Keyword: Laura Spalter
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Ideally, community boards and city agencies are supposed to work in tandem to optimize the quality of life for people who call a neighborhood home. But sometimes, the city agency reminds the community board its input is only advisory, and ultimately it can decide to just do what it wants. more
Although he didn’t specifically reference the vandal attacks against four synagogues in Riverdale, President Joe Biden last week did speak out on the rise of anti-Semitic attacks, calling them “despicable, unconscionable, un-American, and they must stop.” more
The candidates looking to see who will fill the city council seat currently occupied by Eric Dinowitz like to raise money from people in the Bronx to fund their campaigns. It's just keeping that money in the Bronx they all, for the most part, struggle with. more
Some roads are straightforward, while others are winding and complicated. And that’s certainly the case both for Dan Padernacht’s tenure as chair of Community Board 8’s traffic and transportation committee, and the projects he’s worked on in his eight-year tenure. more
They’re not expected to do much more than choose a pair of new committee chairs, but how Community Board 8 assembled its nominating committee raised questions about whether the board is properly notifying the public about meetings. And the current board chair has committed to do better more
A stretch of Independence Avenue has been the subject of special attention from Community Board 8’s traffic and transportation committee over the last six months. And now, thanks to a faceless neighbor with access to a copy machine, that attention will continue for at least a while longer. more
A community board meeting probably isn’t the hottest place to be on a Thursday evening. But when there’s a possibility something might impact parking, it’s an entirely different story. more
This summer, after three years from Rosemary Ginty, Community Board 8 promoted her vice chair — Laura Spalter — into the top spot. It was the first contested chair election since Dan Padernacht defeated then vice chair Maria Khury in 2014, outlasting former economic development committee chair Sergio Villaverde, in the vote. more
Stephanie Coggins makes no secret of her love for Spuyten Duyvil. She’s not afraid to stand up for what she believes is the beauty and character of the neighborhood, no matter how big the foe may be. more
With the entire country swept up in protests, antiracist education, and calls for reform from police departments to college campuses, Community Board 8 simply couldn’t go on like nothing was happening. more
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