Dinowitz defiant in face of anti-vaccination lawsuit

A group of anti-vaccination parents, led by Robert F. Kennedy Jr., was denied a temporary restraining order to block enforcement of a new law eliminating religious exemptions for vaccines.

City to give community-based Pre-K teachers pay equity with public peers

Amidst the flurry of budgeting and planning for next year, preschool teachers got a glimmer of good news.

Van Cortlandt Library finally settles into Cannon Place home

Good things come to those who wait, and that just might be true for the patrons of the New York Public Library’s Van Cortlandt branch.

Mosaic celebrates 60 years of helping

When Donna Friedman walked into the lobby of her 5676 Riverdale Ave., building, she had no idea she was about to save a life.

Cuomo signs equal pay, vows it’s just the beginning

When the U.S. women’s national soccer team brought home the Women’s World Cup earlier this month, they didn’t just break the FIFA record for back-to-back wins. The public also learned members of the team would be paid a fraction of what their male counterparts made, prompting renewed discussion about equal pay.

Familiar faces, no connection for Shelton and his art

Dennis Shelton can’t stop seeing familiar faces, even when he’s out of the country.


Yes, Virginia: JFK’s DaCosta is on his way

Ever since it won the Public School Athletic League gymnastics championship in 2011, the John F. Kennedy Campus Knights boys squad have been in search of another piece of championship hardware.

Fieldston outlines progress in battling race issues

After a March protest claiming systemic racial discrimination, Ethical Culture Fieldston School began taking steps to change, according to a letter from its administration to students, alumni and supporters.

Sisters of Charity elect new president, continue mission

America has its eyes on the 2020 presidential election, but a smaller — and some might say more important election — has just taken place at the College of Mount Saint Vincent.

Keys to pool safety are vigilance and chemistry

When the weather gets hot, people seek relief. One of the nicest methods is by floating neck-deep in the sparkling blue water of a nearby pool.

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A deep dive into the world of garlic mustard plants

To better understand the reach of the EcoFlora Project in New York City, here are some illuminating statistics.

Infrastructure, attitude at heart of cyclist safety

When a cement truck fatally struck a cyclist July 1 in Brooklyn, it marked the 15th bicycle rider to die this year on New York City streets — and the third that week. Soon after, Mayor Bill de Blasio and the New York Police Department vowed to curb reckless driving.


Teacher, actress Violette Holland, 91

Violette (nee Kanner) Holland passed away after a short illness on June 12, 2019. She was 91.

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