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It was a win and a loss for state Sen. Alessandra Biaggi on a pair of bills she championed in the upper chamber. more
Ever seen a massive balloon release at a wedding or football game? It’s an impressive sight — all those colorful orbs flying majestically into the wild blue yonder. Only what goes up must come down. In the 10 hours it takes helium to leak from a floating balloon, it drifts earthward, landing sometimes hundreds of miles from its release site. more
The last few months have been busy for the community, including a number of stories, which have earned broader attention. Like an administrator accused of preying on kids at SAR Academy, a few decades after the last time someone was accused of such a crime. Or the closure of a deli in Kingsbridge that hasn’t been closed in six decades. more
Summertime created some of the biggest controversies our community had seen in a while, especially when it comes to protecting the greenbelt that helps define parts of the community we live and work in. But there also was a push to make mass transit faster — more often than not, earning the ire of those who ride, and even those who don’t. more
As summer rolled around, Albany was busy debating and passing bills, while here at home, it became all about what kind of businesses we wanted to have where. more
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
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