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With antisemitism on the rise in the United States, U.S. Rep. Ritchie Torres returned from a trip to Israel with a new appreciation of the relationship with the Jewish community in the northwest Bronx. more
Democratic Gov. Kathy Hochul held onto her seat last Tuesday against challenger Lee Zeldin, a Republican. With 95 percent of the unofficial votes counted, Hochul had a 5.6 point lead over Zeldin, as of Nov. 14. more
The liberal political group No IDC NY was accused of playing with antisemitic tropes following a post from its Twitter account that jeered at the last names of two Jewish politicians — Congressional-candidate Dan Goldman and Assemblyman Jeffrey Dinowitz. more
U.S. Rep. Ritchie Torres on Wednesday called again for the FBI to investigate the Russian  Diplomatic Compound in North Riverdale after concerns were raised that the towering complex is harboring Russian spies.   more
Co-op owners got together Sunday in their old haunt atop X2O Xaviers on the Hudson to chat about the year’s hottest topics — reverse mortgages and criminal background checks — and to revisit a few evergreen ones — tax abatements, boiler replacements. There was nary an N95 mask in sight, just the sun glinting off the river and an operatic view of the midtown skyline in the distance. more
Following months of lawsuits and court challenges, the redistricting dust has finally settled and the newly drawn Congressional district lines are in place.  more
Congressman Ritchie Torres endorsed Assemblyman Jeffrey Dinowitz Monday for re-election in the 81st Assembly district Democratic primary. The announcement comes soon after Dinowitz’ challenger, Jessica Woolford, received a high-profile endorsement of her own from state Sen. Alessandra Biaggi, whose current district overlaps with much of Dinowitz’. more
Greater Riverdale will fall under a new district in the upcoming midterm elections based on a draft of a new state congressional district map that was published Monday. The new senate district will still be the 34th but it will look slightly different, based on maps dropped on Tuesday. more
Despite a high court decision to toss out the new, hotly contest state and congressional district maps, area politicians are going forward with the upcoming June primary under the current maps. 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
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