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Spuyten Duyvil has a new group seeking to change things in the neighborhood. The Coalition to Save the Neighborhood had its second meeting Nov. 9, discussing the newest project by the city’s transportation department at the intersection of Palisade Avenue and Kappock Street. more
About 30,000 New York eighth graders and freshmen filed into test centers across the city last month, ready to take the quite important — and controversial — Specialized High School Admissions Test, more commonly known as the SHSAT. more
Marti Michael comes from a family focused on volunteer work, and helping out wherever needed. As the executive director of The Riverdale Y, Michael lent many a helping hand to community center members during her tenure there, and once she retired in 2014, quickly found herself tiring of her free time. more
Holocaust survivor and Nazi hunter Herman Ziering was dedicated to memorializing those who died in the Holocaust, and bringing those who were complicit to justice. more
Karen Franklin’s genealogy journey began in her family’s basement during her years in college. more
When Harry Miller moved into his RiverWalk apartment at Hebrew Home at Riverdale, his walls virtually looked just like everyone else’s at the Palisade Avenue community. Well, all except for two unusual decorations. more
New York inches closer and closer to outright legalizing recreational use of marijuana. But if and when that happens, Bronx borough president Ruben Diaz Jr., believes there should be some ground rules established first. more
It’s still five months before the 2020 census is set to officially begin, yet federal officials already are working to ensure the once-a-decade constitutionally required headcount of every person in the country goes smoothly. And that means looking deeply to the grassroots level. more
Local news is in peril. From rampant job cuts to dwindling budgets, communities across the country are suffering from a dearth of outlets providing crucial coverage creating what’s being called “news deserts.” more
Composting came easily to Matt Turov. Growing up in the ‘60s, his family was focused on throwing away less trash before doing that was even a thing. more
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