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New York City is known for elected officials who revel in sounding off on both their areas of expertise and topics they might not be so knowledgeable about. The northwest Bronx’s Councilman … more
George E. Lawler passed away on the morning of Jan. 17, following a brief illness. He lived in Riverdale his entire life and loved New York. Mr. Lawler retired from Interpublic Group after 37 … more
Edgar Leon Abrams, who died on Jan. 21 at the age of 77, lived a life of firsts. According to his son, Edgar Rafael Abrams, He was among the first African Americans to attend Stuyvesant High School. … more
With Assembly Democrats scrambling to respond to last week’s stunning arrest of Speaker Sheldon Silver on corruption charges, the northwest Bronx’s Assemblyman Jeffrey Dinowitz says to … more
1. Police said on Jan. 23 at 12:35 a.m., two unknown men pushed their way into a 23-year-old woman’s apartment, located at 226 W. 242nd St.  The victim told police one of the males, … more
Attention low-performing NYC schools: you could be the city’s next magnet schools.  At the end of December, the state Education Department announced an initiative to boost socioeconomic … more
Observant visitors to Raoul Wallenberg Forest may notice a new sign there in the coming months, replacing one that critics have argued is historically inaccurate.  A sign commemorating … more
After Avanda Barber, 16, missed a number of days for health reasons at DeWitt Clinton High School last year, teacher Dorothy Lilly pulled the student aside to ask if she was okay. While few knew … more
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