NY Assembly

Peoples-Stokes’ ascendancy could mean big gains for inner-city neighborhoods

Assembly Majority Leader Crystal Peoples-Stokes‘ ascendancy to highest echelons of Albany’s political power structure, could mean big gains for the East Side neighborhoods that she represents. Her relationship with Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie will be a critically important one if

Today's Take

In the next episode of lying liars…

BY JOE GENCO A short take on today’s news: In the next episode of lying liars and the liars that lay them, former National Security Advisor Michael Flynn faces federal sentencing today but hopefully won’t be sent away for long. 

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Please, improve Sheridan Drive…

BY JOE GENCO A short take on today’s news: Please sign this petition to improve Sheridan Drive. Minimize accident severity. Improve traffic flow. Make left hand turns easier. Make room for bikes. The Trump shutdown is coming! The Trump shutdown

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Yes, David Pecker is his real name…

BY JOE GENCO A short take on today’s news: Long-time National Enquirer publisher David Pecker (yes that’s really his name) will not face criminal charges for catching and killing a story about President Trump’s affair with a Playboy Bunny. As


The promise of immunotherapy

BY NORBERT RUG As an eight-year, three-time, cancer survivor, I always read with interest in the latest advances in cancer treatment. Over the years I have been poked, prodded and probed. I have been subjected to MRIs, CAT scans, X-rays,

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Victory is ours, sayeth the slow spokes

BY JOE GENCO A Short Take on Today’s News: Victory is ours, sayeth the Slow Spokes! Elves unite! We will rule the world! Thanks Mark Mitri for leading with love. The world needs more Slow Spokes. Love more. Judge less. Come ride

Norb's Corner

Autumn leaves, a less troublesome topic

BY NORBERT RUG The falling leaves drift by my window, The falling leaves of red and gold. Frank Sinatra (1954) Now that the midterm elections are over, all those intrusive political ads of the past few months have settled down.