Tired of mom, dad reading aloud? How about a doc?

Many parents know reading to their children is important. But ask Dr. Allison Taylor: The practice is right up there with eating dinner and brushing your teeth twice a day.

Novel sheds light on living with mental illness

Joshua Greenfield has seen the conversation about mental health shift dramatically over the course of his life.

REPORTER’S NOTEBOOK

A year late, $400 short: Voice from the ‘forgotten’ class

It seems strange to claim you feel forgotten when a half-million people have died over the last year. But I think I’m still allowed to grieve what I lost — even if it isn’t necessarily a person.

Neighbors may seek ‘roundabout’ solution to traffic

It’s been two months since a working group from Community Board 8’s traffic and transportation committee proposed some potential changes to Independence Avenue, but the committee hasn’t given up on the point where Independence meets West 237th Street.

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Businesses just trying to survive

It would be a gross understatement to say this past year has been tough for small businesses. 

Lora says she's evolved from 'abolish the police'

Mino Lora was angry. And last summer, she was hardly alone. A non-profit theatre executive director pondering a run for city council, Lora turned to Twitter on Aug. 4, and just started typing. “Abolish the police now,” she said, putting the last word in all-caps.

Sisters of Charity offer priceless gift to remember saint

The list of what’s been named in honor of America’s first native-born saint is too extensive to list here, but even two centuries after her death, St. Elizabeth Ann Seton’s legacy endures. But on the College of Mount Saint Vincent campus, the Sisters of Charity of New York remember her in a much different way: Mother Seton.

Fasten your seatbelts for bumpy ride on Palisade Ave

Rollercoasters can be fun, so long as they’re within the confines of state fairs and amusement parks. But when they’re outside a nursing home, the adrenaline rush seems to suddenly disappear.

Taxpayers fund campaigns, but little remains in Bronx

It’s supposed to be a local city council special election race, but some might say it’s not feeling very local. That is, for everyone except Carlton Berkley.

Good news! Rosey’s shop is back

Roosevelt Spivey is a survivor.  He’s cut hair in his Marble Hill barbershop on West 228th Street for nearly six decades. And so far, no challenge has stopped Spivey — known by his friends and customers as “Rosey” — from doing what he loves.

Getting older doesn’t mean slowing down

Aging is a fact of life. Whether we want to admit it or not, we’re all getting older. As we age, it’s important to start paying more attention to how we take care of ourselves, and put more work into staying healthy.

They’re too young to vote, but they’re old enough to care

Too young to vote, but certainly ready to ask the tough questions among a group of people looking to become the area’s next member of the city council.

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POLICE BEAT

Fill ‘er up, hand over cash drawer

Many stop by a gas station late at night to top off their gas tank or maybe buy a snack. But there are a select few who take advantage of those generous late-night hours to rob the joint.

POLITICAL ARENA

Bowman, Warren call for America to support care

U.S. Rep. Jamaal Bowman has joined forces with Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren on a new resolution they say will dramatically expand and strengthen the care economy while improving conditions and compensation for care workers.

PRESS POINTS

Homebound seniors targeted for vaccine

President Joe Biden announced Tuesday there will be enough vaccine produced in the country to inoculate every single American adult by the end of May.

SCHOOL DESK

Black History Month takes center stage at Lehman.

While it might take place during the shortest month of the year, many schools and cultural institutions ensure participation in Black History Month. But one college’s experience was particularly in-depth this year.

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