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Three areas of Mayor Eric Adams’ State of the City address — where he revealed his “Working People’s Agenda” last week — piqued our interest: jobs, safety and housing. more
The federal minimum wage has been stuck at $7.25 an hour for 14 years — a time period during which mere adjustments for inflation would now have it over $10. more
Nurses at Montefiore Medical Center received a 19 percent raise after a three-day strike that ended in the early morning hours of Jan. 12. more
When Angellyh Yambo was fatally shot near her high school in the South Bronx last April, the lives of her family and students from University Prep Charter High School were changed forever. more
If you think breathing on the streets of a large city is difficult now, imagine what it was like 50 years ago, when vehicles guzzling lead-based gasoline spewed poison from their tailpipes, and smog was just one of those things everyone lived with. more
The width of Riverdale Avenue. A troublesome rooster. The fate of a historical church. The controversial boycott, divestment and sanctions movement against Israel. Or the volatile politics of the 2022 Democratic primaries — you have let us know what you feel. more
Greater Riverdale was once dubbed a “diner heaven” by this newspaper. After the past eight months, that moniker doesn’t seem appropriate as two of its eatery mainstays have closed. more
“Where were you when Kennedy was shot?” Many of us remember asking that, or being asked. That question has since been supplanted by ones like “Where were you when then Challenger exploded?” or “Where were you on Sept. 11?” more
Mr. Vice President, Mr. Speaker, members of the Senate, and of the House of Representatives: Yesterday, Dec. 7, 1941 — a date which will live in infamy — the United States of America was suddenly and deliberately attacked by naval and air forces of the Empire of Japan. more
This year has been one of change and turbulence as the world fully awakened from the COVID-19 pandemic. For our team here at The Riverdale Press, that has meant a refocusing of sorts on the issues that mean the most to our readers. more
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