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When the live-action film version of “Sonic the Hedgehog” opens this weekend, it might be hard to miss the little blue video game creature and his nemesis, comedian Jim Carrey. But if you listen close enough, you might hear someone straight out of Riverdale. more
It’s not hard to see Assemblyman Jeffrey Dinowitz isn’t happy about what’s happening with the Benjamin Franklin Reform Democratic Club, which he has heavily influenced over the last couple decades. But now it’s to the point where we’re even getting callbacks to Dinowitz’s so-called Rainbow Revolution that toppled the Bronx Democratic political machine more than a decade ago. more
It seems the fight by express bus riders to maintain after-hours service connecting the Bronx and Manhattan has ended in victory. more
There is a lot of debate over the effectiveness of so-called “big stick” diplomacy. As you may have guessed, this ideology’s roots date back to President Theodore Roosevelt and his often-quoted line, “speak softly and carry a big stick — you will go far.” It’s an idea that actions (or the knowledge that such actions are available) are more powerful than words, which can be perceived sometimes as empty. more
The last few months have been busy for the community, including a number of stories, which have earned broader attention. Like an administrator accused of preying on kids at SAR Academy, a few decades after the last time someone was accused of such a crime. Or the closure of a deli in Kingsbridge that hasn’t been closed in six decades. more
Summertime created some of the biggest controversies our community had seen in a while, especially when it comes to protecting the greenbelt that helps define parts of the community we live and work in. But there also was a push to make mass transit faster — more often than not, earning the ire of those who ride, and even those who don’t. more
A new year means new faces, new beginnings, and even renewed interest in old problems. Take a walk through what was the first three months of 2019, straight from the front pages of The Riverdale Press. more
There’s a secret buried just below the surface of New York City: Those pipes which are essential to bringing that famous-tasting water into our homes and businesses? They’re old. Like, really old. more
Eric Dinowitz really gets around the community. And it’s no surprise — he’s running for city council. Yet, at many of these different stops, Dinowitz is not wearing the cap of a candidate for office, but instead as chair of Community Board 8’s aging committee. And it’s great to have that kind of community interaction, to the point that Dinowitz is likely the most traveled CB8 committee chair since, well, Andrew Cohen held the same position on his way to earning the city council job Dinowitz himself hopes to get someday. more
When it comes to Riverdale’s Special Natural Area District, there’s no such thing as “it’s only a tree.” An attorney who says he represents those involved in chopping down a tree in a parking lot near Schervier Rehabilitation and Nursing Center on Independence Avenue near West 231st Street, says he’s heard that message loud and clear. more
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