How safe is your baby food?

C. Michael White, University of Connecticut Heavy metals including lead, arsenic and mercury can be found in commercial baby foods at levels well above what

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There was a time reparations were actually paid out – just not to formerly enslaved people

Thomas Craemer, University of Connecticut The cost of slavery and its legacy of systemic racism to generations of Black Americans has been clear over the past year – seen in both the racial disparities of the pandemic and widespread protests over police brutality.

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Roosevelt Island Jewish Congregation Presented Queen Esther’s Gambit for Purim 5781/2021

By Janet Falk Purim, a joyous and comedic holiday celebration, filled with fun and parody based on the Biblical story of Esther, was celebrated online by Rabbi Joel Shaiman and the Roosevelt Island Jewish Congregation (RIJC) on Thursday night, February 25, with a full evening of activities for all ages. The evening began with a

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Poor judgment again leads the way in PPF recommendations

The Roosevelt Island Common Council’s public purpose fund recommendations for 2021 are riddled with poor judgment. So much so, anyone could have drawn straws at random and done better.

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Andrew Cuomo “kissed me on the lips,” says Lindsey Boylan, and now the walls keep tumbling down

“As I got up to leave and walk toward an open door, he stepped in front of me and kissed me on the lips. I was in shock, but I kept walking,” wrote Lindsey Boylan in a Medium post today. “He” was her boss, New York State governor Andrew Cuomo, and the kiss wasn’t just

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The Roosevelt Island Jewish Congregation Celebrates Purim

A Special Message from RIJC President, Nina Lublin: The RIJC is the oldest, longest-serving active egalitarian congregation on RI, engaging the community for more than 40 years.   We are multi-generational, welcoming, & responsive to our unique Island population.   The Coronavirus Pandemic has not slowed us down, and since last March 20th, we have

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RIOC, sleazy, cheapskate or just incompetent? stole my work…

RIOC stole my work, a photograph I caught live of my friend, Roy Eaton, on Roosevelt Island Day in 2019. Although not totally surprised, I was, at first stunned, seeing my work in their monthly promotion.

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Now, a look back at opening Cornell Tech and Roosevelt Island tilting south

Opening Cornell Tech, the years long trek that hit Roosevelt Island out of the blue, was a lesson in community unity, but it tilted south. In many ways, it ended the original idea of Roosevelt Island as an isolated experiment. Now, it was international.

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