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Michael Heller announced on Jan. 10 that he is running for re-election as the male member of the New York State Democratic Committee in the 81st Assembly District. more
The Stagg Group’s newest luxury affordable housing building at 3745 Riverdale Ave. is just about finished. According to meeting minutes and video of the Community Board 8 joint land use and economic development committees, the 18-story apartment tower was due to be completed this week. The final touches included windows and testing of the elevators, according to CB8 land use committee member Marty Wolpoff. Another final decision is what sculpture will be built in the courtyard. more
Mayor Eric Adams touted the creation of 270,000 private-sector jobs and removing $2 billion in medical debt off the books while he attacked the evils of social media during his third state of the city address last Wednesday at Hostos Community College. more
The Unity Democratic Club seems to be set heading into primary season later this year. That is except for one important race. That is the state Assembly seat long held by Jeffrey Dinowitz. more
Margaret Donato, a former chair of the Community Board 8 Public Safety Committee who lived in Kingsbridge, passed away in hospice on Jan. 11, 2024, at Calvary Hospital following a two-year battle with pancreatic cancer. She was 74. more
Mary Tait Seibert Goldschmid died on the day she was ready — Jan. 12, 2024 — and by the means she chose — a physician-accompanied suicide at Dignitas in Zurich, Switzerland, one of the few places in the world where Americans with advanced Parkinson’s can go to get a suicide that is painless, dignified, and legal.  She was 76. more
“If I had a flower for every time I thought of you, I could walk in my garden forever,” — Alfred Lord Tennyson Those words from the famous English poet could be part of John McKeon’s legacy. “Our family is very sad to share that our wonderful John, AKA “Johnny Flowers,” passed away on Jan. 23, 2024,” the family stated. more
The New York City Police Department has spent the past month or so searching for a pair of individuals riding on a dark-colored moped and mugging parkgoers at Van Cortlandt Park for their cell phones. more
A book club at the Riverdale Y older adult center celebrated the reading of its 100th book on Jan. 18. The members of New Beginnings at the Y’s Center for Contemporary Adults 60+ marked the occasion with a much-needed in-person gathering after years of online meetings necessitated by the pandemic. more
Hate crimes and hate speech has seen an increase in the first three weeks of January, leading up to an educational visit to Riverdale from the New York City Commission on Human Rights. more
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