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Bronx Borough Hall was lit in yellow on Friday in honor of International Holocaust Remembrance Day. The following day, in New Jersey, a masked man threw a Molotov cocktail at the front door of a synagogue. No injuries or damage were reported, the New Jersey Homeland Security said in a tweet on Sunday. ‘Our hearts are with the families and loved ones of those we lost today and 78 years ago. In honor of them, we must recommit ourselves every day to fighting antisemitism and bigotry,’ said Bronx borough president Vanessa Gibson. more
State Sen. Robert Jackson, at far left, speaks with teens from the Kingsbridge Heights Community Center Youth Leadership Council Jan. 25 in his Albany office to discuss increasing funding for after-school programs. The trip was organized by New York State Network for Youth Success. more
At least 85 percent of Americans in 2022 believe in at least one antisemitic phrase, according to surveys conducted by the Anti-Defamation League. That is a significant rise from 61 percent who were surveyed in 2019. more
The headline in a local Brooklyn newspaper on Jan. 2, 1923 read, “Women will rule this year.” It was just four years after women got the vote after the 19th amendment became law. more
Edgehill Church in Spuyten Duyvil opened its doors last Sunday for the first time since it became the new headquarters of the Kingsbridge Historical Society. It is a windfall and an enormous responsibility for a small group of local history buffs who plan to restore and make it into a hive of activity in northwest Bronx. more
Police are looking for a man who stole $100 from a bank teller in a heist at Chase Bank on Broadway and West 231st Street in Kingsbridge Friday, Jan. 13. A Chase employee told responding officers the man entered the bank wearing a black hat and coat and a blue surgical mask at about 5 p.m. and passed a note through the teller window. more
Demonstrations against police brutality unfolded last weekend in the streets of New York City after footage was released of the Jan. 7 encounter with Memphis police officers that took Tyre … more
City leaders were excited to hear Mayor Eric Adams focus on jobs, housing and tenants rights, and public safety during his second State of the City address in Queens last week. more
What’s a deadly disease that has killed off a once-famous type of banana have to do with the winner of an annual race unity essay award? more
Lydia Dufour of greater Riverdale was named to the dean’s list for the fall 2022 semester at Slippery Rock University. She had a GPA of 3.5 or higher and earned at least 12 credits. more
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