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Bronx Borough Hall was lit in yellow on Friday in honor of International Holocaust Remembrance Day. The following day, in New Jersey, a masked man threw a Molotov cocktail at the front door of a synagogue. No injuries or damage were reported, the New Jersey Homeland Security said in a tweet on Sunday. ‘Our hearts are with the families and loved ones of those we lost today and 78 years ago. In honor of them, we must recommit ourselves every day to fighting antisemitism and bigotry,’ said Bronx borough president Vanessa Gibson. more
‘You know what’s more expensive for families than even paying their rent? Childcare,’ said Gov. Kathy Hochul, who visited the Bronx Children’s Museum Jan. 11 to speak about her plan to make child care fairer and  more affordable. Bronx borough president Vanessa Gibson, deputy city council speaker Diana Ayala, state Sen. Luis Sepulveda, assembly members Amanda Septimo, Latoya Joyner and Yudelka Tapia and Bronx Children’s Museum founding executive Carla Precht were in the audience. more
City and state elected officials were relieved and thankful for the nurses at Montefiore and Mount Sinai after the hospitals announced a three-year contract with the union after a three-day strike. more
Countless menorahs were lit all around the world, but the fourth day of Hanukkah was special for Salanter Akiba Riverdale Academy students. more
Countless menorahs were lit all around the world, but the fourth day of Hanukkah was special for Salanter Akiba Riverdale Academy students. more
The term “hackathon” can sound misleading, especially when it involves high school students. But this particular event doesn’t engage in malicious hacking. Instead, it really improves or tries to fix a situation that coders see in their neighborhood. more
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
The Bronx Children’s Museum unveiled its new 13,000-square-foot, sun-drenched home with sweeping views of the Harlem River last week. For the better part of a decade, the Bronx facility has been a “museum without walls,” operating out of a purple bus that roved the borough bringing exhibits to 15,000 Bronx residents annually. It’s been a favorite at Riverdale’s annual RiverFest. more
The sprawling and vacant Kingsbridge Armory has returned to the city spotlight as the New York City economic development corporation rolls up its sleeves for another shot at redeveloping the 12-acre structure. more
Rep. Ritchie Torres will join a group of Bronx dignitaries and Riverdale rabbis on a trip to Israel Oct. 31 to Nov. 4 to learn more about diversity and the Israeli-Palestinian relationship. more
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