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A con artist who goes by the name of Tony is stalking the streets of Riverdale preying mostly on older men — and the scammer's activities appear to be perfectly legal. On the afternoon of … more
Legend has it that Slains Castle near Aberdeen, Scotland provided the real-life basis for Dracula’s home in Bram Stoker’s famous novel. But for Riverdale artist Agnes Murray, the huge, … more
Residents opposed to Montefiore Medical Center’s plans for a large new facility on Riverdale Avenue are frustrated that Community Board (CB) 8’s Land Use Committee postponed a meeting to … more
Bushes, trees and piles of trash are plaguing property on Cambridge Avenue. Residents in the vicinity have contacted 311 to voice their disgust with the properties, seeking improvements to them, to … more
The July 17 front-page article, “Jobs program aims to link businesses and Bronxite,” misidentified the site of a African slave burial ground as Morris Park. It is actually in Drake … more
Officials from Councilman Andrew Cohen to U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer have spoken at a series of high-profile events expressing solidarity with Israel as the country’s armed forces fight in Gaza … more
Jacqueline Schweitzer died peacefully at home in Riverdale on July 15 after a long illness. She was 85. Her childhood and youth were troubled and difficult: poverty, a terribly cruel father, … more
A recent High School of American Studies at Lehman College graduate is working to reform admissions to New York City’s specialized high schools — from the inside.  In his … more
Insects have taken over Van Cortlandt Park, but not to worry: this kind doesn’t bite. The Department of Parks and Recreation has unveiled 14 insect sculptures at the south end of the park, … more
The Large Hadron Collider will be getting a visit from researchers at Manhattan College.  Physics professor Rostislav Konoplich and undergraduate students from the college have received a … more
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