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The New York City public advocate has a number of jobs, including acting as a non-voting, citywide member of the City Council, being first in the line of succession for mayor and investigating the … more
When a local resident asked Mayor Bill de Blasio if he would make a commitment to extending the Hudson River Greenway into Riverdale his answer was a definite “maybe.” De Blasio … more
Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz, Jr. began his eighth annual State of the Borough Address with a call to “reunify the neighborhood.” He did so because the auditorium at John F. … more
Councilmember Andrew Cohen joined Assemblywoman Amy Paulin last week in Albany to push for legislation that would ban teenagers less than 18 years of age from getting married.  Under current … more
Students at the College of Mount Saint Vincent are concerned that a plan to offer free tuition at city and state colleges would come at the expense of small independent schools such as theirs. A … more
How would you cross the street in an area shaped like the letter Y and where traffic runs in all directions without a crosswalk, stop sign, traffic light or island? Many people who live near … more
State lawmakers unanimously passed a resolution to memorialize the life and service of FDNY Battalion Chief Michael Fahy who was killed last year in an explosion on Tibbett Avenue and W. 234th … more
Councilman Andrew Cohen rallied at City Hall last week to muster support for a five-cent plastic bag fee, which the City Council has approved but the state Senate has sought to block.  Under … more
This is the second in a series of articles about roads, sidewalks and step streets in the northwest Bronx and the debris, potholes and decay that plague them. The first in the series, “Wait for … more
On a cold, rainy Thursday night last November, a half dozen commuters huddled inside a bus stop shelter, waiting for the Bx7 to arrive—and the wait stretched into an hour, even as other buses … more
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