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RIOC and RIRA Meet on Back to Back Evenings Last Week

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July 2, 2018

It was a special occasion for a special woman. Island resident, Mary Eileen Fitzgerald, age 95, clad in a salmon-colored suit, was honored by New York State Senator Jose Serrano with a 2018 Woman of Distinction Award on Wednesday, June 27. One woman in each senatorial district is annually selected for this honor by each of the 63 members of the senate. A Rivercross resident since 1977, Fitzgerald exemplifies the Protect and Serve motto of police...

February 3, 2018

About 20 Islanders joined Assembly Member Rebecca Seawright for the January 20 Women’s March in New York City.

Protesters packed Central Park West from Columbus Circle to 86th St. while speakers rallied the crowd, calling for gender, racial, sexual, and ethnic rights and equality, DACA, and more. After an hour of songs, cheers, and applause, a few hundred thousand New Yorkers marched down Sixth Ave., accompanied by a band of all-female drummers and dan...

December 5, 2017

The Bronx District Attorney’s office has announced [read the press release] that it is closing its investigation into Father Peter Miqueli, a Catholic priest who served on Roosevelt Island from 2001 to 2012 and who was accused of stealing more than $1 million from his parishes. Former parishioners, however, say they won’t give up and will continue to push for investigations into the priest’s actions by the Manhattan District Attorney’s office, in whos...

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