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Riverdale's Robbie Marcus Scores Big in Track Cycling Nationals

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Coming off 17 glorious days of sharing in the victories of the world’s top athletes as they competed in grueling competitions to break records and earn medals, many of us are energized to incorporate more physical activity into our daily lives. But after the visions of the 2016 Rio Olympics fade, how many of us will...

Jewish Link Sportstar of the Week: David Lewis

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The Jewish Link of New Jersey and Gotham Burger would like to recognize 15 year old David Lewis as this week’s Sportstar of the Week. The SAR High School student is a Track n Field star.

Lewis’s teammate Adam Weiss told The JLNJ, “David has won multiple New York City races and is very speedy.”

David, who is your role model?

Stephen Curry because he is a family man and has a breathtaking three pointer. He’s able to manage a successful life on and off the court, whether he’s with his family or shooting treys in the gym.

Who is your favorite athlete?

Usain Bolt because of his long and difficult strides to greatness. Usain Bolt is the most courageous, brave, durable...

Riverdale Soccer Begins in Seton Park

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Tudor Livadaru moved from Romania to Riverdale at the age of 10, and has been there ever since, with the exception of his college years, which were spent playing soccer at Brandeis University. Following his recent graduation, Livadaru returned to Riverdale intending to inspire young children to get involved in soccer, the game he loves. He believes that playing soccer is a perfect way to have fun and stay active.

Since his arrival in the Riverdale community, Livadaru has seen excitement for and interest in soccer increase exponentially. In 2002, there was a local club that has seen tremendous growth over the past five years. Back in 2002, most children at the park played basketball and...

Helping Our Children Have the Best— and Safest—Summer Ever

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Children greeted the official start of summer with open arms earlier this week, excited for the fun-filled season ahead. Some will learn how to swim for the first time while others will shoot their first layups; all are eagerly looking forward to the best summer ever.

As parents, though, summer comes along with uncertainty. Gone is the predictable weekly routine of carpool and extra-curricular activities along with the structured school day during which our children are under stricter supervision. Instead, we’ll be sending them off to camp under the care of camp counselors who are often only a few years their senior, with minimal formal safety training. Supervision in camps is...

Jewish Link Sportstar of the Week: Avigayil Shapiro

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The Jewish Link of Bronx, Westchester and Connecticut and Gotham Burger would like to recognize Avigayil Shapiro, 17, as this week’s Sportstar of the Week. The recent Ma’ayanot graduate had a terrific four years at Ma’ayanot. When she was a sophomore and junior, she was captain of the Ma’ayanot track team and won many ribbons for top three finishes. This past year in her fourth on the Ma’ayanot hockey team, she was appointed captain. Just before the season started, she fractured her foot during practice and was told that she might miss the whole season.

Even though she was not medically cleared to participate, Avigayil came to all practices and tried to help the team. As...

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