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It’s a facility that’s nearly 1,000 miles away from the Bronx. But it’s not far enough to escape the attention of U.S. Rep. Adriano Espaillat. more
When a young Alessandra Biaggi climbed into the oversized chair at her grandfather’s dining room table, the word “dynasty” wasn’t even in her vocabulary. For her, Mario Biaggi wasn't a congressman. He wasn’t one of the most powerful men in the Bronx at the time. He was simply grandpa. Conversations and outright debate would criss-cross that table, and Alessandra would listen to every word. She might not have understood much of what was discussed, but she knew what was happening there, it was important. more
This summer, after three years from Rosemary Ginty, Community Board 8 promoted her vice chair — Laura Spalter — into the top spot. It was the first contested chair election since Dan Padernacht defeated then vice chair Maria Khury in 2014, outlasting former economic development committee chair Sergio Villaverde, in the vote. more
U.S. Rep. Eliot Engel hopes to hold on to a little bit of remaining cell phone spectrum and dedicate it to first responders. more
BronxNet is now high-definition across the board, thanks to an upgrade with one of the cable channel’s carriers, FiOS. more
Is New York City really an “anarchist jurisdiction”? And then again, what exactly does that mean? The Trump administration labeled New York and a handful of other major American cities as “anarchist jurisdictions” last month, and Councilman Fernando Cabrera was not amused by the U.S. Department of Justice. more
The coronavirus pandemic has forced the Kingsbridge-Riverdale-Marble Hill Food & Hunger Project to find temporary headquarters away from the Episcopal Church of the Mediator, but that doesn’t mean the group isn’t still getting food to the plates of those in the community who otherwise are going hungry. more
Stephanie Coggins makes no secret of her love for Spuyten Duyvil. She’s not afraid to stand up for what she believes is the beauty and character of the neighborhood, no matter how big the foe may be. more
It’s been a rallying cry across the city — and across the state — for months. “Cancel rent,” “cancel mortgages,” “stop evictions.” more
Like the mythical hydra, when one city council candidate drops out, two more grow in their place. At least, that’s the case for the upcoming special election to replace Councilman Andrew Cohen. more
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