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Ruth Mullen was known in many circles throughout her life. But in this corner of the Bronx, she’s probably best recognized for her strong political activism. more
Maintaining the grounds at Van Cortlandt Park is not just a job for humans — at least not this summer. That’s because the park’s hardest-working guests — Taffy, Leo and Juliet — have arrived, continuing what has become a seasonal tradition of welcoming goats to gobble up all of Vannie’s invasive plants. more
While it might take place during the shortest month of the year, many schools and cultural institutions ensure participation in Black History Month. But one college’s experience was particularly in-depth this year. more
As the March 23 special election race heats up for the city council seat once held by Andrew Cohen, environmental activist Jessica Haller is an early winner among the five candidates in the race — at least when it comes to fundraising. more
New York City’s first critical, or “hot,” nuclear reactor will be installed on the campus of Manhattan College. College officials this week were awaiting the formal government go-ahead to begin work on the reactor, which is expected to be put into use in September. more
One Kingsbridge eatery that usually serves up Latin and Greek fare is serving something a little extra to its community in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic — free food. more
Funeral services were held Monday for Rabbi Shlomo Balter, a prominent leader at Conservative Synagogue Adath Israel of Riverdale, who died Oct. 3, just two days after his 89th birthday. 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
Music is as omnipresent as the greenery, especially in this section of the Bronx. Chamber musicians in Spuyten Duyvil. Jazz composers by the Henry Hudson Parkway. Folk singers at An Beal Bocht Cafe. more
Eliot Engel hopes all of his votes are hidden in absentee ballots that have yet to be counted. Because if live-voting from Tuesday and early balloting is any indicator, his retirement may be coming sooner than he thought. more
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