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If you could boil Councilman Eric Dinowitz down to one core issue, it would probably be education. Although Dinowitz loved making a difference in the lives of his students, he also realized there’s only so much he could do in that setting. That’s why he decided to leave the classroom, he said, and run for city council in the first place. more
The coronavirus pandemic will likely be remembered for how much it isolated people from one another. At the same time, however, it may also be seen as a period that helped many new communities come together. more
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
Following commencement, there are many paths a newly minted college grad can take. Maybe they’ll go onto grad or professional school. Maybe they’ll enter the workforce. more
The Riverdale Y Senior Center has reopened, and it has a new name — one befitting the very times we now live in. more
Marble Hill Houses is one of the more unique public housing complexes in the city. It straddles the border shared by both the mainland borough and Manhattan, creating a community where residents in one building could be represented by a completely different set of elected officials than those immediately next-door. more
There’s an old saying that “history repeats itself.” And this phrase almost perfectly encapsulates the outcome of last month’s primary election for Andrew Cohen’s old city council seat. more
Just minutes after taking the oath of office, President Joe Biden looked over the sparse crowd on the West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol building, calling for healing. more
More than 800 different languages are spoken in New York City, home to a number of diverse ethnic and racial groups. And then there are the neighborhoods themselves in each of the boroughs — many of which find their news from more than 300 media outlets, including The Riverdale Press. more
For the past decade, Ruben Diaz Jr., has been the Bronx’s chief advocate — roaming around the Boogie Down, promoting all it has to offer. more
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