Category Archives: Opinion

Op/ED: Living in the dark ages

By CLIFFORD JACKSON I was speaking a couple of months ago with a man who has worked as a porter in Larchmont for many years. We were talking about how crazy things are in this society with all of the shootings, violence and corruption within corporate America. He said something that truly defines the environment […]

Paying homage to the LGBT community

By Clifford Jackson In light of the recent events in Ireland, I thought it would be proper to bring to the Review the support and acknowledgement the LGBT community deserves that I believe is long overdue. Four years ago, I had the honor and privilege of attending one of the first civil ceremonies sanctioned in […]

Ope/Ed: Alert, conscious expose historical negligence

  By Luis Quiros “In my past, the combination of luxury and a lot of white people never failed to make me feel invisible” are words from my book, “An Other’s Mind.” Though referring to instances throughout my childhood growing up as a Puerto Rican in New York City, the aftermath of my lived experience […]

OP/ED: Warren Ross was very much a ‘class act’

    By Peter Lane I was unfortunately unable to attend the recent memorial service for the late former Democratic Rye City Mayor Warren Ross.  I do, however, want to take an opportunity to share some political and personal recollections of Warren; a thoughtful, highly intelligent man (he was, in fact, brilliant in his modest […]

The endless summer

By Richard Ilse Welcome to the longest summer possible and, after what Mother Nature dumped on us this past winter, father time is going to reward us. This year, Memorial Day is the earliest it can be, Labor Day is the latest it can be and the 4th of July falls on a weekend. This […]

Recent killings just more of the same

By cliff jackson The murders of Eric Garner and Michael Brown along with the killing of several other black males since their murders, who were all unarmed, including a 12 year-old boy by a white police officer, as well as the recent revelations about systemic racism and abuse by the Ferguson Police Department vividly illustrates […]

Malcolm X was ahead of his time

By CLIFF JACKSON James Baldwin said, “To be black and relatively conscious in America, was to be in a constant state of rage.” That exemplified Malcolm X and his understanding of how racist, brutal and evil United States history truly is. Feb. 21, 2015 was the 50th anniversary of the assassination of El Hajj Malik […]

Parker, Morque means SPI 2.0?

On Monday, Nov. 3, Westchester County Legislator Catherine Parker held the second of three Playland-related meetings at the Rye library. Poorly advertised so far, they have garnered low turnout, which may just have been according to plan because what came up at this meeting on Nov. 3 would go over in Rye like a lead […]

Charter change opposition bipartisan

By Meg Cameron In last week’s op-ed piece, Peter Lane, who is a paid political consultant to the Rye City Republicans, dismissed the public outcry against Mayor Joe Sack’s proposals to re-write our city charter and misrepresented the motives of the citizens who have expressed alarm. One of Sack’s proposals would take the job of […]

It’s called Rye Playland for a reason

By Joe Sack As Westchester County has effectively paused its Rye Playland plans until after the election season, it’s important not to confuse the lull in the action with the notion that the storm has blown over. The City of Rye should be proud of the fact that residents and local officials alike stood up […]