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John Cawley has lived at 3971 Gouverneur Ave. for 23 years. He raised his daughter, now an NYPD inspector, there with his wife.    Mr. Cawley has long considered himself a member of … more
Paying tolls in cash will no longer be an option at any of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority bridges and tunnels in the city starting in 2017, Gov. Andrew Cuomo has announced.  The … more
Rep. Eliot Engel lambasted a proposal to set up 10 anchorage sites along the Hudson River as a threat to the area, while the U.S. Coast Guard, the driving force behind the project, tried to assuage … more
A former teacher development coach, Steven Schwartz, is taking the helm at beleaguered Spuyten Duyvil School (P.S. 24) as interim acting principal, while the former acting head of school has been … more
The dozens of homeless men whom the city had promised to relocate from the Van Cortlandt Motel by late September are now gone – only to have been replaced by homeless parents with children, in … more
City Council unanimously passed a bill last week that would mandate mental health screenings for arrestees, in order to help people suffering from mental illness who are caught in the criminal … more
State Sen. Jeff Klein has taken yet another stab at Airbnb, accusing the popular short-term rental service of peddling “rooms of doom.”  The service, which allows people to rent … more
In response to a plea from Rep. Eliot Engel and two other members of Congress, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration weighed in on the U.S. Coast Guard’s plan to build 10 new … more
The City Council took a pointed step to condemn the anti-Israel Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions campaign in a resolution sponsored by Councilman Andrew Cohen. Mr. Cohen said he wanted to take … more
To see Margarita Rosario’s home is to see a mother’s pain. On the two-story walk-up’s south side is a mural of her son Anthony Rosario and nephew Hilton Vega, both of whom were … more
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