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New York inches closer and closer to outright legalizing recreational use of marijuana. But if and when that happens, Bronx borough president Ruben Diaz Jr., believes there should be some ground rules established first. more
Local news is in peril. From rampant job cuts to dwindling budgets, communities across the country are suffering from a dearth of outlets providing crucial coverage creating what’s being called “news deserts.” more
A little more than a decade ago, Dermot Shea was a rising star in the New York Police Department, taking over the top job at the 50th Precinct. Monday, he stood next to Mayor Bill de Blasio, named to a much different top job: that as the NYPD's 44th commissioner. more
They filled the sidewalk in front of the Bronx Library Center in Fordham last week, carrying signs and chanting their displeasure with the current health coverage system in the state. “What do we want? Health care! When do we want it? Now!” more
Martin Spett promised his father he would never discuss the Holocaust. It’s a promise that led off Spett’s 2002 book “Reflections of the Soul,” and the same promise Rabbi Barry Dov Katz shared to begin his eulogy of Martin Spett, a locally renowned Holocaust survivor who died Oct. 20 at 90. more
City council candidate Eric Dinowitz is flexing some political muscle as the male Democratic district leader for his father’s Assembly district, calling on the city’s elections board to expand early voting sites. more
Whether you’re on your way to P.S. 207 to vote early or you’re waiting to cast your ballot on Nov. 5, one thing is for certain: Bring your reading glasses, and maybe a cup of coffee, because there are more than 1,000 words of proposals you’ll have to absorb. more
Who are your neighbors supporting in the upcoming presidential election? Depending on which neighborhood you live in, it’s either Bernie Sanders or Elizabeth Warren. more
There are many factors that go into why someone might end up homeless. But nothing drives families out of their homes faster than domestic violence. more
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi originally hoped a Donald Trump impeachment inquiry could be wrapped up just in time for families to sit down and enjoy their Thanksgiving dinner. Bill Weitz, however, had a much different message on Sunday. more
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