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If all went as planned, thousands of students in schools across the country — including right here at home with Bronx Science and the High School of American Studies — walked out of class for 17 minutes Wednesday honoring the memory of the 17 students killed in the Valentine’s Day mass school shooting in Parkland, Florida. more
There are a lot of ideas on the table for how we should fund the fixes to our city’s mass transit system. But there’s one idea that can’t even see the light of day, and that’s thanks to Assemblyman Jeffrey Dinowitz, who can’t express enough how much he opposes congestion pricing in downtown Manhattan. more
“Get out your history books, and turn to the fifth chapter,” the teacher tells her class, focusing on her own book while slowly pacing back and forth behind her desk. more
By the time our nation mourned the horrific acts at Sandy Hook Elementary School in December 2012, we as Americans already had endured Columbine and Virginia Tech, along with a number of other mass school shootings that killed 33 people since 1999. more
As you watch America earn gold medal after gold medal at this year’s Winter Olympics, there’s a number you might want to keep in mind: 13 billion. You know, as in 13 billion dollars. more
All the way back in 1812, Massachusetts governor Elbridge Gerry signed a bill into law that redistricted his state’s congressional seats so much, it would be almost impossible for a member of Gerry’s party to not win their election. more
They say 2059 is going to be a great year. more
Now that Community Board 8’s land use committee is set again to take up what has been one of Riverdale’s most controversial building projects in recent years, we’re going to hear a lot about the importance of zoning. more
Ever since Harvey Weinstein’s much-deserved fall from grace last October for alleged acts we don’t even want to repeat here, the “Me Too” movement has opened the eyes of so many to a way of living many women (and some men) should never have to experience. more
Whenever we have a cold snap like the one our region experienced last week, it’s easy to scratch our heads wondering what all the fuss is about climate change anyway. more
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