Bowman introduces a new age in House

It’s almost impossible to dispute. New members of Congress don’t have as much experience or power as their veteran colleagues. And because of that, they might not be as effective.

Coronavirus wipes away January's state Regents exams

A No. 2 pencil perches atop the desk, ready to go at a moment’s notice. You clutch another for dear life, as you ponder the five choices in front of you: A, B, C, D or E? Is E even an option?

Voters not too excited to choose county court judges

Even though most, if not all, the races have been called, not all the election results in New York are in yet.  State and city election officials didn’t start counting absentee ballots until Nov. 10, meaning more than 700,000 ballots remained outstanding from initial counts — including nearly 13,000 in the 81st Assembly District, currently represented by Jeffrey Dinowitz.

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COVID déjà vu: Public schools are closed

Not even two months into the hybrid learning program of New York City's public schools, and coronavirus has seemingly won again. Positivity rates have hit 3 percent on a weekly rolling average, and as promised, Mayor Bill de Blasio has closed physical school campuses beginning today.

Winter brings Vannie party respite

The air is starting to get colder as winter nears, and because of that, activity at Van Cortlandt Park has declined. While spending time at New York City’s third-largest park is part of the draw of living here, it’s the late-night antics from this past summer and early fall that has drawn the ire of those looking for a quiet night in their homes nearby. 

Budget shortfalls plague Manhattan College

It’s one of the school’s largest academic programs, but there’s one face inside Manhattan College’s communication department office nearly every student and faculty member knows: Bob Coleman.

Improving elections can’t stop at short lines, easy access

It’s been a rough year for elections. New York introduced early voting in 2019, then had to scramble to assemble expanded absentee voting as the coronavirus pandemic gripped the city. 

Election locks in huge changes in Dems party leadership

Nearly 150 million votes — and counting — were cast in what became a historic voter turnout across the country as Americans took sides in a contentious presidential race. 

DESPERATE NEED OF TLC

Center struggles, but community board steps up

There is usually a time and place for community boards to talk about participatory funding — the rather longshot method of convincing city council members to fund specific neighborhood projects.

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UPDATE: Missing Fieldston girls found

Police say they have found three girls reported missing on Tuesday, and that they are safe.

Appeals court upholds gutting of Verdi libel suit

Manny Verdi may have collected more than $230,000 in settlement money from the city’s education department as part of a whistleblower suit. But if he was expecting a big payday in a separate suit filed against Assemblyman Jeffrey Dinowitz, he might need to re-evaluate.

Mentors matter to minority teens, especially now

Education remains a precious commodity, especially now when for many students, it’s balancing between learning inside a classroom and learning across the internet. 

EDITORIAL

Breaking down another societal wall up too long

Sarah McBride has led a life filled with firsts. She was the first transgender person to speak at a major party convention when she stood in front of the Democratic National Convention in 2016. She was the first out transgender White House staffer, working under President Obama as an intern.

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When delivery isn’t the problem here

The U.S. Postal Service has been criticized for not being able to deliver envelopes and packages on time — but sometimes the hard-working postal workers don’t even get the chance.

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More apartments slated for Broadway

Big changes are coming to the corner of Broadway and West 251st Street where a single-story corner retail lot has languished in recent years.

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Manhattan College key to Veterans Day

Stephen Kaplan is well-known not only in Manhattan College’s religious studies department, but among its sizable student veteran population as well. And it was his experience with the latter that brought him to the New Bronx Chamber of Commerce on Nov. 10.

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