Sen. Gustavo Rivera’s proposal faces uphill battle, he wants to

Combat overdoses with safe injection sites

What some critics cast as a radical approach to fighting addiction, proponents say offering drug users safe places to inject illegal narcotics is a forward-thinking, evidence-proven system that could deal a major blow to what state health officials have called an unprecedented opioid crisis.

Hoping to bring rebirth to a hidden stream

Before there were buildings, roads and hundreds of thousands of people, there was Tibbetts Brook. Its marshes and wetlands stretched from what is now a park in Yonkers to Spuyten Duyvil Creek.

God gives Sisters of Charity nun century of good living

Sister Frances Devine marked her 100th birthday on Aug. 4 at the Mount Saint Vincent Convent, surrounded by her family of nearly eight decades — the Sisters of Charity.

A touch of Catskill in the city

Michael Mendel has had an affair with his barn house in Catskill since 1948. There the Riverdale resident wanders through the pastures, searching for the perfect scene to capture with his camera before reimagining those photos on canvas through watercolors.

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Manhunt underway after Kingsbridge grocer robbed

Police are looking for help trying to catch two men they say robbed the Broadway Candy and a Kennedy Fried Chicken over the weekend.

A brilliant solution, or a terrible problem?

The Hudson River could be on the brink of its demise. At least according to some environmentalists dreading construction of massive storm barriers the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers might build on waterways around the city.

Sports

Baseball done, RKA’s Tureski looks to medicine

Healy Tureski was sitting near his old dugout at Seton Park, a place he called home as a key part of the Riverdale/Kingsbridge Academy baseball team for the past four seasons.

Students put rebuilding Puerto Rico ahead of summer fun

Nearly a year after Hurricane Maria wrecked the island’s landscape, Puerto Rico is still a long way from recovery. With that in mind, some Lehman College students ditched a summer time at the beach and instead traveled to the Caribbean island to help rebuild damaged communities there.

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Historic district home sells for $4.2 million

A home in Riverdale’s historic district has changed hands. But there’s a bit of a mystery on who is the new owner of 5291 Independence Ave.

Fieldston street closure

Detouring around the heart of Riverdale

Getting into Fieldston this weekend won’t be easy. For a 24-hour period beginning at 3 p.m., on Friday, the community will close its private streets, keeping delivery trucks, non-Fieldston traffic and unannounced visitors out of the community.

Green Scene

A surprising inspiration for a remarkable garden just north

Imagine stepping through a doorway set into high crenellated brick walls into a magical garden. I can only liken it to an “Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves” moment, when the mundane world melts away and shining jewels scattered all around.

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Veggies, communal growth at The Y’s Sunday Market

In an urban area such as the Bronx, farms are few and far between. But thanks to The Riverdale Y Sunday Market, that’s all changing — one kosher pickle at a time.

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