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Merchants of the five West 231st Street businesses destroyed in a fire last December are left devastated as demolition has further erased what once stood. more
During a recent Community Board 8 Parks & Recreation Committee meeting new 50th Precinct Commanding Officer Ryan Pierce provided a window into how the precinct is tackling recent robbery patterns at Van Cortlandt Park. more
On an early October day in 1964 with the Yankees and Cardinals tied 1-1 midway through Game 3 of the World Series my mom sent me to Peter Reeves on 231st Street to get a jar of mayonnaise so she could make me a tuna fish sandwich.  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
The Stagg Group’s newest luxury affordable housing building at 3745 Riverdale Ave. is just about finished. According to meeting minutes and video of the Community Board 8 joint land use and economic development committees, the 18-story apartment tower was due to be completed this week. The final touches included windows and testing of the elevators, according to CB8 land use committee member Marty Wolpoff. Another final decision is what sculpture will be built in the courtyard. 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
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
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