans after already having opened, many students are left scrambling and making last-minute arrangements during...

Not So Handy Andy

Although my father was good at household projects and repairs and his father was a carpenter, the “fix-it” gene passed right over me. Surprisingly though, I did work for a contractor when I was in...

A Letter To My Grandfather

This summer, in what has become an annual ritual for me, I flipped through some old photos and documents that belonged to my parents who died in the 1990s and I made a discovery that...

New York City Transit Broken Subway Car Windows And Threatened Reduction In Service

The New York Metropolitan Transportation Authority and the New York City Transit Authority are threatening to provide less service on the Queens Flushing No. 7 subway line instead of more due to a shortage of...

Powering Through An Outage

BY DR. SUE COHEN On Tuesday, Aug.p 4, heavy wind and rain from Tropical Storm Isaias hit much of the east coast. More than 2 million customers in New York, New Jersey and Connecticut lost power...
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