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Stella D’oro shopping mall begins to take shape

Wednesday, February 29, 2012

      By MIAWLING LAM Specialty grocery supermarket Trader Joe’s and Petco are being wooed to Riverdale Crossing, the new shopping center to be sited at the former Stella D’oro cookie factory. A flyer posted on Ripco Realty’s website last week suggested both businesses were the latest additions to the yet-to-be-built mall at Broadway [...]

Question local teacher ratings

By MIAWLING LAM Seven out of 36 local teachers were rated above average in math and English instruction, new statistics shows. Controversial data reports for more than 18,000 teachers was released by Department of Education officials last Friday. At P.S. 24, just one of the school’s 10 teachers (10 percent) was deemed ahead of the [...]

Attack on Engel, others in Israel fizzles

By MIAWLING LAM Vandals hurled a large rock at Congressman Eliot Engel in a dramatic turn of events during his recent visit to a Jewish cemetery in Israel. Engel, fellow Congressman Jerrold Nadler and Executive Vice Chairman of the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations Malcolm Hoenlein escaped unscathed after they dodged a [...]

Memorial Grove in Van Cortlandt Park set for April completion

By MIAWLING LAM An effort to restore the beleaguered Memorial Grove is back on track and could be completed as early as next month. The Riverdale Review can reveal that shop drawings for the curved pipe-rail fence are being prepared and that more than a dozen of the memorial’s 39 plaques are being manufactured. The [...]

NYPD moves ahead on school traffic woes

By MIAWLING LAM Police officers have been deployed to monitor traffic outside two of Riverdale’s public schools, amid growing safety concerns that children’s lives are being put at risk. Commanding officer of the 50th Precinct Captain Kevin Burke said that effective immediately, officers will be stationed outside P.S. 24 and M.S/H.S 141 during school arrival [...]

Concern grows over cost of heating oil mandate

By MIAWLING LAM Landlords and co-op boards could be offered low-interest, unsecured bank loans to help them comply with the city’s controversial heating oil conversion mandate. The financial assistance program, to be announced by city officials later this month, was broached at Community Board 8’s public forum on the heating fuel conversion last Monday. Steve [...]

Actor draws upon his Riverdale roots for new Web TV series

    By Robert Lebowitz There is no question that the future of TV is radically changing. The traditional model of sitting at home on the couch watching a show by yourself or with close friends or family is giving way to broadcasts streamed over the Internet, able to be seen at any time, and [...]

Hebrew Institute wins UJA Inclusion Award

By PAULETTE SCHNEIDER The Hebrew Institute of Riverdale won a Synagogue Inclusion Award for its work on behalf of the community’s special needs population. The award, created by the United Jewish Appeal, provides a grant for furthering the shul’s efforts “to include, accommodate, and accept those congregants living with disabilities.” Congregants who themselves have family [...]

Diaz speech is received warmly

    By MIAWLING LAM The Bronx is back in business and is set to reclaim its place as a top corporate and tourist destination. Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. made the bold declaration during his third State of the Borough address last Thursday. Speaking before a packed crowd at Harry S. Truman High [...]

HH Bridge to become cashless

By PAULETTE SCHNEIDER By this summer or fall, drivers who cross the Henry Hudson Bridge will need to use an E-ZPass—cash lanes will be a thing of the past. Drivers who don’t have an E-ZPass will not get a free ride as they glide across the span and take in the view. As they pass [...]

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