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Money laundering is so 2018. The newest thing is mail fishing and check washing. Anyone who has followed crime news lately has likely heard about people — even here in the northwest Bronx — falling victim to check fraud. The check they dropped into the mail finds its way into the hands of a hooligan, and then money begins disappearing out of that unlucky victim’s bank account. more
Zelda Fassler isn’t going quietly into that good night. She’s living out her golden years on her own terms. Some of that includes keeping her mind sharp and joints limber as an active member of the Hebrew Home at Riverdale. It also includes partaking in a ground-breaking treatment using an unorthodox substance she’d never let her kids try when they were younger. more
The mood was tense at the quarterly meeting of the Croton Facility Monitoring Committee, and Anne Marie Garti had not even brought up Jerome Park Reservoir quite yet. In fact, several attendees to that Oct. 7 meeting were there for that very purpose, especially after many had heard last summer the city’s environmental protection department would keep the reservoir’s north basin dry just in case there was ever a need for more water capacity at the Croton facility under Van Cortlandt Park. more
Mayor Bill de Blasio’s school diversity advisory group has a recommendation for the education department’s gifted and talented program: Shut it down. more
There is such a thing as a free lunch (and breakfast) at New York City public schools. But what’s in those meals is being scrutinized by parents and elected officials, to the point one councilman has convinced his colleagues to advocate for change. more
West 231st Street and Godwin Terrace received a new name on Sept. 28 — at least ceremonially — when a new sign declaring the corner “Loeser’s Deli Place” was unveiled. Loeser’s Kosher Deli, owned and operated by Fredy Loeser, has been a fixture of the Kingsbridge street for 60 years. Fredy’s daughter, Pam Loeser-Halpern, has been campaigning for the name change for the last of those. more
Hispanic Heritage Month is drawing to a close, and a small group of students have joined each other at a table inside Lehman College talking about some of the events their group, Latinx Alliance, have put together so far. In fact, it’s more than many of them realized — a poetry reading, screenings of the documentaries “Knock Down the House” and “Underwater Dreams,” a panel recounting the Hispanic history of Lehman. more
If single-payer health care is passed in New York — or anywhere else in the country, for that matter — expect the sky to fall. That’s the clarion call of Sally Pipes, the president and chief executive of the California conservative think tank Pacific Research Institute, in an opinion piece published in The Riverdale Press last July. more
Dr. Phil Schneider likes to keep it simple. Walking into the speech pathologist’s Whitehall clinic, patients generally don’t find much more than a small sparsely decorated waiting area, leading to an office dominated by Schneider’s desk, with a big window facing Independence Avenue. more
Universal health care isn’t a new concept. The first modern iteration of such a system was first implemented in 1883 by Prussian leader Otto von Bismarck in the country that later became Germany. more
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