Our Next President?

By Matt DeCristo The good thing about having a bad president, is the strong desire (by some) for a change. As it stands, there are a million and one candidates vying for the democratic nomination...

Racism and Bias

By Kristina Andreotta Racism and bias are not new issues for Utica City Schools, which are primarily populated by Black, Latinx, and Asian students.  It’s no secret that the teachers and administrators, who are overwhelmingly white,...

Voices of Polonia

By Ted Rajchel The invention of a small electric motor is often referred to as the Great Leap forward for plug-powered domestic machinery.  The new motor, known as the fractional horsepower motor, revolutionized the appliance...

The Iroquois and Abortion

By Doug George-Kanentiio  Abortion in Native societies is a complex issue involving family, clan and community.  There are very specific moral teachings which discourage this act which may involve the mother, her maternal kin and the female...

CNY Progressive: A Progressive Alternative for America

By John Furman WE BELIEVE THAT PEOPLE ARE MORE IMPORTANT THAN CORPORATIONS People often ask what, exactly, do progressives believe?  People’s Action – a national coalition of progressive groups including Citizen Action of New York -...

Movie Review – John Wick Chapter 3: Parabellum

By Mark Ziobro “John Wick: Chapter 3” is violent as hell. Sure, it’s antecedent, para bellum, derived from the Latin for “prepare for war,” should have you believe nothing less. It’s also a cinematographer’s and...

Movie Review – “Avengers: Endgame”

By Mark Ziobro “Avengers: Endgame” is an epic. It pays homage to the legions of Marvel films that came before it, packages and wraps up the morose happenings of “Avengers: Infinity War” in a way...

Voices of Polonia – Nathan’s Coney Island Hot Dogs

By Ted Rajchel The hot dog is a classic American food. It is connected to Coney island, America’s most storied amusement resort. Nathan’s century old triumph of entrepreneurship is only part of the Ellis-Island- meets–Coney-Island...

Citizen Action Endorses James Paul for Utica School Board

By John Furman Citizen Action of New York has announced its endorsement of James Paul III for Utica City School Board.  Paul is a veteran, parent in the school district, and actively involved with youth programs...

Movie Review: ‘Us’

By Matt DeCristo “Us” is the second movie crafted by rising filmmaker Jordan Peele, and immediately joins last year’s “A Quiet Place” as one of the better horror titles of the decade. Like its predecessor “Get...
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