Witness in trial of dirty cop found dead

A man who was set to testify against an NYPD officer charged in connection with a drug-dealing operation was strangled and his body was left in the back of his car near 6071 Broadway, according to …

No principal, no problem! say parents at troubled grade school

The principal of P.S. 207 in Kingsbridge was nowhere to be seen as the new school year rolled in – and some parents whose children attend the school would like her to stay away. About 10 …

New college president gives first major speech

Big plans can come from humble beginnings. Outlining his hopes for his administration, new Lehman College President José Luis Cruz began his address at a convocation on Sept. 21 with a story of his …

A trolley tour of historic gems in 'undiscovered' borough’

Two friends from Long Island, M.J. Maione and Jackie Martin, have been driving through the Bronx for three decades, but never saw the borough beyond the Major Deegan or I-95 – until they embarked …

‘Marie and Rosetta:’ a musical that hits all the right notes

Pull up a chair. Hush, now. You’re in the presence of giants. Get ready to immerse yourself in the beauty and sad truths of a great American art form. Remember this as the lights go down, if …

Police Beat

September 22, 2016 weekly crime round-up

1. Thrift store thievery A woman’s personal items were stolen while she was shopping at the Unique thrift, police say.  The 49-year-old victim was at the store 218 W. 234th St. on …

Montclair stuns Riverdale, 55-14

Riverdale was already in the midst of a very long afternoon last Saturday when Avery Hoffman, one of the Falcons vaunted “trio” took a handoff from quarterback Ryan Rosenzweig on the first play …

Political Arena

Council condemns BDS

The City Council took a pointed step to condemn the anti-Israel Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions campaign in a resolution sponsored by Councilman Andrew Cohen. Mr. Cohen said he wanted to take …

A pub keeps up Irish tradition in Riverdale

Amid the delis and apartment buildings off Riverdale Avenue sits a traditional Irish pub, filled on any given day with locals catching up with a drink, independent musicians displaying their talent …

Horace Mann has Dwight stuff in bounce back victory

In their season opener on Sept. 12, the Horace Mann Lions picked up two rather significant losses. They lost the game, 46-28, to rival Riverdale Country School, and they also lost their starting …

Green Scene

A mystery at first, water plants became a delight

By early August, I begin to feel the slide towards fall. The weather is hot, there is not enough rain and the plants look exhausted. With the advent of September, I start cleaning up some of the …

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'Press’ named best in class

The New York Press Association (NYPA) has named The Riverdale Press the best large-circulation community newspaper in the state for the second year in a row. The Press won the Past …