FIRST ONLINE

Biaggi leaves Ben Franklin Club to start her own

For years, a sign above the West 231st Street headquarters of the Benjamin Franklin Reform Democratic Club has featured the name of elected officials representing the Bronx. It includes names like borough president Ruben Diaz Jr., U.S. Rep. Adriano Espaillat, and even at the lowest elected levels, Eric Dinowitz and Randi Martos as Democratic district leaders.

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Police seek man who attacked woman at Popeye's

Police are trying to find a man they say attacked and robbed a woman inside a Popeye's restaurant on Monday in the southernmost part of Kingsbridge Heights.

DECISION 2020

Trump blasts Bowman win as a 'far-left' takeover of Democratic Party

It was only a matter of time before President Donald Trump weighed in on the primary election that may have forced longtime U.S. Rep. Eliot Engel into political retirement.

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Inwood Film Festival looks to future for sake of creativity

No one ever said artists have to stop making work simply because of a pandemic. Why would a pandemic stop a filmmaker, after all, let alone an entire film festival visited by thousands of New Yorkers for the past five years?

Does future of police include public schools?

The city council passed a package of laws earlier this month aimed at creating new regulatory guidelines for the New York Police Department. The package included a legal ban on the use of chokeholds — a bill first introduced after Eric Garner of Staten Island was killed in 2014 where such a maneuver was reportedly used.

Hebrew Home ‘driving’ for more visitors

When the Hebrew Home at Riverdale shut its doors to visitors March 11, Michael Stoller wondered if he would ever see his 93-year-old mother Renee again.

Cuomo's in-person graduation gets no-go from city

May and June are typically when students don caps and gowns, making the stride to accept their high school diplomas in front of their families and friends during their commencement ceremonies. But with a coronavirus pandemic still very much a part of people’s daily lives, the thought of hosting such ceremonies could spell serious jeopardy for everyone involved, and anyone they might come into contact with after.

Forget virus, The Y keeps all of it going

In the overwhelming desire to “return to normal,” many may have realized there is no return to normal, but rather, an adjustment in how transportation, business and community operates.

Primary might be over, but politics isn’t for new group

This part of the Bronx is practically bursting with political groups — the Benjamin Franklin Reform Democratic Club, Northwest Bronx Indivisible, NYCD-16 Indivisible, and Bend the Arc Riverdale are just some of the places people can find a political home and become engaged both locally and beyond.

Toscanini biographer, scholar Mortimer Frank dies at 87

In times like this, many living north of Spuyten Duyvil Creek and west of Jerome Park Reservoir are possibly reveling in their proximity to nature.

Manhattan College may have name for 'field of dreams'

First it was resurrected from the dead, and now it’s likely getting a new name. The baseball diamond at Van Cortlandt Park has been getting a lot of attention over the last several months as Manhattan College looked to bring its ball club back to the Bronx — and now a former player who was killed on 9/11, could be getting some renewed attention as well.

Last Stop provides new hope with outdoor food-filled fridge

More than 37 million people struggled with hunger in 2018, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture. But with the coronavirus pandemic, that number could top 54 million, according to Feeding America.

CORONAVIRUS

Churches, synagogues can reopen in second phase

It's a rather deliberate, cumbersome path to reopening in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic, but there is good news for those missing their favorite sermon — churches, synagogues and mosques will once again be allowed to open. Just at 25 percent capacity.

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GREEN SCENE

Documenting nature's beauty here in Riverdale's Park

Riverdale is full of parks. Some are quite large, like the 114 acres of Riverdale Park, while others are relatively small, like the less than 2 acres that make up Brust Park, probably known primarily by those who live in its proximity.

SCHOOL DESK

Rounding up the college graduates

Ileana Glyptis of Riverdale was one of 480 seniors who graduated from Colby College in Waterville, Maine, last month.