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A string of late-night robberies that seemingly started last August in Kingsbridge is racking up more and more victims as police try to bring the drive-by jewelry snatchers to justice. more
It's no secret the U.S. House is knee-deep in an inquiry on whether it should impeach President Donald Trump. But what many might now know is that some of the conversations congressional members and their staffs are having with their foreign counterparts is a bit educational, too. more
Under an autumn sky — heavily clouded and gray — a group gathered for a centuries-old tradition. Tashlich, the Jewish ritual of atonement held during the High Holy Days, is a time to reflect on the previous year’s transgressions. One is to meditate on their sins over small objects like rice or pebbles, toss them into a body of water, and to start anew. more
Trees are not particularly fascinating on their own. They are a dull green half the year, noteworthy for around two months in fall, and then barren, gothic protrusions throughout the winter months. Despite their less-than-stellar visages, trees remain major providers of, among other things, oxygen. The tree is simply a vital, yet background, character in the scenery of the world. more
Money laundering is so 2018. The newest thing is mail fishing and check washing. Anyone who has followed crime news lately has likely heard about people — even here in the northwest Bronx — falling victim to check fraud. The check they dropped into the mail finds its way into the hands of a hooligan, and then money begins disappearing out of that unlucky victim’s bank account. more
Zelda Fassler isn’t going quietly into that good night. She’s living out her golden years on her own terms. Some of that includes keeping her mind sharp and joints limber as an active member of the Hebrew Home at Riverdale. It also includes partaking in a ground-breaking treatment using an unorthodox substance she’d never let her kids try when they were younger. more
A nice lady just wanted to eat in peace on the morning of Sept. 29 at Land & Sea restaurant. Instead, the 29-year-old stepped away from her table at the 5535 Broadway restaurant to speak to someone. more
The mood was tense at the quarterly meeting of the Croton Facility Monitoring Committee, and Anne Marie Garti had not even brought up Jerome Park Reservoir quite yet. In fact, several attendees to that Oct. 7 meeting were there for that very purpose, especially after many had heard last summer the city’s environmental protection department would keep the reservoir’s north basin dry just in case there was ever a need for more water capacity at the Croton facility under Van Cortlandt Park. more
Anyone tuned into city council news has likely heard Speaker Corey Johnson talk about “car culture” this past summer. In a city riddled with buses, subways, ferries and cabs, owning a car can feel to some like a hassle. But for many, especially in the outer boroughs, it can be a necessity to get from one place to another. more
Antoine Larosiliere has been bullied. And he’s been the bully. Yet since he’s become a sixth-grade teacher at IN-Tech Academy, Larosiliere has reflected back quite a bit on his childhood behavior, leading him to become more involved in anti-bullying efforts. more
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