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Bronx politician calls for transferable Muni-Meter time

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

By MIAWLING LAM   Motorists will be able to use unexpired Muni-Meter time to park anywhere in the city without fear of being ticketed, under a new proposal introduced by city legislators. The City Council is currently debating the merits of a plan permitting drivers to transfer unused time from one parking spot to another [...]

Adjoining board rejects ‘dinky rink’ plan

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

By BRENDAN McHUGH   Community Board 8 is holding a public hearing to discuss the Van Cortlandt Park ice-skating rink and will most likely pass a resolution either to support or not support the proposed rink. After the board’s meeting, the city’s Franchise and Concession Review Committee (FCRC) will have a binding vote on the [...]

Taxpayers to foot $8 million bill for new HH Parkway signage

By MIAWLING LAM   Road signs along the Henry Hudson Parkway will be overhauled under an ambitious $8 million traffic program. Under the proposal, several dozen traffic signs will be moved, replaced or removed completely along the parkway, starting from West 125th Street in Manhattan and extending to the Westchester County border. Authorities said the [...]

Further setbacks for Memorial Grove restoration

By MIAWLING LAM   It may be a new year, but the same problems continue to plague the Memorial Grove. Efforts to restore the beleaguered grove in Van Cortlandt Park hit yet another hurdle after the current contractor bungled the new plaques and construction of the boundary fence. The latest snarl, revealed at last Thursday’s [...]

Redistricting plan puts Riverdale in one State Senate district

By BRENDAN McHUGH   Having three state senators in Riverdale has been a mixed blessing—three senators represent the neighborhood in Albany, but no particular senator devotes all his time to the community. In the proposed redrawing of the state legislative lines by the government task force LATFOR, state Senator Jeff Klein would represent the entire [...]

Charter school expansion given green light despite community opposition

By MIAWLING LAM Tech International Charter School, a new middle school scheduled to open in Kingsbridge this September, has been formally approved to accept 132 sixth-graders in its first year.   The SUNY trustees education committee last week rubber-stamped the enrollment expansion, even after parents and elected officials requested just days before that the plan [...]

Riverdalian at the White House

Community mourns loss of Debbie Bowden

It is with heavy heart that we announce the passing of Debbie Bowden on Sunday January 29, 2012. Passionately dedicated to the Riverdale community, its children, and especially the public schools therein, she taught Speech and Language in the New York City school system, was a former Parents Association president at P.S. 24 and a [...]

Bronx Arts Ensemble premieres work by local Riverdalian composer

By PAULETTE SCHNEIDER   The Chopin was tender and tempestuous, the Mozart was fresh and spontaneous, the Strauss was bold and lyrical, the world premier by Oliver Caplan—a Riverdale boy—was dreamy and delightful, and the stately home of Peter Joseph and Elizabeth Scheuer was a perfect setting for last Sunday’s chamber music series concert by [...]

Bx7 buses to run more frequently

By MIAWLING LAM MTA officials will have to interact with local community boards and solicit public feedback prior to rolling out any bus schedule changes. The new guideline was recommended after Riverdale resident and MTA board member Charles Moerdler voiced his objections at this month’s MTA transit committee meeting. Bus planners presented a list of [...]

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