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Her signature soprano carried through the great spaces of Carnegie Hall, the Miami Music Festival, and the Manhattan Opera Studio over the past decade with classic pieces like Mozart’s “Le nozze di Figaro” and “Pamina” — pieces we know better as “The Marriage of Figaro” and “The Magic Flute.” more
On an early spring morning, a jogger paces down Riverdale Avenue. Her earphones are in, her ball cap bent just over her eyes. Friends passing by in cars call out and keep going. Then she’s gone. On the side of a mailbox is a woman’s face, drawn in chalk. There are others, as well. On a wall. On the sidewalk. Hiding behind a tree. The jogger passes some of these faces without a second thought. more
Laura Spalter has been waiting — and working — a long time for this moment. And she was ready for the five members of Community Board 8’s nominating committee, keeping her hefty resume near her computer as she tried to connect with the people she hopes will help elevate her to CB8’s top spot: chair. more
Two familiar names will grace bylines in The Riverdale Press again, at least for the next few weeks, helping the news team with some special projects related to ongoing coronavirus pandemic coverage. more
The New York Nurses Association says it will back middle school principal Jamaal Bowman in his race challenging U.S. Rep. Eliot Engel. more
Seven surveyors from the state's health department spent three days reviewing every floor, every department and every policy and procedure. And now that it's over, the Hebrew Home at Riverdale says those surveyors have moved on to the next nursing home after giving the Palisade Avenue facility a thumbs up on its response to the coronavirus pandemic. more
Just a few weeks ago, few if anyone even knew this was something doctors — and parents — should be looking out for. But a new syndrome among children, called MIS-C, is starting to be identified in a number of states and countries. And because of it, schools will remain closed through the summer. more
Navigating the ever-changing waters of what is the COVID-19 response by the state, nursing homes — where a coronavirus outbreak could cause serious devastation — have had the most scrutiny, especially the state's largest non-profit nursing home, the Hebrew Home at Riverdale. more
New York has ramped up coronavirus diagnostic testing so much that testing sites, including drive-thru ones like the site at Lehman College, now have more tests available than people seeking … more
As the coronavirus pandemic continues to play out, the nation has heard horror stories from doctors and nurses in hospitals struggling with high numbers of patients, sick staff members, and an inadequate supply of gowns and masks to keep everyone on the front lines safe. more
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