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Ivan Cheren loved baseball so much he couldn’t stay away from the local fields around greater Riverdale. And those who came to know of him recall his presence wherever the nearest crack of the bat was heard. His folk-like stature was made for a starring role in a baseball movie. But to Ivan, baseball was about so much more, including giving back to others. more
The New Year champagne may still be cold, but the 2022 election season is already in full swing. While many will be focused on races near the top of the ticket — like those for Congress and the state legislature — there will be other contests as well. Primarily for party positions like district leaders and state committee members. more
Jessica Woolford grew up in Kingsbridge, alternating between her grandmother’s building at West 234th Street, and her mother’s building at West 238th Street. While walking around the neighborhood — whether it be to school at P.S. 7, or church at St. John’s — Woolford regularly passed by the two-story house on Kingsbridge Avenue where the local Assemblyman maintains his district office. more
Demoralizing. That’s what Naomi Sharlin called her first day back at school. The omicron variant continues to take the coronavirus to new record highs in infection rates, but New York City schools vow to stay open. Yet, that doesn’t mean many are comfortable making a return. more
It’s easy to track packages from Amazon and other places, so why not track something a little more important to democracy — your ballot. more
In a rather unorthodox sense of the word, gifts are coming — not from a jolly man in a red suit and reindeer-pulled sleigh, but from Albany. More specifically, Gov. Kathy Hochul's office. more
Charter schools in the Bronx have something to be excited about: Pfizer is nearing emergency authorization to make coronavirus vaccine shots available to children between 5 and 11. more
Mayor Bill de Blasio told reporters last week he’s convinced his mandate encouraged thousands of education department workers to get at least the first dose of the vaccine, leaving just a handful who still haven’t done it. Just in case, however, the education department brought in thousands of vaccinated substitute teachers. more
There was a lot for Shira Silverman to ponder as she kicked off a new season of The Riverdale Y’s Sunday Market last year. She anticipated everything she could. But there ended up being one variable she missed completely: the coronavirus pandemic. more
It’s a gruesome anniversary. One year ago, New York City was overcome by the coronavirus pandemic. And the public school system — once infamous for never closing — was no exception as 1.1 million students took their lessons home and abandoned physical campuses. more
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