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Just a few weeks ago, all seven candidates looking to replace Andrew Cohen on the city council visited with members of the Ben Franklin Club — virtually — in the hopes to get that endorsement. But as of Monday, only one is left seeking it — the one many felt was going to get it anyway, thanks to his strong family connections. more
New York’s Homes and Community Renewal division once again is accepting new applications for its coronavirus rent relief program — this time through Feb. 1. more
Jamaal Bowman is set to be sworn in as the 16th Congressional District’s next representative in just a couple weeks. But he’s still being asked about an exchange that happened right here in the pages of The Riverdale Press last summer. more
The community's most influential political club decided recently that endorsing a city council candidate was far more important than giving club members a say in who should lead them. Now most of the candidates who originally sought that endorsement have their own message: Thanks, but no thanks. more
Guards have been protecting a brand-new empty building, never occupied, at 311 W. 231st St., for two years, but no one knows what they are actually protecting it for. Eugene Hollander originally built the six-story structure as a nursing home to be called Hollander Care Center. What it will end up forms the nub of a controversial debate. more
Ready to make a difference in your community? Then Ruben Diaz Jr., has a job for you. more
Charging that “landlord speculation and profiteering, and the imposition of oppressive rents threaten the survival of small businesses,” the Johnson Avenue Merchants Association has thrown its support behind a bill to establish commercial rent control in New York City. more
Democrats may rule the Riverdale-Kingsbridge area, but this year’s Republican mayoral candidates have not forgotten the lessons of the last eight years, when local residents turned out in force to vote for Mayor Rudolph Giuliani in back-to-back elections. more
Former Manhattan borough president and city councilwoman Ruth Messinger is taking sides in the upcoming planned special election to replace the outgoing Andrew Cohen. She’s backing Jessica Haller. more
Five-year-old Rachel Deadman could not bring herself to draw a picture of a scene after the bombing in Oklahoma City. Instead, she chose the moment just before it happened. “The bomb didn’t blow up the building yet. The timer is running,” said the kindergartner at Kinneret Day School as she pointed to her crayon drawing of a colorful office building. more
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