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Parkside Drive-In

In keeping with Donna’s and my quest to visit as many new restaurants as possible we visited Parkside Drive Inn, 5095 Day Rd, just a few days after it opened. Parkside Drive In has one side for ordering and seating

Norb's Corner

Read to your children

BY NORBERT RUG There are many reasons to read to your child. Reading to your child, shows them that they are important to you and can open their eyes to the wonders of the world without them having to leave

Zeitgeist

Hugs, they’re not for everyone

BY NORBERT RUG There’s currently a Puritanical idea that has pervaded our culture in which touch and sex are inherently linked and it is doing us a great disservice. I think that people are afraid to touch each other no

Urban Design

In praise of the front porch

BY NORBERT RUG It’s almost summer and it’s nice to sit on my porch again. The house that my wife and I purchased over 40 years ago has a full-width porch on the front that is about 10 feet deep.

Opinion

A few good people

BY NORBERT RUG I am a septuagenarian (look it up), as such I am not quite as active as I once was. No more roofing, no more biking and no more volleyball. I now have to pay people to do

Government Waste

Average Port Authority pay reaches six-figures

Port Authority of New York and New Jersey (PANYNJ) employees were paid an average of $100,302 last year, according to data released todayon SeeThroughNY.net, the Empire Center’s transparency website. Payroll at Port Authority totaled over $845 million last year, an increase

State Budget

Overtime surge fuels $400M payroll hike at MTA

Overtime payments jumped nearly 16 percent last year at the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA), fueling agency-wide average pay hikes of 6 percent, according to newly posted payroll records at SeeThroughNY.net. The increase in MTA payroll costs for 2018 alone was $418 million—$82