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City homeless services officials have selected Yonkers-based Westhab Inc. as the new nonprofit provider to build and operate the proposed 130-bed single adult homeless shelter at 6661 Broadway in North Riverdale. The proposed contract award amount for the new vendor has jumped to $355 million. more
Rabbi Scott Kalmikoff can introduce you to your ancestral family in less than 24 hours, if he didn’t take any breaks. He can share your story by analyzing an ancestor’s name in a voter registration card or the community where they originated. more
P.S. 81 Robert J. Christen School celebrated St. Patrick’s Day with pride in front of the school doors on Friday morning. Brian McGuire, a kindergarten parent, was on the bagpipes while Bernard Orecchio did the Irish step. more
Police are asking the public for help identifying a man who pilfered $600 from a donation box inside the Abrar Masjid at 3016 Bailey Ave. on Tuesday afternoon, March 7. Surveillance cameras … more
Gladys Nussenbaum — formerly of Brooklyn, Riverdale and New York City — died on Monday, March 13, 2023, at the Sunrise Assisted Living facility in Woodcliff Lake, New Jersey, where she … more
Mayor Eric Adams rolled out March 20 the “Charge Safe, Ride Safe: New York City’s Electric Micromobility Action Plan.” His announcement followed a 5-alarm supermarket fire that injured seven people in Fordham Heights on March 5 that was caused by a lithium-ion battery-powered e-bike. more
Existing-home sales reversed a 12-month slide in February, registering the largest monthly percentage increase since the middle of the pandemic in 2020, according to the National Association of Realtors. Month-over-month sales rose in all four major U.S. regions. All regions posted year-over-year declines. more
The aftermath of the fire on the top floor of 2834 Heath Ave. on March 8. It was one of many recent fires in the northwest Bronx, some of which led to injuries. more
STAFF REPORT   I srael’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu publicly stated last week in a trip to Germany that Israel is and “will remain a liberal democracy,” … more
A pair of Kenyan runners won the 12th International Jerusalem Winner Marathon held on March 17. more
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