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Homeless shelter gets one last debate ... in Manhattan

The decision to turn new apartments at 5731 Broadway into a transitional housing for the homeless is now in the hands of the agency who developed the idea in the first place — the city's …

Dinowitz says his tax plan could fund MTA fix

The so-called “summer of hell” in New York City mass transit could come to end. That is, if lawmakers can come to a consensus on the best way to fund and fix serious issues with the Metropolitan Transit Authority.

Filmmaker takes lyrical look at daunting issues

When Blanche Baker wrote the script for “Streetwrite” nearly two years ago, she had no idea it would perfectly align with the day-to-day political issues that surround the country.

Behind the pen ... and winning the Inkpot

Alex Simmons arrived at the massive San Diego Comic-Con in California as a panelist, but returned home an award winner.

Household trash transforms into organic treasure

You can make Riverdale cleaner and greener — right from your kitchen counter.

RKA English teacher discovers math problem

To keep pace with technology and more efficient learning for students, the price tag could add up to $10,000.

Green scene

Gardens here (Yonkers), there (Israel), everywhere

Say “garden” and a mental image bursting with flowers appears. But outdoor space that provides visual interest can be far more varied.

Sports Notebook

Jaspers head to Tulsa, Ireland this season

There’s still roughly three months before the Manhattan College men’s basketball team tips off its season, but it’s never too early to check out who the Jaspers will take on outside of the usual Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference suspects.

Boxer, Fieldston groundskeeper Danny ‘Irish’ McAloon dies at 74

Danny “Irish” McAloon spent many years as the groundskeeper of Ethical Culture Fieldston School, and lived in Riverdale all that time. But one thing they might not know about McAloon, who died earlier this month after a 12-year battle with Alzheimer’s disease, was his past — as a professional boxer.

Back to school, but no pencils? No notebooks? No backpacks?

This fall, thousands of school-aged children living in city shelters will return to school without backpacks, notebooks or pencils. Almost half are in the Bronx.

Siblings team up to celebrate Bronx — with a creative twist

All it took for Amaurys and Roselyn Grullon to create a Bronx-based clothing brand was a Google search.

Police Beat

Unluckiest burglars alive — probably

Police may be looking for two burglars who simply have the worst luck.

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