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At the close of a year that saw the death of autistic student Avonte Oquendo and a report on overcrowding released by the city Comptroller’s office, school safety and class size … more
  The Spuyten Duyvil School (P.S. 24) just got a little cooler. On Dec. 12, state Sen. Jeff Klein visited the school on West 236th Street to see its new air conditioners, installed with … more
Renewed plans to build three houses near Indian Pond in Fieldston  are pitting two of Riverdale’s former City Council members against each other. The Bloomfield family has hired June … more
After residents blocked a family’s 2010 plans to build three houses near Indian Pond, the small, beloved body of water in the Fieldston Historic District, the project is gaining steam. The … more
Over a month after 8-year-old Rylee Ramos was struck and killed by a car outside her elementary school, parents are left to implement traffic safety measures themselves while waiting for crossing … more
Local advocates are declaring victory after the Landmarks Preservation Commission (LPC) reversed a November decision to cancel proceedings to give protected status to Riverdale’s Samuel D. … more
When Rabbi Avi Weiss, the charismatic leader of the Hebrew Institute of Riverdale (HIR), told his congregants that he would step down as senior rabbi next spring because the institution needed … more
About two years ago, former Riverdale Press reporter Kevin Deutsch got a tip from a source about gang activity in a New York neighborhood where the drug wars had become so intense that parents feared … more
An elderly Riverdale woman who was listed in critical condition after a blaze ripped through her Fieldston Road apartment at the end of November died from her injuries on Nov. 22. The victim, … more
The man arrested in a huge 2013 drug bust in one of the borough’s quietest neighborhoods has pleaded guilty in a deal with prosecutors. On Dec. 3, Juan Rojas pleaded guilty to a … more
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