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An orderly line formed at the corner of Fordham Plaza Monday morning outside the New York City Housing Authority’s Bronx office. A dozen or so families waited as the sidewalk began to bake in the sun. Then, at 8:00, a guard unlatched the door and poked out his head, allowing an icy gust of air to escape. more
Low-income New Yorkers are eligible for free air conditioners through the federally funded Home Energy Assistance Program, but only if they’ve got a printer at home and can think ahead. The deadline to mail in an application this year was July 8, two weeks too soon for those who may have hoped to apply for the benefit during the city’s sweltering heat wave last month. more
It took only about two months since this newspaper and nine months since two hyperlocal online news sites first reported on the “scourge” of illegal and defaced license plates for someone in the mayor’s office to finally take significant action. more
Eric Dinowitz’s city council district would gain a larger portion of Marble Hill Houses and Kingsbridge Heights, while losing Wakefield to a neighboring district, as part of a preliminary redistricting that reflects the new 2020 census figures. more
City students will jump-start a cybersecurity education at no cost in up to 26 weeks. more
At a public city council redistricting hearing last Wednesday all talk regarding the northwest Bronx had to do with unifying the Marble Hill Houses into one district.  Yet a law written to ensure that all council districts are apportioned in a fair manner may be the one thing preventing that from happening. more
Rose C. McKenna passed away on Saturday, June 25, 2022, surrounded by loved ones. Her husband, Thomas, and her sister, Anna, preceded her in death. more
U.S. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez endorsed a slate of candidates running for Assembly, including Jessica Altagracia Woolford, who hopes to defeat Jeffrey Dinowitz for his long-held seat representing Riverdale, Kingsbridge, and parts of Norwood and Wakefield. more
A former New York City Housing Authority employee was sentenced to 12 years in prison for shooting a building superintendent who had written him up for a job infraction, according to the Bronx District Attorney’s office. more
To the editor: NYCD16-Indivisible stands for the reproductive freedom of all people. We believe everyone should have the right to control what happens to their bodies, including making the decision whether or not to have a child, as well as the right to parent children in a safe and healthy environment. more
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