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Councilwoman Carmen De La Rosa, whose district covers Marble Hill and upper Manhattan, finally introduced a bill on Jan. 4 to clear the way for Mayor Eric Adams’ push to move thousands of the city’s retirees to a cost-savings privatized health care plan. more
Just recently, the United Nations gathered in our city for the annual General Assembly — the first in-person Assembly in two years. more
To the editor: Common Sense New Yorkers is a front group for New York real estate developers publishing campaign literature and attack ads against state Sen. Gustavo Rivera because he wants to reform 421a, the housing construction abatement that gave very generous tax breaks to real estate developers in exchange for a small number of below-market rental apartments. more
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
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