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Recently several of us organized the Bend the Arc Riverdale Task Force, which will work with other New York state Bend the Arc chapters on passage in Albany of the New York State Dream Act, and in conjunction with other progressive groups such as Indivisible, to hold members of Congress accountable for the Trump agenda. more
How many years, how much destruction, and how much taxpayer-funded cleanup and policing will it take for Manhattan College to claim responsibility for the impact that their growing off-campus population has on the Riverdale and Kingsbridge communities? more
Over the past several months, the Skyview Owners Corp. Co-op has watched with increasing concern the progress of a proposal by RiverSpring Health Senior Living Inc. (Hebrew Home of Riverdale) for development of a for-profit continuing care retirement community in an R1-1 single-family zoning district. more
When it comes to helping save Riverdale’s natural environment, the Riverdale Nature Preservancy is on the job. more
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We encourage the DEC to reject the permit application for the project based on four critical deficiencies in the permit application: Ignored seasonal wetlands, inadequate stormwater design, an outdated and inappropriate environmental assessment done for a different design five years ago, and a lack of alternative design considerations. more
I had never felt anything more painful than I did that day, crumpled into a fetal position on the floor of a cinema in Florida. more
Our legislators are currently considering Int. 1585-A, a bill that would require the owners or boards of rental, co-op and condo multiple dwellings to establish a smoking policy for their building. more
Hate crimes in any form are a detriment to our society. And when such atrocities occur, communities are left on edge. more
One would be forgiven for appreciating the irony in this candid truism by 50th Precinct officer Terence O’Toole, for police work and police brutality seem to go hand-in-hand in the United States. more
The U.S. Supreme Court has made it quite clear in many decisions over the years that hate speech is protected by the freedom of speech clause of the First Amendment to the Constitution. more
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