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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
To the editor: In a stunning breakthrough for environmental justice in New York City and New York state, a robust coalition of grassroots environmental justice groups have achieved the nearly unthinkable. On Jan. 5, Gov. Kathy Hochul signed into law a bill designed to begin to protect low-income communities and communities of color such as the South Bronx from the cumulative effects of decades of racist siting of polluting facilities. 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
A state-licensed cannabis dispensary is coming to Kingsbridge near Broadway and West 231st Street, the state Office of Cannibis Management has informed Community Board 8. The retail space is in line to become one of 150 new dispensaries the state Dormitory Authority plans to complete across the state. more
An observatory that was used for more than 40 years in Garden City needed a new place to call home. Students at Nassau Community College once had it on their campus until they began renovations to modernize the campus in 2019. more
Weighing in at 8 pounds, 12 ounces and measuring 21 inches, Yeniel Plasencia, a boy, was the first baby born in the Bronx in 2023, according to a Montefiore Wakefield spokesperson. more
Longtime educator and administrator Frances Segan of North Riverdale was known for all things Riverdale. That included being director of the KRMH Food & Hunger Project Inc. more
Bronx Community College received a $125,000 grant from Trinity Church Wall Street Philanthropies in support of the college’s Future Now program. more
The lights hanging over Riverdale Avenue last week tell the story that the holidays are upon us once again. The smiles on the faces of the children at Saturday’s holiday toy distribution for Bronx military families at the Bronx Zoo tells you it is Christmas time. This year both Hanukkah and Christmas fall in the same week. 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
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