Squeezed by day care cost, a mom has her own solution

When Rodica Chiacu was searching for day care for her youngest daughter in 1997, she stumbled across The Riverdale Y and was shocked by how much they were going to charge her: $10,000 per year.

Disability hearings wait time tops 2 years

Ted Grohowski spent five days during a recent week in the hospital suffering from tender, infected ulcers on his feet — his sixth overall visit for the issue. The blisters are so painful, they often make him unable to stand up or walk.

Charter school set to take over Gan Miriam space

When Gan Miriam Early Learning Center closed its doors at the Riverdale Jewish Center with little notice last month, no one seemed sure who would take over the Independence Avenue space. The …

Six months after Kappock St. accident, Riverdale salons set to merge

On Jan. 2, an out-of-control car plunged into two stores on Kappock Street.


City keeps cooling centers open through Friday

As temperatures throughout New York stay well into the 90s, city officials said they'll not only keep "cooling centers" open through Friday, but many of the swimming pools — including the one in Van Cortlandt Park — will remain open longer.

Sports Notebook

Lehman tennis aims for CUNYAC finals return

In her first season as head coach last year, Ana Belzunce transformed Lehman College women’s tennis from a middling program to one to be reckoned with in the City University of New York Athletic Conference.

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Derailment spurs questions across MTA

It wasn’t speed that derailed the A train last week, just a few miles away in Harlem, but instead a loose unused track, according to the initial investigation. While MTA didn’t have to deal with fatalities this time, the accident put the entire New York City transit system under a massive microscope.

Food delivery explodes, but reaction mixed

Ever wanted a Big Mac delivered to your house? The drive-through has now become a “drive-to.”

Last Payless stores in NW Bronx close

Shoe lovers may have to pay a little more or travel a little further for Payless.

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Rose campions, the biennial fit for a (Thomas) Jefferson

The proverb says that imitation is the sincerest form of flattery. The gardener’s version is the request for plants and cuttings.

Hudson anchor sites in deep water

There won’t be any new places to anchor along the Hudson River. At least not for the foreseeable future.

Van Cortlandt family remembers late relative with tree at Vannie

Cortlandt “Cort” Shurtleff was the only student in his kindergarten class who could not spell his first name.