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For weeks, neighbors hoped to get answers from city officials about the proposed men’s shelter at 6661 Broadway. After deciding not to show up when they were first invited, a contingent of officials from the city’s social services department joined the recent Community Board 8 land use committee meeting. That’s where committee chair Charles Moerdler took the agency’s deputy commissioner, Erin Drinkwater, to task. more
Councilman Ydanis Rodriguez might be leaving his city council seat in just a couple weeks, but he has no plans to leave City Hall anytime soon. more
West Virginia Sen. Joe Manchin may have surprised the White House with his decision Sunday to no longer back President Joe Biden's Build Back Better plan. But one lawmaker who wasn't? U.S. Rep. Jamaal Bowman. more
Nobody needed a lift, no less wanted one. Nancy Reynoso was completely out of work when the coronavirus pandemic hit, and as far as she and everyone else knew at the time, her green cab was on indefinite hiatus. more
They gathered and celebrated. After more than 15 years of hard work, fundraising and planning, the Bronx Children’s Museum is finally ready to open. Well, almost. more
Back when Gov. Kathy Hochul first took office in September, she focused on the coronavirus delta variant, which was — and continues today — spreading rapidly. One of those measures? Extend the ability of government bodies like local community boards to meet virtually — at least until we thought we might be out of the woods. Like, say, the beginning of next year. more
Stealing packages is always a gamble, because if you’re not the person those packages are actually intended for, you almost never know what’s inside. more
Isaac Espinosa is carving a niche for themself, starting in the former Lehman College student’s home borough: the Bronx. And their industry of choice is one long riddled with negative stereotypes. That’s right, video games. more
It’s time to take another look at how teenagers are treated in the criminal court system, the Bronx’s top prosecutor says, but not because they’re being treated too harshly. more
When many communities hear city officials plan to develop a homeless shelter in their neighborhood, the pushback can be strong. And the opposition can be really loud. But for those who support such shelters in their communities, getting heard seems nearly impossible. At least at anywhere near the same volume. more
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