Gerald Shaw now practicing 40 years


Gerald Shaw recently celebrated 40 years in practice as a chiropractic doctor, currently seeing patients at his 3600 Fieldston Road office.

Shaw graduated from the National College of Chiropractic — now known as the National University of Health Sciences in Illinois, and started his practice in 1981 in his childhood home on Post Road.

As his patient roster grew, so did Shaw’s need for more space, moving him to his current Fieldston Road location in 1985.

Shaw joined the Riverdale Kiwanis Club in 1983, performing many community service projects such as scoliosis screenings for school children, as well as health fairs. The doctor and his wife Nancy have two sons of their own — both born at home in the mid-1980s, and featured at the time in The Riverdale Press.

Nancy Shaw, a retired technology teacher, now offers her support in accounting, public relations and the practice’s website. His office also includes manager James Willen, chiropractic assistants Ingridd Sanchez and Jade Chandler, licensed massage therapists Isabel Chandler and Erwin Hewitt, and Dr. Ralph Napolitano, who joined the practice in 2007.


Private job sector growing in NYC

New York City added nearly 180,000 private sector jobs in October — a pace matched or topped only by Rochester and Watertown-Fort Drum.

The city’s growth was more than 5 percent year-over-year, compared to 4 percent growth statewide, and 4.5 percent expansion at the national level.

Much of that increase came through leisure and hospitality, which grew 19 percent, while information jobs climbed 7.