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2008 Great Recession When the nation's economy crumbled, Riverdale wasn't immune. The last bookstore in the area, PaperbacksPlus on Riverdale Avenue, closed. Other stores also shut their … more
Justin Westbrook-Lowery, a southeast Bronx native, dove into politics at an early age, and at 17 became one of the youngest community board members in his borough when he joined CB9 in 2015, while he was in high school. more
State Sen. Jeffrey Klein is denying claims from a former policy analyst he forced her into a kiss soon after the state budget was approved in 2015. more
A lot of money — hundreds of millions of dollars — has been earmarked for fixing problems at Marble Hill, Fort Independence and other city public housing developments. But those problems aren’t getting resolved, and no one’s quite sure what those millions are actually being used for. more
Think Riverdale Avenue needs to go on a “road diet”? Community Board 8’s traffic and transportation committee doesn’t think so. more
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Pop the bubbly. After multiple past rejections, Community Board 8 has finally received permission from the city to look for a new home base away from Riverdale Avenue — although move-in day is still a long way off. more
Eliot Engel wants to protect net neutrality. But unfortunately, even as a congressman, there might not be much he can do about it. more
Donald Trump’s presidency has stirred political passion and activism across both sides of the political aisle. Yet instead of standing on the sidelines, some are channeling their energy to action, working to help at home or just outright diving into the political process. more
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