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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
President-elect Joe Biden is just getting started filling essential cabinet roles for his incoming administration. Yet already, he’s facing pressure from the more progressive wing of the Democratic Party over plans to find a role for former Chicago mayor Rahm Emanuel at the White House. more
As the original twin towers of the World Trade Center rose out of Manhattan’s Financial District, a second set of twin towers had climbed into the sky 15 miles up the Hudson River, casting its own shadow over North Riverdale. more
Former federal railroad administrator Sarah Feinberg is the new interim president of New York City Transit — at least for now. more
When he moved to Riverdale in the early 1950s, Frank Montero didn’t exactly blend in with his neighbors. His parents — a baseball player and school teacher — had been one of the first black families to move into Brooklyn’s Bedford-Stuyvesant neighborhood, where he was “regularly beaten by his white classmates,” New York Times reporter Robert Mcg. Thomas Jr., would later write. more
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