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The latest from the Feb. 13, 2020 edition of The Riverdale Press

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• It's been a couple weeks since one of the Bronx's most-prominent political clubs survived an "insurgency" of sorts from newer members with the backings of state senators like Alessandra Biaggi and Gustavo Rivera. Since the existing club leadership ultimately purged these upstarts from leadership, what is next for people like Morgan Evers? Will they stay in the Benjamin Franklin Reform Democratic Club? Or is a split inevitable? Reporter Heather J. Smith finds out.
 
• Gov. Andrew Cuomo has made it no secret that he wants recreational marijuana usage to be legal in New York, but how will that affect the workplace? There are major differences between alcohol and marijuana, and not just how it's consumed. What are some of the obstacles your employer faces in the near future where possessing and even smoking marijuana is legal, and where are the lines drawn on what's considered your personal time, and your work time?
 
• Marti Michael spent years running The Riverdale Y, but now she's focused on something much different — taking caravan of Bronx volunteers to the U.S.-Mexico border, doing everything they can to help Central Americans find asylum in the United States. It was a heart-wrenching trip for the volunteers who were able to enjoy crossing back into the United States — unlike those they were helping — with nothing more than their passport, and 30 cents. Kirstyn Brendlen talked to Marti and some of the other volunteers on a recent trip to the border.
 
• U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice Sonia Sotomayor provided the official send-off for Manhattan College's Class of 2019 last year. But who is going to be the keynote speaker at this year's graduation? We don't know, and apparently neither does the school — especially as graduation itself is just weeks away. A member of the Class of 2020 — and a Riverdale Press intern, Rose Brennan — has everything we know at this point.
 
• If you have a lead foot, New York City might not be the place to be. The speed cameras that have protected places like P.S. 81 Robert J. Christen for years are now spreading throughout the city, including a new one near Ethical Culture Fieldston School. What should you be looking out for as a driver? Pick up a paper and find out.
 
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