Keyword: Alessandra Biaggi
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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
Bring up the proposed homeless shelter at 6661 Broadway during a Community Board 8 meeting, and prepare for fireworks. But it was a much different tone during a recent town hall involving one of the shelter’s supporters, state Sen. Alessandra Biaggi. There was less focus on the complaints, and ultimately more of an opportunity to ask questions. more
Every hour, four people are killed in traffic crashes across America. Traffic injuries affect even more, creating a grim topic during a recent gathering of faith leaders. “We are Christian, Muslim, Jewish and Buddhist,” according to the opening words of a presentation at that forum. “But we all ache the same way.” more
The coronavirus pandemic has been rough on many. But if you’re a co-op owner who’s struggled to make ends meet during these up and down economic times, there may finally be some relief. Reverse mortgages have been available to just about any homeowner. Except those in co-operatives. more
Controversy continues to surround a proposed men’s homeless shelter in North Riverdale, not just by its residential and commercial neighbors around the site, but among local elected officials as well. more
Thanksgiving is a holiday known for its seemingly never-ending cornucopia of food. But for many families, the holiday is like any other day — very little to eat, if anything at all. more
Keshia Collins Brown relied on her two college-age daughters to take care of her 8-year-old while she worked on-site at a Midtown bank during the coronavirus pandemic. But as fall neared, Collins Brown’s older children were expected back on campus, leaving her youngest without care. But there was one other alternative she could consider. more
Growing up in the South Bronx, Victor Davila says he’s been exposed to pollution his entire life. And he’s hardly the only Bronx native to suffer the daily effects of what has been termed “environmental racism.” more
Letitia James is in. Kathy Hochul most likely will run. And both Bill de Blasio and Jumaane Williams are making a lot of noise about mounting their own campaigns as well. more
Riverdale has always been a community rooted in love, acceptance, and inclusivity. Our neighborhood’s devotion to lending a helping hand and advocating for those often overlooked is one of the reasons why we are so proud to represent Riverdale. more
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