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They filled the sidewalk in front of the Bronx Library Center in Fordham last week, carrying signs and chanting their displeasure with the current health coverage system in the state. “What do we want? Health care! When do we want it? Now!” more
Martin Spett promised his father he would never discuss the Holocaust. It’s a promise that led off Spett’s 2002 book “Reflections of the Soul,” and the same promise Rabbi Barry Dov Katz shared to begin his eulogy of Martin Spett, a locally renowned Holocaust survivor who died Oct. 20 at 90. more
City council candidate Eric Dinowitz is flexing some political muscle as the male Democratic district leader for his father’s Assembly district, calling on the city’s elections board to expand early voting sites. more
The Metropolitan Transportation Authority says it will finally install elevators at the 1 train’s West 242nd Street elevated station, and two local electeds couldn’t be happier. more
Up to this point, Councilman Andrew Cohen has described the changes he would make to the city planning department’s proposal to overhaul Riverdale’s Special Natural Area District as inexplicable. more
A bill that was pushed through Albany by both Assemblyman Jeffrey Dinowitz and state Sen. Alessandra Biaggi is now law. Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s signature has made Erin’s Law an actual law, which supporters say will require public schools to teach children about how to recognize and react to inappropriate behavior from adults. more
A little more than a decade ago, Dermot Shea was a rising star in the New York Police Department, taking over the top job at the 50th Precinct. Monday, he stood next to Mayor Bill de Blasio, named to a much different top job: that as the NYPD's 44th commissioner. more
After months of battling between local community board representatives and city government, the efforts to transform Riverdale's Special Natural Area District into a revised Special Natural Resources District is dead. For now. more
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