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Schools are overcrowding across the city, and this part of the Bronx is hardly immune. But ever since the Vatican closed the Church of the Visitation of the Blessed Virgin Mary and its parochial school and the land was deconsecrated in 2017, many have eyed its valuable West 239th Street land next to Van Cortlandt Park as the perfect site to build a new public school. more
Backfire that sounds like gunshots and revving engines have become all too familiar sounds over the past year.  The barrage of loud vehicular noises has hardly gone unnoticed. In fact, it’s one of the more complained-about quality-of-life issues in this corner of the Bronx. more
Felix Lam has been the superintendent at 2465 Palisade Ave., in Spuyten Duyvil for 50 years. The 81-year-old has made his home — and career — at the eight-story co-op since he was a young man. And how does that make him feel? “I’m very happy about it,” Lam said. more
When the coronavirus pandemic hit last year, industries across the city suffered major financial losses. And many of their workers worried about staying employed. more
Some may not have the fondest memories of school cafeteria food. But like it or not, it’s essential to many in the city’s public school system. more
A few voters here just made their choice for who should represent them on the city council. But now they’ll have to choose again.  more
Most anyone who has tried to get as much as a pothole filled on their street knows city agencies aren’t necessarily the fastest when it comes to fixing problems. The wheels of government can be slow-moving, restricted even more by mountains of red tape. more
Jacques d’Amboise, a nationally renowned ballet dancer who in later years taught dance for free to many children across teh city, died Sunday at 86. more
How should a community come together in the wake of hatred and find a way to collectively heal? That’s the question many in this corner of the Bronx are asking themselves after at least four synagogues along the Henry Hudson Parkway were targeted by a vandal last month. more
Few education landscapes have been subject to changes over the course of the coronavirus pandemic as much as the city’s public elementary schools. more
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