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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
Dustin Jones can’t take trains the same way most other people can. more
Only a river stood between certain death and the promise of safety. Over the course of a month, a half million men, women and children crossed the Naf River from Myanmar into Bangladesh. more
If it felt more like a political rally than an informational forum at times, it’s probably because the more than 225 people gathered at Lehman College’s music building last weekend have become focused on a single goal: Get rid of the Independent Democratic Conference. more
On a chilly night last week, a small but quietly spirited group of parents, students and other community members gathered at the Ethical Culture Fieldston School for an anti-hate forum hosted by state Sen. Jeffrey Klein. more
Fernando Cabrera is not known for pulling punches. When criticizing opponents, especially during an election, the two-term councilman has not shied away at all from calling someone out for failing for do enough for constituents. more
There’s a meeting Sunday all about the state senate’s Independent Democratic Conference. But its leader, Sen. Jeff Klein, isn’t invited. more
The next round of the never-ending election cycle is finally here. On Sept. 12, the three Democrats running to represent the 14th District in city council finally face off in the citywide primary. more
Following a weekend filled with violence and bigotry in Charlottesville, Virginia, earlier this month over the removal of Confederate statues, Mayor Bill de Blasio announced Aug. 16 he would convene a task force to examine all statues in the city, marking specific ones that might be considered offensive or rooted in racism or bigotry. more
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