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Intervention, and the lessons of Philip Seymour Hoffman

Written by Bette Dewing on . Posted in News Our Town

Know someone whom you desperately want to quit drinking or smoking or using illicit drugs or doing other destructive behavior? Then don’t be silent. And don’t believe that dangerous but prevailing notion that the drinker, smoker, drug-user, etc. must really want to stop the defeating behavior before they can be helped. Believe instead that there [&hellip
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Singing to Save the World

Written by Bette Dewing on . Posted in News Our Town

Remembering Pete Seeger’s legacy of promoting music and harmony for all “Sing to Save the World” was this paper’s “fit to print” headline over a huge photo and succinct story, by then-editor Marty Lipp. This glowing account of the January 1992 standing-room-only concert at Hunter College was subtitled, “Pete Seeger and his rainbow chorus singing [&hellip
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A Forum to be Thankful For

Written by Bette Dewing on . Posted in News Our Town

Let’s take a pause on Thanksgiving, then celebrate 70 as the new 50! How thankful we are for P.C. Richards’ anti-bottom line stand to “Save Thanksgiving” by staying closed until the day after the holiday “so our employees can celebrate with their family and friends.” To think that it’s come to that. And what about [&hellip
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New York, the Good Neighbor City

Written by Bette Dewing on . Posted in News Our Town

The most important defense against the next natural disaster is caring for one another May the October 29 New York Times Science/Health section piece “Natural Allies for the Next Sandy” remind us of other natural but too little tried allies, such as reported on John Hockenberry’s radio show I providentially happened to catch. The Times [&hellip
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