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With summer approaching, the first phase of reopening on the other side of the coronavirus pandemic couldn’t come soon enough for New York City, especially for businesses here in the Bronx. more
One thief hit the jackpot when they broke into Farmacia Kingsbridge Pharmacy in the early hours of June 1. The perp damaged both the glass door and the rolling metal gate on the West Kingsbridge Road store on their way in, police said. Once inside, they went against doctor’s orders, helping themselves to 75 different bottles of drugs, worth about $75,000, police said. more
There’s always that special pleasure of eating at home — even if it’s a dish prepared by a local restaurant. But nothing beats sitting down and having someone else serve you, prepared in a kitchen that’s literally just steps away. more
Working as a teacher and a principal for 20 years, Jamaal Bowman has met a lot of students and families — and he’s met the challenges those families face. more
Shavuot is a time when many practicing Jews pause to commemorate Moses receiving the five books of the Torah. It’s a two-day observance outside of Israel, which this year fell right at the end of May. And for Ezra Seligsohn, probably at the very worst time for someone who likes to pay attention to the news. more
Although schools were shut down all spring, there had been some hope that by summer, kids could find a respite from staying at home by heading out to camp. The coronavirus pandemic, however, is not cooperating, especially as state health officials keep a close eye on a rather rare inflammatory condition developing in children who contract the virus that causes COVID-19 — meaning at least sleep-away camps remain closed. For now.   more
Some candidates come to a race without much experience in politics — they’ve been police officers, or teachers, or have a background as a professor or lawyer. But for Jeffrey Dinowitz, politics isn’t just a background. Representing the northwest Bronx in the Assembly has been his life for the better part of 30 years. more
Like many young progressives, George Diaz Jr. has none other than Donald Trump to thank for spurring him to run for office. more
As New York City wakes up first thing Monday morning, the people inside will have a chance to experience something it hasn't felt in nearly 80 days — the first step toward a return to normalcy. more
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. more
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