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Robert Morgenthau was connected to some of the biggest historical names of the 20th century — as well as a few of its most controversial moments — much of it while maintaining a home in Riverdale. Morgenthau’s story found its end July 21 when he passed away at Lenox Hill Hospital. He was 99 — and just 10 days shy of his 100th birthday. more
Two children are dead and their father is in custody late Friday after  police responded to a call in Kingsbridge Heights and made a tragic discovery inside a car. more
City and state leaders paid respects to Hector Figueroa, the president of Service Employees International Union’s 32BJ, who died of a heart attack last week at 57. more
In honor of the 50-year anniversary of the moon landing, Assemblyman Jeffrey Dinowitz sponsored a resolution in the lower chamber to honor the Apollo 11 mission, which culminated with Neil Armstrong’s “giant leap for mankind” on July 20, 1969. more
The transformation of the Bronx’s decades old Special Natural Area District into the Special Natural Resources District — complete with new laws — is important, according to the city’s planning department. Even if Staten Island is no longer part of the equation. more
A silent army of invaders are floating down the Bronx River and setting up shop in parks citywide. Their ultimate goal of ecological domination would be complete except for a handful of brave souls who donate their weekends to shield the humble woodland violet and demure anemone from certain doom. more
Amidst the flurry of budgeting and planning for next year, preschool teachers got a glimmer of good news. more
Somebody decided to not only steal the tires and rims off a car in the wee hours of the morning, they also decided to leave a calling card. It was something personal — the kind that normally wouldn’t be polite to share in a family newspaper. more
A group of anti-vaccination parents, led by Robert F. Kennedy Jr., was denied a temporary restraining order to block enforcement of a new law eliminating religious exemptions for vaccines. more
When the U.S. women’s national soccer team brought home the Women’s World Cup earlier this month, they didn’t just break the FIFA record for back-to-back wins. The public also learned members of the team would be paid a fraction of what their male counterparts made, prompting renewed discussion about equal pay. more
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