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Irving Liebowitz isn’t exactly fond of change. In fact, the few times he’s endured it was only because life gave him little other choice. He’s lived the last 58 years in the Long Island hamlet of Merrick, raising his three children, and creating what he hoped was the perfect home for his wife, Claire. more
Banking is as old as civilization itself. It’s said that ancient couriers taking goods from one settlement to the next would receive loans in the form of grain. more
Mark Stagg is likely one of the community’s most prolific builders in recent years, adding several apartment buildings along Broadway and on Fort Independence Street. more
It was just 10 days after the police-involved killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis. It had been 10 days of protests nationwide, including in New York City, where crowds flooded the streets each night calling for justice for Floyd and others killed by police in cities across the country.  more
The coronavirus has upended the lives of many people around the world. But even during such gloomy days, there are plenty of good deeds and intentions to rise above those struggles.  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
Remote learning at Joelle Lynch’s home is nothing short of a logistical nightmare. Her five children — all public school students — sit around a table at the family home, each in their respective “classes,” but nevertheless just inches from their siblings trying to learn their own material. more
Whether waiting for a bus, an appointment or otherwise, delays are not easy to deal with. But when the delay involves vital safety information, it can become anxiety-inducing, in addition to just frustrating. This was the case for the city’s public school teachers last week. more
When Columbia University — and the rest of the city — shut down in mid-March, one of the first things Ernest Robertson thought about was the kids. more
As the country searched to get a handle on the coronavirus pandemic, college towns emptied out as students were sent home in an effort to avoid further outbreak. more
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