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A hard-fought battle has finally produced results. An intersection that claimed the life of a prominent resident last year will now get a traffic light. At least that’s the word from the city’s transportation department, paving the way for such a signal at Kappock Street and Johnson Avenue. more
Primary day has stuck with Eric Dinowitz. Not only was the most recent one last year when he secured his city council seat for the next two years, but also because he also discovered a troubling trend. more
In the immediate aftermath of the fire and smoke that tore through a Fordham Heights apartment building, Danny Monge was at the scene, doing what he always does when someone is in distress: He helps out. more
Demoralizing. That’s what Naomi Sharlin called her first day back at school. The omicron variant continues to take the coronavirus to new record highs in infection rates, but New York City schools vow to stay open. Yet, that doesn’t mean many are comfortable making a return. more
The new year started in the 20s with a threat of snow that never came. But for many living at Fort Independence Houses, the fear wasn’t about getting to work or school — it was about simply staying warm. more
Jessica Woolford grew up in Kingsbridge, alternating between her grandmother’s building at West 234th Street, and her mother’s building at West 238th Street. While walking around the neighborhood — whether it be to school at P.S. 7, or church at St. John’s — Woolford regularly passed by the two-story house on Kingsbridge Avenue where the local Assemblyman maintains his district office. more
New York once again set a new high in the number of new COVID-19 cases in a single day, surpassing the previous record set Jan. 1. Yet, positivity rates as a whole appear to be flattening. more
His title as "Congressman" was so new, it was still measured in hours. But Jamaal Bowman and his team woke up the morning of Jan. 6, 2021, ready for what was supposed to be a difficult day.  more
It’s an impressive list of multi-sports greats: Deion Sanders. Jim Thorpe. Bo Jackson. Jackie Robinson is in Major League Baseball’s Hall of Fame, but excelled at three other sports in college as well — football, basketball and track. Still, he’d have to tack on one more to catch up with Martin Zelnik. more
It’s been 1,548 days since Hurricane Maria ravaged her home of Puerto Rico. Yet, Janet Torres still lives with devastating effects — but not from the storm. more
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