Friday, December 19, 2014
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Losing a child is a parent’s worst nightmare. Failing to learn any lessons when the cause is known is a community’s. Yet that is exactly what is happening in Kingsbridge Heights, where … more
Sweden’s prime minister recently visited Bronx Science to see first-hand the high school that has produced the most Nobel Prize winners in the U.S. and to take back lessons for his … more
For many readers of this newspaper, a dead light bulb is just an inconvenience. But for residents of the city’s deteriorating public housing complexes, it can mean a death sentence. A number … more
Within a span of about 24 hours at the start of this week, news of tragedies near home and abroad rocked Riverdale.  In the first case, a native son of the neighborhood tragically died early … more
Time was when all of New York would celebrate every Nov. 25 with fireworks, pole climbing contests, parades and concerts. It was Evacuation Day — the day British troops abandoned their last … more
If the scholar W.P. Ker was correct in defining the essence of an epic as “the defense of a narrow place, against odds,” then journalism in the Bronx has been taking on epic proportions … more
When a child turns 10, the family usually makes a big deal of it and invites friends and relatives to celebrate. When that same child turns 40, he or she just might want to keep it on the … more
Most of the statewide and local races in this year’s election cycle appear to be foregone conclusions.  Not many people give Rob Astorino a chance of ousting Andrew Cuomo from the … more
A little more than 25 years ago, Salman Rushdie decided to put his thumb in the eye of Islamist politicians like Iran’s Ayatollah Khomeini by writing a provocative novel, “The Satanic … more
Tucked into this week’s Riverdale Press is Living in Riverdale. We hope you’ll agree that this annual guide is a worthwhile introduction to the community for newcomers or those … more
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