Voices of Polonia: Polish Female Pilots Serving During World War II

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  By Ted Rajchel     Background   Polish female pilots played a major role in the resistant movement in occupied Poland.  They often put themselves in the front lines of war.  Here are short biographies of four determined women...

Movie Review: King of Staten Island

July 2020 By Mark Ziobro There are several wonderful surprises in Judd Apatow’s latest effort, “The King of Staten Island.” Pete Davidson, known more for his SNL chops, can act very well, and brings a very...

Palestinians are Natives

  by Doug George-Kanentiio Under the provisions of the United Nations Declaration of the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP), of which Israel is a signatory, the Palestinian people are native and have a right to live...

The Honorable Sherwood L. Boehlert: In Memoriam by Rev. Paul Drobin

Dear Newman Center Community,  The Honorable Sherwood L. Boehlert passed away on September 20, 2021. Former Congressman Boehlert’s funeral took place on September 27, 2021 at Our Lady of Lourdes Church. The following is the...

Flattening The Curve (At Home In Your Body)

By C. Harris-Lockwood It began waking with a sniffle and a cough on Wednesday the  March 18th. I had the good fortune to already have had an appointment scheduled with my doctor, Dr. Redner, at...

Voices of Polonia: Kazimierz Czarnecki and Mary Jackson

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Kazimierz Czarnecki and Mary Jackson—Worked Together on the Space Program at NASA By Ted Rajchel Background Kazimierz Czarnecki (engineer) was born in Poland in 1916.  He was a Polish aeronautics engineer, who worked for NACA, later NASA....

Bosnian Americans Fear Return of Violence in the Balkans

As much as people want historical conflicts to simply die off in the past and no longer trouble them, the conflicts find a way of lingering on. The motives, biases, and hatreds that spawned...

Letters To the Editor : July 2021

Letter  to the Editor We should be thankful Today on the 4th of July as I was feeling concerned and uncertain about the future of our country, a friend shared a picture of his parents posing...

Poetry Corner- No Justice, No Peace, Know Justice, Know peace

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By Natalie Williams No Justice, No Peace! That is the chant. Police Brutalities; Recant To Brutalizers; we demand Cease your crimes against us. We take a stand. Yes, “Black Lives Matter” - no more, no less This country’s ‘rules must face a...

Finding Relief in the Garden

By Sparkle Anthony While feeling saddened through to my core due to this pandemic, I decided to take my daughter 11, niece 10 and nephew 5 along with me to the Linwood Place Community Garden....