It’s been just a few weeks since state lawmakers repealed Section 50-a, a state law that kept police records confidential unless a court order declared otherwise, or the officer themselves allowed the records to be released.
The process to set and approve the New York state budget is nothing new. Planning can begin as early as summer, rolling through several phases before the governor submits his own executive budget to lawmakers, who then hold hearings and propose changes.
The first day of kindergarten can be a daunting experience for children and parents alike. And with this academic year coming with the added needs of physical distancing and personal protective equipment being thrown into the mix, it only promises to be more daunting.
It's two years later than expected, but come Monday night, Andrew Cohen may be ready to say goodbye to the city council and hello to the Bronx Supreme Court.
There have been some huge political shakeups in the Bronx over the last couple years, attracting widespread media coverage and nationwide support in a borough often overlooked.
A community’s elders are among its most important groups of people. The history of the area, individual experiences that reflect what’s changed and what’s stayed the same, are tales best told by its longtime residents.
Music is as omnipresent as the greenery, especially in this section of the Bronx. Chamber musicians in Spuyten Duyvil. Jazz composers by the Henry Hudson Parkway. Folk singers at An Beal Bocht Cafe.
Transitioning into any new environment is never easy. But it’s likely few experiences compare to the sudden fish-out-of-water feeling nearly every teenager gets when he or she walks into a high school for the first time.
This Key Food has a new owner — one who refuses to share her name with The Riverdale Press, and refused to comment for this story. And it no longer employs 21 people who just happened to also be members of Local 338 of the Retail Wholesale, Department Store Union.
Anyone who thinks presidential campaign season is long obviously hasn’t checked out the political landscape in the Bronx.
Manhattan College will depend on Aramark Corp., for its dining needs beginning this fall. The company maintains a large roster of clients employing more than 200,000 people and earning billions each year. But Aramark is probably more commonly known for its contracts providing similar services to prisons.
When John Lewis was beaten by the police during what had started as a peaceful protest in Alabama on March 7, 1965 — a day later known as “Bloody Sunday” — he was essentially a second-class citizen in his own country. And he probably didn’t think that same country would one day fly its flags at half-mast in his honor.
The Bronx knows how to celebrate its artists. With the number of cafes, art bars, museums and galleries across the borough, creatives within its confines can find an audience, a patron, or even a collaborator.
It worked great as an outdoor shelter for The Riverdale Y’s Sunday Market, but could the “arcade” at Riverdale/Kingsbridge Academy be enough to help get more students back into the classroom this fall?
For some, birthdays are important. But for Amber Rose Isaac and partner Bruce McIntyre, Aug. 11, 2019, was just as special of a day for them. That’s the day the couple decided to have a baby.
In an age where being anywhere near someone could expose you — and the people you love — to a deadly, highly infectious disease, there’s probably no such thing as being too safe.
Judy Fettman Dreyfuss was born with familial dysautonomia, a rare Jewish genetic disease that affects the autonomic nervous system and impacts nearly every system in the body, causing fluctuating blood pressure and body temperature, and unsteady gait, among other things. Living with the disorder was a daily challenge.
It might be a good idea for drivers to check on their vehicle if they intend to leave it on the street for a few days — Even if it doesn’t go missing, they might not return to find it in mint condition.
Electing Democrats used to be something Barack Obama did all the time. And two terms as President of the United States isn’t going to stop that.
Riverdale is full of parks. Some are quite large, like the 114 acres of Riverdale Park, while others are relatively small, like the less than 2 acres that make up Brust Park, probably known primarily by those who live in its proximity.