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Art Chang may not be as familiar with the Bronx as he’d like to be. But he has memories of the mainland borough from a particularly tough point in his life. “The South Bronx is where I … more
New York City is a big place — so big, it’s easy to get lost. Or at the very least, overlooked. Especially anyone living or working in the outer boroughs. Just ask pretty much every mayor who’s led the city. All of them, that is, except one — Maya Wiley. If voters choose to elect her first, of course. more
Derek Chauvin was found guilty in the murder of George Floyd in Minneapolis. The former police officer faced a jury of his peers, yet even in what many saw as an open-and-shut case, there were still some uncertain what would happen until the moment Judge Peter Cahill read the word “guilty” three times. more
Few education landscapes have been subject to changes over the course of the coronavirus pandemic as much as the city’s public elementary schools. more
It’s a gruesome anniversary. One year ago, New York City was overcome by the coronavirus pandemic. And the public school system — once infamous for never closing — was no exception as 1.1 million students took their lessons home and abandoned physical campuses. more
The past year has been challenging for many. But that’s probably especially the case for Richard Carranza. He is stepping down. His successor, Bronx superintendent Meisha Porter, will take over on Monday. more
The city’s public high school students barely spent a month on campus before they were shut down again due to rising coronavirus cases citywide. more
She was a Manhattan health care worker who recently returned from Iran. He was a New Rochelle lawyer who worked in Manhattan. Everyday people leading everyday lives. But what they carried inside them was no everyday virus. And there was just no way they could know how it would change not just their home, but the world. more
Too young to vote, but certainly ready to ask the tough questions among a group of people looking to become the area’s next member of the city council. more
Getting back to school hasn’t been easy for many, but it’s been especially difficult for New York City. more
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