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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
The “How Many Stops Act,” legislation intended to increase police transparency was vetoed by Mayor Eric Adams last Friday. And now Speaker Adrienne Adams and several council members, including Eric Dinowitz, have vowed to override that veto. more
President Susan Burns stood atop the balcony on Founders Hall as she counted down over the sounds of cheering. She shouted “one” and the new banner was unveiled — the University of Mount Saint Vincent.  more
Yanely Henriquez, the mother of Angellyh Yambo honors her daughter on what would have been her 18th birthday . more
Saint Joseph’s Medical Center of Yonkers is making significant investments in enhancing its orthopedic services, it announced on Jan. 11. more
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