Keyword: Heather J. Smith
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The Riverdale Press won seven statewide awards from the New York Press Association last week, including the top two spots for best news story. more
The long-running northwest Bronx check-fishing scam continues, as a 31-year-old woman told police she wrote out a check for more than $1,600 and shipped it off to its destination through the U.S. Postal Service. more
Two ongoing projects could be good for Van Cortlandt Park, but it also will mean the city will have to remove some 160 mature trees for construction. It’s a heartbreaking prospect for nature lovers who’ve spent a lot of their own time advocating for the park. more
The state legislature gave adult victims of childhood sexual abuse the opportunity to finally hold their abusers accountable nearly a year ago. Now, a group of lawmakers want to extend the Child Victims Act look-back window to allow even more time for legal action. more
Nothing beats sitting down with someone you disagree with and having that long discussion to clear the air. After months of asking the city’s environmental protection department to show up at a Community Board 8 meeting and answer questions about the Jerome Park Reservoir, they finally did. more
Amid the gray skies and February gloom, some New Yorkers (the ones not in Florida right now) dream of summer when they can pack a picnic, throw on some shorts and sandals, and head downstairs to a park. Only, what if instead of walking down the stairs, you only had to climb a little higher? more
It was a rainy Wednesday evening last week, but not inside the Kingsbridge Library. There, a small group of neighbors exchanged greetings with each other, as well as the five men in uniform who, by their very appearance, were the center of attention. more
A man asks pardon for interrupting the morning subway commute. He’s hungry and hopes someone can give him enough money for a sandwich. more
The State Historic Preservation Office no longer supports efforts by DEP to keep the Jerome Park Reservoir’s smaller north basin dry, officially withdrawing its October endorsement of the city’s agency plan. DEP officials had hoped to keep the basin empty as a way to quickly store water just in case the Croton water filtration plant under Van Cortlandt Park lost power. more
Sometimes television makes being an elected official look exciting. Glamorous even. But not everything is as cutting edge as “The West Wing” made it look back in the day. more
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