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WWII vet finds no respect for Memorial Grove By PAULETTE SCHNEIDER Around once a week, World War II veteran Herb Barret rounds up a few friends and walks from his Kingsbridge home to Van Cortlandt Park—specifically to Memorial Grove, an area near Broadway at West 246th Street dedicated to the memory of Bronxites who served their country as World War II or Korean War soldiers. Barret and his neighbor, fellow combat veteran Don Tannen, spent six years fighting a local battle over inexplicable delays in restoring the grove, neglected over the years and left with missing plaques, deteriorated granite foundations for the plaques, stolen benches, broken fencing and overgrown landscaping. They formed the Memorial Grove Restoration Group to ensure that the area got some attention, maintenance and dignity. They won their battle for funding and park personnel, and the grove was refurbished.

A ceremonial ribbon-cutting held at the site last July was attended by Parks and Recreation commissioner Adrian Benepe, Congressman Eliot Engel, Assemblyman Jeffrey Dinowitz, members of Community Board 8 and Councilman G. Oliver Koppell—who allocated $250,000 in capital funding for the project. But when Barret paid a visit to the grove last week on July 5, he found it littered with broken beer bottles and other trash. And the miniature American flags placed at each plaque had been vandalized, Barret said—masts were left broken, and flag fabric torn from masts was left on the ground. He called Van Cortlandt Park administrator Margot Perron and described the scene, which Perron agreed was “terrible.” She called the park groundskeepers and got them to clean up the debris. It was Barret who replaced the damaged and missing

Local war veteran Herb Barret places flags at the Van Cortlandt Park Memorial Grove ahead of last year’s Independence Day celebrations. flags—some with recycled ones he’s salvaged in the past

and repaired himself, others with new ones from a supply

provided by the Jewish War Continued on Page 2

A birthday present for America: Energy Independence By Youssef Ibrahim Courtesy of the New York Sun online June 7, 2013 It’s not just independence in 1776 that American can celebrate this month. The United States can also celebrate the fact that it has crossed a critical line in its pursuit of energy independence: We’re there. “Energy self-sufficiency is now in sight,” Phil Verleger, president of PKVerleger LLC, a prominent energy consultant and visiting Fellow at the Peterson Institute for Inter-

national Economics said in a conversation. Daniel Yergin, a leading energy scholar and energy expert author of the much acclaimed Pulitzer-winning book: The Prize: The Epic Quest for Oil, money, and Power, recently spoke to Bloomberg Markets Magazine (April 2, 2013 issue) of a ‘’renewed surge’’ in North American oil production that is well underway. “The U.S. is now in a position of being envied because of our energy vitality’’, he said. What is going on here? Two things turned the tide. One, is a gusher of oil extracted from sands

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coming down largely from the province of Alberta in Canada which now is estimated to hold proven reserves of 174 billion barrels of oil in its sands deposits, making it third after Saudi Arabia and Venezuela with the special distinction that Canada is not only next door but our most secure strategic Western ally. Second, came the so-called fracking technology, a procedure of creating fractures in rock formations by injecting fluid that has unleashed a massive bonanza of new cheap energy in the form of Natural gas — aclean, cheap, fuel for industry and a huge job creation vehicle. In scale this energy revolution, which unfolded over the past few years compares to huge productivity unleashed by the computer and Internet revolution of the last decade, creating jobs, industries and tons of innovations. It “is a game changer,” said Craig Alexander, chief economist from TD Bank Financial Group. “There’s no question we are seeing a renaissance in manufacturing because the cost advantage has shifted to the United States.” IHS Global Insight, a forecasting firm, says that in the Chemical-manufacturing sector alone, companies are building plants worth an estimated $95 billion. The strategic consequences are hard to overstate. The West as a whole is no longer susceptible to oil blackmail. There can never be a repeat of the Arab oil embargo of 1973, when Saudi Arabia led other Persian Gulf producers to cut off oil to Europe and the United States to protest their support of Israel. American

foreign policy cannot be held hostage by Mideast oligarchies and mullahs. Iran’s often-threatened military action to block oil shipments via the Hormuz Strait, no longer carries the same menace. To be sure if it ever happens it will push prices up in the short term, but the move’s largest victims will be the Persian gulf oil producers themselves, namely Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, the UAE, Qatar and Iran itself, who will be deprived from the single resource accounting for 90% of their income. These nations export only two commodities: Oil and Islamic Fundamentalism. Without one they cannot fund the other. The dimension of this sea change in energy is reflected in the U.S. Energy Information Administration. Statistics: Crude oil production in the US surged 14.3% in the past year to 9 million barrels a day now. To put it in perspective, the leap was the biggest since 1859, when Edwin Drake drilled the first commercial well, in Titusville, Pennsylvania. The natural gas revolution, however, stands in a class by itself. “This,’’ Mr. Verleger said ‘’is really the classic success of American entrepreneurs”. Indeed the United States is preparing to export natural gas now having achieved self-sufficiency. Experts are confident that within seven years the US will not need to import any oil from outside the Americas, either. Meanwhile North America is adding to the world energy pool cheaper new amounts with the Continued on Page 15


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Riv. Y elects Bradd Gold as board president

By PAULETTE SCHNEIDER The Riverdale Y has just elected community stalwart Bradd Gold as its new board of trustees president. Gold assumes the role after serving as a board vice president. He succeeds William Abramson, who has presided for four years. Per tradition, Abramson will now become board chair. “I am pleased to take this leadership role at the Y, an invaluable resource for the entire Riverdale community,” Gold said. “During my tenure the Board will focus on a capital improvement program; enhancing Y programming with particular emphasis on Jewish education and celebration; and assisting staff with creating innovative opportunities for children, families, and seniors.” The Y will likely announce specifics of the planned enhancements this fall, according to executive director Marti Michael. “I'm delighted to have Bradd Gold as our new leader,” she said. “Together with the board, staff, and community, Bradd will help grow the Riverdale Y as an even-more-essential Riverdale community institution.” Gold already sits on the board at Riverdale Neighborhood House and at Friends of Karen, an organization that serves critically ill children and their families. He’s also a member of the investment committee at Riverdale Mental Health Association. When he’s not providing service to

Memorial Grove vandalized

Continued from Page 1 Veterans Neumann-Goldman Post 69. The 12-by-18-inch flags wave on a 33-inch-high mast. Barret, a JWV member, facilitates that organization’s support of Memorial Grove. The Neumann-Goldman group meets— along with its Womens Auxiliary—at the James J. Peters VA Medical Center on Kingsbridge Road. Barret feels that the recent vandalism, particularly of the American flags, was the work of people “who don’t care about this country.” “It’s a crime,” he said. “You don’t drop the American flag on the floor purposely.” It’s one thing if kids come and take the flags to play with them, he said. “But to actually take the flag and tear it loose from the stick and throw it on the ground? That’s telling me that you don’t give a damn about my country.” Speculating that some vandals may have spent their childhood in other nations and therefore have no real loyalty to the United States, he wondered, “If it was a flag from their country, do you think they would do the same thing?” It wasn’t just one, he stressed. “There are 40 flags there, and the majority were vandalized. If they didn’t tear the flag loose, they broke the flag and dropped it on the ground.” Adults were apparently around, not just kids, he reasoned, because “there were beer bottles all over the place, and one or two were actually smashed on the monuments.” Barret feels that if the grove were in Riverdale rather than in the Kingsbridge area, it would get more attention. “We’re almost a stepchild,” he said. Memorial Grove was originally designed in 1949 by the parks department and the Peter G. Lehman Post 8646 of the Veterans of Foreign Wars. It was planted with oak trees, considered symbols of strength and endurance, to serve as a living memorial to those who lost their lives while fighting for their country.

organizations, Gold is a private investment consultant and a director at C.A. Bancorp. He’s held management posts at Mariner Investment Group, Bear Stearns, Lehman Brothers and Goldman Sachs. His M.B.A. is from the University of Virginia’s Darden School. Outgoing board chair Miriam Westheimer is “honored to continue to serve on the Y Board for this next term.” “As Bill Abramson completes his four-year term as Riverdale Y president and takes on the role of Board chairman, I am delighted to welcome Bradd Gold as incoming president,” Westheimer said. “Bradd will build on Bill’s hard work and continue with his own strong leadership abilities and vision. His calm, sharp and focused approach will serve the Y extremely well.”

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By PAULETTE SCHNEIDER Letters continue to pile up on Governor Chris Christie’s desk. Some writers oppose a plan to build a new North American headquarters for LG Electronics USA on the company’s property in Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey, because they expect the planned eight-story structure to despoil the stunning vista of the Palisades or they fear the zoning variance permitting a building of that height will set a dangerous precedent, paving the way for an architectural skyline that supplants the natural tree line. New to the anti-project pile is a July 2 joint letter from New York state Assemblyman Jeffrey Dinowitz and state Senator Jeffrey Klein, both representing the view from the east bank of the Hudson River across from Englewood Cliffs. “The construction of this tower would not only hinder the goals set forth in the creation of the Palisades Interstate Park, but would irrevocably disrupt the impressive landscape formed by the tree line and cliffs along the park,” the Dinowitz/Klein letter says. “Furthermore, if this design is fully realized, it will set a precedent for further construction along this beautiful stretch of land, permanently ruining this beloved landscape and natural habitat.” An organization called Protect the Palisades labels the proposed building a “monstrosity” and offers on its website a “rendering” of “how the Palisades north of the George Washington Bridge could be impacted if the LG tower were built…and other Englewood Cliffs property owners follow suit.” The proposed LG building is depicted as a white block with eight variously shaped buildings to its north and one to its south. “To prevent this outcome, lawsuits have been brought by the New Jersey State Federation of Women’s Clubs, the New York-New Jersey Trail Conference and

Scenic Hudson challenging the approvals LG received from Englewood Cliffs,” the June posting states. A Daily News article that appeared in print on March 28 even includes its own illustration of the proposed building as a solid white block protruding from the landscape. But LG’s renderings show a barely discernable structure on the horizon, north of existing nine- and 14-story residential buildings in Fort Lee and south of two low buildings owned by the Sisters of St. Joseph of Peace. According to LG vice president of public affairs John Taylor, when the company’s own rendering—considered a realistic depiction of the completed project—was given to a newspaper for publication, the media staff didn’t notice the superimposed building and mistook the rendering for a “before” photo, assigning the caption, “New York City has a spectacular view of New Jersey’s Palisades, at least while construction on LG Electronics’ new headquarters atop the cliffs remains delayed, critics say.” Critics imagine the worst, implying that visual damages caused by the eight-story building as planned would far exceed its economic benefits to New Jersey. The anti-project stack on Christie’s desk has letters from “countless community leaders” and a “chorus of New York and New Jersey lawmakers and residents” including Manhattan Borough President Scott Stringer, Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr., Bronx Community Board 8, Manhattan Community Board 12, environmental groups and four former New Jersey governors. But in another pile are letters of support for the large-scale project because it will be a boon to the state and local economies and because it’s designed with state-of-the-art green features that will serve as a model.

New to this pile is a joint letter from Bergen County executive Kathleen A. Donovan and Englewood Cliffs Mayor Joseph Parisi, Jr., who decry a “New York-centric” view of the situation that reduces “the whole issue down to just one thing—the view of the Palisades from one small area on the New York side of the River.” These New Yorkers, the Donovan/Parisi letter states, have failed to acknowledge “the wider interests that New Jersey holds in this project,” have consistently “used socalled facts and illustrations of the building which are wildly exaggerated and bear no relation to the renderings that LG has openly and willingly shared with us” and have “misrepresented the project to overcome the weakness of their arguments.” Contrary to these illustrations, the letter says, the planned building will be “barely vis-

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ible” from the Cloisters, just across the river. John D. Rockefeller Jr. did have a caveat when more than 80 years ago he donated 700 acres stretching 13 miles along the Palisades. “My primary purpose in acquiring this property was to preserve the land lying along the top of the Palisades from any use inconsistent with your ownership and protection of the Palisades themselves,” he reportedly wrote in a letter to Palisades Interstate Park commissioners. “The Palisades really rests at the heart of the conservation legacy, if you will, which our family has left, and is leaving, to America,” grandson Larry Rockefeller told reporters. “No one’s opposed to the building per se. I’m certainly not. It’s just the design of it being tall and so visible.” The Palisades land donation was meant to protect the view from the Cloisters, a Metropolitan Museum of Art outpost specializing in medieval art—the land under Continued on Page 15


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Around the schools... Horace Mann School Atdhe Matoshi, class of 2005, has done wonders for youngsters in his native Kosovo. When he arrived in the United States as a ninth-grader and started at Horace Mann, “he really didn’t have any English,” recalled Caroline Bartels, head of the school’s Katz Library. “He sort of lived in the library. This was where he spent all of his time, and this was where his sister and brother spent all of their time….They were very hard workers.” After attending Bates College, Matoshi worked on Wall Street but felt unsatisfied, Bartels said. “He contacted me a couple of years ago….He said, ‘I remember how important the library was to me in learning English. I think back to my preschool days and remember that my library in Pristina was horrible.’ So he decided to raise money to create a library in his town. He sat with me for a couple of hours just picking my brain as a librarian on what he needed to get this thing going—how much shelving he would need, what kind of system he would use in terms of cataloging the books and the bare basics of processing them with a pocket and a circulation card. I sent him off with a couple of boxes of supplies.” Matoshi raised enough funds to start a full children’s library. But the library holdings—in both Serbian and English—were quickly exhausted by the young users, who clamored for more material. So Matoshi wrote to the head of the Upper School to ask for more books. The letter was read in an assembly, launching a children’s book drive that yielded enough to fill seven cartons. Matoshi arranged for the cartons to be sent via diplomatic pouches, thereby avoiding some red tape. “The kids are super excited about it,” Bartels said. And HM students were happy for the opportunity to “give back to one of our own kids who went here.” Matoshi will return from Pristina at the end of July.

Data System, the National Center for Education Statistics, the Carnegie Foundation and PayScale.com. Manhattan College’s 30-year net ROI of $1,216,000 was obtained by calculating the estimated 30-year earnings of graduates minus the earnings that would be expected without a degree and four years of tuition and fees. AffordableCollegesOnline.org offers information and resources to prospective college students and their parents. College of Mount Saint Vincent The college welcomed 400 students and 300 parents to the school in an orientation program called “Your Journey Starts Here.” The Class of 2017 and their families participated in a full schedule of activities, presentations, and information sessions by faculty, staff and student orientation leaders. Both resident and commuter students were invited to sleep at Spellman Hall for a truly authentic college experience. Students enjoyed meeting their peers and getting an inside look at life at the Mount. They had an opportunity to create their semester class schedule, meet academic support staff and get a taste of opportunities awaiting them when they arrive on campus next fall. “It is always a pleasure to host the new students and their families at orientation,” said Dr. Dianna Dale, vice president for student affairs and dean of students. “It is an exciting time in their lives and in the life of the college.”

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in the way hospital medicine is practiced. More and more physicians, especially in large hospitals, are direct employees of the hospital. They are paid a fixed salary with some possible bonus incentives related to how they function. One of the most obvious incentives from a hospital perspective is to reward physicians who discharge patients for a specific condition earlier than the usual length of stay. In the case of congestive heart failure, this type of practice has led hospitals to discharge patients at the earliest sign that the patient appears stable. If the patient proves to be, in reality, less stable and requires readmission, the clock starts all over again under the DRG system. If the patient is discharged in 2 or 3 days and returns a week later, the clock would start again. In order to discourage this type of practice, Medicare has now mandated a financial penalty to hospitals for congestive heart failure patients readmitted within 30 days of discharge. Former Mayor Ed Koch of New York was admitted to the #1 hospital in New York, Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center, for congestive heart failure four times within a 6-month period. On his third admission he was discharged within a week and made to feel he was so stable on a Saturday that he would be able to return to his office on Monday. Instead, on Monday, he was readmitted to the hospital. On Tuesday he was transferred to the intensive care unit, and two days later he expired. The hospital will receive a financial penalty for readmitting him within 48 hours after he was discharged. The obvious question is, how stable was he at the time of discharge two days before requiring readmission? This is the dilemma that is faced by many hospitals and physicians on a daily basis. Patients need to understand the very serious conflicts of interest involving millions of dollars with respect to how they are treated by the physicians in hospitals. Physicians are under many constraints with respect to the treatments and durations of stay they can provide under the current healthcare system. Hospitals are under enormous financial pressures to provide healthcare at the lowest cost. One hospital has figured out that by readmitting congestive heart failure patients to a hospice they can avoid readmitting the patient to the hospital. A hospice is designed to treat patients with minimal medication for terminal care. We wonder what will happen when patients’ relatives become aware of this practice of admitting congestive heart failure patients to a hospice to avoid readmitting them to a hospital. This is particularly significant when patients realize that in a hospice they will be getting minimal treatment except for alleviation of pain. Hospice care is usually reserved for patients receiving terminal care. Patients need to be their own advocates and also to develop connections to consumer medical advocates who can protect their interests.

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By Joseph Feldschuh, M.D., F.A.C.C., F.A.C.P. The term “conflict of interest” is often used with respect to financial transactions, financial advice and healthcare issues. The government has mandated financial disclosure concerning doctors who receive benefits from companies in the healthcare industry. This is probably a good idea, as open disclosure enables individuals to judge for themselves whether there might be any bias in the advice they are receiving. Sometimes, however, gross conflicts of interest are not obvious and not disclosed. For example, there are ongoing discussions about ever-escalating costs of healthcare. Health management organizations (HMOs) were designed to provide a structure where medical groups are motivated to control socalled “unnecessary” tests and procedures. These organizations underwent enormous criticism after various patient groups realized that they were not infrequently being treated, with the withholding of important tests and procedures from which they might benefit. Hospitals have been under increasing pressures to limit costs. In the New York region many small hospitals have gone bankrupt or out of business in response to these pressures. Many of the most prestigious hospitals in the area have survived by charging private patients with private medical insurance higher fees than they receive from government insurers such as Medicare. Even a major medical center such as St. Vincent’s Hospital, which was founded in 1849, was forced to declare bankruptcy and go out of business in 2010 because of cost pressures. Some of these prestigious hospitals also receive important contributions which supplement their fees and enable them to continue their services. The government, via Medicare, has mandated in recent years a fundamental change in the way hospitals are reimbursed. In previous years hospitals were reimbursed on the basis of the number of days a patient spent in a hospital, or the number of days that a patient spent in an intensive care unit. As might be expected, because of the extra nursing care and staff, a day in intensive care unit is significantly more expensive with respect to hospital costs than a day in a regular hospital bed. Under the new system, in recent years, hospitals are now reimbursed based on a concept called Diagnostic Related Guidelines (DRGs). This means that Medicare will determine what the median number of days of care for a specific diagnosis are and pay the hospital a set fee for that diagnosis. For example, a patient admitted for congestive heart failure might be treated and discharged in two days, or might be treated and discharged in 10 days. Medicare pays the hospital the same fee for the patient who has been treated for two days as for the patient treated for 10 days. Not surprisingly this has led to a drastic change

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Great Bronx Bar Tour set for July 13 Ever since Jonas Bronck served his home-brewed ale to guests in the 1640s, The Bronx has had a history of beer and entertainment. On Saturday July 13th, beer aficionados, history buffs, residents, bar-goers and tourists from all over New York City will join that tradition as they explore the first annual Great Bronx Bar Tour. Participants will enjoy beer, drink and food specials at 25 bars, and receive matching bar tour T-shirts, a map of all participating bars and food trucks, plus transportation drop-off and pick-up locations. The event will be a scattered crawl from noon until 8:00 pm. Participants can move from bar to bar at their own pace and utilize a FREE special trolley bus service provided from specific pick-up locations throughout the day. The trolley features commentary provided by staff of The Bronx Historical Society. 'This event brings friends from the five boroughs together to enjoy all the Bronx community has to offer,' says Michael Prendergast of the Jolly Tinker. "The Bronx is home to local breweries, universities, and renowned institutions like the NY Yankees, the Bronx Zoo, New York Botanical Garden, Arthur Avenue, Edgar Allan Poe cottage and the Bronx Walk of Fame. Come explore the Bronx with us!" The first annual Great Bronx Bar Tour was created by the Jolly Tinker Bar and the Bronx Beer Hall with the help of Innovision Advertising. 'Having the oldest bar in the Bronx (Jolly Tinker) partner with the newest (Bronx Beer Hall) makes

a dynamite team in the launch of what is expected to be the largest organized bar crawl New York City has ever seen,' says Chelsey Pendock, Marketing Director of Innovision Advertising. The bar tour will be sponsored by New York-based businesses, including HULEDET.com, where New Yorkers can subscribe for free to receive complimentary goodies on their birthday from local and national bars and restaurants; Yelp and Innovision Advertising. Tickets are $30, exclusively on the website www.TheGreatBronxBarTour.com, as of June 21st , and $40 on the day of the event, July 13th at The Jolly Tinker Bar (2875 Webster Avenue) and The Bronx Beer Hall (2344 Arthur Avenue). Proceeds for the event will benefit The Bronx Historical Society. More information can be found at www.TheGreatBronxBarTour.com.

Chabad presents an evening of fun and fundraising

Chabad of Riverdale is proud to announce its third annual Summer Soirée, benefiting the Scotch for Scholarship Jewish Education Fund. The elegant annual fundraiser will be held on Thursday, July 18, 2013 on 55 W 252 Street, at the elegant Riverdale Residence of Marilyn Sopher, owner of Sopher Realty. Beginning at 7:00pm, guests are invited to enjoy, in the gorgeous setting of Marilyn's terrace, a sumptuous outdoor summer barbeque and catering by New York's award-winning Gemstone Catering. Gemstone's Chef, Ari White, who hails from El Paso, Texas, has received rave

reviews for his wildly popular NYC's traveling Kosher hot spot: Hakadosh BBQ. Ari's succulent smoked meats, delectable sushi and other delicacies will be served at the Soirée. The evening will also feature signature cocktails and mojito bar, boutique wines from Israel, elite single malt whiskies, tasting sessions, small batch bourbon & rye, and a whiskey auction. A shuttle service will be available. Fine food and drink will be accompanied by stirring live music from Pey Dalid, who perform a unique blend of musical styles, incorporating roots, rock, reggae, latin and many other popular genres. All donations from the event are distributed exclusively to local Jewish students in the Bronx in need of financial support. The Scotch for Scholarship Jewish Education Fund was established in 2011 by Chabad of Riverdale's Director, Rabbi Levi Shemtov, with the sole purpose of helping subsidize local Jewish families' tuition fees. 'Each year, numerous local families would approach me, asking for help with Jewish tuition fees,' Rabbi Shemtov shared. 'Rising fees place an enormous financial burden on so many. It was obvious that action needed to be taken.' "Every Jewish child is a link in the chain of Jewish continuity. A Jewish education instills within a student identification with the community and the Jewish people, as well as a deep commitment to Judaism,' continued Rabbi Levi Shemtov, describing the profound importance of Jewish education. 'Every child deserves to be engaged in Jewish life. We cannot put into words how grateful we are to our Summer Soirée donors who give local Jewish Bronx chil-

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Classical music at Church of the Mediator

Music by Brahms, Haydn, and Mendelssohn will be performed in the Bronx. The next concert in the ‘di.vi.sion@mediator’ concert series of classical music is on Sunday, July 14, 2013 at 5pm. Suggested donation $15; $10 for students and senior citizens. The concert will be held at the Church of the Mediator, 260 West 231st Street, Bronx, NY 10463. Music by Brahms, Haydn, and Mendelssohn will be performed by the di.vi.sion piano trio. This series is made possible with public funds from the Bronx Council on the Arts through the New York State Council on the Arts Decentralization Program. For additional information, (347) 3265846; www.division-artsandeducation.org

Bus Tour to the Lost Synagogues of the Bronx

The Hebrew Institute of Riverdale is sponsoring a Bus Tour of Lost Synagogues of the Bronx with Rabbi Moshe Fuchs and Ellen Levitt. This is a continuation of last year’s successful program. The bus tour will start at the Hebrew Institute of Riverdale, 3700 Henry Hudson Parkway, on Sunday, July 14, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Alternate routes planned in case of traffic. Cost is $25/person, you can pay in advance by cash or check made out to “Sons of Israel”, or at the door. The tour will be new synagogues not visited last year. For more information, call 718-7964730.

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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.

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ARTS & CRAFTS 2 p.m. Kingsbridge Branch Library 291 West 231st Street OWL DAY with LINC (Literacy Inc.) arts and crafts ages 4-12 yrs. For more information, call 718-548-5656.

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TEEN SUMMER READING 4 p.m. Kingsbridge Branch Library 291 West 231st Street Meet new friends and check out new books at the Kingsbridge Library's teen summer reading club. Discuss the books you've read lately, earn virtual badges, and participate in weekly raffles for a chance to win cool and fabulous stuff!!! The teen summer reading club is open to all students who are in (or who are about to enter) 7th - 12th grade. For more information, call 718-548-5656.

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CRAFTY TEENS 3:30 p.m. Riverdale Branch Library 5540 Mosholu Avenue All Things Lanyard- Budget Lace at its best - learn the Cobra, the staircase or come and share what you know. Sassy Crafts for Creative Teens. For ages 13 to 18 years. For more information, call 718-549-1212.

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GAME ON 4 p.m. Kingsbridge Branch Library 291 West 231st Street Come have some fun playing the latest Xbox games at the Kingsbridge Library! For ages 12-18. For more information, call 718-548-5656.

Friday, July 12 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

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PAJAMA NIGHT 5 p.m. Kingsbridge Branch Library 291 West 231st Street PJ Night read aloud, craft, light refreshments for children ages 4-12. For more information, call 718-548-5656.

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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.

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SUMMER TEEN CAFÉ 3:30 p.m. Riverdale Branch Library 5540 Mosholu Avenue Teen Cafe: come to the library to hang out with friends play X-Box games or maybe watch a movie. Snacks will be provided. For ages 13 to 18 years. For more information, call 718-549-1212.

INTERMEDIATE MEDITATION 10:30 a.m. Kingsbridge Branch Library 291 West 231st Street Join in 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.

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Sunday, July 14

e-READER HELP 11 a.m. Riverdale Branch Library 5540 Mosholu Avenue Learn how to download free e-books from the New York Public Library. Get help on using your iPad, Kindle or other tablet or e-reader. First come, first served. Tuesdays @ 11:00 a.m. (some exceptions, please check the online calendar or branch calendar) Wednesdays between 2 and 4 p.m. by appointment only. Please call Lynda at 718-549-1212 to make an appointment.

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CLASSICAL MUSIC CONCERT 5 p.m. Church of the Mediator 260 West 231st Street Music by Brahms, Haydn, and Mendelssohn will be performed by the di.vi.sion piano trio in a concert series of classical music. For additional information, (347) 326-5846; www.division-artsandeducation.org

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ADVANCED INTERNET SEARCHING 10 a.m. Kingsbridge Branch Library 291 West 231st Street Learn advanced search strategies to narrow results and find the best information online. Space is limited, please register by phone or in person. For more information, call 718-548-5656.

KNITTING & CROCHET 11 a.m. Spuyten Duyvil Branch Library 650 West 235th Street

BABY STORY TIME 11:30 a.m. Riverdale Branch Library 5540 Mosholu Avenue Babies from birth to 18 months old and their parents/ caregivers can enjoy great books, lively songs, and rhymes, and

meet other babies in the neighborhood. For more information, call 718-549-1212.

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MAKE ART 3:30 p.m. Spuyten Duyvil Branch Library 650 West 235th Street Michael Albert is the author of “An Artist’s America” (Henry Holt), a picture book retrospective of his art collection. Mr. Albert will talk about his book, his art and will teach the children his trademark style of art, “Cerealism,” a technique of collage work made from cereal boxes. This workshop is recommended for children ages 5 to 12 years old. For more information, call 718-796-1202.

Wednesday, July 17 Kingsbridge

TODDLER STORY TIME 11 a.m. Kingsbridge Branch Library 291 West 231st Street Stories, songs, fingerplays, flannelboard illustrations for toddlers ages 18-36 month for parents/caregivers. For more information, call 718-548-5656.

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GAME ON 1:30 p.m. Kingsbridge Branch Library 291 West 231st Street Got the gaming moves? Show off your skills with the controller and challenge your friends and neighbors to a game of Wii Bowling in the library. For more information, call 718-548-5656.

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PICTURE BOOK STORYTIME 3:30 p.m. Riverdale Branch Library 5540 Mosholu Avenue A librarian will share favorite picture books, providing children with the wonder of books and the joy of reading. For children, ages 3 to 12 years. For more info, call 718-549-1212.

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FILM SHOWING 4 p.m. Kingsbridge Branch Library 291 West 231st Street Children's Film ages 5-12 yrs. old. For more information, call 718-548-5656.

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COMPUTER SESSION 5 p.m. Van Cortlandt Branch Library 3874 Sedgwick Avenue Photo Editing on Tablets: Learn how to use different photo-editing apps on your tablet to enhance your pictures. For more information, call 718-543-5150.

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Ben Franklin Club gathers over 4,100 petition signatures Once again, the Benjamin Franklin has done nothing to change that. I thank activists of the Ben Franklin Club and so Reform Democratic Club has filed a the club and its members for their con- many other supporters throughout the huge number of signatures of enrolled tinued support, especially those members city will be key to my election as City Democrats on their designating petitions who undertook the often thankless task of Comptroller.” to qualify their endorsed candidates for collecting nominating petitions.” Daniel Squadron, Democratic candidate the September 10th Democratic Primary Manhattan Borough President Scott for Public Advocate, said, “As someone ballot. The Club collected in excess of Stringer said, “I am proud of my record raised in the Bronx, in Riverdale, I know 4100 signatures. of results as Borough President, and will how important the Ben Franklin Club is Said City Council in the community. The candidate Andrew club’s support is incrediEndorsed candidate Office No. of signatures needed Cohen: “I want to bly meaningful, and the Andrew Cohen City Council 450 thank everyone who thousands of signatures Ruben Diaz, Jr. Borough President 2000 spent their time in its effective activists Scott Stringer NYC Comptroller 3750 the sweltering heat have collected underDaniel Squadron Public Advocate 3750 knocking on doors score their strength. It’s Larry Schachner Civil Court Judge 4000 to place me on the exactly that grassroots Julia Rodriguez Civil Court Judge 1500 Jeffrey Dinowitz, et. al Judicial Delegate slate 500 primary ballot. Well energy that’s made our over 100 commucampaign so successful nity members volso far – and that will unteered their time in support of my bring that same activism and innovation propel us forward.” candidacy and I am incredibly grateful. to the Comptroller’s office. I am grateful “I am so proud and thankful that so We had volunteers in every neighbor- for the support of the Benjamin Franklin many volunteers gave us their time and hood of the 11th council district. This Reform Democratic Club in my campaign energy to knock on doors to qualify our is grassroots politics at its best, and the for Comptroller. The Ben Franklin Club is candidates for the election ballot. We work of these extraordinary volunteers an amazing grassroots political organiza- were successful in collecting enough showed that my candidacy has tremen- tion with deep roots and strong support signatures to ensure a place on the dous support. in the community. The support of the ballot for all of our candidates – from “It is clear that every community in the district faces similar issues. Everyone is concerned about improving our schools, keeping our streets safe, cleaning up the The Bronx County Historical Society generally run for 90 minutes. environment, providing good health will feature the following walking tours: The following three public lectures will care and having the best possible mass • “Historic Pathway II: The Valen- be held at The Bronx Archives Building, transit system. My campaign is geared tine-Varian House to the Edgar Allan located at 3313 Bainbridge Avenue, The towards bringing people together and Poe Cottage” on Saturday, July 20, 2013 Bronx, New York 10467. For directions, building coalitions that can work on each - 11:00 AM. please call (718) 881- 8900 of these issues. • ‘Historic St. Mary’s Park and its NeighOn Wednesday, July 24, 2013 - 6:30 Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz borhoods’ on Saturday, August 31, 2013, PM, BCHS Educator Angel Hernandez will Jr. stated, “The Benjamin Franklin Reform 11:00 AM present interesting facts and locations in Democratic Club has long had a reputaEach tour costs $10 for BCHS members, early Bronx history, in his lecture, ‘The tion as one of the strongest political clubs $15 for non-members. Please make reser- Birth of The Bronx.’ in New York City, and their performance vations by contacting The Society at (718) On Saturday, August 3, 2013 - 1:00 PM, gathering nominating petitions this cycle 881-8900 to reserve your spot. The tours The Bronx Borough Historian, Lloyd Ul-

Andrew Cohen for City Council to Bronxwide and citywide candidates. And we did it in the most grassroots way possible: by volunteers knocking on doors. As we enter the next phase of the campaign I look forward to further grassroots action. We will reach out to voters by knocking on doors, canvassing by telephone and greeting them at supermarkets, transportation stops and at local events,” stated Assemblyman Jeffrey Dinowitz. “Our endorsed candidates represent a strong team of progressive Democrats who can win both in the primary and general elections, and go on to serve the city well.” said Ellen Feld, President of the Benjamin Franklin Reform Democratic Club. “The club is proud that so many in the community have responded positively by signing their petitions.” The Club will soon be meeting to discuss the endorsement of a candidate for Mayor. For further information on the Democratic Primary campaign, please call the Benjamin Franklin Reform Democratic Club at (718) 796-6177.

Historical Society to offer walking tours and public lectures

tan, will discuss the creation of the Bronx parks system, in his lecture, ‘Lungs for the City - The Origin of Bronx Parks.’ On Saturday, September 14, 2013 - 10:00 AM, The esteemed Yankee Stadium historian Tony Morante will give us a fascinating historical account of the most beautiful stadium in the world - Yankee Stadium, in his lecture, ‘Yankee Stadium - A True Bronx Gem.’ For more information, call 718-8818900 or visit www.bronxhistoricalsociety. org.

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GUITAR IN THE GARDEN 6 p.m. Caramoor Center for Music & Arts 149 Girdle Ridge Road Guitar in the Garden, with its exquisite blend of setting, sound and serenity, has become a Caramoor Festival highlight. Discover the enchanting Sunken Garden and the vastly talented young guitarist, Ana Vidovic. For info call 914-232-1252 or visit www.caramoor.org.

Tarrytown

ROCK BAND 8 p.m. Tarrytown Music Hall 13 Main Street Legendary rock band Sweet (aka The Sweet) shot to the top of the charts in the 1970s with such hits as Ballroom Blitz, Fox on the Run, Love is Like Oxygen, Little Willy, Hellraiser, Teenage Rampage, Blockbuster and Action. For more information, email info@tarrytownmusichall.org.

Friday, July 12 Rye

BIG BAND 7:30 p.m. Playland Park Playland Parkway Milt Gerver and his orchestra play classic favorites from the Big Band Era on the boardwalk. Free admission; parking fees apply. For info, call 914-813-7010 or visit www.ryeplayland.org.

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RECITAL 8 p.m. Caramoor Center for Music & Arts 149 Girdle Ridge Road Jonathan Biss, a former Caramoor Rising Star whom The New Yorker describes as playing with “unerring sophistication,” returns for his first solo concert in the intimate Spanish Courtyard with a program of Beethoven sonatas. For more information, call 914-232-1252 or visit www.caramoor.org.

Saturday, July 13 Rye

VOLUNTEER WORK PROJECT 1 p.m. Marshlands Conservancy 220 Boston Post Road Bring work gloves; hand tools provided. For more information, call 914-835-4466.

Sunday, July 14 Croton-on-Hudson

LOW TIDE HIKE 9 a.m. Croton Point Park Croton Point Avenue Explore the geology, history and ecology of the lower Hudson River with naturalist John Phillips. For info, call 914-862-5290.

Somers

WILDFLOWER WALK 10 a.m. Muscoot Farm Route 100 Join naturalist and author Carol Gracie for a tour of the farm's wildflowers. For more information, call 914-864-7282.

Valhalla

POLISH HERITAGE FESTIVAL 12 p.m. Kensico Dam Plaza Bronx River Parkway Music, dances and food in celebration of Polish Heritage. For more information, call 914-328-1542.

Hartsdale

IRISH HERITAGE FESTIVAL 12 p.m. Ridge Road Park Ridge Road Music, dances and food in celebration of Irish heritage. For more information, call 914-946-8133.

Croton-on-Hudson

ARCHAEOLOGY OPEN HOUSE 1 p.m. Croton Point Park Croton Point Avenue Join members of the New York State Archaeological Association to explore the past and work on the collections. For more information, call 914-862-5297.

Somers

HISTORY TOUR 2 p.m. Lasdon Park Route 35 Tour of the Lasdon Main House. Learn about the history of the park and the former Lasdon estate during a tour of the house. Reservations required. For more info, call 914-864-7264.

Tuesday, July 16 Mt. Vernon

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7 p.m. Willson's Waves Pool East Lincoln Avenue "Madagascar 3" Pool Party. After-hours pool party and movie. Bring a picnic and blanket. $5 admission for ages 5 and up. Tickets on sale at the pool on the day of the event. Rain date: July 17. For more information, call 914-813-6990.

White Plains

SUMMER SING 7:30 p.m. Music Conservatory of Westchester 216 Central Avenue Westchester Choral Society invites all to its Summer Sing, last in a series of five, the Brahms' "Ein Deutsches Reqiem". Admission of $10/Students $8 includes refreshments and use of score or bring your own. Information and directions: wcspresident@gmail.com

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Friday, July 19 Yonkers

FOODIE FRIDAY 2 p.m. Riverfront Library One Larkin Center a series of programs featuring Food in Literature and Film on four Friday afternoons in July and August. The series is designed to appeal to families, children, teens and adults. Friday July 19, 2013 features the film based on the “How to Eat Fried Worms” books by Thomas Rockwell (Rated PG, running time 98 minutes). For more information, call 914-337-1500 x449.

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BIG BAND 7:30 p.m. Playland Park Playland Parkway Milt Gerver and his orchestra perform classic hits from the Big Band Era on the boardwalk. Free admission; parking fees apply. For more information, call 914-813-7010.

Saturday, July 20 Croton-on-Hudson

FISH PAINTING 10 a.m. Croton Point Park Croton Point Avenue Make fish prints as you learn about the Huson River's fish and ecology. For more information, call 914-862-5297.

Scarsdale

PUPPET SHOW 11 a.m. Greenburgh Nature Center 99 Dromore Road Explore the world of butterflies with Jilly Puppets. Due to high demand, advance ticket purchase advised – see website for details. Recommended ages: 11AM show: ages 4 & under; 1PM show ages 4-7. Members $7, Non-members $10. For more information, call 914-723-3470.

Rye

CONCERT 3 p.m. Playland Park Playland Parkway Playland Summer Concert Series: Featuring Midnight Red. For more information, call 914-813-7010.

Sleepy Hollow

MUSIC & WORDS 7:30 p.m. Hudson Valley Writers’ Center 300 Riverside Drive A Concert and Reading with Ken Waldman. Admission: $5. For more information, call 914-332-5953.

Sunday, July 21 Scarsdale

FEEDING FUN 1 p.m. Greenburgh Nature Center 99 Dromore Road It’s mealtime for our animals! Come see what’s on the menu. Included with Museum admission - FREE for Members! For more information, call 914-723-3470.

Saturday, July 27 Scarsdale

FLIGHTS OF THE FANCY 1 p.m. Greenburgh Nature Center 99 Dromore Road Visit butterflies in our outdoor Butterfly Exhibit and have an informal chat with a Nature Center naturalist, who will answer any questions about these “flying flowers.” Included with Museum admission - FREE for Members! For info, call 914-723-3470.

Sunday, July 28 Sleepy Hollow

JAZZ & POETRY 4:30 p.m. Hudson Valley Writers' Center 300 Riverside Drive HVWC Presents: E.J. Antonio & The Jazz & Poetry Choir Collective. Admission: $5. For more info, call 914-332-5953.

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Bandoneón player Raul Jaurena explores the roots of tango with an exciting fusion of bandoneón and drums in two afternoon performances of AFRO-TANGO! on Sunday, July 14 at 2 pm at Rockwood Drive Circle, Van Cortlandt Park near Broadway and Mosholu Ave and repeated at Keating Hall at Fordham University, Bronx Rose Hill Campus at Southern Boulevard. In case of rain, the first program will take place at Vladeck Hall, Amalgamated Houses, Hillman Avenue and Van Cortlandt Park South. Vocalist Marga Mitchell and tango dancers, Carolina and Andres, will join Raul Jaurena and his band. They have appeared at Tango Fest on Broadway, International Tango Festival in Montevideo, Uruguay, Tango & Tango at Alice Tully Hall, Lincoln

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Sphinx of Ginsburg Editorial of The New York Sun | July 4, 2013 http://www.nysun.com/editorials/sphinx­of­ginsburg/88338/

Can the failure of the latest attempt at constitutional government in Egypt be laid — at least partially — at the feet of the Great Sphinx of Ginsburg? We speak of Associate Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg of the United States Supreme Court. It may seem like an outlandish question, and no one would want to take it too far. But one of the things we find ourselves thinking amid the failure of democracy in the land of the pharaohs is the interview the justice gave to a television broadcast in Egypt as the country was preparing to write its constitution of 2012. That is the interview in which the justice said, “I would not look to the U.S. constitution if I were drafting a constitution in the year 2012.” Instead she suggested the Egyptians look to the constitutions of South Africa, Canada, and Europe. Of the South African parchment, she said: “That was a deliberate attempt to have a fundamental instrument of government that embraced basic human rights, had an independent judiciary.” She also kvelled about the new Charter of Rights and Freedoms of Canada and referred the Egyptians to the European Convention on Human Rights. “Yes,” she says, “why not take advantage of what there is elsewhere in the world?” Why not, indeed? It turns out that there is a fundamental difference between those constitutions and America’s — apart from the fact that the non­American constitutions are radically longer. The American parchment deals in what are sometimes called “negative rights,” while the others parcel out something called “positive rights.” In the American system, rights are secured by prohibiting the state from abridging them. It is based on the belief that rights are given to man by God and the state dasn’t interfere. In the Canadian, European, and South African systems, rights are doled out by the state. One enjoys them at the blessing of the worldly powers. Feature the sturdy copse of our Bill of Rights. It begins, “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or abridging the free exercise thereof. . .” It is a prohibition on the government. It doesn’t grant any rights to the people. It assumes that they already have the rights and declares that the government mayn’t abridge them. Now feature the religion clauses of Egypt’s 2012 constitution: “The freedom of belief is inviolable. The state guarantees the right to practice one’s religious rites and establish places of worship for the heavenly religions. Details are specified by law. It is forbidden to insult any messengers or prophets.” The differences are subtle but huge. The Egyptian constitution left an enormous amount of running room for the Muslim Brotherhood to work its mischief. We don’t believe for a second — a nanosecond — that the Brotherhood ever had an attachment to the idea of democracy; the constitution, in any event, has now been “suspended.” The positive way the rights were stated in the law was practically an invitation to the mischief that followed. It was a signal that the fundamental principles aren’t yet embedded in what there is of Egypt’s civil society. Which leads to another point that Justice Ginsburg made, this one wise and true. She warned her interviewer on Al Hayat TV that “a constitution, as important as it is, will mean nothing unless the people are yearning for liberty and freedom. If the people don’t care, then the best constitution in the world won’t make any difference. So the spirit of liberty has to be in the population.” It is hard to imagine that this spirit is lacking in the millions who risked all to topple the Muslim Brotherhood. It is a universal spirit, the world was often reminded by President George W. Bush. The thing to watch for in the current revolution in Egypt is recognition that it is the government itself that needs to be prevented from destroying it.

Angry American Veteran To The Editor: We, my partner and I spent more than six years working with the Parks Department to restore a two acre WWII Monument in VCP and now less than one and a half years after completion, Vandals. I arrived at this WWII Memorial Grove July 5 2013 to look over the Grove. I find that our current population has no respect for property, do not care for our country, no respect for the American Flag and what she stands for. Keep the boarders open. This Monument consists of 40 individual monuments dedicated to the fallen in wars to protect our freedoms. I do not recall a freedom to vandalize. Since the completion of this Memorial I have been placing and replacing flags at each Memorial as needed, usually weather damages. Today I found Flags torn from the mast and the flags lying on the ground, no mast, others have the mast broken and lying on the ground. The American Flag is never placed or left on the ground. I picked up a few with broken masts and was able to place them at a few Memorials, the majority could not be salvaged. It is not the cost of these flags or energy spent, it is the absence of respect, no care

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or love for the flag and what she stands for, our great country. What has happened to cause this lack of respect, pride in America? Maybe we do need to reinstate the draft, all of ages from this to that must spend some military time and then we may regain respect for our great land restored. Are schools doing any part? Having a morning Pledge and saluting of the flag. Raise and lowering of the greatest flag and why and when.

Power improvements on the way for Spuyten Duyvil By PAULETTE SCHNEIDER In a meeting with Assemblyman Jeffrey Dinowitz, Con Edison agreed to take action that will alleviate continual power outages that afflict at least seven buildings on or near Palisade Avenue, Dinowitz’s office announced on Tuesday. More than a thousand residents of these buildings have come to expect a loss of electric power—meaning no running water or other plumbing amenities—several times a year. A more widespread power loss following superstorm Sandy highlighted the local problem. Con Ed officials said that starting this fall, Riverdale’s power

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loop will be split in half and an additional power supply will be provided to the Spuyten Duyvil neighborhood from a source on Johnson Avenue and Kappock Street. These changes should reduce the number of outages and the duration of those that do occur. “While I still believe the power lines in the area should be buried, this is an excellent first step,” Dinowitz said. “Losing electrical power has been a chronic problem for the people of these buildings in Spuyten Duyvil. It happens when it rains. It happens when it snows. And it happens in nice weather. Cutting down on these blackouts will be a big relief for the residents of this neighborhood and save them a lot of headaches.” The meeting was preceded by a press conference last October, when the assemblyman, together with community leaders and residents affected by the outages, implored the utility company to take the existing overhead power lines—vulnerable on streets lined with mature trees— and move them underground. Con Ed continues to claim that burying the lines is cost prohibitive.


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Energy independence Continued from Page 1 net effect of keeping prices down despite the embargoes that have reduced Iranian oil production from 4 million barrels a day in 2006 to a little under 3 million now. There is little doubt than in a decade oil prices, which hover around $ 100 a barrel now, will drop closer to $ 70 dollar or less, by any measure a huge drop. It is safe to predict that together, the United States and Canada are well on their way to be energy royalties. Unfortunately the Obama administration is not harvesting the geopolitical value of this bonanza. To make the point dramatically, one wonders if the United States today would mobilize to liberate Kuwait, as it did in 1991, if Kuwait were again invaded by Iraq. The short answer is no. Do we have to bow to Saudi Arabia again? The answer here, too, is no. Nor will we be motivated to defend Bahrain or Saudi Arabia against Iran. These verities must be chilling to the Saudi and Persian Gulf monarchies, as the increasing Western loss of strategic interest coincides with the winds of Arab liberation. As for our European allies, they are much safer as well. Thanks to extraordinary deep water drilling technology advances—with unbelievable breakthroughs like horizontal drilling in waters thousands of feet deep— by American, British and Norwegian oil majors, Europe began to pump North Sea oil about the time of the 1973 oil embargo. By 2005 Norway and the UK were producing as much as 7 million barrels a day According to published Department of Energy and EIA’s joint projections, that oil is fairly sure to hold at levels above 5 million barrels a day for some time to come. Another major European player, Russia, also entered the picture in the past 15 years, further displacing the Persian Gulf oil producers with massive supplies of natural gas to Europe. We have come a long way since that day in April 2, 1971, when Libya led a nascent OPEC to a price rise from $2.55 to $3.45 a barrel. By December of 2008, with OPEC firmly in existence, the price of oil hit an all time high of $ 140 a barrel. Now we are well on the trip back down.

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Continued from Page 3 which was also donated by the Rockefellers. The South Korean-based electronics giant claims it would not be the first to pierce the tree line on the Palisades in Bergen County. LG refers to the construction of two 47-story buildings that will comprise a 450-unit luxury rental apartment complex soon to be seen for miles around in all directions and to other residential buildings clearly visible on the horizon. But those buildings are in Fort Lee, an area of residential behemoths. The LG site is just west of Palisades Park in an area zoned for buildings no higher than 35 feet. The company successfully gained a variance that permits a 143 feet. They consider the comparison fair, because the Fort Lee buildings, though not in a protected area, are visible above the trees and are only a half mile away, according to Taylor. While Donovan and Parisi strongly urge Governor Christie to “look carefully at the contribution that the LG HQ project will make to the local economy,” Klein and Dinowitz respectfully request that he protest the plan. When asked whether they object to the entire development effort—considering its benefits—Klein and Dinowitz jointly replied that their opposition is “limited to the building’s current design.” “If LG will submit a new design that meets the height requirements imposed on other nearby buildings, we would gladly remove our opposition,” they said in a statement. A letter from LG Electronics USA CEO

Wayne Park touts the hundreds of construction jobs and “ultimately thousands of direct and indirect employment opportunities” afforded by the company’s expansion from its present 500 employees to 1,600 employees by 2020. “This is a world-class green building which will be a showcase for environmentally friendly energy usage, water conservation and reduced carbon emission.” But a shorter, wider building would accomplish the same goals. “Asking people to choose between creating jobs and protecting the environment is a false choice,” Klein and Dinowitz contended. “Other businesses in the community have been able to grow their business, create jobs, and successfully comply with the current height restrictions for years. That’s because protecting the tree line and creating jobs are not mutually exclusive options. The governor has yet to issue a formal statement in response to the ever-growing piles of correspondence.


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