Jacob’s Sheep Come Home
By JONATHAN FELDSTEIN

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MIGDAL  EDER, ISRAEL — July 6, 2020 — Over the past century, Jews and Christians have celebrated the return of the Jewish people to the Biblical Land of Israel, a restoration prophetic proportion. More recently, this return was accompanied by some four-legged friends representing Israel’s 3000-year history in the Judean Mountains. This is the modern story of Jacob’s Sheep. Jacob’s …

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Yonkers Employee Salaries Tabulated for 2019

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YONKERS, NY — July 6, 2020 — A Freedom of Information Law (F.O.I.L.) / Freedom of Information Act (F.O.I.A.)  inquiry was not necessary to be requested regarding City of Yonkers employee salaries as inside sources advised the information was online. The salaries earned by those employed by the City of Yonkers in the year 2019 comprises 63 pages. Thanks for …

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Savvy Senior: Can I Stop Social Security If I Go Back to Work?
By JIM MILLER

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Dear Savvy Senior, I lost my job last month because of the coronavirus crisis. With little savings, I’ve been thinking about starting my Social Security benefits early to help me get by. But my question is, if I find a new job can I stop my Social Security benefits and restart them at a later date so they can continue …

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Air Quality Health Advisory issued for New York City Metropolitan Area, Westchester County, and Long Island

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In Effect for Sunday, July 5, 2020  ALBANY, NY — July 5, 2020 — York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) Commissioner Basil Seggos and State Department of Health (DOH) Commissioner Howard Zucker, M.D., J.D. issued an Air Quality Health Advisory for the areas of Long Island and New York City Metro for Sunday, July 5, 2020. The pollutant of …

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The Meaning of July Fourth for the Negro
By FREDERICK DOUGLASS

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A speech given at Rochester, New York, July 5, 1852 Mr. President, Friends and Fellow Citizens: He who could address this audience without a quailing sensation, has stronger nerves than I have. I do not remember ever to have appeared as a speaker before any assembly more shrinkingly, nor with greater distrust of my ability, than I do this day. …

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Statement from Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s Communications Director Dani Lever on Schools

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ALBANY, NY — July 4, 2020 — “The state law governing schools and business closings or openings has been in effect since the pandemic first started and all such decisions are made by state government and not local government. Of course the state consults with local stakeholders and when it comes to opening schools in New York City we will …

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Engel Authored Health Bill to Prevent Suicides Featured in Committee Hearing

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WASHINGTON, DC — July 4, 2020 — Congressman Engel Authored Health Bill to Prevent Suicides Featured in Committee Hearing that gained passage on Friday, July 3, 2020. “Before the coronavirus pandemic, suicide rates were rising in New York and across the country, making them the 10th leading cause of death,” said Rep. Engel. “There is a growing consensus among public …

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OFF MY MEDS: Godzilla
By LES TAHA

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# # # Leslie Taha is an African American writer, author, artist, and guest columnist for the Yonkers Tribune.  He is the author of the book, “The Architects of Rap”, “Off My Meds” cartoonist, and he runs the website, “NewAfricaRadio.com”. lestaha@gmail.com  

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Fourth of July A Needed Reminder of National Unity
By NYS Assemblyman BRIAN M. KOLB

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A Column by Assemblyman Brian M. Kolb (R,C,-Victor) VICTOR, NY — July 4, 2020 — In the moment, John Adams had a sense of how profound it was. He knew he was living through history. On July 3, 1776, he wrote his wife a letter detailing the Second Continental Congress’s vote the day before declaring the United States independent from …

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Happy Fourth of July

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The Statue of Liberty poem as it is known, was written by Emma Lazarus and is named “The New Colossus”. The Statue of Liberty poem is actually a sonnet by Lazarus written to raise money for the building of the base and is now engraved on a bronze plaque and contained inside of the Statue of Liberty. At first, Lazarus …

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