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Day: <span>July 2, 2020</span>

To Be or Not To Be… Open Again.

Monday July 6th is supposed to be the day that New York City moves into Phase 3 of reopening. In Phase 3, restaurants would be able to resume dine-in seating at 50% capacity. Nail salons, tattoo parlors, massage parlors and spas would also be allowed to resume business, also at 50% capacity. Our city was […]readmore

What’s Going On

NEW YORK UPDATES Gun violence is the new virus running rampant through the streets of NYC, specifically in East New York, Brooklyn; Mott Haven, the Bronx; Jamaica, Queens; and East Harlem, Manhattan. There were 125 shootings during the first three weeks in June. From mid May to June 15, there were 38 gun- related fatalities. […]readmore

GABRIELA EVON THOMAS Valedictorian – P.S. 297

5th Grade  On-Line June Commencement Address – June 2020 “Always remember: we are smarter than we think.” (Good morning Stockton family. This morning I have the honorable pleasure of introducing this year’s P.S. 297, 2020 valedictorian, Gabriela Thomas. When I think of  Gabby, I am reminded of a caterpillar. Now I know some of you are saying, […]readmore

There is so much going on, it is difficult not

Covid 19 is leaving over 129,000 dead and the virus will be with us until a safe vaccine is available, but perhaps not for another year. Dr. Anthony Fauci, head of the U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, delivered a most sobering projection: he said we are headed toward increasing the number of cases to […]readmore

Q&A … with Stefani Zinerman, newly elected 56th District State

“Everybody who is a citizen of this great state has a voice in deciding what to change.” By Ariama Long KCP KCP: How are you feeling? How has the last week been? Zinerman: I’m feeling good. I have worked very hard over the last decade to represent local interests, working with community boards, working with […]readmore

What to the Slave is the Fourth of July?

Frederick Douglass’ Question to America, in 1852, Matters Today  In this era of Black Lives Matter, it is instructive to look back at a time when Black lives were of no matter at all — except as tools for profit.Frederick Augustus Washington Bailey Douglass, born into enslavement in 1818 in Maryland, escaped and became a […]readmore