No principal, no problem! say parents at troubled grade school

The principal of P.S. 207 in Kingsbridge was nowhere to be seen as the new school year rolled in – and some parents whose children attend the school would like her to stay away. About 10 …

Popular bar raises drinking age to 23

A favorite watering hole of Manhattan College students, Riverdale City Grill, has agreed to raise its minimum drinking age to 23 in a bid to preserve its liquor license amid noise complaints, but …

MTA: Messy insulation was no hazard, but it’s fixed

The unsightly cables that appeared under the elevated subway line at W. 238th Street and Broadway and prompted residents’ concerns were not electrical and did not present danger, the …

Suspect in series of Riverdale burglaries arrested

Police have arrested a suspect in a recent string of burglaries at the Verizon Wireless store and Subway restaurant on Riverdale Avenue, officers said Monday. The 27-year-old suspect from Yonkers …

Long journey leads to Lehman College for new tennis coach

Like a lot of students who have just completed their college years, Ana Belzunce wasn’t sure what her next step was going to be. Born and raised in Spain before coming to America to attend the …

Police Beat

September 22, 2016 weekly crime round-up

1. Thrift store thievery A woman’s personal items were stolen while she was shopping at the Unique thrift, police say.  The 49-year-old victim was at the store 218 W. 234th St. on …

Montclair stuns Riverdale, 55-14

Riverdale was already in the midst of a very long afternoon last Saturday when Avery Hoffman, one of the Falcons vaunted “trio” took a handoff from quarterback Ryan Rosenzweig on the first play …

Political Arena

Council condemns BDS

The City Council took a pointed step to condemn the anti-Israel Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions campaign in a resolution sponsored by Councilman Andrew Cohen. Mr. Cohen said he wanted to take …

For former Jasper lacrosse star, 9-11 ceremony is a painful honor

Kaitlyn Cunningham has only a few memories of that fateful September morning that changed the world 15 years ago. Seven years old at the time, she was home from school for reasons that remain fuzzy …

Horace Mann has Dwight stuff in bounce back victory

In their season opener on Sept. 12, the Horace Mann Lions picked up two rather significant losses. They lost the game, 46-28, to rival Riverdale Country School, and they also lost their starting …

A walk on the beach yields a surpising find—the mole crab

I’ve always thought that I was reasonably attentive to the natural world surrounding me. And yet, I am finding out that there is so much that is happening undetected right under my nose. For …

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'Press’ named best in class

The New York Press Association (NYPA) has named The Riverdale Press the best large-circulation community newspaper in the state for the second year in a row. The Press won the Past …