Political arena

Fight with Hebrew Home looms

The Hebrew Home's plans will be a tough sell to its neighbors. They say the buildings will not just hurt views of the nearby Hudson River, but also increase congestion and set a precedent for more construction in other parts of Riverdale that are zoned R1.

Bronx GOP grapples with Trump

Republicans in the Bronx are facing the same dilemma as leaders of their party on the national level: what to do about the likely nomination of Donald Trump for president? The Bronx County GOP has …

Brewster stepping down from RMHA

After 36 years at the Riverdale Mental Health Association (RMHA), Robert Brewster is stepping down. “There’s no perfect time to make this kind of a transition, but I’m older than …

Local activists rally for the Child Victims Act

Local activists and a delegation of Jewish leaders went to Albany earlier this month to lobby for passage of the Child Victims Act, the legislation to end the statute of limitations for child sexual …

Marble Hill students say ‘ni hao!’

After spending two weeks in China, a group of eight students from Marble Hill School for International Studies is hosting Chinese students in their homes and school. “The idea was to bring …

Week of events celebrates Bronx

Bronx Week marked its 45th year earlier this month with a wide variety of activities throughout the borough. The idea is putting a spotlight on the people and places that make the Bronx …

The ticket

Memory plays tricks in ‘Incognito’

A new play by Nick Payne is a journey through the fog of the mind and also a hazy rendition of a cluster of circumstantial stories.

Green scene

Ecosphere inspires

I grew up on science fiction and in my opinion, the heyday of the genre occurred in the 50s and 60s. One staple of the genre was a spaceflight by conventional rocket that would attempt a journey…

Vocalist heading to LaGuardia High

Lashanique Znya Mourning is following her musical dreams to LaGuardia High School for the Arts in Manhattan next school year. She was admitted after a highly competitive process. Znya (the …

Church to host energy fair

Christ Church Riverdale is holding a Community Energy Fair on Sunday, May 22 from 1 to 4 p.m. Organizers said the event is designed to help individuals and small organizations take action.

Police beat

May 18, 2016 crime round-up

Read about a fight among bar workers, a passenger who stole from an Uber driver, parking lot vandalism and more.

Forget SoHo, talent shines in Yonkers

Residents of the Yonkers Carpet Mills Arts District are opening their studios to the public this weekend. Visitors will have a chance to meander through a cavernous warehouse...





'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 …