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The authority to grant reporters access to crime scenes, public meetings and elected officials could soon move from the New York Police Department to the mayor’s media and entertainment office. But that decision has not been universally supported — especially by Councilman Fernando Cabrera. more
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. more
The rise in violent crime across the city last year reminded some of New York’s darker times in the 1970s and ‘80s. more
With the unprecedented events of the past year — including a deadly pandemic and a turbulent presidential election — living through history doesn’t seem to be too uncommon anymore. But few, if any, might have foreseen they’d live through something that hadn’t happened since the War of 1812. more
Michael Simmon may teach U.S. history, but he also believes history is in the making every day. And that’s especially the case after the resurgence of the Black Lives Matter movement over the past several months. more
An old American dream — the dream of unity and spontaneity of purpose — flickered alive last Wednesday. The embers which were lighted here in Riverdale in the early morning darkness were brought to life when our four buses were absorbed in a caravan of hundreds on the way to Washington for the March for Jobs and Freedom. more
U.S. Rep. Eliot Engel says the "numbers are clear." It will be Jamaal Bowman representing the Democratic ticket for New York's 16th Congressional District in November, not him. more
The death of George Floyd sparked what is now recognized as one of the largest movements for civil rights since the marches led by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., in the 1960s. And several organizations at Manhattan College are leading the charge locally, hoping to make the school more welcoming to students and faculty who identify as Black, Indigenous and people of color — also known as BIPOC. more
The Assembly has passed a series of bills in the wake of worldwide protests against police brutality it believes will help provide better balance between law enforcement, and the community it serves. more
Fear and panic swept across the community early last week as rumors swirled through co-op boards and then social media about a violent protest planned for Seton Park. It started on Tuesday, June 2, when several of Riverdale and Spuyten Duyvil’s co-operative housing communities sent out letters warning residents of a planned demonstration at the Independence Avenue park. more
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