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As asylum seekers seek shelter, they might have imagined what a safe haven might look like in the United States. New York City was not one of them; it was probably their worst nightmare. They sleep on the street under the beating heat or take shelter in buses capable of holding 15 people. more
Tolls are increasing throughout the city later this month. But it is about to get a lot cheaper for Bronx residents. And this time, the long-promised toll rebate seems it will really happen. more
Mayor Eric Adams’ idea of bringing World Cup cricket to Van Cortlandt Park next year has met with some resistance following an emergency Community Board 8 meeting July 20. more
State Sen. Gustavo Rivera and Assemblywoman Amy Paulin of Assembly District 88 announced July 7 they are reintroducing the New York Health Act. The bill would lower the costs of health care for a large portion of New York residents in an effort to provide comprehensive healthcare to all of its residents. more
For newly named Community Board 8 Chair Julie Reyes, being in charge means holding back on her own opinions and hearing all sides first. The longtime board member and Realtor at Grand Lux Realty was voted unanimously on June 30 to succeed Laura Spalter, who termed out. more
Republicans took back the U.S. House majority in the 2022 midterm elections including six seats in New York, but now that control could be threatened. The New York Appellate Division of the Supreme Court ordered July 13 new congressional districts to be redrawn following a lawsuit from several New York voters. This move could potentially help Democrats. more
After a two-year long effort, on June 22 City Council approved the co-naming of the crosswalk at 6115 Broadway between West 251st St. and Manhattan College Parkway to Betty and Lloyd Adams Way. The honor is in memory of Betty and Lloyd Adams, co-owners and founders of Lloyd’s Carrot Cake shop across the street from Van Cortlandt Park since 1986. more
It was just a day after Darcel Clark won her contested primary to remain the Bronx district attorney. The event was an evening meant to express appreciation for members of the Benjamin Franklin Reform Democratic Club. But instead, Clark had nothing but appreciation for her voters and supporters. more
There is new leadership at the top of Community Board 8, and it’s coming from Julie Reyes. more
State Sen. Gustavo Rivera’s “Coverage For All” bill, which sought to extend the essential plan to undocumented New York residents, has failed to pass the Assembly. The bill was previously excluded from Governor Hochul’s state budget in May, but there was still hope for it when it passed the state Senate on June 8 up until now. more
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