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.”
As thousands of runners coursed through the city for the New York City Marathon, a small group gathered Nov. 3 at Van Cortlandt Park’s Memorial Grove to honor local veterans.
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.
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 than a century ago, a New York City juvenile court clerk could only watch as boy after boy was marched past his desk on their way into the prison system. It was then Ernest Kent Coulter knew something had to change, and that change started with mentorship.
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.
A little more than a decade ago, Dermot Shea was a rising star in the New York Police Department, taking over the top job at the 50th Precinct. Monday, he stood next to Mayor Bill de Blasio, named to a much different top job: that as the NYPD's 44th commissioner.
MTA proposals would cut out off-peak buses to Manhattan
It’s something Andy Byford has said for months. Bronx buses are some of the slowest in the country, averaging speeds in the borough equivalent to a brisk walk.
Diners are a staple of classic Americana. With foundations laid by Greek immigrants and a dozen variations on that theme, the diner remains a versatile culinary concept, common in the most rural parts of the country, and even the most urban, like here in the northwest Bronx.
It was shortly after the Bronx Science girls soccer team had just put the wraps on its 1-0 victory over McKee in the second round of the Public School Athletic League playoffs that head coach Annie Eckstein turned her focus to the Wolverines’ mega quarterfinal matchup with No. 2 seed Francis Lewis.
Elio Acosta is finally putting his GI Bill tuition money to work pursuing a photography degree at Lehman College.
REMEMBERING MARTIN SPETT
Nearly a decade before his passing last month at 90, Martin Spett shared his story with then Riverdale Press editor Jason Fields of how his family survived years inside a Polish ghetto, where many of his fellow Jews were killed or shipped out to concentration camps around Europe.
Assemblyman Jeffrey Dinowitz is no stranger to vaccines. Then again, neither is Greenwich Village state senator Brad Hoylman.
It’s tough being a teen. That is not news, but it is the starting block for mountains of literature. Shakespeare did a fine job with his attack, as did J.D. Salinger and Mark Twain.
They filled the sidewalk in front of the Bronx Library Center in Fordham last week, carrying signs and chanting their displeasure with the current health coverage system in the state. “What do we want? Health care! When do we want it? Now!”
It had been nearly two full months since the Riverdale/Kingsbridge Academy girls soccer team had last tasted defeat. That setback came on Sept. 12 in a 4-3 loss to Truman.
Mary Lynn (Schoeninger) Parks died Sept. 26, 2019, from lung cancer.
The woman working the counter at High Ridge Candy & Lotto had a rough morning Oct. 28 when police say her attempts to calm down an unruly customer turned into a violent assault.