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William Barr might be working to distance himself from an incident in Washington last week where the U.S. Attorney General reportedly ordered the removal of peaceful protesters on what's now become Black Lives Matter Plaza near the White House — but he might have a different issue a little closer to where he once attended school in the Bronx. more
When Walter Watson came down with a cough in early May, neither he nor his family believed it was serious. Yes, there was a deadly virus ravaging New York City — and Watson was a front-line worker as a city bus driver — but this was just a little coughing. Plus, they were more concerned with Walter’s sister, Millicent, who was sick with COVID-19 at the time.  more
Assuming protests and some of the violence that trailed in its wake doesn’t mess anything up, New York City is expected to finally jumpstart its stalled economy on Monday, June 8. But as the city catches up to the state’s nine other regions on the road to recovery, there are still many unanswered questions that abound — especially surrounding some of the unique needs of small businesses.  more
The federal government has rolled out two rounds of the Paycheck Protection Program — providing small businesses with money to keep employees paid and employed while preventing layoffs and furloughs — but hasn’t done much for housing co-operatives, which U.S. Rep. Eliot Engel says have been left out in the cold. 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
It was a project intended to boost average bus speeds by as much as 25 percent through improvements and new construction of bus-only lanes, including a planned lane on Broadway through Marble Hill. But it seems the coronavirus has claimed yet another victim as Mayor Bill de Blasio has put the brakes on his Better Buses Action Plan as the city scrambles to make up for budget shortfalls caused by the current economic turmoil. 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
In a recent writeup in Israel21c, VocalReferences, the product that makes it easy for local businesses to capture, display and share their customer testimonials in video, audio and text formats, was … more
Everyone calls him Rosey, short for Roosevelt Spivey. He’s been cutting hair at the Marble Hill International Unisex Salon since he bought the place back in 1962. He’s seen a lot of changes since then, but one thing has stayed the same. He loves cutting hair. more
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