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When believers think of a place to worship, they likely imagine a beautiful, peaceful temple visitors can pray at and enjoy. For many who attend services at St. Stephen’s United Methodist Church in Marble Hill, that’s typically what they’d get. more
Eliot Engel spent three decades representing this part of the Bronx. But in the coming months, the area will get its third congressman in as many years as redistricting has ended Jamaal Bowman’s time here, making way for colleague Ritchie Torres. more
Imagine breakfast without milk. As time moves on for Anthony Del Orbe, the harder it gets to manage a 13-hour shift at the Marble Hill food pantry. more
When it comes to family, there aren’t many Ana can turn to. In fact, the 92-year-old only has her daughter, Sandra Ortega, nearby. If she can count Queens as close. Still, Ana has been busy preparing some important documents around a sensitive subject: how her life will end. And as Ortega quickly found out, it’s a mountain of paperwork. more
The New Year champagne may still be cold, but the 2022 election season is already in full swing. While many will be focused on races near the top of the ticket — like those for Congress and the state legislature — there will be other contests as well. Primarily for party positions like district leaders and state committee members. more
When people think of the leading causes of climate change, their minds likely jump to the automobile or even agriculture. But a New York-based coalition of advocates says there’s another sector with a large carbon footprint that often gets overlooked: the fashion industry. more
Background checks can make or break someone. Especially if that someone has a criminal history. Such checks may already cost people jobs and maybe even loans. But a new piece of legislation in front of the city council could take one essential piece of living off that list: homes. more
After more than a decade of negotiation spanning three mayors and direct involvement from a future U.S. Senate Majority Leader, the stretch of vacant land running along the Major Deegan Expressway south of Van Cortlandt Park may finally be on the verge of selling. more
The Riverdale Y Sunday Market is not just a place to get fresh groceries — it’s a vital space for community. Except there was a problem: The market next to Riverdale Temple on Independence Avenue didn’t operate during the winter. more
The city council made history when it elected Queens Councilwoman Adrienne Adams its new Speaker. Adams is only the third woman — and the first African American one — ever to lead the city legislative body. For Councilwoman Carmen De La Rosa, this vote was a “momentous occasion.” more
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