“The Miracle on Dusenberry Road”
By Mayor MARY MARVIN, Esq

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BRONXVILLE, NY — February 18, 2020 — Everyone has heard of the “Miracle on 34th Street” and now Bronxville has its own version, “The Miracle on Dusenberry Road”.  The following is a wonderful narrative of a day in the life of so many people who care for and protect us on a daily basis, making our Village the truly incredible …

Mary Marvin“The Miracle on Dusenberry Road”
By Mayor MARY MARVIN, Esq

The Condescending Caress of Government Largesse
By BOB WEIR

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FLOWER MOUND, TX — February 13, 2020 — Anyone watching the Democrat debates would get the impression that blacks represent the majority of the country’s population. Almost every question was answered with some appeal to black voters, while whites seemed to be taken for granted. Ironically, all of those appeals to blacks were coming from a field of exclusively white …

Bob WeirThe Condescending Caress of Government Largesse
By BOB WEIR

Westchester’s “News & Notes” February 2020 Edition
By MARK JEFFERS

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Welcome to “News & Notes,” where we look at the happenings here in Westchester County… WESTCHESTER COUNTY, NY —  February 13, 2020 —Here are some of my fun February facts… The Groundhog will miss its shadow; I will eat too much at our friends’ Super Bowl party; my wife will not be too happy with the stale candy I give …

Mark JeffersWestchester’s “News & Notes” February 2020 Edition
By MARK JEFFERS

Supporting Christian Arabs in the IDF
By JONATHAN FELDSTEIN

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JERUSALEM, ISRAEL — February 3, 2020 —  In a first-ever for Israel and the Israel Defense Forces (IDF}, a Christian Israeli Arab recently enlisted an Israeli Air Force (IAF) cadet. Nationally, only 10 percent of cadets who begin the prestigious course graduate and earn their pilot wings. Yet, for this Christian Arab, whose name cannot be revealed for security reasons, just …

Jonathan FeldsteinSupporting Christian Arabs in the IDF
By JONATHAN FELDSTEIN

Letters from the Census Bureau Arriving Mid-March
By Mayor MARY MARVIN, Esq.

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BRONXVILLE, NY — February 11, 2020 —The 2020 Census is upon us.  The Founding Fathers thought the census so important they mandated it as part of the constitution.  Letters from the Census Bureau will arrive from mid to late March.  This first entreaty will arrive in the mail without a paper questionnaire.  Instead households will be directed to a website …

Mary MarvinLetters from the Census Bureau Arriving Mid-March
By Mayor MARY MARVIN, Esq.

Reforming Healthcare Requires Severing Insurance from Employment
By OREN M. LEVIN-WALDMAN

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WESTCHESTER COUNTY, NY — February 10, 2020 – The policy of the day appears to be Medicare for All, which is really nothing different than a single-payer system. We need a single-payer system, the argument goes, because 1) not everybody has adequate coverage and 2) it is immoral that people who get sick should go bankrupt due to high medical …

Oren M. Levin-WaldmanReforming Healthcare Requires Severing Insurance from Employment
By OREN M. LEVIN-WALDMAN

Bronxville Police Department Focus of Board of Trustees
By Mayor MARY MARVIN, Esq.

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BRONXVILLE, NY — February 4, 2020 —The recent changes to the New York State Laws on bail, discovery and speedy trial have caused the Trustees and me to focus on our Police Department. In that vein, I thought I would share the interworkings of the Bronxville PD to better inform all the citizens they serve and protect. A very lean …

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By Mayor MARY MARVIN, Esq.

LEAVING ON A JET PLANE: The Whiteface Lodge, Lake Placid, New York
By BARBARA BARTON SLOANE

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“There’s a serene and settled majesty to woodland scenery that enters into the soul and delights and elevates it, and fills it with noble inclinations.” — Washington Irving Over the River and Through the Woods The charming village of Lake Placid is near the lake of the same name in New York State’s Adirondack Mountains.  It’s known as a Winter Olympics venue …

Barbara Barton SloaneLEAVING ON A JET PLANE: The Whiteface Lodge, Lake Placid, New York
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Good Heart By Alan Newman – The Novel Handbook for Jewish Christian Relations
By JONATHAN FELDSTEIN

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JERUSALEM, ISRAEL — February 3, 2020 —  I was introduced to Alan Newman by a mutual friend because of our respective passion to build bridges between Jews and Christians.  In our first conversation, I knew I found a new friend with a shared a drive and calling to do what I have done for so many years.  I learned from him …

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By JONATHAN FELDSTEIN

Politics, Diplomacy, and Redeeming Captives in Israel
By JONATHAN FELDSTEIN

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JERUSALEM, ISRAEL — January 31, 2020 —  This week, a 27-year-old duel American-Israeli citizen, Na’ama Issachar, came home to Israel ending a 10-month catastrophe where she was thrust into, and victim of, Russia’s intertwined judicial and political system. Na’ama was arrested during a layover in Moscow, flying on Aeroflot from India to Israel. Aeroflot has become one of the airlines with …

Jonathan FeldsteinPolitics, Diplomacy, and Redeeming Captives in Israel
By JONATHAN FELDSTEIN