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Dave Desai

The Healthcare Debate Decoded

By on June 25, 2017

The one message that is consistent between Republicans and Democrats is that the issue of healthcare is “complicated”. The truth is it is complicated, but perhaps not as complicated as they would like us to believe. This article will attempt

Starting the Right Conversation in America (Editorial)

By on September 28, 2016

Like him or hate him, Donald Trump is putting a spotlight on the failures of the status quo. The most gleaming is the continued degradation of our inner city communities. Democrats claim we need to provide more money for social

Honoring a Friend

By on May 28, 2016

I was asked by Riverdale resident, friend and neighbor, Tyrone Power, to help honor his friend and fellow veteran. Anthony William Bakogiannis (above left), was a combat veteran who served in Afghanistan in the U.S. Army Military Police Corps.  He was a

Small Business Saturday in Riverdale Today!

By on November 28, 2015

This weekend please come out and support the small retail businesses in Riverdale. Sure we all love the Black Friday mega deals from Target, Walmart, Home Depot and the rest, but once you recover from the long lines and lack of

Caroling Event to Benefit the Riverdale Food Bank

By on November 13, 2015

A few years ago a group of friends got together with their kids and started a tradition of caroling in their neighborhood while collecting donations for the Riverdale Food Bank. We called ourselves, the Cotluss Carolers. Last year we reported

Quarry Presentation Scheduled for Monday, Nov 16th

By on November 13, 2015

Due to Veterans Day falling on the second Wednesday of November, the Borough Council Meeting was moved to Monday, November 16th. At this meeting, Tilcon will be giving an informative presentation about their operations and the efforts they will be

Council Approves Annual Property Value Re-assessment Program

By on September 26, 2015

At the September 9th Meeting, the Riverdale Borough Council approved a proposal by the Tax Assessor (currently provided by Butler through a shared-services agreement) to conduct annual assessments on both residential and commercial properties. I am sure you are asking “What

Mayor Schedules Quarry Hearing Despite Objections by Quarry Committee Chairman

By on August 23, 2015

At the July 9th Council Meeting, Councilman Vinnie Pellegrini moved to form a special committee to better understand the concerns of residents with Tilcon of New York’s operation of the Riverdale Quarry.  Councilmen Brad Clinton and Gary Mastrangelo volunteered to

Riverdale School Hires a New Principal

By on August 6, 2015

Riverdale School will hire it’s 4th principal in as many years. At the July 29th meeting, the Board of Education approved the hiring of Sean Bowe of Roseland, NJ. A graduate of both Rutgers University and Caldwell College, Bowe received

Borough Council Forms Quarry Committee

By on July 15, 2015

At the July 9th Council Meeting, Councilman Vinnie Pellegrini made a motion to form a special committee to address Tilcon’s Quarry license renewal. Councilman Astarita, who has been passionate about the concerns of Riverdale residents was quick to second the