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Council race collecting lots of money, but spends little locally

It's supposed to be a local city council special election race, but some might say it's not feeling very local. That is, unless you're Carlton Berkley.

Newest council candidate under fire over Twitter

Kevin Pazmino, shared Trump’s love of Twitter. And just like the former president, his account, too, was suspended by Twitter. Pazmino doesn’t know why he, too, was silenced — but those running against him in the council race say they do.

Fasten your seatbelts for bumpy ride on Palisade Ave

Rollercoasters can be fun, so long as they’re within the confines of state fairs and amusement parks. But when they’re outside a nursing home, the adrenaline rush seems to suddenly disappear.

COVID recovery means more than just vaccine or two

The coronavirus pandemic impacted nearly every aspect of life as we know it. But with President Joe Biden committing to secure enough vaccine doses for every American, the country might be turning the corner on this once-in-a-lifetime health crisis.

Candidates debate legalizing sex workers

Sex workers face as much as a 75 percent chance of experiencing sexual violence on the job, according to statistics compiled by the Urban Justice Center. Yet, many of these assaults go unreported because sex workers fear potential arrest or even further assault if they go to the police.

Pazmino lone conservative in crowded council race

After a divisive 2020 election season that pit many against a president they said went too far, Kevin Pazmino is concerned about the direction his country is headed. 

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Saying a little prayer to end COVID

What will life be like after the coronavirus? That’s a question on the minds of many seeking pre-pandemic normalcy inside a society that may have been permanently changed.

Post Road construction rocks neighbors with noise and dust

There’s a lot of history along Post Road — from visits by iconic generals to its significance in keeping early New York connected with the rest of the country. So it might be easy then to almost dismiss the rock excavation at 5278 Post Road almost as an archeological dig. But it’s not. Instead, Stagg Group is building a seven-story residential building on the site, and all that rock is just in the way.

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Biaggi takes offensive against Cuomo over nursing home deaths

State Sen. Alessandra Biaggi is ramping up attacks against Gov. Andrew Cuomo, as lawmakers and the state's executive office clash over how coronavirus deaths in nursing homes were reported last year.

Universal health care finally on horizon?

There have been more than 120,000 confirmed coronavirus cases in the Bronx, leading to 5,500 deaths. Those who live through COVID-19 could face months, if not years, of lingering effects, burdening already strained budgets.

Seniors face roadblocks in efforts to vaccinate

The world has been a scary place for many over the past year, thanks to the coronavirus pandemic. But people like Judith Green and Bernice Harris had much more to fear not just because of the virus’ high mortality rate, but also because they’re senior citizens.

Bike lanes proving less than popular — or are they?

It’s rare so much controversy surrounds one street in a neighborhood. But one in particular has many in the community up in arms about traffic safety and enforcement.

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Arnold Eisen, social worker and BJCC executive director, 92

Arnold Aaron Eisen — born on Dec. 27, 1928, in Brooklyn to Bella (Magdolinksy) and Morris Eisen — died peacefully at home in Goldens Bridge on Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2021.

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Foundation offers grants to precincts

The New York City Police Foundation says it’s offering $1 million in total grants to local precincts, allowing each of them to consider new programs that promote wellness, honor fallen officers, and meet other needs at the community level.

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