Letters to the Editor: Week of August 16-22, 2021

Letters to the Editor: Week of August 16-22, 2021

To The Editor: We all celebrate the lessening of COVID-19 and its accompanying restrictions. But there is a bright—or at least, ironic—side to having so many aspects of our daily routine altered. The pandemic created a multitude of unintended practices and policies that would enhance our lives: Open Streets, awareness of parking spots as public […]

Editorial Snapshot: My American Pastime

Editorial Snapshot: My American Pastime

Editorial Snapshot: My American Pastime BY DONATHAN SALKALN   Chelsea Community News is made possible with the help of our awesome advertisers, and the support of our readers. If you like what you see, please consider taking part in our GoFundMe campaign (click here). To make a direct donation, give feedback, or send a Letter to […]

Memorial Day, From the Civil War to Tulsa

Memorial Day, From the Civil War to Tulsa

BY ARTHUR SCHWARTZ | There is an irony that this year’s Memorial Day falls on the 100th anniversary of the Tulsa Massacre, one of the most horrific events of racial violence in the post-Civil War history of the United States, and until recently, one of its most forgotten. (In part, we have Donald Trump to thank for re-awakening interest, […]

Strong Clean Vehicle Standards Will Help U.S. Automakers Compete Globally

Strong Clean Vehicle Standards Will Help U.S. Automakers Compete Globally

BY SCOTT M. STRINGER | Polluting products and outdated strategies—facilitated by weak regulations—are bad investments. Over the past few years, financial markets have rewarded businesses that are actively building the clean, carbon-free energy economy, while companies anchored to polluting practices have seen share prices tumble. As fiduciary to the retirement security of more than 700,000 […]

Let’s Light Up the West Side, Fairly

Let’s Light Up the West Side, Fairly

BY NYC COUNCIL DISTRICT 3 CANDIDATE PHELAN DANTE FITZPATRICK | Finally, marijuana legalization in New York has puff-puff-passed. After decades of treating this natural plant as if it posed the same dangers as heroin, we can now fully embrace its medicinal applications and enjoy it recreationally. Perhaps more importantly, this legislation also provides for critical […]

On Guns and Mental Health

On Guns and Mental Health

BY ARTHUR SCHWARTZ | For the second time in a week, our country faces the horrors of a mass shooting—this time in Boulder, Colorado. In fact, there have been 20 or more such shootings in the US this year. Over the last few days, in Miami Beach, officers trying to reign in out-of-control Spring Breakers have […]

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