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Seton Park may soon become “Seton Skate Park.” Well, not exactly, but the park between West 235th and 232nd streets is slated to get a few renovations — including a skate park — thanks to funding from Bronx borough president Ruben Diaz Jr., Councilman Andrew Cohen and Sen. Jeffrey Klein. more
It’s been two months since a couple hundred people gathered at the Riverdale Temple to share their thoughts on a proposed expansion of the Hebrew Home at Riverdale. more
They gathered amidst the pungent aroma of Buffalo sauce, sipping pints of ale and rallying support for an insurgent challenger in a race for control of a close-to-home House district in November’s midterm elections. more
U.S. Rep. Eliot Engel has joined more than 60 other House Democrats to form the new congressional Medicare for All Caucus. more
Politics have always been a part of Anthony Cruz’s life. In high school at Riverdale/Kingsbridge Academy, he interned for U.S. Rep. Eliot Engel and then mayor Michael Bloomberg — all while he led the Model United Nations team and was editor-in-chief of RKA’s school newspaper. more
After lead poisoned her daughter, Tiesha Jones set upon a mission to ensure it didn’t happen to anyone else’s child. She’s teamed up with state Sen. Gustavo Rivera to fashion a bill to expand the number of children considered at risk for lead poisoning in both public and private housing. more
Yechiel Kamioner’s life changed forever in 1939. He was 19 when German soldiers bombed his Wielun, Poland, home. more
Those who zip down Riverdale Avenue have learned it’s best to smile, because they’re on camera. more
Three generations of Padernachts have called Shalom Aleichem Houses off Sedgwick Avenue home, beginning with Sydney just after World War II, followed by Howard, and then his three sons. more
Community Board 8 rejected its high rise plans, but the Hebrew Home is hoping the borough president will be more sympathetic to its plea that it must change to survive. more
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