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He says he was skeptical schools truly would be ready to start Sept. 10. But now that the beginning of the academic year has been delayed until Sept. 21, Assemblyman Jeffrey Dinowitz feels the city made the right call to do so. more
Hiram Alejandro Durán’s name should already be familiar to many readers who check out the credit lines for pictures published in The Riverdale Press. But now Durán will likely become even more familiar with more readers as the paper’s new photo editor. more
The Riverdale Press won seven statewide awards from the New York Press Association last week, including the top two spots for best news story. more
It worked great as an outdoor shelter for The Riverdale Y’s Sunday Market, but could the “arcade” at Riverdale/Kingsbridge Academy be enough to help get more students back into the classroom this fall? more
At 92 years old in the age of the coronavirus pandemic, Dr. Ruth K. Westheimer considers herself an endangered species. But the famed sex therapist has done her part to stay away from other people, and otherwise keep herself safe. more
I was nearly arrested last Thursday night. I share that not to center my narrative in what occurred, but to convey some of what happened. That night — June 4 — I witnessed an unprecedented level of force in response to what was otherwise a peaceful protest against police brutality following the tragic death of George Floyd in Minneapolis. more
In the wake of a tragedy, people seek solace in each other, as mourning is communal. Yet, the natural tendency to grieve together continues to be eviscerated by the coronavirus pandemic. more
As the original twin towers of the World Trade Center rose out of Manhattan’s Financial District, a second set of twin towers had climbed into the sky 15 miles up the Hudson River, casting its own shadow over North Riverdale. more
In times of chaos and disruption, faith can be a tremendous source of strength. It has been nearly two months since the coronavirus that causes COVID-19 has shut down wide swaths of city life. Many work from home, and students of all ages adapt to online learning. Religious congregations also have shifted to a virtual environment. more
In the best of times and the worst of times, pizza prevails. That doughy disc drenched in tomato sauce under a warm cheese blanket and sundry toppings is an explicit promise of culinary relief, especially when supermarket shelves are occasionally empty. more
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