Bronx’s Rat Island

Potential buyer emerges for Bronx’s Rat Island

St. Gabriel’s and St. Margaret’s Schools safe in Catholic school cutdback

By Brendan McHugh With the public education system going through its own turmoil, problems in the Catholic schools are quieter but just as dire now that the Archdiocese of New York has proposed closing 31 elementary schools and one high school in a massive reconfiguration program. Of the 32 schools, six are in The Bronx, [...]

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Author of Holocaust memoirs, now an Atria resident

By PAULETTE SCHNEIDER Atria Riverdale resident Renée Fersen Osten has become an expert in what she calls “re-normalizing” in new and different circumstances. The 78-year-old Holocaust survivor has already written several memoirs—about her life as a hidden child, sheltered along with her older sister, Yvonne, in a French convent during World War II and about [...]

Sam Sobel Dies

By LAUREL NOBLE Riverdale resident, active member and former president of the Conservative Synagogue Adath of Israel Riverdale, Sam Sobel passed away over the weekend of August 1. Sobel was considered a “chaver” (friend) at CSAIR, an honor given only to major contributors of service and support. “Sam was a representative of the person we [...]

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