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On Books and Places: AME founder, former slave honored near Bradbury Building — site she once owned

On Books and Places: AME founder, former slave honored near Bradbury Building — site she once owned

| July 1, 2020 | 0 Comments

Tucked into the neighborhood of the Grand Central Market and the Bradbury Building, the memorial honoring Bridget “Biddy” Mason isn’t a place most people go to. Rather, it’s one they come upon. Set just off Spring Street, it’s a quiet space — at least relative to the bustle surrounding it. The main feature of this […]

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Time to bring anger in streets to theaters?

Time to bring anger in streets to theaters?

| July 1, 2020 | 0 Comments

I had planned to focus this month’s column on summer Shakespeare festivals devastated by COVID-19. They are at great financial risk because their income is earned between May and September, with opportunity to make up ticket sales in the fall and winter. Theaters from the London Globe and Royal Shakespeare Company to our own local […]

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Around the Town: Women Speak and rappers, children rap for Alexandria House

Around the Town: Women Speak and rappers, children rap for Alexandria House

| July 1, 2020 | 0 Comments

Alexandria House held its annual “Women Speak” Luncheon June 4 the only way possible for the long-revered organization. Even with the limitations imposed by remote access, there were guest speakers: author, activist and former Alexandria House resident Keanakay Scott and Rabbi Sharon Brous, who once led the prayers at the Obama and Garcetti inaugurals. “My […]

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Council Report: Threat of virus exposes simmering racism and bigotry

Council Report: Threat of virus exposes simmering racism and bigotry

| June 3, 2020 | 0 Comments

These past months have been harrowing, as we have worked together as a community to combat the spread of the novel coronavirus. Unfortunately, it has exposed many pre-existing vulnerabilities in our society — income inequality, educational disparities, weaknesses in our social safety nets — that have exacerbated the gravity of this crisis. What this virus […]

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Around the Town: Fundraising events have been impacted by pandemic

Around the Town: Fundraising events have been impacted by pandemic

| April 29, 2020 | 0 Comments

Every spring, the ladies of Larchmont lunch and bid on donated extravagant safaris and trips, art, and jewelry. It sounds frivolous, but for children’s charities, these events provide a financial lifeline that makes their various missions possible. All of these events have been cancelled or postponed. The marginalized youth of our city are going to […]

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In times of darkness, city’s character has shined brightly

In times of darkness, city’s character has shined brightly

| April 29, 2020 | 0 Comments

This week we passed the one-month mark on our Safer at Home mandate, and I know that many are wondering if we’ll ever be able to return to some form of normalcy. These have been incredibly challenging times, both for those who have tragically lost loved ones, and for those who have lost jobs, income, […]

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