Rich Monetti

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New Yorkers Against Gun Violence Holds Rally in Front of Republican Headquarters
a month ago
17 people needlessly shot dead at the Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland Florida. It certainly feels the same. So does the immediate, angry response that implores change. But determined high sch...
My Italian Immigration Story Hails from a Shithole Too
2 months ago
Over a century ago when my family started to immigrate from Southern Italy, I don’t doubt that established Americans thought the area was a shithole too. I’m sure they extended the sentiment to the pe...
Israeli Survivor of Munich Olympics Shares Story
4 months ago
Recently at Chabad of Bedford Hills, Dan Alon recounted his ordeal as an Israeli athlete at the 1972 Olympic Games, and the pain he kept silent for the next 35 years. But the tragedy that took the liv...
Donald Trump's Reaction to Charlottesville Is No Surprise
7 months ago
Charlottesville and Trump — it’s my turn to finally weigh in. Of course, no Charlottesville was necessary to figure out where the President resides on issues of race, equality, and decency. The Presid...
Donald Trump: Despicable and Deplorable
7 months ago
I’m gonna blow. We have this thing called social media that let’s you sound off whenever something rubs you the wrong way. Hello, Donald Trump. But the election taught me how impulsive posts only elev...
New Rochelle’s Nick Trotta Comes Home to Honor After Distinguished Career as Secret Service Agent
10 months ago
The mystique of being a Secret Service Agent can almost be encapsulated in the dark glare of the signature sunglasses. On the other hand, the optics definitely serve a function beyond just looking coo...