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Nero vs Trump

An Editorial Comment The more things change, the more they remain the same. In July of 64 A.D., a great fire ravaged Rome for six days, destroying 70 percent of the city and leaving half its population homeless. According to a well-known expression, Rome’s emperor at the time, the decadent and unpopular Nero, “fiddled while Rome […]

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M.T.L. Bagel

5452 Westminster Cote St-Luc QC At one time I had nothing but words of praise for Dizz’s Bagels on Cote. Ste Luc Road. I actually wrote about them on my BLOG. For the longest time, they had a special featuring bagel with cream cheese and a medium coffee for $3.00. Suddenly a couple of weeks […]

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Common Sense Should Prevail

I cannot be accused of being Anti-Semitic because I am a member of the tribe. I do, therefore, advocate more Police action when opportunities arise to do so. I have editorialized in the past regarding young people who congregate in parks and in front of ice cream and frozen yogurt stores ignoring social distancing and […]

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The Wrong People Are Being Punished

As the pandemic worsens we are being forced to go backwards into lockdowns that we were able to avoid until recently. Restaurants, for example, were allowed to serve meals indoors providing certain criteria were observed. Reduced capacity was an important factor, as was social distancing, sanitizing the hands, and the wearing of masks by patrons […]

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Roch le Coq

Roch le Coq 1541 Van-Horne Montreal QC Info @ roclecoq.com Move over Colonel, there’s a new sheriff in town. Fried chicken prepared as only a master chef can. Accompanied by a generous portion of French Fries and gravy you’ll soon forget that this is fast food. Each order is individually prepared. Due to the current […]

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The Smallest Objective

From a press release courtesy of Janis kirshner The loss and recovery of memories is a central theme of intriguing narrative nonfiction, The Smallest Objective. Sharon Kirsch’s new book, The Smallest Objective, is a fitting read for this year’s World Alzheimer’s Month in September. Its author is well versed in the challenges and intricacies of […]

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Does Anybody Care?

I get around a large part of the city and it is irritating to see so many people of all ages who don’t seem to find it important to follow the rules during the current pandemic. They won’t wear a mask, and they won’t stay a safe distance from their friends. Whether it’s outside of […]

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Elio Pizza Revisited

Elio Pizzeria Restaurant revisited Elio Pizzeria Restaurant – Cuisine Italienne Rosemont … Elio Pizzeria – Rosemont-Petite-Patrie Restaurant, (514) 276-5341, 351, rue Bellechasse, Montréal It’s been way too long since we visited Elio’s or anywhere else since the Covid pandemic struck in March of 2020. We sat on the outdoor terrace and there was absolutely no […]

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Snowdon Deli

Snowdon Deli 5265 Decarie Blvd. Montreal, QC In these trying times things we took for granted have now become part of the new normal. It is difficult to put into words how good it felt this morning when I phoned to inquire whether or not we could eat in the restaurant and the answer was […]

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Au Vieux Duluth

Au Vieux Duluth 1997 boul. Marcil-Laurin Ville St. Laurent, QC. Living the new normal First time since the pandemic began four months ago, we were able to go into a restaurant to enjoy a meal at a table without fear of contamination. The staff is all wearing protective shields, the customers sanitize their hands at […]

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