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It’s time to take another look at how teenagers are treated in the criminal court system, the Bronx’s top prosecutor says, but not because they’re being treated too harshly. more
When many communities hear city officials plan to develop a homeless shelter in their neighborhood, the pushback can be strong. And the opposition can be really loud. But for those who support such shelters in their communities, getting heard seems nearly impossible. At least at anywhere near the same volume. more
They’re not condominiums or co-ops. Marble Hill Houses are a mass grouping of apartment units for families with a little help from the New York City Housing Authority. But even with city workers involved, it can be near impossible sometimes to have your voice heard among nearly 1,700 others. But that’s where the tenant association comes in. more
A mystery pervades North Riverdale, not necessarily what’s planned at 6661 Broadway near West 252nd Street, but who’s actually planning it. more
If grandma or grandpa are a bit resistant about getting the coronavirus vaccine, maybe it’s time to introduce them to Rampage. more
Unemployment rates are certainly better than what they were a year ago, but getting a job in New York City continues to be much more difficult than it is anywhere else in the state. more
Mayor Bill de Blasio is certainly leaving his mark as he packs up Gracie Mansion. Beginning just after Christmas, anyone who wants to collect a paycheck in New York City will have to be vaccinated. more
There was a time when Mino Lora didn’t have the right to vote. It was 20 years ago, and she had just arrived from the Dominican Republic. Lora wasn’t alone, of course. The right to vote is only a right for those who are citizens of this country. more
Ellen had just discovered her husband was a drug addict, draining their shared bank accounts, and leaving them impossibly behind on rent and other essential bills. If that wasn’t enough, the couple had a child — an infant, in fact — who needed formula and diapers. But she also needed somewhere safe to live. And on that night, her family’s apartment was not it. Especially if drugs could potentially be in reach. more
As the saga over the proposed homeless shelter at 6661 Broadway continues, neighbors both for and against the project were invited to sound off at a city contract hearing early last month, only to find out the $195 million proposition is almost certainly moving forward. more
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