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On the Scarsdale Middle School’s website, Principal’s Corner, the importance of cura personals is discussed, or care of the whole person: body, mind and spirit, as central to the philosophy of education. “… We need to care for the whole child,” it says. I believe this includes not potentiall…

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It is impossible to interact with our society without seeing the violence and torment throughout our country in the aftermath of George Floyd’s murder. Conversations around race, the justice system and police brutality are often uncomfortable, especially if many of us are having them for the…

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I live in Harlem. One of the reasons I made this choice is because of the diversity and rich cultural history of this area. Like many other places, the streets of Harlem are filled with protests right now. Thankfully, most of them are peaceful. However, this is not the case for many other pa…

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“Tao, are you sure you still want to go back to China for the Spring Festival? There is a new coronavirus outbreak in Wuhan right now,” a close friend asked me through WeChat (the equivalent of Instagram in China). It was the day before my trip to China in late January.

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As an analyst who slipped onto Wall Street after graduate work in cognitive psychology, the market response to the coronavirus strikes me as one of the most fascinating ever. People use heuristics and biases to make sense of uncertainty, and those cognitive rules often give outsized weight t…

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1963 was the 100th anniversary of Abraham Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation. A major theme of the Aug. 28, 1963 Civil Rights March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom was that its promises of emancipation and equality, and those promises in the post-Civil War 13th, 14th and 15th Amendments …

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I have lived in Scarsdale since February 1969 — almost 51 years. When I arrived in Scarsdale I lived on Carman Road and had one infant child. Audrey Hochberg walked by shortly after and asked if I wanted to be a democratic district leader. I did not know what that was but she seemed nice eno…

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With Ukraine at the center of impeachment proceedings, it is more important than ever to understand the relationship between the Kremlin and Kyiv, and why we should care about it.

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The Edgemont Christmas carol sing began in the mid-1920s, organized by Clifford Elliott of 151 Edgemont Road, John Chamberlin of 24 Barclay Road and Thomas McNiece of 26 Barclay Road. The Elliotts’ yard, overlooking Crane’s Pond, was the perfect place to hold the soon-to-be annual event — it…

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My Scarsdale friends and extended family ask me all the time, “How are things going in Puerto Rico?” It’s a question I love to answer, because against an unimaginably constrained backdrop of colonialism and corruption, amazing things are happening. Innovation and youth empowerment there has …

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The village board of trustees invites residents, merchants and others to a community meeting about the proposed redevelopment of the Freightway parking garage site Wednesday, Dec. 11,.at 7 p.m. at Rutherford Hall in Scarsdale Village Hall.

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On Nov. 13 the Greenburgh Town Board held its regularly scheduled meeting wherein public comment is part of the format. The agenda, which is now more consistently published 24 hours in advance of the meeting, was dense. Most important to the residents was the 2020 budget. Many made time to a…

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Millions of Americans have been captivated and inspired by the U.S. women’s National Soccer Team for their accomplishments on and off the field. Their recent victory is much more than the culmination of hard work by the individual members of this amazing team. It represents America’s commitm…

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We are approaching the scary time of the year. No, I don’t mean Halloween. Rather, our village board is about to select a real estate developer to redevelop the village-owned Freightway site. Sadly, the village board has structured this process to virtually guarantee the Freightway project w…

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The upcoming development of Freightway Garage could truly be the crown jewel of Scarsdale. All residents stand to benefit from Freightway being turned into apartments, retail shops, restaurants, sports facilities, cultural centers, or whatever else the majority of residents would want. Unfor…

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Back in June, while combing through the Inquirer, I noticed an announcement from the Drug and Alcohol Task Force. The blurb included stats on teens and alcohol, all of which were true, but there was one statement that was completely and utterly false. “Underage alcohol and drug use is not an…

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President Donald Trump is hell bent on dismantling the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare). He is lying when he promises to replace Obamacare with something better and cheaper. In reality, all that he and the Republicans are offering is “Don’t Get Sick.” He is wrongly accusing the Democrats of p…

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After reading the article about teen mental health (“Helping teens in affluent communities cope with mental health,” Scarsdale Inquirer, July 26), I wonder, what is mental health? Is it simply the absence of anxiety, depression and stress?

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As a member of Scarsdale High School’s class of 2019 not elected class government official, I speak for everyone, no one, and someone in between. Maybe. I would like to welcome everyone to graduation — more formally known as after after after prom.

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With apologies to songwriters Marvin Gaye, Mickey Stevenson and Ivy Jo Hunter: Summer’s here and the time is right for biking in the street.

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The cheating scandal in college admissions exposed the malfeasance of a few but much more scandalous is the way perfectly legal privilege baked into our system is disadvantaging millions of low-income and first-generation college-bound students and damaging our society in the process. Even a…

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Did you know nearly all residential solar panel applications are currently rejected in Scarsdale? We are lagging behind most of our neighboring communities in solar endorsement. Scarsdale has not yet changed its ordinances to allow fast track approval of applications for residential solar pa…

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February is Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month. On Feb. 11, Scarsdale High School will offer a Dating Violence assembly where ninth-grade students will see SHS Drama Club students portray a dramatized version of teens highlighting warnings signs of abusive relationships. A component of tha…

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The Scarsdale Coalition for Safer Security calls for the Scarsdale School District administration and the board of education to take immediate steps to better protect our children in school. While we appreciate the list of 50-plus items cited by the district as security improvements, a quick…