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It's hasn't been quite a year, no less an academic year. But New York City will have to say good-bye yet again to a schools chancellor. Except Meisha Porter was one working in City Hall with deep Bronx roots. more
New York City’s Open Streets program was likely its most popular in Summer 2020 when much of the city was locked down, cars were off the road, and people needed as much space as possible to get outside and breathe some fresh air while still maintaining social distance. more
It’s always been a family affair, but the coronavirus pandemic has taken Stella Borukhova’s pharmacy on an especially rocky “rollercoaster” of a ride. more
It’s clear where many stand on the proposed cuts to express bus service proposed by the Metropolitan Transportation Authority here in the Bronx. Those changes are delayed — for now. more
New York has a new transportation deputy secretary. And not only is he from the Bronx — he’s got roots in the northwest Bronx. more
It’s like nap time, but in a more awakened sense of the word. At P.S. 207 in Kingsbridge, students as young as kindergarteners now have a period blocked out on their schedules for dimmed lights, downward-facing dogs and drawing on “kindness rocks.” more
The leaves are changing color, and with that we change seasons. That typically signifies new beginnings, but even with coronavirus infection rates falling across the city, there are still fears another surge could be on the horizon. more
The Riverdale Press welcomes two new members to its team this week  — except one of them is not so new. more
If someone calls claiming to be your lawyer, maybe it’s a good idea to double check if they are indeed representing you before following their directions. more
It’s a name that might evoke serenity and relaxation. But Letchworth Village was anything but.

For decades, the massive complex was home to thousands diagnosed with physical or mental disabilities. Too many, in fact. Residents — especially children — were forced to live in filthy conditions, many times with no clothes to wear and nothing to do.

It was enough to create a national outcry so loud, an entire nation radically reformed disability services.

“I’ve visited penal institutions all over the country,” U.S. Rep. Mario Biaggi said. “I’ve visited hospitals all over the country. I’ve visited the worst brigs in the military. I’ve never seen anything like” Letchworth.

How could he know, less than a half-century later, his granddaughter would experience something tragically similar. But it wasn’t Letchworth Village state Sen. Alessandra Biaggi toured last month — instead, it was Rikers Island. A place also hidden far away from inquiring eyes, this time on a one-square-mile plot of mostly landfill-created dirt in the middle of the East River. But not hidden far enough. more

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