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It hasn’t been a quiet retirement for Marti Michael. In the years since she left her post as executive director of The Riverdale Y, Michael has spent a lot of time on the nation’s southern border with Mexico, volunteering to help families seeking asylum with the United States. Her work has directly impacted hundreds of people. Now, that impact has spread all the way to her stomping grounds in the northwest Bronx, because Michael is alone on the border no more. more
Eagle-eyed drivers and even pedestrians may have noticed a new addition to the landscape at West 238th Street and Riverdale Avenue — a shiny white speed camera. more
It’s not clear who first coined the phrase “journalism is the first draft of history.” Philip Graham, a former publisher of The Washington Post — and husband of the even more famous Katherine Graham — made it popular in a 1963 London speech. But another Post writer, Alan Barth, published the quote in an editorial about 20 years prior, and it peppered the editorial pages throughout his tenure. more
Sonia Sotomayor is a tough act to follow. But for Manhattan College, it’s proving more difficult than expected. more
The question is answered. The dust has settled. The old guard kept control of the Benjamin Franklin Reform Democratic Club. more
Gov. Andrew Cuomo plans to push a bill legalizing recreational marijuana for people 21 and older into the state budget. It’s the second straight year Cuomo has listed the policy change as a priority in his executive budget, removing it last year with the hopes of passing it as a stand-alone bill that never made it off the ground. more
Sometimes a crook’s not out to steal a car — just parts of it. more
Want to cast your ballot in the April 28 presidential primary elections? Registered Republicans and Democrats are pretty much already set. more
Although it’s not likely to get very far on Capitol Hill, U.S. Rep. Eliot Engel voted last month to pass H.R. 1230, better known as the Protecting Older Americans Against Age Discrimination … more
Jamaal Bowman is picking up more endorsements as he works to challenge Eliot Engel for his congressional seat. more
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