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Robert F. Smith did something earlier this month that surprised everyone — even the 162 people in America wealthier than he is. more
This week, Lehman College will graduate the largest class in its 50-plus-year history. More than 3,600 students will be filled with pride over their achievement as they truly beat the odds. more
The Bronx is noted for many things. The Yankees and the Bronx Zoo certainly come to mind, and some still wrongly associate the Bronx with urban blight and violence. more
Like the resident in this story who tried to determine which agency was responsible for Edsall Avenue repairs, I had similar responses when I tried to determine which agency was responsible for repaving West 231 Street between Palisade and Independence avenues. This one-block stretch of roadway is heavily trafficked since it leads to the Henry Hudson Parkway entrance at West 231st. more
I read the Point of View submitted by Community Board 8 land use chair Charles Moerdler recently with great interest, and I have to admit, it made me think. more
As “dean” of Riverdale Neighborhood University, I’d like to thank all who participated in making the May 19 event such a success. Three experts demystified complex topics to the delight of a rapt audience with illustrated lectures of about an hour each. more
I grew up in a Catholic household, and when I moved back home to the Bronx, I felt a strong pull to go back to the church I was raised in. more
I applaud The Riverdale Press editorial supporting the urgency of the New York Health Act, first because it goes forcefully beyond its Feb. 17 opinion, citing state Sen. Alessandra Biaggi’s post-election caution on a bill key to her campaign victory. I agree with this week’s stand that we must forgo a healthy patience so that all New Yorkers can be healthy patients. more
We would like to sincerely convey to you the fact that feeding the squirrels and birds in New York City parks is, for many of us New Yorkers of all ages — from very young children to senior citizens — a very happy and important part of our lives. It connects us with a little piece of nature that heals and brings us joy. more
Housing affordability is a crisis across our city, across many income levels. For renters and homeowners alike, staying in their homes can be financially difficult. more
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