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A new year means new faces, new beginnings, and even renewed interest in old problems. Take a walk through what was the first three months of 2019, straight from the front pages of The Riverdale Press. more
Another year, the same problem. That’s why Barbara Estrin and many others braved the early December cold to rally on city hall’s steps on Dec. 3. It was the second time members of Not 62: The Campaign for a Healthy Bronx, have spoken out for better health care in the borough. more
State Sen. Alessandra Biaggi was among nearly 20 lawmakers Tuesday demanding the incoming chief executive of NBCUniversal address what they have described as a toxic workplace for women. more
When it comes to Riverdale’s Special Natural Area District, there’s no such thing as “it’s only a tree.” An attorney who says he represents those involved in chopping down a tree in a parking lot near Schervier Rehabilitation and Nursing Center on Independence Avenue near West 231st Street, says he’s heard that message loud and clear. more
U.S. Rep. Eliot Engel, chair of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, joined his fellow chairs to introduce articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump on Tuesday. more
Assemblyman Jeffrey Dinowitz has joined forces with state Sen. Brad Hoylman to correct some of the questions the state asks to new attorneys looking to practice law in New York when it comes to gender and mental health. more
Just about anyone who has taken the bus or subway in the last 10 years should be familiar with the “if you see something, say something” campaign the Metropolitan Transportation Authority uses to keep riders on the lookout for suspicious activity. more
Unless something changes between now and 2021, the city council race to replace Andrew Cohen could be the longest in city history, maybe even among the longest in American history. Dan Padernacht — a third generation resident of Shalom Aleichem Houses off Sedgwick Avenue and a local real estate attorney — first entered the council race in July 2018. He was soon followed by schoolteacher Eric Dinowitz, son of longtime Assemblyman Jeffrey Dinowitz. more
As sure as a group of people work together toward a goal, there will be politics — especially if the work itself is politics. In a Point of View opinion column published last month in The Riverdale Press, Jennifer Firestone described the lengthy process she endured to join the Benjamin Franklin Reform Democratic Club. more
Independent contractors driving vehicles on behalf of ride-hailing apps like Uber and Lyft could be a step closer to forming a labor union after Staten Island state Sen. Diane Savino said she would introduce a bill next month paving the way for it to happen. more
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