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Dominican Republic politics reached the Bronx earlier this month. Two Bronx-based candidates for the DR’s house of deputies made a makeshift campaign headquarters at a garage here. more
Some 54 homeless men have been quietly staying at the long-troubled Van Cortlandt Motel since October, according to the Department of Homeless Services, but the agency said today that it plans to relocate the individuals. more
City authorities have helped establish housing for the homeless at the long-troubled Van Cortlandt Motel. A spokeswoman for the 50th Precinct confirmed there has been a shelter at the 6389-93 Broadway for the past several months. more
Republicans in the Bronx are facing the same dilemma as leaders of their party on the national level: what to do about the likely nomination of Donald Trump for president? The Bronx County GOP has … more
The Hebrew Home's plans will be a tough sell to its neighbors. They say the buildings will not just hurt views of the nearby Hudson River, but also increase congestion and set a precedent for more construction in other parts of Riverdale that are zoned R1. more
Local activists and a delegation of Jewish leaders went to Albany earlier this month to lobby for passage of the Child Victims Act, the legislation to end the statute of limitations for child sexual … more
Many northwest Bronxites are welcoming a new city law imposing a 5-cent fee on plastic and paper bags starting in October. Local shoppers echoed one of the main arguments from advocates of the … more
The leading candidate came late and left early, another slipped out during the intermission and two more crashed the party. Congressional levels of decorum did not pervade the first debate over … more
Tech was the byword in participatory budgeting this year. About 1,800 people voted to send $1 million in City Council funds to bus countdown clocks, security cameras and education technology in … more
The name of the lawyer representing the Spuyten Duyvil School (P.S. 24) assistant principal’s lawsuit against the Department of Education might ring a bell to some local politics mavens. more
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