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To the editor: (re: “Neighborhood road design could impact commuters,” May 19) Regarding your recent story about plans to narrow Riverdale Avenue, I find the lamentations of Community Board 8 over the Metro-North Rail Link Bus to be absurd to the point of laughable. That bus is already incredibly unreliable, simply because the Metro-North bus operator is incompetent. more
State lawmakers in 2019 passed landmark legislation limiting a judge’s ability to impose bail in most misdemeanor and low-level, nonviolent felony cases — a major win for criminal justice advocates who argued the bail system that had been in place unfairly punished the poor. more
Hasnie Ahmetaj has responded to emergency medical calls in this part of Bronx for the past three years. She’s shocked hearts back to life in Kingsbridge. She’s revived patients who couldn’t breathe in Spuyten Duyvil. She’s treated dozens and dozens of COVID-19 victims in the back of an ambulance as it sped along Riverdale Avenue.  more
The city’s transportation department has dredged up a six-year-old plan that would eliminate a travel lane on the very busy Riverdale Avenue between West 254th and West 263rd streets in the name of traffic safety. more
When city officials raise concern over a city contractor’s business practices, it’s usually in the best interest of said contractor to address those concerns. more
It’s been 11 months since synagogues in and around Riverdale were terrorized by a serial vandal who some described as quite angry after seeing him in released security camera footage. more
The massive fires that seemed to engulf building after building in the borough back in the late 1970s and early ‘80s led many declaring the “Bronx is burning.” In fact, it almost felt unusual to not use the word “fire” in conjunction with “Bronx,” because the two had become so synonymous during that time. more
I. William Stone — or Bill, as friends called him — was a man who always wanted to see everything and anything with his own eyes. In fact, anything that came up at Community Board 8 meetings during his decades there almost always required him to go out and see things for himself before he could make any decision. more
At least as far as the 50th Precinct goes, there’s a little more than one car crash per day which, in January, injured 33 people. Thankfully, no one died, but will that always be the case? more
It seems every corner of the Major Deegan Expressway has a story, at least in the eyes of Melba Taveras. “There’s been an accident there, there, over there, and there,” says Taveras, manager of Fiesta Liquors, just off the expressway on West 230th Street and Bailey Avenue. more
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