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Eric Dinowitz poised to become next councilman

Eric Dinowitz is well on his way to becoming this region's newest city councilman after absentee and military ballots increased his lead over Mino Lora. Still, it wasn't enough to push Dinowitz past the 50 percent threshold, meaning elections officials will institute ranked-choice balloting on Monday.

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Riverdale Press wins 8 state awards, including top prize for general excellence

It's always a great day for community journalism, but Friday was even more special for The Riverdale Press team after winning eight statewide awards at the New York Press Association's Better Newspaper Contest, including one of the organization's most prestigious: the Past President's Award for General Excellence.

Special election is over, but primary just getting started

They both took a major gamble stepping away from the recent city council special election to instead focus on the June Democratic primary, and now both Abigail Martin and Marcos Sierra hope it will pay off.

Earlybird ready to fly to caffeinate North Riverdale

It wouldn’t be a stretch to say opening a business during the coronavirus pandemic is a risky venture. This is especially true for restaurants, cafés and bars — many of which have closed over the past year.

Restoring flagpole to old glory for Old Glory

It seems about once a year or so, someone happens by the small patch of hilly land separating Henry Hudson Parkway East and the actual Henry Hudson Parkway and finds something they didn’t expect: an old flagpole.

Biden administration ‘testing’ waters at schools on state level

Like it or not, standardized testing has become an integral part of the American school landscape. But when a once-in-a-lifetime pandemic hits the country, some things needed to temporarily take a back seat — and testing wasn’t immune.

It’s back to the drawing board for Independence

A stretch of Independence Avenue has been the subject of special attention from Community Board 8’s traffic and transportation committee over the last six months. And now, thanks to a faceless neighbor with access to a copy machine, that attention will continue for at least a while longer.

New York needs money — will the wealthy have to pay?

The coronavirus pandemic has left states across the country in economic ruin. And New York is no exception, with a budget deficit hole topping $15 billion.

Fostering community by bartering some sourdough

There was a time when many longed to stay home and chill. Then the coronavirus pandemic came with its months-long lockdowns, and those wishes came true. Except it wasn’t as relaxing as many might have imagined, instead quickly finding new ways to pass the time at home. 

Miranda Writes returns books to Riverdale’s shelves

What seemed once on the edge of extinction may be no more. At least if Kirstie Reynoso-Miranda has anything to say about it.

Ready for bridge toll rebate? Not quite yet

Remember way back in 2019 when Assemblyman Jeffrey Dinowitz made crossing the Henry Hudson Bridge free for Bronx motorists with an E-ZPass?

ALONE & HUNGRY

Confusion leads to missed meals in quarantine

College is supposed to be the time of your life. But as the coronavirus pandemic completely upends what it means to study and live on campuses across the country, a few students much closer to home say they suffered even more: Days filled with hunger.

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POLICE BEAT

A very hungry thief

Have you ever seen food that looked so good you just wanted to steal it off someone’s plate? Well, one man acted on that urge, robbing a delivery worker on March 15. 

POLITICAL ARENA

Council pulls plug on NYPD credentialing

The authority to grant reporters access to crime scenes, public meetings and elected officials could soon move from the New York Police Department to the mayor’s media and entertainment office. But that decision has not been universally supported — especially by Councilman Fernando Cabrera.

PRESS POINTS

Vaccines available soon to all adults

Anyone 30 or older can now seek out one of the available coronavirus vaccines in New York. And by April 6, that access will be universal, including anyone older than 16.

SCHOOL DESK

Lehman rakes in millions for STEM

It’s an important institution in the CUNY system, and Lehman College might become a hotspot for science, technology, math and engineering.

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