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Memories are still raw for some over the closing earlier this year of a Chase Bank branch in Knolls Crescent — a move that drew fierce protests from neighbors there, many who are senior citizens and depend on bricks-and-mortar institutions instead of using the internet or a smartphone. more
The coronavirus pandemic didn’t spare any part of the Bronx. Beyond those who actually fought COVID-19 itself, the pandemic dealt tremendous economic blows to the borough’s small-business community. more
It’s strange to think every time someone sips on a cocktail or a beer in this corner of the Bronx, that drink was approved by Community Board 8.  more
It’s always a pleasant surprise when grassroots community activism actually gets the attention of those in power and leads to something positive. The residents of Knolls Crescent got a taste of this last year when they successfully delayed the closing of their local Chase Bank branch. more
A simple trip to the bank might not seem like much — a quick withdrawl from the ATM or cashing a check is a day-to-day-occurrence, and many customers do a lot of that without ever seeing a bank teller. more
Johnson Avenue, once sporting several festivals, has hit something of a snag in recent years. The cancellation of the Johnson Avenue Block Festival in late 2018 — which ended in part due to a lack of funds — didn’t devastate the economic prosperity of the area. But it certainly left a bitter taste in the mouths of business owners and prospective customers alike. more
Get ready for another apartment building from Stagg Group — this time popping up on an empty lot next to The W Assisted Living on Broadway. more
Laura Spalter has been waiting — and working — a long time for this moment. And she was ready for the five members of Community Board 8’s nominating committee, keeping her hefty resume near her computer as she tried to connect with the people she hopes will help elevate her to CB8’s top spot: chair. more
The decision on who will succeed Rosemary Ginty as chair of Community Board 8 is almost completed after a nominating committee put its support behind vice chair and longtime board member Laura Spalter. more
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