PRESS SPECIAL REPORT

Transforming into a single-payer health care state

Universal health care isn’t a new concept. The first modern iteration of such a system was first implemented in 1883 by Prussian leader Otto von Bismarck in the country that later became Germany.

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Perspective from a future doctor

If single-payer health care is passed in New York — or anywhere else in the country, for that matter — expect the sky to fall. That’s the clarion call of Sally Pipes, the president and chief executive of the California conservative think tank Pacific Research Institute, in an opinion piece published in The Riverdale Press last July.

Diaz fights back against plans to scuttle school G&T programs

Mayor Bill de Blasio’s school diversity advisory group has a recommendation for the education department’s gifted and talented program: Shut it down.

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Riverdale wins battle to keep SNAD regulations intact

After months of battling between local community board representatives and city government, the efforts to transform Riverdale's Special Natural Area District into a revised Special Natural Resources District is dead. For now.

Loeser's celebrates 60 years with its own street

West 231st Street and Godwin Terrace received a new name on Sept. 28 — at least ceremonially — when a new sign declaring the corner “Loeser’s Deli Place” was unveiled. Loeser’s Kosher Deli, owned and operated by Fredy Loeser, has been a fixture of the Kingsbridge street for 60 years. Fredy’s daughter, Pam Loeser-Halpern, has been campaigning for the name change for the last of those.

Politics, money, democracy creating a heady mix

Campaign finance and the rules that regulate candidate spending are a little like knowing how to change a tire. Many people have a general idea of what it is and how it’s done. If they’re lucky, they’ll never be stuck on the side of the road with a tire iron (or in an elections office, filling out a finance report).

SPORTS

Hungry RKA Tigers are back to their winning ways

It was just a couple of minutes after his Riverdale/Kingsbridge Academy boys soccer team had wrapped up its fourth victory of the season. But instead of celebrating, all Tigers head coach Will Cushing wanted to talk about was a loss from the previous week.

Can’t come out on election day? Vote early

After years of rancorous consternation in the state legislature, early voting has finally come to New York. Voters now have nine days before the general election to cast a ballot.

Cabrera wants bacon, pepperoni off school lunch menu

There is such a thing as a free lunch (and breakfast) at New York City public schools. But what’s in those meals is being scrutinized by parents and elected officials, to the point one councilman has convinced his colleagues to advocate for change.

Latin students find themselves at Lehman

Hispanic Heritage Month is drawing to a close, and a small group of students have joined each other at a table inside Lehman College talking about some of the events their group, Latinx Alliance, have put together so far. In fact, it’s more than many of them realized — a poetry reading, screenings of the documentaries “Knock Down the House” and “Underwater Dreams,” a panel recounting the Hispanic history of Lehman.

No need to change: Connaughton's celebrates 40 years

It’s actually been 40 years since Terry and wife Anne took over what had been a fledgling business in the heart of North Riverdale. Although always perched on its corner with West 259th Street, the steak house itself was a bit smaller back then, that is until a fire gutted the restaurant and a neighbor television shop.

PFLAG finds Bronx home at Ethical Culture

All it took for Jerry and Mimi Goodman to make a change in their community was just a little lunch.

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OBITUARIES

Beloved volunteer Lucia Loher, 87

Lucia Rose Loher was born in New York City on Dec. 14, 1931, to Isabel Cresten-Cortijo and Fernando Cortijo, both who preceded her in death. She passed away herself Sept. 22, 2019. However, her legacy of caring lives on.

Police Beat

A homecoming not-so-celebration

Even though the Bronx has a tough reputation, there are still some good people out there, as evidenced by one thankful person.

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