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Stop the noise! Neighbors can’t stand incessant drilling

A rock drill machine blasts its way through Manhattan schist next to 3135 Netherland Ave. earlier this week. The work being done there has led to major noise complaints by neighbors. Netherland Development LLC plans to build another home there after the rock is leveled.

In a what was once quiet corner of Spuyten Duyvil, residents have been experiencing high levels of noise pollution for well over a year. Three lots located on Arlington Avenue and Netherland Avenue between West 232nd Street have been under construction for up to eight hours a day every weekday.

Johnson Diner & Bar opening in mid-March

The outside of The Johnson Diner & Bar on Monday, Feb. 27. Owners say the business will open mid-March and will feature dishes like the classic Greek salad, roasted lemon chicken, buttermilk pancakes, “creative” waffles for kids, fun sandwiches, and beer battered shrimp tacos.
The Johnson Diner & Bar will open in the middle of March replacing the Riverdale staple Blue Bay Restaurant, which had been there since the 1960s until it closed in 2022.

Assemblyman Dinowitz: Protesters who block roads are ‘terrorists’

Assemblyman Jeffrey Dinowitz has put his name on two bills that would criminalize disruptive acts of protest. One would make it a misdemeanor if protesters disrupt speakers at an event, while the other would charge protesters who block a public road or bridge with a felony for domestic terrorism.

NYPD seeking luxury watch robbers

Police are searching for three male robbers who allegedly robbed a 21-year-old man last month in Kingsbridge.

Tool to protect EBT cardholders released

Gov. Kathy Hochul announced a new tool intended to protect residents on government assistance from criminals trying to steal their benefits through skimming devices.
Opinion

Let's be sure not relive some of our history

As we close out yet another Black History Month, let’s take a moment to celebrate the many contributions African-Americans have made to the country. They’ve done this despite discrimination and oppression — something even the Bronx, in the past, was not immune to.

Point guard DeJuan Clayton returns to the basketball court last Friday for Manhattan College after a judge granted an injunction in his lawsuit against the NCAA.

Manhattan guard sued the NCAA for denying him eligibility

The night of Feb. 23 felt like a moment of rebirth for DeJuan Clayton. With the Manhattan College Jaspers trailing Marist by seven points, Clayton checked in for his season debut against all odds. Right then, he became the first D1 men’s basketball player to play in eight different seasons.
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DONALD GIBSON

Donald Gibson, who was dean for six years, returning to California

The dean of Manhattan College’s O’Malley School of Business has announced he is stepping down at the end of the spring semester.
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Laura Levine-Pinedo, founder of 4Bronx Project, has joined up with Latinos Urbanos to install a free community library at P.S. 207 on Godwin Terrace. Levine-Pinedo said she is providing the library with Latinos Urbanos and Dr. Nick Figueroa, who was awarded recognition and an award from superstar hip hop singer Bad Bunny. The community library will be available Monday to Friday, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. outside the school. Members of 4Bronx Project and Latinos Urbanos cut the ribbon on the library on Feb. 15.
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Laura Levine Pinedo, founder of 4Bronx Project, has joined up with Latinos Urbanos to install a free community library at P.S. 207 on Godwin Terrace. Pinedo said she is providing the library with Latinos Urbanos and Dr. Nick Figueroa, who was awarded recognition and an award from superstar hip hop singer Bad Bunny. The community library will be available Monday to Friday, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. outside the school. Members of 4Bronx Project and Latinos Urbanos cut the ribbon on the library last week.
The combined St. Margaret of Cortona-St. Gabriel School team shows off their trophies after defeating St. Barnabas for the CYO Bantam Division title last weekend.

Takes Bantam Division hoops title with St. Barnabas win

While last year’s merger of St. Margaret of Cortona and St. Gabriel schools meant the end of the rivalry on the basketball court, students and family got another treat this year.
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