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Manhattan College is city’s first Fair Trade College

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

By MIAWLING LAM Selling fair trade coffee and chocolate simply didn’t suffice for Manhattan College. Officials from the Lasallian educational institution recently announced the college had become the first in New York City to receive fair trade certification. The school will be officially granted their Fair Trade College status at a ceremony sanctioned by the [...]

Holocaust scholar Berenbaum appears at Manhattan College

By PAULETTE SCHNEIDER Dr. Michael Berenbaum described one not-so-simple goal for museums: to present controversial material without themselves becoming the subject of controversy. The same goal can be claimed by Manhattan College’s Holocaust, Genocide and Interfaith Education Center, an institute that’s drawn some controversy of its own. It has broadened the focus of its former [...]

Progress on long-stalled apartment tower

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

By MIAWLING LAM   It is Riverdale’s answer to Barcelona’s La Sagrada Familia, but Tulfan Terrace is finally set for completion in January 2013. The skeletal building, located at 3620 Oxford Avenue, has remained a construction site since work stalled in 2006. However, a representative from mortgage owner Ox-3620 LLC appeared before a Communit Board [...]

Oregano, eagerly anticipated Johnson Ave. eatery, welcomes new chef

  By MIAWLING LAM A new chef and a more refined menu are among the changes afoot at Oregano Bar & Bistro, the eagerly awaited French-Latin restaurant due to open on Johnson Avenue later this month. The Riverdale Review can reveal Swiss-born chef Claude Alain Solliard has been hired as the restaurant’s new executive chef. [...]

Board okays controversial skate rink

By MIAWLING LAM   The Van Cortlandt Park ice-skating rink is expected to be formally approved this week and could be open for business next winter. Following the endorsement of the controversial plan by Community Board 8, the city’s Franchise and Concession Review Committee was scheduled to deliver its vote on Wednesday. The community board’s [...]

Residents may be charged for parking inconvenience

By MIAWLING LAM Not only are they losing 25 parking spots while Manhattan College builds its new student center, but residents along Waldo Avenue may now have to pay to park in the school’s garage. News of the possible fee emerged during Community Board 8’s land use committee meeting on Monday, angering the half-dozen residents [...]

Community leader offers vision for rigorous new charter school

By MIAWLING LAM   Children as young as five will learn fencing, chess, attend school on Saturdays and be given a rigorous, back-to-basics education at a new elementary charter school proposed for The Bronx. Yes the Bronx chairman and Riverdale Senior Services board member Alec Diacou unveiled plans to open the Rosalyn Yalow Academy Charter [...]

Renewed pleas for neighborhood slow zone on Independence Ave.

By MIAWLING LAM   A plan to introduce a Neighborhood Slow Zone outside two of Riverdale’s public schools is expected to gather momentum after a pedestrian was struck while crossing the street. Police confirmed that a 54-year-old woman was hit by a vehicle while crossing Independence Avenue at West 235th Street around 8 a.m. last [...]

Plans to posthumously honor educator and community leader Debbie Bowden

By MIAWLING LAM Community members have proposed renaming the P.S. 24 library in memory of Debbie Bowden, a passionate education activist and longtime Riverdale resident. Community Board 8 member Marvin Goodman flagged the posthumous honor at last week’s education committee meeting, less than three days after Bowden’s passing. The idea was suggested after committee chair [...]

Local home invasion robbery foiled

By MIAWLING LAM   Authorities arrested two men during an attempted drug-related home invasion in Kingsbridge last week. Police confirmed the would-be robbers targeted an apartment building at 3424 Kingsbridge Avenue at around 3:15 a.m. on Monday, January 30. Ironically, the building is located just a stone’s throw from the local precinct. Commanding officer of [...]

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