March 8, 2012 cartoon


Anti-Bullying Workshop at Riverdale Y

The Riverdale Y will host an ‘Anti- Bullying Workshop’ on Thursday, March 15 on the second floor at 6:30pm. This workshop is designed for children in grades 3 through 5 with their parents. There will be a panel and discussion about bullying led by Rabbi Gerson, followed by teens re-enacting different scenarios about situations that [...]

Sisters of Charity offering ESL class and service opportunity

The Sisters of Charity, headquartered at the College of Mount Saint Vincent, are offering free evening English as a second language classes, both for those who want to learn how to read and write English and for those who just want to improve their everyday conversation skills. Classes are held on Mondays and Wednesdays from [...]

Community Board No. 8 Seeks Nominations for 2012 Community Service Award

Bronx Community Board No. 8 is pleased to announce that it is accepting nominations for the Bronx Community Board No. 8 2012 Community Service Award.  The Community Service Award was established to acknowledge the many volunteer efforts of groups and individuals within our community. It is our belief that by recognizing our committed community volunteers, [...]

Baby Boomer group meets at the Y

Forever Young, The New Baby Boomer group, at the Riverdale YM-YWHA invites you Sunday March 18th from 1PM-3PM for: THE NEXT CHAPTER featuring Pat Brody who will talk about what you can do to enhance this time of your life, whether it be in your career or social life. This interactive discussion will explore the [...]

Stella D’oro shopping mall begins to take shape

      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 [...]

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