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When Gloria Nixon-Crouch saw the news reports of Russian troops amassing at the Ukrainian border, she feared the worst f...
03/22/2022
Artist expresses Ukrainian pain: Gloria Nixon-Crouch uses creativity to display suffering from Russia's war

When Gloria Nixon-Crouch saw the news reports of Russian troops amassing at the Ukrainian border, she feared the worst for the people living there.

After President Joe Biden made it clear war in that part of Europe was imminent, the ceramic artist turned to sculpture. She imagined what the Ukrainians there must be feeling, and their pain. Nixon-Crouch felt helpless so many thousands of miles away, but found a way at least to express her emotions with a 12-inch statue she aptly called, “The Pain of Ukraine.”

“My work basically speaks about the pain that people experience through atrocities like this,” Nixon-Crouch said. “Not only Ukraine, but atrocities that happened through centuries.”

Little did the Spuyten Duyvil artist know how much this piece of art from a former art teacher would resonate on social media. A Facebook post caught the attention of her longtime neighbor Don Appel. He shared it with other Facebook groups, and insisted she put out a news release to share what she’s created.

When Gloria Nixon-Crouch saw the news reports of Russian troops amassing at the Ukrainian border, she feared the worst for the people living there.

Jose Colon was just 17 years old when he was charged with murder. By the time he was 19, a judge sent Jose to prison for...
03/21/2022
Parole reform takes center election stage: Two bills making Albany circuit could alter how older prisoners are finally released

Jose Colon was just 17 years old when he was charged with murder. By the time he was 19, a judge sent Jose to prison for at least the next 30 years, if not the rest of his life.

Now 40, the teenager Jose once was is a faded memory, according to wife Jeannie. But he’s done anything but rot.

Jose is now a certified paralegal. He’s completed a number of rehabilitation programs. He survived cancer. And now he’s a clerk in the prison’s education department.

Jose is even working toward a bachelor’s degree. And, of course, he tied the knot with Jeannie.

“He’s done everything that he can possibly do to change himself and try to give back,” his wife said. “The nature of the crime is never going to change, but he as a person can definitely change.”

Jose still has seven years before he’s even eligible for parole. Even when he does get that hearing sometime toward the end of this decade, Jose’s chances of being released from Sing Sing Correctional Facility are grim, given the current laws surrounding parole. If he were to go in front of the board today, “I believe he would be denied parole,” Jeannie said, solemnly.

Jose Colon was just 17 years old when he was charged with murder. By the time he was 19, a judge sent Jose to prison for at least the next 30 years, if not the rest of his life. Now 40, the teenager Jose once was is a faded memory, according to wife Jeannie. But he’s done anything but rot.

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Eric Adams wants to spend so much time focused on parks, some might mistake him for Robert Moses — at least the good qua...
03/17/2022
The dynamic duo tasked with saving Bronx parks

Eric Adams wants to spend so much time focused on parks, some might mistake him for Robert Moses — at least the good qualities of that New York City icon. And the mayor will do that through a new leadership team pulled from the outer boroughs.

Like Iris Rodriguez-Rosa, who until earlier this year, managed the Bronx portion of the more than 30,000 acres set aside for green space. She’s the new deputy parks commissioner, serving under Susan Donoghue, who led neighborhood park efforts from her Prospect Park community in Brooklyn.

Adams focuses his mission on making the park system “equitable,” especially when it comes to the outer boroughs versus Manhattan, by finding the best those boroughs — like the Bronx — has to offer.

Rodriguez-Rosa has led the borough’s parks department since 2015. And now she will be tasked with finding ways to create more green space.

Eric Adams wants to spend so much time focused on parks, some might mistake him for Robert Moses — at least the good qualities of that New York City icon. And the mayor will do that through a new leadership team pulled from the outer boroughs.

The massive fires that seemed to engulf building after building in the borough back in the late 1970s and early ‘80s led...
03/17/2022
Rash of electrical fires push FDNY to teach better safety: Any blaze can be dangerous, but apartment buildings going up in flames could be very deadly

The massive fires that seemed to engulf building after building in the borough back in the late 1970s and early ‘80s led many declaring the “Bronx is burning.” In fact, it almost felt unusual to not use the word “fire” in conjunction with “Bronx,” because the two had become so synonymous during that time.

Yet, while times have changed, some things have remained the same. That’s because over the last six months, a string of major fires has plagued the borough. But don’t worry, none of that is lost on Michael Kozo.

He’s the director of the New York Fire Department’s fire safety education unit, and has provided training presentations to just about any group that extends an invitation — including Community Board 8’s housing committee back in January.

The massive fires that seemed to engulf building after building in the borough back in the late 1970s and early ‘80s led many declaring the “Bronx is burning.” In fact, it almost felt unusual to not use the word “fire” in conjunction with “Bronx,” because the two had become so synonymo...

Traditional college students may occasionally feel like they’re serving time — especially right before mid-terms. But th...
03/15/2022
Helping each other through toughest of times: Formerly incarcerated allowed to complete degrees at schools like Lehman College

Traditional college students may occasionally feel like they’re serving time — especially right before mid-terms. But there’s a push to make another group of eager learners more traditional as well. And many of them actually have served time.

Getting a degree from prison really wasn’t all that uncommon. That is until President Bill Clinton slashed federal funding in 1994 that helped pay for that expanded education behind bars. Clinton’s “get tough on crime” essentially ended many college programs in prisons across the country, but it did start something else: Hudson Link for Higher Education in Prison.

People who serve their time in prison are often scared to leave, especially knowing the odds to lead a decent normal life on the other side are stacked against them. It’s even more difficult if they entered a facility at a very young age.

Educational opportunities and occupations are a significant roadblock for many, making it seemingly impossible to succeed after release.

Traditional college students may occasionally feel like they’re serving time — especially right before mid-terms. But there’s a push to make another group of eager learners more traditional as well. And many of them actually have served time.

Usually it’s the first half of winter commonly known as the season of giving.But that hasn’t stopped the Association of ...
03/15/2022
Sometimes a small grant can go a long way: Co-op, condo group finds way to pay it forward, learning lot from COVID

Usually it’s the first half of winter commonly known as the season of giving.

But that hasn’t stopped the Association of Riverdale Cooperatives & Condominiums from creating its own season of giving, with several of its member buildings the beneficiaries.

What do those tenant groups need to get $500, or even $2,000? A good idea, and a team of people willing to help see it through.

“It’s something brand new,” said Stephen Budihas, the president of the co-op and condo group. “It’s the only time that we’ve done this. We looked at our financial situation. We’re not rich, of course. We’re a volunteer organization, which earns nominal dues that we charge of our members. But we had enough to spare some” money.

Usually it’s the first half of winter commonly known as the season of giving. But that hasn’t stopped the Association of Riverdale Cooperatives & Condominiums from creating its own season of giving, with several of its member buildings the beneficiaries.

It doesn’t matter if the court is conservative or liberal — Teachers wanting to work in the classroom are going to need ...
03/14/2022
Supreme Court rejects teachers seeking vax exemption — for now

It doesn’t matter if the court is conservative or liberal — Teachers wanting to work in the classroom are going to need a vaccine shot. Maybe two.

The U.S. Supreme Court has rejected yet another attempt by some educators to skip vaccine requirements on campus, citing a religious exemption.

It’s been a point of contention between school administrations and a handful of educators even before COVID-19 vaccines began rolling out to the public last year. In the months leading up to the coronavirus, it was measles and other childhood shots many were fighting over.

But the COVID-19 vaccine has renewed a number of issues — especially from those who feel they shouldn’t be forced to be inoculated.

It doesn’t matter if the court is conservative or liberal — Teachers wanting to work in the classroom are going to need a vaccine shot. Maybe two. The U.S. Supreme Court has rejected yet another attempt by some educators to skip vaccine requirements on campus, citing a religious exemption.

It’s been 11 months since synagogues in and around Riverdale were terrorized by a serial vandal who some described as qu...
03/14/2022
Slow journey through court for accused vandal: Jordan Burnette's next court date set for March 22 while neighbors mull over prejudice

It’s been 11 months since synagogues in and around Riverdale were terrorized by a serial vandal who some described as quite angry after seeing him in released security camera footage.

Over the course of nearly a dozen days, the man shattered windows at four different synagogues, and destroyed Jewish prayer books as well. Prosecutors have charged a Spuyten Duyvil man, Jordan Burnette, with the attacks. And they’re looking to convict him of hate crimes.

But Burnette — who has pled not guilty to the charges — is discovering the wheels of justice don’t move swiftly. He’s set for yet another pre-trial hearing on March 22. There, his defense attorneys are expected to lay some of the groundwork for how prosecutors will ultimately try the case.

Neither Burnette, nor his attorney, Michael Nedick, returned requests for comment.

It’s been 11 months since synagogues in and around Riverdale were terrorized by a serial vandal who some described as quite angry after seeing him in released security camera footage.

EDITORIAL:The two officers paused a moment, contemplating what was happening around them.“War,” the captain said. “We do...
03/13/2022
An errand of mercy

EDITORIAL:

The two officers paused a moment, contemplating what was happening around them.

“War,” the captain said. “We don’t want it. But we’ve got it.”

His first officer looked at him incredulously: “Curious how often you humans manage to obtain that which you do not want.”

The two officers are fictional, of course, standing on the bridge of a spaceship in a classic episode of “Star Trek.” Capt. Kirk is contemplating outright war with a sworn enemy — the Klingons — while his science officer, Spock, observes what so few of us admit to seeing.

Although Kirk is from Iowa and Spock from another planet, the actors who portrayed them — William Shatner and Leonard Nimoy — are actually descended from Eastern European Jewish families. Ukrainian families, to be exact.

What they experienced on the television screen might be the work of Hollywood’s imagination, but what’s taking place inside Ukraine itself is very real.

The two officers paused a moment, contemplating what was happening around them. “War,” the captain said. “We don’t want it. But we’ve got it.” His first officer looked at him incredulously: “Curious how often you humans manage to obtain that which you do not want.”

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is coming back to North Riverdale, joining U.S. Rep. Jamaal Bowman in an invitation-only town...
03/11/2022
Pelosi returns to North Riverdale for Bowman town hall

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is coming back to North Riverdale, joining U.S. Rep. Jamaal Bowman in an invitation-only town hall at the College of Mount Saint Vincent.

"Speaker Pelosi has led the Democratic Party to new heights in its agenda to deliver for the people, and I am thrilled to have her join us right here to discuss how we can continue fighting and working to deliver resources to our communities," Bowman said, in a release. "The Speaker and I have worked together on beating back the COVID-19 pandemic, restarting our economy, getting people back to work, and I look forward to continued partnership and collaboration with the Speaker to ensure the needs of our neighbors are at the forefront of our legislative agenda."

Pelosi will join Bowman at The Mount on Monday afternoon. They're expected to talk about the anniversary of President Joe Biden's signing of the American Rescue Plan, the Russian invasion of Ukraine, and other legislative priorities in Bowman's congressional district.

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is coming back to North Riverdale, joining U.S. Rep. Jamaal Bowman in an invitation-only town hall at the College of Mount Saint Vincent.

03/10/2022

Police say they're looking for two men they believe robbed a mother and her toddler by gunpoint in her building's lobby.

According to reports, the 35-year-old woman was with her 3-year-old son at her apartment building near Sedgwick Avenue and West Kingsbridge Road just after 8 a.m., Wednesday, when two men walked up and demanded she hand over her valuables.

READ FULL STORY HERE: https://www.riverdalepress.com/stories/robbers-point-gun-at-toddlers-head-steal-car,77944?

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It might have otherwise seemed like a typical Sunday morning Mass at St. Michael’s Ukrainian Catholic Church.Father Kiri...
03/08/2022
Peace demanded in face of brutal invasion

It might have otherwise seemed like a typical Sunday morning Mass at St. Michael’s Ukrainian Catholic Church.

Father Kiril Angelov led the crowded sanctuary through the typical prayers, as well as calls and responses. The choir sang from a balcony in the back of the room, decorated heavily with religious iconography from throughout The Bible’s New Testament. People stood up from the pews, and then sat down again — over and over, always in unison.

Yet there was nothing typical about this particular Sunday morning in Yonkers. Television news cameras and reporters were impossible to miss. Elected officials, including state senate majority leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins and Yonkers mayor Mike Spano occupied their own seats in the sanctuary. And many were holding small blue and gold flags, representing what was once home either to them, or to those they loved.

As Angelov made his way through the liturgy, minds certainly wandered to what was happening thousands of miles and an ocean away. Days before, Russia had begun its full-scale invasion of Ukraine. Casualties were already tallying into the thousands, as troops continued to push toward the Ukrainian capital of Kyiv.

A number of Bronx synagogues had gathered outside the Russian Mission residential compound on Mosholu Avenue, chanting as loud as they could, hoping anyone on the other side of the heavily fortified fencing might hear them.

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