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Since a young age, Jeffrey Dinowitz has wanted to help his neighbors. Even before he could vote, the future state lawmaker was a community activist, volunteering in local politics. That’s likely why Dinowitz has spent nearly three decades of his life representing this corner of the Bronx in the Assembly. more
It wasn’t that long ago this corner of the Bronx was shaken when a vandal broke windows of four local synagogues and was ultimately charged with a series of hate crimes. more
The leaves are changing color, and with that we change seasons. That typically signifies new beginnings, but even with coronavirus infection rates falling across the city, there are still fears another surge could be on the horizon. more
An express bus navigating the tricky turn from Kappock Street to Johnson Avenue claimed the life of Ruth Mullen on the evening of Sept. 7 — a woman who spent years advocating for a traffic signal at that very intersection in front of her home. more
Community Board 8 kicks off its fall meeting schedule with a gathering of all its committee chairs on Sept. 1. But anyone looking to observe firsthand what CB8’s executive committee is up to can leave their computer shut down, because seeing this meeting means traveling out to the Kingsbridge Heights Community Center. more
State lawmakers are feverishly trying to extend the state’s eviction moratorium as the Aug. 31 expiration date protecting renters financially during the coronavirus pandemic looms. more
State Sen. Gustavo Rivera’s attempts to expand Medicaid coverage for new mothers through the first year after giving birth passed the senate, but stalled in the Assembly. more
Last Saturday, with every last option exhausted, Sarina Prabasi stood in front of their proud Riverdale Avenue coffee shop to share the bad news: The doors were closing for good. more
The temperature was a chilly 32 degrees outside of Buunni Coffee, but there was nowhere else Sarina Prabasi wanted to be at that moment. When the doors finally opened in 2018 at 3702 Riverdale Ave., after months of delay, this location marked the official expansion of an idea to bring hot Ethiopian coffee to the city, which Prabasi started with husband Elias Gurmu in Washington Heights. more
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