Ekawa plans collapse under community scrutiny

Ekawa Holistic Medicine wanted to bring a substance abuse treatment center to Kingsbridge. The neighborhood could use it, they argued. The Riverdale-Kingsbridge community has a high rate of fatal opioid overdoses, according to the city’s health department.

Former prof sues college claiming she was pushed out

A former tenured professor says Manhattan College was wrong to allegedly push her out of her job after more than 20 years at the school, claiming in a human rights commission complaint and a lawsuit filed in Bronx County Supreme Court that administrators discriminated against her over gender and perceived disability.

Major teachers union endorses for 2021 race? Not so fast

As far as anyone is concerned, the race to replace Councilman Andrew Cohen won’t take place until 2021. Yet, there are already two candidates actively campaigning for the seat, and one nursing a bit of a black eye.

Fourth school at Clinton threatens recovery, allies say

Plans to add a fourth school on the DeWitt Clinton High School campus have the historic institution’s alumni, parents and faculty worried the change will counter the academic strides the school had made in recent years.

Seeing red in blue community: Trump supporters speak out

Karina Munoz likes Donald J. Trump. A lot. She thinks he’s a good president who has done great things for the country, and is a much better alternative to a Democratic Party in “shambles.” She likes Trump so much, she changed her Facebook name at one point to “Kari Trump.”

AmPark fundraiser provides yearlong opportunities

The AmPark Neighborhood School parent association annual fundraiser is serious fun.

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Senators end JFK’s A-1 Division dynasty

Ava Grill Dubois could barely contain her enthusiasm. The American Studies senior third baseman had just helped her Senators take down John F. Kennedy Campus in a pivotal softball game, and in the process laid claim to the Bronx A-1 Division crown for the first time.

Early voting obstacle

Polling places are few and far between

Early voting is finally coming to New York, but a decision by the city’s elections board has dampened the enthusiasm of some Bronx lawmakers.

Poet looks to past for future inspiration

Sarah Stern is constantly bringing poetry to the table. It all began when she was about to graduate from middle school. At the time, Stern was required to “bring something creative” to commemorate the occasion. She wasn’t sure what she could contribute.

Day care rape arrest shocks neighbors

News that a Kingsbridge Heights man was charged with the repeated rape of a child in his wife’s home-based day care shocked parents — and has raised questions about how secure children really are in such facilities.

Green Scene

And from the sands grow amazing — and kosher — veggies

Sometimes, what you expect is not what you get! Visiting Israel several weeks ago, I had made arrangements to see how the residents of Netzer Hazani, a reconstituted community that had been expelled from Gush Katif, were creating a tourist destination built on its bird population.

Potholes? ‘Not my job’ says agency after agency

Valerie Katz drives her husband to the Spuyten Duyvil Metro-North station every day he commutes to work in Manhattan.

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