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Dan Padernacht — joined by others seeking to succeed Councilman Andrew Cohen — called on Gov. Andrew Cuomo and Mayor Bill de Blasio to suspend the need to collect petition signatures in order to get on the ballot. None of them feel the middle of a pandemic is the best time to fulfill that requirement. more
The sirens announce to a hospital’s emergency room the arrival of a new patient. After the ambulance pulls in, a paramedic opens the rear doors so the patient can be lifted out. A paramedic yells over the sirens, relaying the patient’s age, gender and condition, as well as what happened on the ride over. It’s commonplace on television medical dramas. But Joshua Kimbrell lives it every day. more
Just a few weeks ago, all seven candidates looking to replace Andrew Cohen on the city council visited with members of the Ben Franklin Club — virtually — in the hopes to get that endorsement. But as of Monday, only one is left seeking it — the one many felt was going to get it anyway, thanks to his strong family connections. more
It’s no longer the end of the beginning, as it had been for months dealing with the coronavirus pandemic. For Daniel Reingold, this is now the beginning of the end. Kelley Dixon was the first Hebrew Home resident to receive the coronavirus vaccine Monday morning, kicking off what was expected to be a three-day process inoculating all 600 of his fellow residents, and most of the 1,000 staff members at the Hebrew Home. more
The community's most influential political club decided recently that endorsing a city council candidate was far more important than giving club members a say in who should lead them. Now most of the candidates who originally sought that endorsement have their own message: Thanks, but no thanks. more
It's no longer the end of the beginning, as it had been for months dealing with the coronavirus pandemic. For Daniel Reingold, this is now the beginning of the end. Kelley Dixon was the first locally to receive the coronavirus vaccine Monday morning where she lives, the Hebrew Home at Riverdale. more
It wasn’t Christmas unless it was Christmas with the Connaughtons. Throughout the 1980s and ‘90s, Connaughton’s Riverdale Steak House just off West 259th Street was the place to be on Christmas Eve. The restaurant’s owners, Terry and Anne Connaughton, would spend a month preparing for their biggest night, when the steakhouse was packed to the brim. more
It didn’t take Michael Heller long to come up with plans not only to ensure the Benjamin Franklin Reform Democratic Club could vote on new leadership in January, but endorse someone for Andrew Cohen’s soon-to-be-open city council seat as well. more
After a little over two weeks of schools offering nothing but remote learning after a spike in coronavirus cases, Mayor Bill de Blasio remains committed to finding a way for some schools to reopen physical campuses. Even encouraging schools that can to let students travel to school five days a week, instead of the two or three found in the existing hybrid learning models. more
It begins with waiting in line and ends with a celebratory sticker. No, children in preschools, elementary schools and specialized District 75 schools aren’t voting — although the process does bear some striking similarities. Instead, they’re waiting to be tested for the coronavirus. more
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