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Schools are overcrowding across the city, and this part of the Bronx is hardly immune. But ever since the Vatican closed the Church of the Visitation of the Blessed Virgin Mary and its parochial school and the land was deconsecrated in 2017, many have eyed its valuable West 239th Street land next to Van Cortlandt Park as the perfect site to build a new public school. 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
Alexis Lorenzo is scrambling. So far, many have held onto their homes — even if they can’t pay — thanks to foreclosure moratoriums enacted at the height of the coronavirus pandemic. But as COVID-19 slowly disappears, so are the days remaining for these protections to stay in place. 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
Felix Lam has been the superintendent at 2465 Palisade Ave., in Spuyten Duyvil for 50 years. The 81-year-old has made his home — and career — at the eight-story co-op since he was a young man. And how does that make him feel? “I’m very happy about it,” Lam said. more
Each year, the state legislature’s books are filled with far more bills that fail than those that pass. This is, after all, a normal part of the legislative process. more
The sound of a rooster crowing might evoke a certain range of feelings. Perhaps the desire to wake up and start a new day. Maybe even the image of a pastoral scene of a farm upstate. But for Judith Veder, it’s a sound that summons dread. more
Any other time, such correspondence might be welcome to many. But here? Just a couple weeks before voters would decide if he’ll keep that seat past December? Eric Dinowitz abused his office, at least two of his primary challengers claim, and he charged taxpayers to do it. more
In the final weeks of campaigning, Mino Lora has faced the same question over and over from her competitors: Did she support the Independent Democratic Conference in 2018? more
It wouldn’t be an exaggeration to say that combating sexual abuse has been one of state Sen. Alessandra Biaggi’s core issues since heading to Albany three years ago. more
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