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In 2011, Riverdale resident Jennifer Scarlott was arrested on the White House lawn for protesting the Keystone Pipeline, along with 1,200 other demonstrators.   But the arrest was hardly a … more
Leaves rustled as interns from the Van Cortlandt Park Conservancy (VCPC) and Friends of Van Cortlandt Park (FVCP) trekked into the humid forest. Their mission: to preserve native trees by tearing off … more
An apparent pattern of anti-Semitic vandalism continued on Sunday when softball players found swastikas on the baseball diamond at Seton Park. Joe Brender, a softball league organizer, recognized … more
For Judith Baumel, science and poetry are inextricably linked.  “What we think of as facts in science are often kind of metaphors,” said the poet, a 2014 Bronx Recognizes Its Own … more
A former NYPD officer, Vietnam veteran and beloved husband and father, Riverdalian Timothy Bowden passed away on Aug. 5 after a struggle with cancer. He was 64.  Born in Nevada but raised by … more
In the summer of 2006, Tommi Rutta signed on to be a camp counselor at Camp Koby in southern Israel, where she worked with bereaved children from 10 to 12 years old who had lost relatives to … more
Department of Parks and Recreation officials say renovations to Fort Independence Park will not be complete until the fall — at least the second delay to the project this year.The work, which … more
A dispute that turned deadly marked the first and only murder for the 50th Precinct this year. Last year by this time there were two.  Roderick Romney, 24, was shot in the throat at 2766 … more
Janet Golovner, the former executive director of the Kingsbridge-Riverdale Van Cortlandt Development Corporation (KRVC), passed away on July 29. She was 79.  A founding member of KRVC, Ms. … more
Deann Forman has fond memories of visiting The Riverdale Y on Sunday mornings with her husband and children for the two years she and her family lived in Riverdale, taking turns to work out while her … more
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