Education News

Kinneret Day School Kindergarteners marched with raised American flags and sang patriotic songs in their “Salute to America” show, featuring heroes from Abraham Lincoln (portrayed by Jonah Sandow) to Babe Ruth (Niv Levy). Parents and grandparents saw Abraham Lincoln declare freedom to all slaves, Rosa Parks (Ellie Feldman) get arrested and freed, and Neil Armstrong [...]

Co-ops fear cost of city heating oil mandate

By MIAWLING LAM Thousands of Riverdale landlords and co-op owners could be slugged hundreds of dollars in higher maintenance fees under a controversial heating oil conversion mandate. Under the mandatory phase-out, all residential buildings must switch from No. 6 heating oil to at least No. 4—a cleaner, but more expensive oil—by 2015. By 2030, buildings [...]

Angry drivers protest arbitrary rules for hated Muni-Meters

    By MIAWLING LAM Predatory parking ticket practices would be eliminated and traffic enforcement would be fairer, under a new proposal introduced by state legislators. The change, sponsored by Assemblyman Jeffrey Dinowitz, means parking violations would be dismissed immediately if motorists can produce a valid Muni-Meter receipt time-stamped before or at the same time [...]

Schools offer help to maintain Van Cortlandt Park Memorial Grove

By MIAWLING LAM Students from three Bronx colleges could be recruited to help clean up the Memorial Grove by raking leaves and picking up strewn tree branches. The latest effort to seek out volunteers from the Navy, Army and Air Force Reserve Officers’ Training Corps will ensure that the beleaguered memorial does not fall into [...]

FreshDirect deal will bring 3,000 jobs to The Bronx

By MIAWLING LAM What began as an innocuous announcement about FreshDirect relocating to The Bronx has become a storm in a teacup. Just last week, Mayor Michael Bloomberg and Governor Andrew Cuomo announced the Queens-based company would build its new 500,000-square-foot headquarters at the Harlem River Yards in the South Bronx. State and city officials, [...]

Seatbelts and cellphones, not speeding, top traffic violations

By MIAWLING LAM Officers from the 50th Precinct slapped drivers with 10 times more tickets for tinted windows than for speeding last year, new data shows. Official NYPD statistics also reveal the precinct issued the fourth-lowest number of moving violations across the five boroughs and the fewest in The Bronx. Data obtained by the Riverdale [...]

New consumer initiatives to empower elderly

By MIAWLING LAM Seniors will be taught how to protect themselves against fraudulent scams, bogus telemarketers and identity theft following the launch of two new outreach initiatives. State officials announced the Senior Consumer Information Hotline, a 24-hour toll-free recording, and The Informed Consumer, a monthly advice column, at the Hebrew Home at Riverdale on Monday. [...]

City tries to ‘ramp up’ Fieldston

By MIAWLING LAM Department of Transportation officials tried to build at least two pedestrian ramps in the exclusive enclave of Fieldston. Authorities confirmed planners surveyed intersections at West 250th Street and Fieldston Road and at West 250th Street and Goodridge Avenue earlier this month in an attempt to install the safety measure. However, they were [...]

Manhattan College is city’s first Fair Trade College

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 [...]


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