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SAR Academy associate principal arrested, fired

Salanter Akiba Riverdale Academy said it fired an associate principal arrested Sept. 14 on criminal charges he tricked a 14-year-old boy into sending him sexually explicit images.

Planners offer to tinker with natural area rules

Preserving the environment takes work and sometimes a little sacrifice. But some single-family homeowners living within Riverdale’s Special Natural Area District would prefer that sacrifice not total $25,000 in bureaucratic red tape for something as simple as building a deck or installing a swimming pool.

Neighbors aren't on board with proposed bus lane

The city’s transportation department is moving forward quickly with a plan to add a bus lane on the southbound side of Broadway between West 225th and West 230th streets, prompting mixed reactions from neighbors who already believe traffic is a serious issue.

Engine 52 celebrates 135 years of making a difference

It was two years before the Statue of Liberty was completed. One year after the first cars crossed the Brooklyn Bridge. And just 19 years after the city formally established the Metropolitan Fire Department — the forerunner to the New York City Fire Department.

Biaggi bill closes gun data loophole for police

Gov. Andrew Cuomo has signed a bill into law aimed to make law enforcement and first responders safer when responding to emergency calls.

WISE teaches women to lead in workplace and life

When trying to land that first job of a successful career, anything putting that recent college grad ahead of the pack can be invaluable.

SPORTS

New-look Kennedy opens season with rout

Alex Vega couldn’t wait for the start of the 2019 season. The Kennedy football coach knew he might have a special team on his hands, one he thought would benefit from a full year in his system and in his weight room.

Noisy Neighbors

Classes are back in session at Manhattan College, and as students return to their dorms and off-campus apartments, neighbors have become nervous about what’s been a years-long battle with noise on the streets they call home.

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Small gas station explosion closes Broadway on 9/11

Work to remove contaminated soil from the site of a former gas station ended up being more dangerous than workers expected, causing a small explosion and fire that closed Broadway for more than an hour Sept. 11.

Schools gear up for year of new initiatives, old values

School started again Sept. 5 for New York City’s more than 1 million students — and that’s just in the public schools — bringing life back to some 2,000 campuses.

GREEN SCENE

Discovering so much around us that just lights up our lives

When I took a physiology class in college, we performed various experiments. Among them was a demonstration of firefly lightning in which we mixed luciferin with luciferase and produced the yellow glow of bioluminescence.

311 is always here for you (and your complaints)

The streetlight on Riverdale Avenue near West 231st Street has been out for six months. That’s how long Harold Been has waited for someone to fix it.

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