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It’s finally settled. The intractable rumor that Councilman Andrew Cohen would be nominated for a supreme court judgeship this year has been resolved. He won’t be trading his spot in city hall for a black robe and gavel. At least, not yet. more
Bronx borough president Ruben Diaz Jr., has now weighed in on sweeping changes to the zoning laws protecting Riverdale's greenbelt — and it's a solid no. more
In the weeks following the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, the nation suffered through see-saw emotions of fear, sadness and anger. Our country had been attacked, in one of the most vicious ways imaginable, and it was vital we find a way to prevent such atrocities from happening on American soil again. more
The city had tasked them with holding just a single vote: Approve sweeping changes to the Bronx’s Special Natural Area District, that would essentially transform SNAD into the Special Natural Resources District. Community Board 8 had a much different answer when the full board came together last week at P.S. 37, however: No. In all-caps. more
Alicia West said it twice. Then, Bernard Daly tried to explain it.  Members of Community Board 8’s environment and sanitation committee and the roughly 100-person audience kept asking clarifying questions. They couldn’t believe what they were hearing. more
Not unlike a Metro-North Hudson line commuter train during rush hour, the long planned Hudson River Greenway project in the Bronx is moving slowly down the track toward its final destination. more
Community Board 8 is set to vote Thursday on whether it supports proposed changes to Special Natural Area District rules that would, among other things, change the name of the conservation program to the Special Natural Resources District, and remove community board oversight for properties inside the designated zone that’s 1 acre or less. more
As Community Board 8 members considered proposed changes to the Special Natural Area District that encompasses a good portion of its territory, one desire kept coming up: Split the Bronx from Staten Island, and develop two unique sets of rules for the two unique areas. more
The one thing leaders of Community Board 8 wanted more than anything else was to get the  Special Natural Area District that has defined this part of the Bronx for more than 40 years separated from the Special Natural Area District that has defined Staten Island. more
First it was bicycle lanes sandwiching Broadway along Van Cortlandt Park. Now, if the city’s transportation department gets its way, it could be bus lanes just a mile or so south in Marble Hill. more
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