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After what seemed a lifetime over three years, the consecutive races to replace Andrew Cohen on the city council are finally over. And the winner? Eric Dinowitz. For the second time in three months. more
When Leo Shliselberg first met Rita in 1950, he felt he already knew her. Leo’s friend at work in Tel Aviv, Israel, talked about her family incessantly, and Rita’s upbringing and religious background stood out to him.  more
The coronavirus pandemic has been a part of our reality for more than a year. And while some aspects of the public health crisis are starting to get under control, there’s one particular problem that might still put people in jeopardy. more
Damaris Mercado remembers watching her parents dance to salsa music in her living room growing up.  more
If a cat gets stuck in a tree, the fire department may come to the rescue. If a dog runs away, their owners offer a reward to whoever finds it.  more
A pair of home invasions Friday just blocks from each other in Kingsbridge and Van Cortlandt Park have police looking for a man they believe could be responsible. more
There had been a time when Kingsbridge Evangelical Lutheran Church had so many people looking to visit their 3130 Bailey Ave., sanctuary on a Sunday morning, they needed two separate services to accommodate them all. more
The city sanitation department’s special waste drop-off site in the Bronx has now officially reopened. more
Often, when a student writes something, very few eyes — or ears — experience the finished product. The student, of course, will. The teacher, too. And maybe another peer or a parent to give it a good read before the final draft is turned in. more
Maintaining the grounds at Van Cortlandt Park is not just a job for humans — at least not this summer. That’s because the park’s hardest-working guests — Taffy, Leo and Juliet — have arrived, continuing what has become a seasonal tradition of welcoming goats to gobble up all of Vannie’s invasive plants. more
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