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Volume XXI • Number 11 • March 13-19, 2014 •
75 years ago: The Bronx invades ‘enemy’ territory: Marble Hill
By ANDREW WOLF Seventy-five years ago, almost to the day, the Bronx Borough President, James J. Lyons, had his official driver take him over the borough’s borders into a tiny sliver of Manhattan, a piece of that storied borough that would appear to most to have been part of The Bronx all along. In fact, the two men crossed the boundary into Marble Hill, where the publicity savvy Bronx president planted the borough’s flag, into what he termed the Bronx’s “Sudetenland,” a reference to the events of the time in Europe, soon to erupt in a second World War. A published account that appeared in The New York Times the next day referred to the Bronx leader as a “Fuehrer,” the kind of reference one could only use so casually before the war, and before the world had full knowledge of the atrocities that were committed in Europe. But the details shed some light on an incident that reflected the state of government at the time. When told that the residents of the area did not look upon him or his invasion kindly, Lyons noted that some people “didn’t like Lincoln for freeing the slaves.” The Times reported that Lyons got out of his car at the corner of Jacobus Place and West 225th Street. With an American flag grasped in one hand and the beloved Bronx flag in the other, Lyons declared, “In the name of The Bronx of which I am the President, I hereby proclaim this territory of Marble Hill to be part of my borough.” The “invasion” was the subject of a talk by Manhattan Borough Historian Michael Miscione held Tuesday evening at New York University’s Greenwich Village campus. James Lyons was not power hungry, but
This is the account of the Bronx invasion of Marble Hill led by then Borough President James J. Lyons in the New York Times that appeared the following day. The incident was the subject of a lecture held Tuesday evening at New York University. a local booster of his borough, one who readily recognized a publicity opportunity. He was a role model for officials like
The late Borough President James J. Lyons was a leather salesman that, legend has, was the inventor of wingtip shoes.
Brooklyn’s Marty Markowitz, the consummate salesman of his borough’s attributes in contemporary times. He invented the term “Borough of Universities,” a description that was more accurate until N.Y.U. left the borough in the 1970s. When Lyons discovered that the New York Botanical Gardens obtained a sample of the amorphophallus titanium, one of the world’s largest flowers which blooms just once every thirty years, native to Sumatra, he couldn’t resist and declared it the “official Bronx flower.” Unfortunately the plant is commonly known as the “corpse flower” because of its foul odor, reminiscent of rotting corpses. The designation was removed in 2000, at the behest of then Borough President Fernando Ferrer. But on his geography, Lyons wasn’t far off the mark. Marble Hill was indeed physically connected to The Bronx, due to an accident of geography and engineering. The Army Corps of Engineers determined in the 1890s that a canal needed to be
dug to facilitate shipping between the Harlem and Hudson Rivers. This work originally left Marble Hill as an island. In 1914, the engineers got back to work and filled in the sections where the Harlem River once flowed, connecting the island to the United States mainland, of which The Bronx is part. While politically Marble Hill remained part of Manhattan following the old defunct border, in terms of nearly everything else, the neighborhood is well integrated into Bronx life. The area is serviced by the Bronx Post Office (10463), and residents have a 718 area code. It is part of the Bronx Community Board 8, which means it derives its police protection from the local 50th Precinct. James Lyons was born in Manhattan in 1890, and his family moved to The Bronx when he was 3. He became a leather salesman, and was credited by some for inventing wing-tip shoes. He Continued on Page 9
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Manhattan College on way to NCAA
By CHRIS CIRILLO and DANIEL YNFANTE There is jubilation on the Manhattan College campus here in Riverdale. After Donovan Kates split two free throws to give Manhattan College a 71-68 lead, Iona’s David Laury missed a potential game- tying three-point shot at the buzzer, and Manhattan became the 2013-2014 MAAC (Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference) champions, and punched its ticket to the 2014 NCAA tournament. “What was going through my mind was Iona, best three point shooting team we’ve faced all year, down three, I think I know what they’re going for,” said Rhamel Brown at the post-game press conference. “This is more special than anything. I’ve been to two final fours and this is right there with that,” said head coach Steve Masiello about the victory.
Since Masiello took over in 2011, there has been one goal for Manhattan basketball: win a MAAC championship. Three years later, that goal is complete. “This is a major thing for Manhattan College and men’s basketball for us to be able to get to where we are from where we started,” Masiello said. “I can’t even put it into words. We’ve just been through so much,” said an emotional Masiello when asked what it meant to win a championship so soon in his Manhattan career. There were some road bumps on the path to glory. George Beamon got hurt and missed most of last season. Ashton Pankey had to sit out a season when he transferred in from Maryland. But 364 days after losing to Iona in the 2013 MAAC championship, the Jaspers were able to get a second chance, and this time they capitalized. “The feeling we felt last year, I wasn’t trying to have that,” said George Beamon, who took home the MAAC tournament MVP award. Prior to Monday’s championship game,
Jubilant Manhattan College basketball players and fans hold the MAAC trophy that they just won in a game against Iona College on Monday night. Photo: Chris Cirillo Masiello called Iona a Sweet 16 caliber team. If that is true, the Jaspers should not sell themselves short.
Engel receives 100% rating for environmental record
Congressman Eliot Engel, a senior member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, received a 100 percent score for his commitment to environmental issues from the Defenders of Wildlife Action Fund on their 2013 Conservation Report Card. “Our ecosystem is in serious trouble. Superstorm Sandy gave my constituents a sample of what’s to come unless we become better stewards of the environment. Protecting our environment should be a top priority, not an after-thought, and conservation is a key component.” ‘As a senior member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, I
have stood firm against recent attempts by House Republicans to undermine our environmental laws. The majority has led an assault on our environment by voting to increase logging in national forests, expand oil exploration on public lands, and gutting funding for private land conservation.” ‘My voting records show that I am committed to protecting the Clean Air and Clean Water Acts, limiting oil and gas exploration on public lands, and enforcing our environmental laws. I am pleased to receive a 100 percent rating the Defenders of Wildlife Action Fund.’
The problem is that the NCAA selection committee has a history of giving MAAC champions low seeds. In 2012, when Loyola (Md.) won the MAAC, a 24-8 record landed them a No. 15 seed. Joe Lunardi’s Bracketology had Iona as a 13 seed going against fourth seeded Cincinnati, who is ranked 15th in the nation. However, a 13 seed may be generous for the Jaspers (25-7). If the Jaspers can land a 13 or 14 seed, do not be surprised if they give their opponents a run for their money. The Jaspers depth and defense gives them a chance to compete with anyone. In 2004, the last time the Jaspers made the NCAA tournament, they upset No. 4 Florida in the first round. Ten years later, will they have the same luck?
The best Carnival in town! Sunday, March 16th between 11:30am and 1:30pm.
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Sunday, March 23rd, 2014
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6:30pm - Sponsors’ Reception 7:00pm - Honor Ceremony 7:30pm - Show
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Cocktails available for purchase at intermission
11:30am–12:30pm Gymnasium Bounce Time with special play space for infants & toddlers 11:45am–1:00pm Have your lunch with Live Music (food cost separate from admission)
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for her many years of dedication to Riverdale’s performing arts.
General Admission: $30/Ticket Benefactor Tickets
12:00pm–1:00pm Purim-themed art activities 1:00pm–1:30pm Disco Dance Party and Costume Parade
Admission cost: $10 per family. Food and beverages not included in admission.
Arts Benefactor 10 tickets, 1 Full Page ad, 2 named theater chairs, and entry to our Pre-Gala Reception Arts Patron 5 tickets, 1 Full Page ad, 1 named theater chair, and entry to our Pre-Gala Reception Arts Sponsor 2 tickets, 1 Full Page Ad, and entry to our Pre-Gala Reception
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Brennan O’Donnell, president of Manhattan College and a resident of Bronxville, N.Y., was recently elected to the Association of Catholic Colleges and Universities Board of Directors. O’Donnell was elected along with five presidents of member institutions at its Annual Meeting earlier this month in Washington, D.C. ACCU’s Board oversees the work of the association to encourage and facilitate the sharing of ideas and cooperative efforts among its member institutions, and to promote the positive work being done at its member colleges and universities. The terms of the new presidents begin immediately and run until 2017. “We are delighted to have these Catholic college and university leaders on our Board,” said Michael Galligan-Stierle, Ph.D., president and CEO of ACCU. “They bring insight, experience and wisdom that will help the association advance its programs and services. I look forward to working with all of the members, new and returning, as we continue to proclaim the good news of Catholic higher education.” The Board also announced the selection of a new class of three officers, who began terms at the close of the 2014 member business meeting. “The ACCU plays a vital role in keeping Catholic higher education strong and vibrant,” said Brennan O’Donnell, president of Manhattan College. “I am honored to do my part by serving on the Board.” O’Donnell is the 19th president of Manhattan College and assumed the role on July 1, 2009. Prior to working at Manhattan College, he served as dean of Fordham College at Rose Hill, Fordham University’s oldest and largest school. O’Donnell also spent 17 years at Loyola University Maryland, where he was a
professor of English and, from 1999-2004, director of the university-wide honors program. Manhattan College is located at West 242nd Street near Broadway in the Riverdale section of the Bronx, one mile from the Westchester County line and accessible by MTA subway line No. 1. For directions to the campus, visit www. manhattan.edu. Founded in 1853, Manhattan College is an independent, Lasallian Catholic, coeducational institution of higher learning offering more than 40 major programs of undergraduate study in the areas of arts, business, education and health, engineering and science, along with continuing and professional studies, and a graduate division. For more information about Manhattan College, visit www.manhattan.edu.
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Around the schools... College of Mount St. Vincent The Commission on Independent Colleges and Universities has identified College of Mount Saint Vincent as a “regional leader “ for STEM-educated college graduates in a recent report on New York independent colleges. The report, “Stemming the Tide: How New York’s Independent Sector of Higher Education Can Help New York State Close the Gap in the Production of Bachelor’s Degrees in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM),” cites a recent study funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF) that shows that the College has the highest proportion of STEM degrees awarded to Latino students of any Hispanic Serving Institution. The report is written in response to the Executive Budget 2014-15 proposal to offer high school graduates with scholarships to study in STEM-related fields, but only if they choose to enroll at the State University of New York (SUNY) or City University of New York (CUNY). The study recommended the inclusion of independent campuses, like the College of Mount Saint Vincent, in the Governor’s proposed STEM Incentive Proposal. “Based on the growing need for STEM degrees, I applaud the Governor’s recent proposal to create a Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Incentive Program to offer the state’s best and brightest high school graduates with scholarships to study STEM-related fields. We agree that this investment will help fill job openings in some of the fastest growing sectors of the economy and encourage our best and brightest students
to build their careers here in New York,” said Laura L. Anglin, president of the Commission on Independent Colleges and Universities. “We are already behind, and risk widening the gap if we do not fully engage all campuses in creative efforts such as the Incentive Program.” Ms. Anglin continued. “Right now, every other scholarship program currently in statute enables students to take their state-funded scholarship equal in value to SUNY tuition to the New York independent college or university of their choice. To leverage all of New York’s higher education assets in bolstering our STEM-educated workforce, we want to ensure that program eligibility extends to students who wish to enroll in a private, not-for-profit college or university in New York State.”
George M. Young, Ph.D., accomplished author and expert on Russian cosmism, will present his book, The Russian Cosmists: The Esoteric Futurism of Nikolai Fedorov and His Followers at Manhattan College on Thursday, April 3 at 4:30 p.m. The Russian Cosmists: The Esoteric Futurism of Nikolai Fedorov and His Followers (2012) chronicles the life of cosmist thinker Nikolai Fedorov and the philosophical and cultural movement that blended spirituality, science and magic in the 20th century. The cosmist movement also focused on the future existence and potential immortality of humankind. The New York Journal of Books described Young’s book as, “a fascinating, mind-expanding, highly informative magical mystery tour of a distinctive
school of New Age thinking.” Young has taught Russian language and literature at Grinnell and Dartmouth Colleges, English and general humanities at the University of New England, and is currently a Research Fellow at the University of New England’s Center for Global Humanities. Young’s work has appeared in several periodicals and anthologies, including an article on Fedorov in the Cambridge-Routledge Encyclopedia of Philosophy. The Russian Cosmists: The Esoteric Futurism of Nikolai Fedorov and his Followers was recently the subject of the lead review article in The Times Literary Supplement (London). In addition, he has also written blogs for the Huffington Post on the idea of human immortality. The lecture is free and open to the public and will be held in the Alumni Room of the Mary Alice and Tom O’Malley Library. The event is sponsored by the Religious Studies department in conjunction with the School of Arts. For more information, please contact Robert Geraci, associate professor of religious studies, at (718) 862-7402 or at email@example.com.
Riverdale YM-YWHA accepting applications for Music Enrichment Awards
Music students who live or study in Riverdale, New York, are the beneficiaries of a family’s wish to honor their son who loved music. David Froehlich had a passion for many forms of vocal and instrumental music – jazz, classical, rock, musical theatre, among others. His appreciation of the art inspired his family to create an endowment that would encourage other gifted students as they pursue their own musical destiny. The Endowment provides music enrichment awards to promising students, age 8-15, who live or study in Riverdale, New York. The awards help students continue in their study of music and are given on an annual basis. Applications for the awards are submitted by
music teachers on behalf of their students. The Riverdale YM-YWHA manages the Endowment and has set up the calendar for this year. Applications must be submitted to Allen Sher, Director of the Rhoda Grundman Music School at the Riverdale Y, by May 16, 2014. Applications are available from Mr. Sher or from the website at www.RiverdaleY.org. Click on “The Arts”, then “Music” then “David Froehlich Music Enrichment Awards” to download the application packet. Once the applications are received, eligible students will be contacted about a possible preliminary screening or audition in early June. Final auditions will be held on June 15, 2014. Scholarship winners will be notified by the end of June and the funds will be distributed in the fall of 2014. Last year the Endowment received nearly thirty applications and after the June auditions, sixteen (16) students received awards of up to $300 to help support their music education. As we did last year, we have broadened our outreach to nearly 200 music teachers throughout the New York area in order to reach as many Riverdale students as possible. “We have received several letters of appreciation which are so rewarding,” says Liliane Kates, David Froehlich’s mother. “David would be honored to know that his legacy and love of music lives on in these young students.” Over the years, the David Froehlich Scholarship Award program has helped hundreds of musical enthusiasts continue their lessons and become more skilled on their chosen instrument. Many still enjoy the benefits that come from continued study. The trustees of the Endowment are proud to have provided encouragement and some financial support to those students. For more information on the David Froehlich Music Enrichment Awards, contact Allen Sher, Director, Rhoda Grundman Music School, Riverdale YMYWHA, 5625 Arlington Avenue, Bronx, NY 10471. 718-548-8200 ext. 256.
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The Irish Furniture Salesman
Through the centuries, many Bronx Irishmen distinguished themselves in their chosen fields of endeavor, whether it was politics, education, religion, or business. Furniture sales is usually a field not associated with those of Irish background. Yet, it was in this domain that Cornelius Ralph Gleason shone. Gleason was born on July 13, 1850 in County Tipperary and was named for his mother’s father, a celebrated Irish horse breeder. That same year, Gleason’s father sailed for better opportunities in the United States. He settled on the lands that once were the old manor of Fordham where he first worked as a ship’s carpenter, and later as a driller of artesian wells. Meanwhile, Cornelius Gleason remained in Ireland with his mother and attended school there. In 1862, when he was 12 years old, he and his mother sailed to join his father. Cornelius finished his education at the West Farms Public School. As was usual in those days, once his public school education was completed, Cornelius Gleason took a job. His first employer was Bendel and Scott at Canal and Hudson Streets in Manhattan. The firm was the pioneer in using the
installment plan to sell furniture to those who could not afford to pay the entire price at once. When he was put in the sales department, he showed a natural ability that quickly earned him a national reputation. In 1870, at the tender age of 20, he helped organize the Retail Clerks Association of New York City. He also joined the National Guard, serving as a member of the “Fighting 69th” for nine years. Competing furniture dealers bid for his valuable services, and he finally joined Ludwig Bauman in 1878, where he spent a total of 47 years. In his time, that firm opened a major store at the Hub. Cornelius Gleason retired in 1925 at age 75, receiving recognition from his employer for acting in its best interest. Meanwhile, Gleason had married Elizabeth Boyle at Staten Island in 1875. They raised two boys and two girls together. He was also an active member of the Holy Name society of Norwood’s St. Brendan Church. Still, he never forgot the misery and the oppression he saw growing up in the Auld Sod. Cornelius Ralph Gleason also joined a group called the Sons of Irish Freedom.
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Giants, Sea Monsters and Sun Heroes – Jewish Mythology
Beneath the surface of the Bible lie ancient Jewish myths - ferocious sea monsters, mighty heroes and deadly battles. Come and explore some of the myths of the Bible, including the sea monster Leviathan, the ferocious primeval giants of the land of Israel, and the wild but mighty Samson.
Taught by Roni Tabick, CSAIR Rabbinic Intern. Mondays, March 10, 17, and 24, at 7:45 PM. Free and open to all.
Scholar in Residence Weekend with Dr. David Kraemer, The Jewish Theological Seminary Friday, April 4
Shabbat dinner followed by talk. “Jewish Eating and Jewish Identity: What’s the Relationship?”Pre-paid reservations required for dinner. Go to: http://www.wizevents. com/register/2170 Talk is free and open to all.
Saturday, April 5
Talk following Shabbat services and Kiddush: “Jewish Eating Rules from the Bible to the Bavli and Beyond.” Free and open to all.
Saturday, April 5
Talk at Seudah Shlishit (traditional third Shabbat meal) between Minha (afternoon services) and Maariv (evening services): Living with One’s Neighbors—Acculturation and Assimilation in Jewish Food Choices Through the Ages.” Note: Minha begins at 7:05 PM. Free and open to all.
This weekend of learning is sponsored by the Helen Tureff Memorial Fund
Come bake matzah according to the speciﬁcations required for it to be valid to eat at the Seder. This is a moving experience you will not soon forget. All are welcome (children must be old enough to follow precise instructions and must be supervised by a responsible adult). Led by Rabbi Ethan Tucker, co-founder and Rosh Yeshiva, Mechon Hadar.
Wednesday, April 9, 6:30 PM. Free and open to all.
Bewilderments: The Sin of the Spies
The turning point of the Israelites’ wilderness journey is the narrative of the Spies. When the people declare their intention to return to Egypt, is it fear that drives them? Or is it deeper issues of love and hate, trust and skepticism? We will explore this central narrative through the prism of Midrashic, literary, and psychoanalytic materials. Taught by Dr. Avivah Gottlieb Zornberg, Matan Institute for Advanced Studies
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Do Not Covet: On Wanting More in Rabbinic Thought
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What’s wrong with wanting more? What kind of desiring is “good” and what kind is “bad”? How much stuff is enough? This course will explore the richness and complexity of the prohibition against coveting, exploring texts in the original Hebrew and in translation.
Taught by Eric Fisher. May 15, 22, 29, at 7:45 PM. Free and open to all.
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Purim celebration for all ages at CSAIR
Once again this year, the Conservative Synagogue Adath Israel of Riverdale (CSAIR) is adding a social action twist to its Purim celebration. During the reading of the Megillah, along with traditional groggers (noisemakers), Rabbi Barry Dov Katz will also hand out boxes of Wacky Mac macaroni which Purim celebrants will shake to make noise to blot out the name of Haman whenever it is mentioned. After the Purim festivities, the boxes will be collected and donated to local food pantries. The celebration begins on Saturday evening, March 15, with Maariv (evening) services at 8:15 PM followed by the reading of the Megillah. The festivities will also include a costume parade, musical performances and festive refreshments. This year there will also be a special 20/30 somethings Casino ‘After Party’ following the Megillah reading. This event, which will also take place at CSAIR, is sponsored by the Riverdale Jewish Project. (For information, contact CSAIR Rabbinic Intern Roni Tabick at firstname.lastname@example.org.) The celebration continues on Sunday, March 16 when there will truly be something for everyone, including: a full Megillah reading at morning services at 9:00 am; a Family Program featuring a participatory drumming experience led by Jewish Drum Tales for families with kids age 6-11 starting at 10:00 am; a Young Children’s Family Program featuring ‘The Hearty Story of Purim’ performed by Jewish Drum Tales for families with kids age 0-5 starting at 10:45 am; and finally The
Best Ever CSAIR Purim Carnival -complete with Jumping Castle!-for children of all ages at 11:00 am. All Purim activities at CSAIR are open to the entire community. For more information, call the synagogue office at 718-543-8400 or visit the synagogue website, www.csair.org.
Borough launches ‘Respect our Block’ poster contest
Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. announced the launch of the ‘Respect Our Block’ Poster Contest. The contest will be open to elementary, middle and high school students across the borough, and will invite individual students or groups of students to create a poster urging their neighbors to ‘Respect Our Block.’ ‘Warmer weather is coming soon, and we want to make sure our streets and our parks are clean so that we can all enjoy the outdoors. This poster contest will help Bronx students display their own community spirit, and I hope that students from every corner of the borough participate in this contest and help keep their neighborhood clean,’ said Borough President Diaz. The ‘Respect Our Block’ contest, which is part of the borough’s ongoing centennial celebrations, is being launched in response to concerns and complaints raised by Bronxites to the Borough President’s Office regarding litter, pet waste and other issues that can make a neighborhood look unappealing. Through this contest, Borough President Diaz hopes to engage the children of The Bronx and use their energy to make our streets cleaner and increase pride in The Bronx.
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‘It is never too early to get our youth involved in their communities. Through this contest, we can help instill a strong love for The Bronx in our students while making our communities nicer. We encourage students and teachers alike to get involved, and tell the world to ‘Respect Our Block!’’ said Borough President Diaz. The contest will begin today, and is open to all public, private, charter and parochial Bronx schools. All entries are due to the Office of the Bronx Borough President by Friday, April 11. Contest winners will be hosted at a press conference with Borough President Diaz in the spring. For more information about the contest, visit http://bit.ly/respectourblock.
Party with Chabad of Riverdale this Purim
Purim, a sacred holiday in Judaism, is celebrated with great joy and festivities. As told in the Book of Esther, Purim commemorates the survival of the Jewish people in Persia, from 460-430 B.C., from an attack from Haman, advisor to the Persian king. Each year, Purim, as a great victory in the Jewish faith, is celebrated with triumph and fun. On Saturday evening, March 15, the Purim fun at Chabad of Riverdale will begin at 8:00 pm with Purimania, featuring magic shows by Michael Kirschner and Book of Esther Readings. Schedule is as follows: Downstairs: Mini-Book of Esther Reading at 8:00 pm, Magic and Comedy Show with Michael Kirschner for children ages 3-7 at 8:10 pm. Upstairs: Evening prayers at 8:00 pm. Book of Esther reading at 8:10 pm. Prizes to children dressed up. Magic and Mentalism with Michael Kirschner (children ages 8-adult) at 9:10 pm. Additional Book of Esther reading at 9:10 pm. NO CHARGE! Continuing the celebrations on Purim Day, Sunday March 16, Chabad of Riverdale is hosting exciting programs that offer entertainment for whole family. At
10:15 am, our Purim Puppet Theater for Preschoolers will feature a Mishloach Manot (Purim basket) exchange, children’s Book of Esther Reading, Masquerade for Preschoolers, and spectacular puppetry by Hagit. NO CHARGE! Book of Esther readings will be all day long: 9:30 am, 11:30 am, 1:30 pm, 3:30 pm, 4:30 pm. At 6 pm, there will be a Purim in the Holy Land Family dinner. Guests are welcome to join us dressed-Israeli style! Along with Israeli cuisine and freshly squeezed orange juice, guests will have the opportunity to write cards to IDF soldiers and mingle and bond in a fun and relaxed setting. Prices are $35 per adult, $18 per child, and under threes are free! Sponsorship for this event is $100, and includes reservations for two. Register online at www.ChabadRiverdale.org for Purim in the Holy Land. RSVP today! Places fill up fast! All Purim events will take place at Chabad of Riverdale, 535 West 246th Street, Riverdale, NY 10471. For more information, visit www.ChabadRiverdale.org or call 718-549-1100 Ext. 10. All events are open to the public and are family-friendly. For more information, please contact Rabbi Levi Y. Shemtov at Chabad of Riverdale at 718-549-1100 Ext. 10 or email Library@ChabadRiverdale.org
Riverdale AARP Chapter to meet
Riverdale Chapter 1546 of AARP will meet on Wednesday, March 19th at the Riverdale Presbyterian Church at 12:30 P.M. located at 4765 Henry Hudson Parkway West. at this informative meeting. we have the pleasure of Deirdre Donovan, a soprano and her accompanist, Eugene Papay at the piano who will perform solos and duets from their favorite romantic Broadway hits. Refreshments will be served. The community is invited to join us. For more information call Manfred Segal at 718-549-0088.
YIVO Jewish Lecture Series in partnership with Riverdale Temple presents: Tevye’s Daughters: How East European Jewish Women Confronted Modernity on Sunday, March 30, 2 p.m. in the Riverdale Temple Sanctuary, 4545 Independence Ave (at 246th Street). Admission $10.00 Speaker, Glenn Dynner, Professor Judaic Studies (Sarah Lawrence College) Sholem Aleichem’s paradigm of Tevye’s rebellious daughters staking out new, secular alternatives to their parents’ traditional culture has had a profound impact on our notions of East European Jewish women’s history. But the effects of modernization were far more complex and varied. Glenn Dynner, explores some of the very different paths taken by women as they struggled to come to terms with modernity. The talk on how Jewish Women in Eastern Europe confronted modernity will draw on the rich collection of memoirs and petitions that are housed in the YIVO Archives. These are windows into women’s dreams, struggles and secret anxieties. They provide us with a direct and personal perspective about their encounter with contemporary challenges in a world that was changing.
HIR to hold discussion on marriage
Be Part of the Solution - Do Your Part to Stand Up for Agunot: The most powerful activist step we can each take to end the problem of agunot (chained women) in our community is to sign a Halakhic pre- and post-nuptial agreement which
facilitates the timely giving of a get if a marriage terminates. The Hebrew Institute of Riverdale - The Bayit, located at 3700 Henry Hudson Parkway, Bronx, NY will be holding a Post-Nup Signing Ceremony and Celebration on Sunday night, Mar. 30th. To learn more and/or sign up go to www.thebayit.org/pn or call 718-796-4730.
Young families ‘Tot’ Shabbat at Congregation Tehillah
Congregation Tehillah meets at RYSEC, 4450 Fieldston Rd., Riverdale NY 10471 on Fridays: Kabbalat Shabbat at 6:30 PM; 1st Saturdays: Young Families ‘TOT’ Shabbat at 10 AM -11 AM; 3rd Saturdays: Morning and Torah Services at 10 AM; Wednesday afternoons: Tehillah Hebrew School (THS). Contact Rabbi Linda for particular class times. Congregation Tehillah is an inclusive Jewish community, celebrating its multicultural diversity, and drawing from Conservative, Reform and Reconstructionist traditions. For more information, contact Rabbi Linda Shriner-Cahn at 718.884.4839 or email email@example.com. You may also visit their website at congregationtehillah.org.
CMSV hosts lecture on Civil War
The College of Mount Saint Vincent and the Sisters of Charity of New York will host a three-part event series on March 24, March 31, and April 3 titled ‘Conflict and Compassion: The Civil War, Sisters of Charity, and New York’s Catholics.’
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‘Charity on the Battlefield: Sketches in Story and Song,’ Monday, March 31, 5:15 p.m. in the Presidents’ Reception Room, Founders Hall A presentation in drama and music of little-known stories of Sisters of Charity who nursed our nation’s ‘wounded warriors’ during the Civil War. ‘Medicine in the Civil War Era,’ Thursday, April 3, 4 p.m. in the Presidents’ Reception Room, Founders Hall, Presenter: Dr. Robert G. Slawson, M.D., a retired physician who specializes in medicine of the Civil War. He is the author of the book Prologue to Change: African Americans in Medicine in the Civil War Era.
Engel stands firm against flood insurance price spike
The U.S. House of Representatives today passed the Homeowners Flood Insurance Affordability Act, which delays a price increase for flood insurance premiums. Congressman Eliot Engel, a senior member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, co-sponsored the bill. ‘Superstorm Sandy was about to hit my constituents in their pocketbooks. Flood insurance premiums were set to skyrocket and in some cases soar as high as an extra $10,000 a year unless Congress took some sort of corrective action.’ ‘I think we can all agree that we want to address the fiscal concerns faced by the National Flood Insurance Program - but these steep, immediate rate hikes are not the way.’ The bill repeals premium hikes and reinstates ‘grandfathered’ rates for properties that were remapped into higher-risk areas.
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YIVO Jewish Lecture Series set
This dynamic series will explore the role of the Sisters of Charity in the Civil War. On March 24, ‘A City at War: New York Catholics and the American Civil War, 1860-1865,’ will feature President Dr. Charles L. Flynn, Dr. Daniel Opler, and Sr. Mary McCormick, S.C. who will discuss the Civil War experiences of New York Catholics, including Sisters of Charity and Irish immigrants. ‘Charity on the Battlefield’ will celebrate the untold stories of the Sisters of Charity who worked as nurses on the Civil War battle-field in song and drama. The series will conclude with a guest lecture on Civil War medicine by historian Dr. Robert G. Slawson. “Hundreds of Catholic Sisters tended the broken bodies and spirits of Union and Confederate soldiers during the Civil War shares Sr. Regina Bectle, S.C. It’s fitting for the Sisters and the College community to remember these women who gave ‘every service in their power’ - and then some. All events are free and the general public is warmly invited to attend. View and download the flier. Conflict and Compassion: The Civil War, Sisters of Charity, and New York’s Catholics Panel: ‘A City at War: New York Catholics and the American Civil War, 1860-1865’ Monday, March 24, 4 p.m. in the Presidents’ Reception Room, Founders Hall Presenters: Sr. Mary McCormick, SC, Dr. Daniel Opler, President Charles L. Flynn, (moderator) Whether as soldiers or participants in the anti-war draft riots, the Irish immigrants of New York played major roles in the Civil War. The Sisters of Charity worked to make sure that the war did as little harm as possible, whether through their work as nurses, by mitigating the effects of the draft riots, or by working to help the children left behind during the war. This discussion will explore how these two groups of Catholics experienced the Civil War.
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Thursday, March 13 Riverdale
FLEA MARKET 10 a.m. Schervier Apartments 2995 Independence Avenue Frances Schervier Apartments annual flea market. Admission is free and all funds raised support the tenant association of Frances Schervier Apartments. Contact tenant coordinators, Laquitta Gutierrez, or Maria Vazquez at 718-548-5232 for any questions or directions.
TODDLER TIME 10:30 a.m. Spuyten Duyvil Branch Library 650 West 235th Street Toddler Time is a program for 18 months to 39 months old in the company of a parent and or caregiver. The program is 30 minutes long and is conducted on a ticketing basis (first come, first served). The program content includes books, music, dance, rhymes, scarves and or shakers. The maximum attendance is a combination of 50 children and adults. Please try to arrive by 10:15 am at the very latest. For more info, call 718-796-1202.
OPEN COMPUTER LAB 11 a.m. Riverdale Branch Library 5540 Mosholu Avenue Attention new computer users: Come to the Riverdale Library and get assistance on using the computers. Do you need to learn how to open a free e-mail account or practice going online and exploring the Internet? How about learning how to save a document or copy and paste text? Come to this open lab and ask questions and learn from doing. First come, first served. For more information, call 718-549-1212.
WRITER’S CIRCLE 1 p.m. Kingsbridge Branch Library 291 West 231st Street Are you an aspiring writer? Join our writer’s group to share your work and get feedback from other members. All types of writing are welcome, whether it’s fiction, memoir, poetry, or other! For more information, call 718-548-5656.
GAME ON 4 p.m. Kingsbridge Branch Library 291 West 231st Street Come have some fun playing Xbox and Xbox Kinect games at the Kingsbridge Library! For ages 12-18. For more information, call 718-548-5656.
READING ALOUD 4 p.m. Spuyten Duyvil Branch Library 650 West 235th Street A program for school age children in which the children’s librarian reads picture books, easy books, folk tales and poetry. The program is 30 minutes long and is for ages 5 to 11 years old. For more information, call 718-796-1202.
Friday, March 14 Kingsbridge
STAY WELL EXERCISE 10 a.m. Kingsbridge Branch Library 291 West 231st Street Stay Well volunteers certified by the NYC’s Department for the Aging will lead participants in a well-balanced series of exercises for seniors of all ability levels. Please wear loose comfortable clothing. Exercise equipment will be provided. Those participating in the exercises must sign an activity release form. For more information, call 718-548-5656.
PURIM PARTY 1 p.m. Van Cortlandt Jewish Center 3880 Sedgwick Avenue Intergenerational Purim Party with Mosholu Monterfiore Child Development Center at 11:15 AM. Jazz pianist Isaac Ben Ayala will entertain intergenerational group in the AM and perform jazz standards for seniors in the afternoon at 1:00 PM. Lunch served at 12:15 PM. For more information, call 718-549-4700.
TEEN ADVISORY GROUP 4 p.m. Kingsbridge Branch Library 291 West 231st Street TAG meetings will be held on Friday afternoons from 4-5 pm. If you are a 7th -12th grade student, you are eligible to join. Let your voice be heard in the Kingsbridge Library’s Teen Advisory Group! For more information, call 718-548-5656.
Saturday, March 15 Kingsbridge
INTERMEDIATE MEDITATION 10:30 a.m. Kingsbridge Branch Library 291 West 231st Street
Join us for an intermediate meditation class. This session is open to those who’ve been regularly attending the weekday beginner’s class for a couple of months. Learn to go into a deeper meditation and learn new techniques that will help your spiritual ascent. For more information, call 718-548-5656.
POETRY 3:30 p.m. Kingsbridge Branch Library 291 West 231st Street Join us for a 7-week workshop where we’ll explore the use of our five senses – smell, taste, touch, sight, and hearing – to enhance everyday and creative writing. We’ll examine how most of us understand the world through our senses, and how accessing them can help participants find their unique voices. We’ll also learn how to invoke the senses, so people not just read the stories and poems participants write, but experience them. For more information, call 718-548-5656.
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PURIM CARNIVAL 11:30 a.m. Riverdale YM-YWHA 5625 Arlington Avenue Purim for kids of all ages. Families throughout the Riverdale community are invited. No religious affiliation required. Fee: $10 per family. For more information, call 718-548-8200, ext. 212.
RAA EXHIBIT RECEPTION 2 p.m. Ethical Culture Society 4450 Fieldston Road The Riverdale Art Association presents an exhibit of four local artists currently painting in Riverdale: Ruth Hurd, Gloria Karlson, Joan Levine and Aija Sears. For info, call 718-548-4445.
Monday, March 17 Spuyten Duyvil
KNITTING & CROCHET 11 a.m. Spuyten Duyvil Branch Library 650 West 235th Street A gathering for knitters and crocheters to work on current projects at all skill levels while exchanging information leading to more techniques. For more information, call 718-796-1202.
KNITTING CIRCLE 2 p.m. Riverdale Branch Library 5540 Mosholu Avenue Gather with other knitters, and perhaps pick up a few tips and tricks as you work on your own creations. For more information, call 718-549-1212.
GAME ON 3:30 p.m. Spuyten Duyvil Branch Library 650 West 235th Street Game on for Kids @ Spuyten Duyvil Library--come join your friends and boogie away the hour with Disney’s “Just Dance” video game. For more information, call 718-796-1202.
MEDITATION 6 p.m. Kingsbridge Branch Library 291 West 231st Street Feel the energy within. Sahaja Meditation is a simple, time-honored technique. It helps reduce stress and increase wellness. For more information, call 718-548-5656.
Tuesday, March 18 Riverdale
TODDLER STORY TIME 11:30 a.m. Riverdale Branch Library 5540 Mosholu Avenue Toddlers (walking to 36 months) and their parents/caregivers can enjoy interactive stories, action songs, and fingerplays, and spend time with other toddlers in the neighborhood. For more information, call 718-549-1212.
SCRABBLE 2 p.m. Riverdale Branch Library 5540 Mosholu Avenue If words work you up and crossword puzzles keep you going, come to Riverdale and share your passion with your friends every Tuesday afternoon for a lively game of Scrabble. For more information, call 718-549-1212.
Wednesday, March 19 Riverdale
AARP MEETING 12:30 p.m. Riverdale Presbyterian Church 4765 Henry Hudson Pkwy. West Riverdale Chapter 1546 of AARP will meet. Deirdre Donovan, a soprano and her accompanist, Eugene Papay at the piano will perform solos and duets from their favorite romantic Broadway hits. Refreshments will be served. The community is invited. For more information call Manfred Segal at 718-549-0088.
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75 years ago: War breaks out between The Bronx and Manhattan at their disposal, and were in charge of many functions such as street repair that are now handled by the mayor. Lyons was known as the author of the “Lyons Law,” which required that city employees live in the city. It was repealed in 1962, but conceptually remains an area of controversy until the present. Not all border disputes were attempted to be settled by an “invasion” and flag planting. A dispute between New York City and Mount Vernon over the border of the Bronx neighborhood of Wakefield was settled by a plebiscite. When the voters there cast their lot with New York City (and thus with The Bronx), Mayor LaGuardia gratefully dispatched the city’s Fire Department band to serenade the local residents.
Engel: Job growth continues, but we can’t give up on the unemployed
Congressman Eliot Engel, a senior member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, said a better-than-expected monthly jobs report shows that economy is continuing to improve, but quickly added that Congress should work together to extend unemployment insurance for those who are still struggling to find work. The U.S. economy added 175,000 jobs in February -- surpassing analysts’ expectations for 150,000 new jobs -- while the unemployment rate ticked slightly upward to 6.7 percent. ‘The economy added far more jobs than expected in February, and I am optimistic this trend will continue in the coming months. Certainly, Congress could do more to stimulate economy, but House Republicans have stood in the way of President Obama’s jobs package and refused to allow an up-or-down vote to extend unemployment insurance.’ ‘My concern remains with those struggling to find work. New York has the second
highest rate of those who have been cut off from unemployment insurance now that 178,177 workers have been excluded from the program. The jobs market isn’t growing fast enough for them, or the 2 million Americans nationwide who depend on unemployment insurance to make ends meet. Representative Engel, and other members of the House Democratic Caucus, yesterday signed a letter to Speaker John Boehner requesting an up-or-down vote to extend unemployment insurance for the 2 million Americans who lost their coverage since the program expired on December 28th. ‘It’s shameful that we are still quibbling over extending unemployment insurance. We can’t give up on those who are still struggling to find their next job. House Republicans have blocked multiple attempts to allow a vote by the full House to extend benefits. There is no reason we can’t have a vote on extending unemployment insurance.’
Lyons died in 1966. Despite all logic, Marble Hill remains physically connected to The Bronx but politically part of Manhattan. The man who succeeded James Lyons nearly a half century after he left office, Borough President Ruben Diaz, Jr., supports the Lyons view. “It is a unique situation. Marble Hill should be part of the Bronx. It is physically connected to our Borough and many of its residents consider themselves Bronxites. Marble Hill residents identify so much with the Bronx that they often don’t realize they live in Manhattan until they’re summoned for jury duty. Besides, who wouldn’t want to be part of our great Borough? Making Marble Hill officially part of The Bronx would welcome new residents who already have a strong sense of Bronx pride,” said Mr. Diaz.
Borough President James J. Lyons
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Continued from Page 1 took damaged leather scraps, had patterns of holes punched into them to hide the imperfections, and had them sewed to the fronts of shoes. He became active politically, and was chosen as the Democratic candidate for Borough President in the municipal elections of 1933, the election in which Fiorello LaGuardia was elected Mayor. By the time he left office, on January 1, 1962, Mayor Robert F. Wagner Jr., had been sworn in for his third term. Borough Presidents were far more significant officials back then. They were members of the city’s Board of Estimate, the real power center in what was then considered a “weak mayor” governmental structure. They had considerable staff
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The Glick Plan
By SETH LIPSKY Courtesy of The New York Sun President Obama will soon meet with the Palestinian president, Mahmoud Abbas. Israel’s premier, Benjamin Netanyahu, says he is prepared to make a “historic peace.” The White House reckons his choice is limited. “What is his long-term answer for Israel,” asks the New York Times in an editorial, “if not a two-state solution?” How about the Glick Plan? No one is calling it that — yet. It is being advanced by one of Israel’s most brilliant journalists, Caroline Glick, in a new book, “The Israeli Solution: A One-State Plan for Peace in the Middle East.” It sketches an alternative to America’s pursuit of a two-state plan in a region where only one state has managed a real democracy. Ms. Glick’s idea is for Israel formally to incorporate the West Bank into its sovereign territory and govern it as part of a single state. It’s a radical proposal advanced in time’s nick for those who doubt the framework Secretary of State Kerry is seeking for talks about a two-state solution. She lays the arguments out beautifully, and her plan deserves attention on Capitol Hill. No doubt it will be attacked as a flirtation with bi-nationalism, a movement that would end Israel’s existence as a Jewish state and establish a secular state that, in theory, has no religious identity. Bi-nationalism in recent decades has been embraced by scores of foes of Zionism, including Edward Said, John Mearsheimer, and Tony Judt. Ms. Glick’s vision is different. She is for a single Jewish state. She calls the two-state solution — the idea of a Palestinian Arab state beside Israel — “among the most irrational, unsuccessful policies the United States has ever adopted.” She counts more than a dozen efforts to advance it over the past 90 years. Between 1970 and 2013, she reckons, America alone presented nine two-state peace plans. One part of Ms. Glick’s book reprises how the movement for Palestinian Arab statehood was poisoned by the collaboration of the Jerusalem mufti, Haj Amin el-Husseini, and Hitler. I’ve long thought this element of the story is too little appreciated. Why should the Palestinian Arabs be the only ally of Hitler to be shielded from the consequences of the Nazi defeat? Another part of Ms. Glick’s book focuses on the demographic argument for a two-state compromise. Caviling about population trends has always struck me as a pernicious line, presupposing, as it does, that the Jewish people, so ingenious at so many things, cannot compete in going forth and multiplying. This assumption is even eating at Mr. Obama’s confidence in the Jews. That jumps out from Jeffrey Goldberg’s latest — and now famous — interview with the President. Mr. Obama pointedly warned of what Mr. Goldberg characterizes as a “demographic disaster,” in which Israel could lose its Jewish majority. Ms. Glick challenges these assumptions. She characterizes the demographic data on which they are based as “completely fraudulent,” stemming from a Palestinian Authority census of 1997 that “inflated the number of Palestinians by 50 percent” and “lied about demographic trends in birthrates and immigration and so inflated the assessments of future growth.” She reports on an investigation of Palestinian population projections done by the American-Israel Demographic Research Group. “Real demographic data,” Ms. Glick argues, show that “even if all the Palestinians living in Judea and Samaria are granted Israeli citizenship, Jews would still remain a two-thirds majority of the citizens of Israel.” An inclusive vision is sketched by Ms. Glick for the Arab minority. She extrapolates from the experience of the Druze, whose religion is an offshoot of Shiite Islam. On the Golan Heights they have been living under Israeli law since Prime Minister Menachem Begin began applying Israeli law there in the 1980s. It would be inaccurate, absurd even, to suggest that the Druze or Palestinian Arabs living under Israeli sovereignty are entirely happy. Nor does Ms. Glick ignore the resentments. It would also be inaccurate, in Ms. Glick’s telling, to suggest there are no signs for hope that a modus vivendi could be found. Ms. Glick writes of Corporal Eleanor Joseph, the first Arab woman to become a combat soldier in Israel’s army. And of Anet Haskia, who is an Israeli Arab Muslim mother of three soldiers in the Israeli army and who rails against life in Syria, saying “I thank God every day that I was born in the Jewish state.” Glick also writes of the for-
Amnesty International—anti-Semitism 2014 style To The Editor: It is not surprising that in recent days, England-based Amnesty International accused Israel of “war crimes,” though in fact it was defending itself against acts of Palestinian terrorism. England has an ignoble history of anti-Semitism that includes, but is by no means limited to: • pogroms against Jews and expulsions during the Middle Ages; • confiscation of weapons from Jewish communities during British occupation of their Homeland, leaving them defenseless against Arab attacked; • during of after the Holocaust, blockading Jews fleeing from Europe from entering Jewish Palestine;
To The Editor: Earlier this month, the latest in a seemingly never ending stream of corrupt New York City Democratic Party politicians, eleven year Brooklyn Assemblyman William Boyland, Jr. was found guilty on 21 counts of federal corruption. And prior to Boyland’s conviction, only two short months ago in January,
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nesty International would be a candidate for nomination. So, too, would be the American Studies Association and like-minded ones for barring Israeli professors from participating in their activities. But, to give credit where credit is due, England’s academic societies have refused to participate in such unwarranted boycott. Theodore Fettman
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• Conspiring with the United States government not to bomb the train tracks carrying thousands of Jews daily to Nazi death camps; • Caring out 2/3 of the League of Nations mandate for a Jewish Homeland to create the Kingdom of Jordan. If there were Academy-like awards for undemocratic and anti-Semitic performance, Am-
Assemblyman Eric Stevenson of the Bronx was convicted in federal court for bribery, based in large part on evidence obtained from a wire worn by another Bronx Democrat, Assemblyman Nelson Castro. These three low-lifes named above aren’t just a few rotten apples as politicians such as Assemblyman Jeffrey Dinowitz
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constantly proclaim. They are, in fact, just a small portion of the many corrupt scum (and their enablers) who infest the state legislature — and who, unfortunately, make the laws under which we live. The only way things will realistically change for the better in NYC, since we live under a corrupt one party system (there is in actuality no real Republican Party), is for a truly “reform” Democratic Party movement to arise in opposition to the existing party dictatorship — such as when many years ago the Benjamin Franklin Reform Democratic Club came into existence to oppose then Bronx boss, Charlie Buckley. Unfortunately, the present Ben Continued on Page 15
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Editorial: The Glick Plan
Continued from Page 14 mation of a new, pro-Israel integrationist Arab party. “Incipient” is the word Ms. Glick uses for “the full integration of Israeli Arabs into Israeli society.” If the integrationist movement is tiny, the principles aren’t. And “strategically significant” is how she describes the ramifications. “If the government of Israel actively encouraged this trend,” she writes, “there is no reason to doubt that it would grow rapidly.” How striking it is, meantime, that the Left is the faction wanting a two-state solution that shears from Israel a large potential Arab population, while it is the right, which Ms. Glick represents, that is plumping for an Israel with a larger Arab population. When it comes to inclusiveness, who deserves to be on the defensive? The best part of Ms. Glick’s book is her
comprehension of Jewish rights to the land of Israel, not only within the 1967 lines, but in Judea and Samaria. She has no apology for Jewish standing, a refreshing change from what we’ve so often heard in the generation of dickering since Oslo. It would be nice to think that as the current negotiations drag on, the Glick Plan could emerge in a new light. Which is something to think about as President Obama gets ready to sit with Mr. Abbas, who has no democratic mandate to speak for anyone. Suppose he doesn’t come to terms with Secretary of State Kerry. Who is the bigger loser, the Palestinian Authority or Israel? Is the option with which the Palestinian Arabs are left — war — better or worse than the option Ms. Glick proposes, of incorporating the ancient lands of Judea and Samaria into the Jewish state?
WREATH DECORATING 10:30 a.m. Lasdon Park Route 35 Celebrate spring by making a seasonal wreath with your child or friend. Meet in the greenhouse. Fee $15 per couple; pre-register at 914-886-5108.
VOLUNTEER WORK PROJECT 1 p.m. Read Wildlife Sanctuary Playland Parkway Help with invasive plant removal, trail work, beach cleanup, and more. A great way to have fun, get some exercise, and give something back to the earth. For more information, call 914-967-8720.
VOLUNTEER WORK PROJECT 1 p.m. Marshlands Conservancy Route 1 Inspecting Osprey Island. Bring work gloves and help with this volunteer maintenance project; hand tools provided. For more information, call 914-835-4466.
NATURE HIKE 1 p.m. Trailside Nature Museum Ward Pound Ridge Reservation In Search of the Color Green. Hike around the park in tribute to St. Patrick’s Day to search for signs of upcoming spring. For more information, call 914-864-7322
CULINARY FOR CHILDREN 2 p.m. Westchester Italian Cultural Center One Generoso Pope Place Zeppole and sfingi are traditionally made for the Feast of St. Joseph on March 19. Have fun while learning how to prepare
Sunday, March 16 Croton-on-Hudson
PROJECT FEEDER WATCH 8 a.m. Croton Point Park Croton Point Avenue Watch and learn about birds with members of the group, and photograph and record birds at the feeders. For more information, call 914-862-5297.
SUGARING ON THE FARM 11 a.m. Muscoot Farm Route 100 Join the staff in the Sugar House to learn how sap is turned into syrup. For more information, call 914-864-7282.
SEASHELLS BY THE SEASHORE 2 p.m. Marshlands Conservancy Route 1 A search for seashells and their connection to shoreline ecology. For more information, call 914-835-4466.
ANNUAL MEETING 5:30 p.m. Marshlands Conservancy Route 1 Friends of Marshlands Annual Meeting. All are welcome to find out about this volunteer group; meeting followed by a guest speaker. For more information, call 914-835-4466.
Continued from Page 14 Franklin Club, now under the control of Assemblyman Jeffrey Dinowitz, is no longer a true “reform” club, but is now just a part of the Bronx County Democratic machine. And Jeffrey Dinowitz (and socalled ‘reformers’) is part of the controlling faction of that corrupt organization. If however that is not to be, perhaps it’s now time for term limits for the legislature and state government. It certainly has proved beneficial for the voters of New York City. Alvin Gordon
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BroNx ChArter SChool FAir Bronx Charter School Fair Saturday, March 15 10:00am - 3:00pm Meet school staff and enjoy entertainment from WBLS and La MEGA Family Life Academy Charter school 14 W 170th street, bronx, Ny 10452 (Take the 4, B or D trains to 170th St.)
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PROJECT FEEDER WATCH 8 a.m. Croton Point Park Croton Point Avenue Watch and learn about birds, photograph them and record the birds at the feeders each Saturday and Sunday through March. For more information, call 914-862-5297.
these traditional sweets. Appropriate for all ages. Space is limited, early registration is suggested. Must register in advance and prepay. Must register in advance and prepay. Children’s Fee: Members $30, Non-Members $40. Parent & Child Fee: Members $45, Non-Members $50. For more information, call 914-771-8700.
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