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The Mount moves forward with in-person graduation

The College of Mount Saint Vincent is ready to take a big step back to the "old normal" by celebrating its recent graduates — in person. And not just for its Class of 2021, but the coronavirus pandemic-stricken Class of 2020, too.

Discovering a healthy way to appreciate moms

Sometimes it feels like a Hallmark holiday, but Mother’s Day remains a really meaningful event for many — especially moms. It’s a day when moms are appreciated for sacrifices they made, and the overall hard work it takes to raise children.

Will next mayor have some faith in city’s youth?

In less than two months, voters are expected to choose who will most likely be their next mayor in the Democratic primary. A laundry list of candidates are competing to move into Gracie Mansion come January.

Padernacht steps aside for new CB8 traffic leadership

Some roads are straightforward, while others are winding and complicated. And that’s certainly the case both for Dan Padernacht’s tenure as chair of Community Board 8’s traffic and transportation committee, and the projects he’s worked on in his eight-year tenure.

No more waiting: Overlook gets a Dutch makeover

Most anyone who has tried to get as much as a pothole filled on their street knows city agencies aren’t necessarily the fastest when it comes to fixing problems. The wheels of government can be slow-moving, restricted even more by mountains of red tape.

Café makes mouth-watering meals meaningful for moms

There’s just something about the bonds a new mother creates, not just with her newborn, but also with the people who helped her along the journey. While the intense experience can be rewarding, it’s also exhausting.

Nabe planning must start from bottom: CB8

Charles Moerdler has never considered himself a “top-down” kind of guy. At least when it comes to government at the hyperlocal level. So why anyone would think he’d support city council Speaker Corey Johnson’s bill he says would overhaul community planning from the mayor’s office on down is beyond him.

Knolls Crescent bank looks to close — for real this time

It’s always a pleasant surprise when grassroots community activism actually gets the attention of those in power and leads to something positive. The residents of Knolls Crescent got a taste of this last year when they successfully delayed the closing of their local Chase Bank branch.

Press welcomes its summer class of newsroom interns

It’s almost hard to believe summer is just around the corner, but it is. And as the weather gets warmer — and coronavirus vaccines help restore our old pre-pandemic normal — The Riverdale Press is set to welcome a new class of summer interns into its ranks.

Police believe they caught shul vandal, but what is next?

How should a community come together in the wake of hatred and find a way to collectively heal? That’s the question many in this corner of the Bronx are asking themselves after at least four synagogues along the Henry Hudson Parkway were targeted by a vandal last month.

Bill Caplan has way to fight climate change — now

The debate over the existence of man-made climate change is all but settled — 97 percent of climate scientists agree on this, according to NASA. And for the past few years, many policymakers — especially of the Democratic persuasion — have called it an existential threat.

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Wiley finds strength in crisis, leading to better tomorrow

New York City is a big place — so big, it’s easy to get lost. Or at the very least, overlooked. Especially anyone living or working in the outer boroughs. Just ask pretty much every mayor who’s led the city. All of them, that is, except one — Maya Wiley. If voters choose to elect her first, of course.

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Police Beat

More broken glass, this time at home

Another window has been broken by a rock, but police say they don’t believe it’s related to a string of vandalism attacks on synagogues last month. 

POLITICAL ARENA

Cabrera earns nod from former guv

Gov. David Paterson, who led the state between the tenures of two embattled executives — Eliot Spitzer and Andrew Cuomo — is backing Councilman Fernando Cabrera in his quest to become the next Bronx borough president.

PRESS POINTS

Ballet’s Jacques d’Amboise dies

Jacques d’Amboise, a nationally renowned ballet dancer who in later years taught dance for free to many children across teh city, died Sunday at 86.

SCHOOL DESK

UFT holding tight to Stringer for moment

The hits just kept on coming for city comptroller and mayoral candidate Scott Stringer after a woman accused him of sexual harassment and abuse while she interned for him 20 years ago.

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