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The families seeking asylum at Van Cortlandt Motel were quietly moved out of the Naica operated shelter last month and spread across several shelters in the Bronx, Queens and Brooklyn. It has been a painful transition for those families. more
There has been some movement in the long-running defamation case filed by a former P.S. 24 Spuyten Duyvil assistant principal. more
The Benjamin Franklin Reform Democratic Club announced endorsements for the upcoming primary following meeting on Jan. 24. However, it decided to table endorsements of sitting state senators Gustavo … more
The New York City Council voted to override Mayor Adams’ vetoes on two bills on Jan. 30 with a vote of 42-9. The first, the “How Many Stops Act,” seeks to increase police transparency while the second seeks to ban solitary confinement in city jails. more
Two high school sophomores who live in Riverdale were inspired so much by family and friends who attended the 100-day rally at Central Park marking the first 100 days since the Oct. 7 terrorist attack on Israel that they decided to start a similar effort locally. more
Community Board 8 members questioned last week whether the stewards at Van Cortlandt House Museum were the right fit for the community. The New York Chapter of the National Society of Colonial Dames has been critiqued for a “lack of programming” and their membership criteria, which some have argued is exclusionary to people of color. more
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
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
Mayor Eric Adams blamed the migrant crisis for the announced budget cuts that left the city reeling and its residents grumbling back in November. Budget cuts were heavily anticipated to affect parks and libraries locally. more
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