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As I look back on my New Years’ columns over these last many years, I might as well have been writing in disappearing ink. Pretty much nothing I expected came to pass . . . more
The federal minimum wage has been stuck at $7.25 an hour for 14 years — a time period during which mere adjustments for inflation would now have it over $10. more
New York state’s missing U.S. senator, Kirsten Gillibrand, recently surfaced on Long Island. That must mean that Gillibrand finally got around to analyzing November’s election results . . . more
As the new year begins, let us look up to the stars that light our winter nights. The transition from 2022 to 2023 has been showered with starlight. more
Politics were at their ugliest. The world was in turmoil. War raged in the Ukraine. Overall, it was a tumultuous year. more
Many people woke up a couple of days before Christmas to heavy rain and wind that flooded residential streets and primary roadways, and may have left them wondering, “Where are all those Sandy flood-mitigation projects we were promised?” more
John Lennon asked us all a question many years ago: So this is Christmas, and what have you done? more
It takes lots of elbow grease to wipe away all the hype, scandal and five-alarm headlines about Britain’s royal family, and finally hit the spots that shine. more
For my 50th birthday in 1997, my husband invited our friends and family to celebrate at Toledo Restaurant in Manhattan. It was a bash. more
If you think breathing on the streets of a large city is difficult now, imagine what it was like 50 years ago, when vehicles guzzling lead-based gasoline spewed poison from their tailpipes . . . more
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