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It was just another meeting of the Benjamin Franklin Reform Democratic Club, as nearly 100 people squeezed into the club's  quaint storefront space on West 231st Street. more
Criminal justice reform has taken center stage in New York City over the past year, from closing the infamous Rikers Island, to upgrades in evidence discovery, to efforts that could make trials faster. more
A new year could mean bigger paychecks for workers punching clocks in New York City’s smallest businesses. more
It was a win and a loss for state Sen. Alessandra Biaggi on a pair of bills she championed in the upper chamber. more
Ever seen a massive balloon release at a wedding or football game? It’s an impressive sight — all those colorful orbs flying majestically into the wild blue yonder. Only what goes up must come down. In the 10 hours it takes helium to leak from a floating balloon, it drifts earthward, landing sometimes hundreds of miles from its release site. more
The last few months have been busy for the community, including a number of stories, which have earned broader attention. Like an administrator accused of preying on kids at SAR Academy, a few decades after the last time someone was accused of such a crime. Or the closure of a deli in Kingsbridge that hasn’t been closed in six decades. more
As summer rolled around, Albany was busy debating and passing bills, while here at home, it became all about what kind of businesses we wanted to have where. more
A new year means new faces, new beginnings, and even renewed interest in old problems. Take a walk through what was the first three months of 2019, straight from the front pages of The Riverdale Press. more
Dec. 16 was a big day for undocumented immigrants living in New York — many were able to apply for a driver’s license for the first time. The so-called “green light” law expanded the list of documents that can be presented to get a driver’s license, despite immigration status. more
State Sen. Alessandra Biaggi was among nearly 20 lawmakers Tuesday demanding the incoming chief executive of NBCUniversal address what they have described as a toxic workplace for women. more
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