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Gov. Andrew Cuomo has signed a bill into law aimed to make law enforcement and first responders safer when responding to emergency calls. more
Preserving the environment takes work and sometimes a little sacrifice. But some single-family homeowners living within Riverdale’s Special Natural Area District would prefer that sacrifice not total $25,000 in bureaucratic red tape for something as simple as building a deck or installing a swimming pool. more
Five years after New York City launched Vision Zero as a way to combat traffic fatalities, Assemblyman Jeffrey Dinowitz and Councilman Andrew Cohen are celebrating finally securing a left turn signal for southbound Riverdale Avenue traffic looking to turn onto West 231st Street. more
More than a dozen New York congressional Democrats members have signed on to Concurrent Resolution 52 expressing the sense of Congress that there is a climate emergency which demands immediate attention. more
A bill that was pushed through Albany by both Assemblyman Jeffrey Dinowitz and state Sen. Alessandra Biaggi is now law. Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s signature has made Erin’s Law an actual law, which supporters say will require public schools to teach children about how to recognize and react to inappropriate behavior from adults. more
An anniversary is fast approaching for a Spuyten Duyvil elementary school, but it’s not a happy one. In fact, what happened in October 2015 ultimately threw P.S. 24 into a tailspin after the city’s education department decided not to renew a lease renting space for extra classrooms at The Whitehall. more
An engineer who was operating a Metro-North train that derailed outside the Spuyten Duyvil station in 2013 has decided to end his legal attempts to collect $10 million from his former employer. more
Miriam Gomez hates what she sees when she visits Henry Hudson Park. Although a renovation began last year, it’s still not finished, and the rest of the park has been neglected, turning formerly flat green lawns into stretches of tall grasses and weeds. more
While President Trump believes virtually closing the country’s southern border with Mexico will make a significant impact on immigration there, U.S. Rep. Eliot Engel has a different idea. And he used a recent trip to El Salvador and Honduras with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi to help drive that point home. more
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