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Although he didn’t specifically reference the vandal attacks against four synagogues in Riverdale, President Joe Biden last week did speak out on the rise of anti-Semitic attacks, calling them “despicable, unconscionable, un-American, and they must stop.” more
Remember the days of sitting in a brightly lit school auditorium after finishing a full day of work, waiting for that couple of minutes to voice concerns about your neighborhood? more
The candidates looking to see who will fill the city council seat currently occupied by Eric Dinowitz like to raise money from people in the Bronx to fund their campaigns. It's just keeping that money in the Bronx they all, for the most part, struggle with. more
Charles Moerdler has never considered himself a “top-down” kind of guy. At least when it comes to government at the hyperlocal level. So why anyone would think he’d support city council Speaker Corey Johnson’s bill he says would overhaul community planning from the mayor’s office on down is beyond him. more
They’re not expected to do much more than choose a pair of new committee chairs, but how Community Board 8 assembled its nominating committee raised questions about whether the board is properly notifying the public about meetings. And the current board chair has committed to do better more
Jacques d’Amboise, a nationally renowned ballet dancer who in later years taught dance for free to many children across teh city, died Sunday at 86. more
It’s always a pleasant surprise when grassroots community activism actually gets the attention of those in power and leads to something positive. The residents of Knolls Crescent got a taste of this last year when they successfully delayed the closing of their local Chase Bank branch. 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
By the end of this year, Corey Johnson and many of his city council colleagues will head for the door, their time up at City Hall. Yet, the Speaker doesn’t want to make that grand exit without establishing some kind of legacy, and he believes he has found it in a long-term comprehensive planning bill he’s simply called “Planning Together.” more
It seems about once a year or so, someone happens by the small patch of hilly land separating Henry Hudson Parkway East and the actual Henry Hudson Parkway and finds something they didn’t expect: an old flagpole. more
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