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Bronx Adds 11 Volunteers To Local Community Emergency Response Teams

New York City Emergency Management Commissioner Joseph Esposito, NYPD Auxiliary Deputy Inspector Phylis Byrne, and FDNY Deputy Chief James Brosi presided over a graduation ceremony for 44 Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) volunteers.

 

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Military Flyover Advisory

On March 20th from 3:30 p.m. to 05:30 p.m. two Navy McDonnell Douglas F/A-18 Hornet planes will be conducting a flyover near the Hudson River...
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Bronx Foodies, Chefs & Familia: Recipes Needed

A collaboration of Bronx-based food and social justice groups has formed The Bronx Canasta, an innovative food production and economic empowerment program....
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3 New Bronx Experiences For 2019

The Bronx is the go-to area for amazing nights out in New York and there are some great new places opening up to try. ...
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8th Annual “Savor The Bronx” Restaurant Week

Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. today celebrated the start of the 8th Annual “Savor The Bronx” Restaurant Week at Beatstro, a Hip Hop themed restaurant located in the South Bronx....
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9/11 Memorial Ceremony

Freedom Is Not Free...
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Bronx Street Renamed To Honor Slain Teen "Junior"

A street in Bronx is being renamed after a teenager who was brutally murdered in a case of mistaken identity....
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Bronx Week 2018 Closes With A Bang!

On Sunday, May 20, 2018, Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. and The Bronx Tourism Council co-hosted the grand finale of Bronx Week 2018....
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Bronx Man Fights To Keep Identity Private After Winning $5 Million Prize

A Bronx man is prepared to sue the New York State Gaming Commission if he is unable to collect his $5 million reward without revealing his identity....
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BP Diaz Releases "Bronx Annual Development Report"

Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. released his “Bronx Annual Development Report” this afternoon during the 2018 Bronx Week Business Luncheon at Tosca Marquee in Throggs Neck....
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First Ever Bronx Week Family Day Olympiad

Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. and the New York City Department of Parks & Recreation will host the first ever Bronx Week Family Day Olympiad....
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7th Annual Centenarian Celebration Held In Bronx

7th Annual Bronx Week Centenarian Event where we take the time to celebrate Bronxites who have been blessed to live 100+ years.
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BP Diaz Kicks Off Bronx Week 2018

Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. was joined by hundreds of proud Bronxites and Bronxites-at-heart today for the official kick-off of 47th Annual Bronx Week at the Mott Haven Bar & Grill....
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Celebrating A 102nd Birthday Party At R.A.I.N. Eastchester Neighborhood Center

On Tuesday, April 4, 2018, Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. attended the 102nd birthday of Sarah Turner at the R.A.I.N. Eastchester Neighborhood Senior Center....
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99-Year-Old Still Waiting For Home Repairs Months After Bronx Fire

It was a frightening scene last July, with tenants jumping off a Bronx fire escape on E. 163rd St. after an electrical fire sent huge flames and suffocating smoke pouring out the windows....
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The Mott Haven Voice Of The People Rally

We would like to inform the public that there will be a rally on March 3, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. at Thessalonica Christian Church in the Mott Haven section of Bronx....
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Funeral Services For Belmont Fire Victims To Be Held Today

Five family members who died in a Belmont fire that killed 13 people in Bronx will be laid to rest Monday....
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U.S. Embassy Honours Ghanaian-Born Soldier Who Died Saving Bronx Inferno Victims

The United States embassy in Accra has honoured the sacrifice of Pfc. Emmanuel Mensah, a Ghanaian-born soldier in the U.S. Army who died whiles saving people trapped in a New York apartment fire in December 2017....
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Savor The Bronx 2017

Today, Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. hosted a preview of the 7th Annual “Savor the Bronx” Restaurant Week at Porto Salvo Bronx, a newly-opened Nautical Italian Cookery & Wine Bar in South Bronx....
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Meet The Beautiful, Remarkable Tree That Survived 9/11

One can only imagine the grim job that 9/11 workers had at Ground Zero, working day in and day out to clean up the wreckage of such devastation. And one can only imagine the surprise they must have felt when, a month into the job, they discovered a bit of life sticking out from the rubble – the charred remains of a callery pear tree....
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Celebrate Italian Heritage With Us

The Morris Park Community Association, Bronx Columbus Day Parade Committee and President Al D’Angelo invite you to celebrate Italian heritage with them....
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City To Roll Out Enrollment Van Outside Yankee Stadium Sunday For Free Municipal ID Card Program

The city is taking its popular municipal identification program to the streets....
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JLo + A-Rod = J-Rod

Alex Rodriguez is reportedly dating Jennifer Lopez....
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FDNY Deploys Drone To Help Fight Bronx Fire

The FDNY deployed its drone for the first time while battling a four-alarm fire in the Claremont Village section of Bronx Monday night. ...
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Buy Your Bronx, NY License Plate

The plate ships free when 3 or more are ordered....
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Fire Sweeps Through 6-Story Bronx Apartment Building

An extra-alarm fire swept through a six-story apartment building in Bronx Monday evening. ...
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Hoarding Complicates Fire Rescue Of 89-Year-Old Man

An 89-year-old man was critically injured in a Bronx apartment fire Thursday, and firefighters say the overwhelming clutter may have hampered his ability to escape....
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What’s Up With The Names Of Bronx Neighborhoods

The history of New York City neighborhoods often reveals long forgotten historical curiosities — just look at Brooklyn. But these days the Bronx is getting a lot of attention, so here is a look at how some of the Bronx’s neighborhoods got their names....
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Indoor Garage Collapses In Bronx

Part of an indoor garage collapsed in the Bronx on Sunday, leaving cars hanging in the balance or crushed by concrete, city officials said....
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Bronx Residents Left Without Mailboxes As Postal Service Cracks Down On “Mailbox Fishing”

Did you ever hear of mailbox fishing? Most people have not, but it is a growing problem in Bronx. ...
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After Backlash From Tone-Deaf Travel Piece About Bronx, NYT Delves Into The Real Boogie Down

It is not usually a good sign when The New York Times travel section shouts out your hood. Of course, no one could possibly question the quality of the Times’ reporting or the professionalism of their coverage; but when it comes to the relationship between the paper’s target audience and traditional Latino hoods, the word “Columbus” comes to mind....
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Amtrak Train Stalled 5 Hours In Bronx; Wire Problem Blamed

Passengers aboard a Boston-bound Amtrak train said Friday they were stuck in New York City overnight for about five hours without heat....
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Bronx Litter Hotspots Are Stains Where, Often, No One’s To Blame

New York City’s Sanitation police were out recently on Parkside Place, a steep street of a few blocks’ length that climbs and then descends a ridge parallel to Webster Avenue in the Norwood section of Bronx. The apartment building on the corner of 207th Street had failed to keep up with the litter dropped by passersby and driven by the wind. Black plastic bags wound around the bare branches of the bushes out front and plastic snack wrappers were whipping around the entrance way. It is the kind of condition a private landlord might see a stiff fine for permitting....
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10 To 14 Inches Of Snow Expected Today

Forecasts show the chance for up to 14 inches of snow today in some areas of the city....
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Water Main Break Snarls Traffic On Bruckner Boulevard

A water main break stopped traffic on Bruckner Boulevard ahead of the Thursday evening rush....
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Concerns Over Broken & Unpredictable Elevators

Jessica Quinones lives at the St. Mary's Houses on Westchester Avenue in the Bronx, and says for weeks now one of the two elevators is broken....
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Letter To Mayor De Blasio To Improve Public Spaces For Civic Engagement

Design Trust for Public Space and a dozen of other NYC-based civic design organizations, including Gehl Institute, The Horticultural Society of New York, Institute for Public Architecture, Municipal Art Society, New Yorkers for Parks, PAU, Project for Public Spaces, Regional Plan Association, Street Plans, Transportation Alternatives, Van Alen Institute, and WXY Architects, recommend seven steps to ensure that our civic commons are available for public engagement and dialogue....
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Please Help Locate The Missing Gustavus E. Francis

Gustavus E. Francis has been missing since 1979....
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Petition Seeks Citi Bikes In Bronx & Staten Island

A group of Bronx residents wants to roll out Citi Bike service in the borough, according to a new petition that has garnered more than a hundred signatures to make it happen....
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Bronx Electeds Pen Letter To Postmaster General Urging Immediate Action On Missing Postal Boxes

Congressman Eliot Engel, Assemblyman Jeffrey Dinowitz, Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr., State Senator Jeff Klein, and Council Member Andrew Cohen were among 8 Bronx lawmakers to pen a letter to current United States Postmaster General Megan Brennan calling on her office to look into the ongoing issues in the borough regarding missing postal boxes, and for mobile collection units to be dispatched in affected areas until the new boxes are in place....
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Our Great City By Night

Enjoy a view from Space of our great city.
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More Visitors Will Be Allowed Onto Hart Island After Legal Battle

More visitors will be allowed onto Hart Island's potters field under a modified settlement between the city and the NYCLU....
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NYC Emergency Management Advises New Yorkers To Be Prepared For Coastal Storm Risks

The New York City Emergency Management Department today urged New Yorkers to be prepared for high winds, heavy rain, and localized minor to moderate coastal flooding on Monday, January 23, 2017. The potential for heavy winds and rain will create hazardous travel conditions Monday....
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Borough Presidents Urge Mayor To Fund Half-Price Transit Fares For Working Class Communities

With the Metropolitan Transportation Board (MTA) expected to vote this month to raise bus and subway fares, Borough Presidents Eric Adams (Brooklyn), Gale Brewer (Manhattan), Ruben Diaz Jr. (Bronx), and Melinda Katz (Queens) urged Mayor Bill de Blasio to use his executive power to establish a half-price fare for New Yorkers between the ages of 18 and 64 living in households at or below poverty....
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Tractor-Trailer Accident, Fuel Spill On Cross Bronx Cause Delays At George Washington Bridge

Drivers trying to get into the city faced delays of 90 minutes on the George Washington Bridge Friday because of a tractor-trailer accident and fuel spill on the eastbound Cross Bronx Expressway....
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Animal Planet Gives A Behind-the-Scenes Look At The Bronx Zoo

The docuseries, which was filmed over an eight-month period, takes an inside look at the more than 6,000 animals and the 500-plus people who work at the Bronx Zoo. It also highlights the zoo's expert animal care and its mission to conserve wildlife around the globe. ...
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311 Sets New Record With Nearly 36 Million Interactions In 2016

New York City’s primary source of government information and non-emergency services, set another record for the most annual contacts with 35,982,514 customer requests for services or information in 2016 – surpassing the previous record in 2015 by 5 percent....
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Missing Upper West Side Woman With Dementia Found Unharmed

A missing Upper West Side woman with dementia was found unharmed in a Bronx hospital, police said Wednesday....
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BP Diaz Honors Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Through Prayer & Service

On Monday, January 16, 2017, Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr., Bronx Fathers Taking Action, the Bronx Youth Corp, Acacia and Children’s Art & Science Workshops all collaborated on a service project with the non-profit PubliColor, as well as Bronxites of all ages, to repaint the first floor common area at the Bronx River Community Center....
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Pols Settle Parkchester Rate Hike Dispute

Senator Reverend Ruben Diaz and Assemblyman Luis Sepulveda received a round of applause at a Town Hall Meeting with residents of Parkchester South Condominiums, ending a months-long battle over a 15.19% increase in maintenance fees for capital improvements....
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Mayor de Blasio & First Lady McCray's Gracie Mansion Holiday Open House

On Wednesday, December 21, Mayor Bill de Blasio and First Lady Chirlane McCray will host a holiday open house at Gracie Mansion....
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Public Advocate James On Bronx Explosion

Public Advocate James words on the explosion in Bronx:...
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Co-Op City Toastmasters Club

Join Us as we celebrate this Holiday Season at our joint Toastmasters Holiday Shindig with the Bronx Advanced Toastmasters Club on Tuesday - December 13, 2016- 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm at the College of New Rochelle, Co-Op City Campus, 755 Co-Op City Blvd., 1st fl. Bronx, NY, 10475. Our guest speaker will be the 2015 Humorous Contest winner, Roquita Johnson....
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Be Proud Foundation Hosts 11th Annual Police Appreciation Luncheon

11th Annual Police Appreciation Luncheon will be on Friday, December 2, 2016 from Noon to 2:00 p.m. at Cats on the Bay restaurant in Sheepshead Bay, Brooklyn....
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NYCEDC's Plans For The City & Bronx

Year after year, New York City transforms. Our beloved city matures with each new generation. New buildings are built, as are new shopping malls, and new landmarks that soon become a part of our families' routine and weekly rituals....
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New IDNYC Pop-Up Enrollment Center In Bronx At Soundview Library

Commissioner Nisha Agarwal, Council Member Annabel Palma, Assemblymember Marcos Crespo, and Borough Director for Bronx Libraries Gesille Dixon will mark the opening of the pop-up in a press conference on Tuesday, August 23, 2016....
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$46 Million Infrastructure Upgrade In Crotona Park East

New York City Department of Environmental Protection Acting Commissioner Vincent Sapienza and Design and Construction Commissioner Dr. Feniosky Peña-Mora today announced that a $46 million project recently got underway to upgrade more than five miles of drinking water delivery and sewer infrastructure along Southern Boulevard in Bronx....
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CUCS Opens $40M Supportive Housing In Bronx

The Center for Urban Community Services (CUCS), along with New York State and City, celebrated the opening of Sydelle, a $40 million supportive housing residence in the Bronx, NY....
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The Bronx Holiday Fun Guide

To access the Bronx Holiday Fun Guide online, please visit here.   ...
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City Begins $20MM Upgrade To Watermains & Sewers

Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) Commissioner Emily Lloyd and Department of Design and Construction (DDC) Commissioner Dr. Feniosky Peña-Mora today announced that the City recently began a $19.7 million upgrade to the water delivery and sewer systems in the Bayside neighborhood of Queens....
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Man Falls Several Stories Down Bronx Elevator Shaft

An elderly man was injured Wednesday when he fell several stories down an elevator shaft in Bronx....
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6 Outdoor Holiday Lighting Ideas To Dazzle & Brighten Up Your Home

As the end of the year approaches, the days become shorter and shorter and we are faced with long, dark evenings. One of the best ways to make your home feel really festive is by using special outdoor lights....
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Statement On "Hands Up" Music Video

The Bronx Defenders truly regrets having been involved with the "Hands Up" video....
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Home Away From Home

Family gatherings can become more difficult to come by as time goes on. Kids grow up, move out, and start families of their own. ...
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Missing Man, 85, Found In Bronx

A missing 85-year-old man from Canaan has been found in Bronx according to the man's son....
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Department Of Buildings: High Winds Adisory

Winds are forecast for up to 25 mph with gusts up to 50 mph for the New York City and the surrounding area tonight through 11:00 a.m. on Monday....
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Water Main Break Floods Bronx Subway Station

A water main break has flooded a subway station in Bronx, suspending part of the 6 line....
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Rally Supporting Fresh Direct

New York State Senator Reverend Ruben Diaz (D-Bronx) and Ministers from the New York Hispanic Clergy Organization will hold a Rally on Monday, November 17, 2014 at 10:30 a.m. on the Steps of the Bronx County Courthouse (located at 851 Grand Concourse & 161st Street) to support Fresh Direct's plans to move to Bronx....
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The Bronx Defenders' 2014 Annual Gala

On behalf of all of The Bronx Defenders staff, our Board of Directors, and our clients, we would like to extend the warmest thank you to all who came out to support our 2014 Annual Gala this past Monday, November 10th, 2014. The evening was truly a momentous event....
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Bronx Woman Honored As WWII Hero

A ceremony was held at the Riverdale YM-YWHA last Thursday, November 6, 2014, honoring a brave Bronx woman who helped rescue Jews from Nazi-occupied Hungary during World War II....
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Veterans Day Parade Held In Throgs Neck

The sound of bagpipes filled the air as Bronx residents kicked off their annual Veterans Day Parade in Throgs Neck. Veteran Frank Parisi was named the new grand marshal of the parade....
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Bronx Mom Wins Free Rent For A Year

Minetta Curtis has been struggling to get back on her feet after her daughter had an accident that left her unable to pitch in and a fire damaged her Bronx home....
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WW II Bronx Army Veteran Honored

A small crowd gathered in Bantam, CT to pay their respects to a World War II Army veteran at the Veteran of the Month Ceremony Saturday....
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Woman Hit, Killed By Bronx Subway Car

A 63-year-old woman was clipped by a Bronx subway car and killed Friday after she peered over the platform to see if the train was coming, authorities said....
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Worker Rescued After Getting Stuck In Hole At Construction Site In Bronx

A construction worker needed to be rescued Thursday after getting stuck in a hole at a construction site in Bronx....
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Bronx Woman Gets Leg Stuck In Sinkhole

A woman was sent to the hospital after her leg fell into a sinkhole and got stuck in the middle of a Bronx street....
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Bronx River Parkway Closes Sunday For Running Festival

The Bronx River Parkway will be closed from the Westchester County Center (Exit 22) in White Plains to the Sprain Brook Parkway in Yonkers on Sunday, October 12, 2014 between 7:00 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. for the 10th annual Westchester Medical Center Running Festival....
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Trees Planted As Part Of TD Tree Day

Bronx volunteers spent the day Tuesday planting trees along the Grand Concourse as part of TD Tree Day....
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Bronx & Manhattan Celebrate The Harlem River

A great time to get to know the Harlem River is during the annual Harlem River Festival, this year October 6 through 17....
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Fall Community Clean-Up Events

Get involved today with Sustainable South Bronx (SSBx)....
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College Students Help Spruce Up Claremont Park

College students joined different organizations from around Bronx Sunday to spruce up Claremont Park....
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The Urban Cowboy Of Pelham Parkway

One of the last known urban cowboys, Buster Marengo, is being evicted from his home in Bronx, New York, so an apartment complex can be built its place....
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Bronx Gets Trendy With Its Own Fashion Week

They are turning the Concourse into a catwalk....
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How Fordham Plaza Will Look Like A Year From Now

City officials gathered at Fordham Plaza transportation hub in the Bronx Wednesday for the groundbreaking of Phase 2 of the plaza reconstruction. The fourth busiest Metro-North station, a college campus, and 12 bus lines converge on Fordham Plaza, where about 80,000 pedestrians pass through daily....
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NYC Parks Host First Splash Of The Season & Kick Off

NYC Parks Commissioner Mitchell J. Silver, FAICP, today joined Congress Member Jose E. Serrano, State Senator Gustavo Rivera, and neighborhood children at Crotona Pool in Bronx to celebrate the opening day of the citywide outdoor pool season....
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Khloe Kardashian Celebrates 30th Birthday In Bronx

Khloe Kardashian kicked off her 30th birthday celebrations on the eve of her big day Thursday, June 26, with family and friends at Don Coqui restaurant on City Island in Bronx, New York City....
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Twelve Laid Off Biondi Schools Employees To Get Backpay & Reinstatement Offers

Twelve employees at the Biondi Elementary School in Bronx, NY and at the Biondi Middle and High School in Yonkers, NY, who were laid off during bargaining for an initial collective-bargaining agreement, have received backpay and immediate offers of reinstatement as part of a settlement agreement reached on April 14, 2014. ...
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Bronx War Veteran Lou Durante Honored Posthumously

A Bronx war veteran is being honored posthumously for his commitment to his country, as well as the borough. ...
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Bronx Vision Zero Meetings

Help us make the Bronx safer – Learn about Mayor de Blasio’s Vision Zero initiative....
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Religious & Elected Dignitaries To Attend Ministers’ Banquet

Senator Rev. Rubén Díaz, President of the Organization stated:...
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Navy Seaman Recruit Giovanni I. Mendoza

Navy Seaman Recruit Giovanni I. Mendoza recently completed U.S. Navy basic training at Recruit Training Command, Great Lakes, Ill. ...
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Bronx Woman Wins $2M Powerball With Fortune Cookie Numbers

The fortune in this cookie was $2 million....
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Roof Of Pioneer Supermarket Partially Collapses

A Bronx supermarket was evacuated Wednesday afternoon after the ceiling started to cave in and the roof showed signs of buckling....
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Not Just An EOD Officer

Their job is one of the most dangerous and thankless in the U.S. Army. Famously depicted in the movie, “The Hurt Locker,” explosive ordnance disposal technicians often risk their lives to save the lives of countless others. They are brave, bold, sometimes reckless and a little crazy. ...
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Bus Riders Rally For Countdown Clocks

Bus riders from around the city rallied Sunday at a bus stop across from City Hall to urge the Mayor, the Borough Presidents and members of the City Council to expand to all five boroughs a successful "bus countdown clock" program that has worked on Staten Island....
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Third Annual African American Abrazo Banquet

Bronx Elected officials will come together to honor distinguished members of the African-American community during a Banquet in celebration of Black Heritage Month....
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Bronx Borough PresidentHosts Dominican Heritage Fest

New York State is the home to the largest concentration of Dominicans, and the Bronx is home to 34% of that population. This Saturday, Feb. 27, will mark 167 years since the Dominican Republic gained its independence from Haiti....
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Valentine's Day Tours Of Newtown Creek WWTP

The Newtown Creek Wastewater Treatment Plant, which is in the final stages of a $5 billion upgrade, provides a unique setting for New Yorkers seeking an alternative destination for a Valentine's Day outing....
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Forget Manhattans, Drink A Bronx

Put down your Manhattan—you cannot handle more than one of those anyway—and pick up a Bronx....
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$1M Lottery Ticket Unclaimed In Bronx

Someone who purchased a winning lottery ticket in the Bronx has missed a chance to become a millionaire....
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Bronx Native Earns ‘Army Career Counselor Of The Year’ Title

A native of Bronx has earned the U.S. Army’s “Career Counselor of the Year” title for 2014....
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High Bridge Opening Date Pushed Back

The re-opening of one of the city's oldest bridges has been delayed yet again....
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Strange Flashing Objects Hovering Over Bronx

This flashing light was hovering in the sky above Van Cortland Park in Bronx, New York on 3rd January 2014....
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Bronx Water Main Break Leaves 20 Homes Without Water

Twenty homes were left without water after a main broke in the Crotona East section of Bronx....
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Power Outage Strands Hundreds Of Metro-North Riders

Metro-North service is slowly getting back on track after a power outage left hundreds of passengers stranded Thursday night....
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MTA Running Close To Normal

The city’s mass transit system is up and running, while sanitation crews are tackling the roads....
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State Of Emergency For NY Metro Area Declared

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today declared a state of emergency as a major winter storm has moved into the New York City metropolitan area. The State of Emergency covers the following counties: Suffolk, Nassau, Richmond, Kings, Queens, New York, Bronx, Westchester and Rockland....
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Monsignor Scanlan High School Damaged In Fire

A fast-moving fire inside Monsignor Scanlan High School in the Bronx reached 3-alarms on Friday evening before it was controlled by firefighters, according to authorities....
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Bronx Ranks 3rd In Cleanest Streets

According to a new report from the Department of Sanitation, Bronx is home to some of the cleanest streets in the city. However, it is also home to some of the dirtiest....
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Possible Bronx Ferry Service

Lawmakers say they are ready to advocate for ferry service in Bronx after a recent report shows indications of promising ridership if there was a station in Soundview....
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Lack Of Heat, Hot Water Plague Fire Victims

A number of Bronx tenants say they are struggling with new sets of problems since a fast-moving fire tore through their apartment building this month....
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Musical Bus Stops Come To Bronx

Bus-stop boogying could be the next big thing in Bronx, where plans to install ‘listening stations’ along one of the borough’s main public transport routes have been approved....
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Centenarian: Hilda Siegel Turns 104

Hilda Siegel was born December 19, 1909, in Harlem, to Goldie and Yale Friedman....
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Hazardous Road Conditions

Snow from earlier this morning is causing some slick driving conditions on the roads throughout the borough....
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JFK Halts Flights After Plane Skids Into Snowbank

A plane skidded into a snowbank yesterday in freezing conditions at New York’s John F Kennedy Airport, which temporarily ceased operations because of the icy conditions, officials said....
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Plane Lands On Major Deegan Expressway In Bronx

Three people were reported injured on Saturday afternoon after a small plane landed on the Major Deegan Expressway in Bronx....
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Winter Weather Advisory

The New York City Office of Emergency Management (OEM) issued a Hazardous Travel Advisory for late Thursday and Friday....
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Sotomayor To Push The Button

The countdown to the new year in Times Square is getting some high-profile help — U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor....
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Fifteen Days Until the STAR Registration Deadline

The New York State Department of Taxation and Finance today reminded homeowners to register for the Basic STAR property tax exemption by the December 31, 2013 deadline. More than 2 million have registered – 86% using fast, easy online system....
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Commemorating JFK 50 Years After His Assassination: A Look At His Connections To Bronx

Although he is known for his roots in Boston, the President spent some time of his life living in the borough with his family....
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Good Samaritans Save People In Wheelchairs From Bronx Fire

Neighbors helped rescue two people in wheelchairs from a burning building in Bronx Tuesday afternoon....
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Italian Flag Paved Over In Bronx’s Little Italy

A new patch of pavement has covered up a staple in the borough's own Little Italy....
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Honoring Veterans: Bronx Military Mural

On Monday, October 28, 2013, muralist Sam Welty in partnership with Warrior Gateway’s Patriots in Paint initiative and the Jericho Project, will begin painting a 70 by 15 foot wall which will become the backdrop to a half basketball court at the Jericho Project’s Veterans Residence in Bronx....
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Missing Bronx Man Found Safe

A missing Bronx man with Alzheimer's disease has been found safe....
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Tax Department Launches Statewide STAR Registration

The New York State Tax Department today unveiled an easy, fast and secure online STAR Registration platform for homeowners currently receiving the Basic STAR property tax exemption....
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$5 Million To Fund Improvements To Bronx's Roberto Clemente State Park

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced a $5 million investment from the NY Works initiative to fund improvements to Roberto Clemente State Park in Bronx. The funding complements grants from community partners to develop a new playground and baseball field, and commemorates the Park's 40th anniversary....
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6 Train Resumes After Bronx Water Main Break

The Number 6 subway line is running again after being partly shut down during the morning rush hour because of a water main break....
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Bronx Residents Receive Free Frozen Chicken

A tractor-trailer that spilled 20 tons of frozen chicken on a Bronx street turned out to be good news today for residents....
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NYPD Hopes To Strengthen Community Relationships

More than 3,000 kids from day care centers and summer camp programs attended the Bronx Harmony Day Picnic Tuesday, an annual event that aims to give a fun lesson in staying healthy....
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Sprint Brings 4G LTE & Enhanced 3G Network Improvements To Bronx & Brooklyn

Sprint (NYSE:S) today announced that its new 4G LTE network and improved 3G service will be available in Bronx and Brooklyn beginning on July 30, 2013. With Sprint 4G LTE, New Yorkers in these communities will experience faster speeds for surfing the Web for great Italian food options on Arthur Avenue or sending videos from concerts in Park Slope....
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MTA Repairs To Affect Bronx Service

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority's Fastrack overnight maintenance program is returning to Bronx this week, affecting D train service....
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Three-Alarm Bronx Warehouse Fire

A produce store caught fire in Bronx Tuesday night, sending smoke billowing into the air above the Hunts Point Section of Bronx....
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Veteran's Affairs Whistleblower Cont'd

Ladies and Gentlemen it has come to my attention that this is indeed a political set up, as if I didn't need anymore issues....
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Veteran's Affairs Whistleblower

I want to begin with the things I feel are most troubling to me. First, I received some information from a credible VA source that stated “they want to keep me isolated from other African Americans.” ...
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Bronx Driver Loses Consciousness, Crashes

Cops are investigating a Bronx crash after a motorist lost consciousness and drove onto a sidewalk, striking a 17-year-old girl and her 10-month-old baby....
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Immigration Information Session Held

Bronx residents got answers to some of their immigration questions Saturday as Bronx state Senator Gustavo Rivera hosted a special information session at P.S. 33....
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Bronx Neighborhoods In The Dark

A power outage left several neighborhoods in the northeast part of Bronx in the dark on a rainy Friday night....
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Bronx Woman Gives Birth In Deli

A Bronx couple got a special delivery when they visited their favorite Mexican restaurant this weekend. ...
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Tour Company Drops Pitch To See A Real Bronx Ghetto

A company called Real Bronx Tours is no longer offering adventurous visitors to New York “a ride through a real New York City ‘GHETTO’” – at least on its Web site....
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Weeknights 4 & 5 Service Reduced For Repairs

Service on the No. 4 and 5 trains will be reduced at night this week as MTA crews make repairs to express tunnels as part of the agency's Fastrack maintenance program....
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Bronx Week Concludes With Bronx Parade & Festival

Crowds of people braved the wet weather today to celebrate the best the Bronx has to offer at the 42nd annual Bronx Parade and Festival....
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Bronx Week 2013

Itis all about Bronx as the borough celebrates a week of festivities honoring it's people and the many businesses and establishments that call it home....
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Bronx River Parkway North Closes For Repairs In Eastchester

The Bronx River Parkway will again be closed to northbound traffic from the Sprain Brook Parkway in Yonkers to the Westchester County Center in White Plains from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday and Tuesday....
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Bronx Boy Saved After Falling In River

Investigators say a 5-year-old boy ran away from the person who was watching him, and slipped and fell into the Bronx River near East 216th Street....
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Bronx Detective Ivan Marcano Honored

A detective from the Bronx was honored this morning by President Barack Obama in Washington for saving a man's life by risking his own....
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AHRC NYC Consolidates Space In Bronx

AHRC New York City, a nonprofit provider of services for intellectually disabled individuals, has relocated and consolidated its Bronx programs into a new building at 1420 Ferris Place, Bronx, NY 10461....
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Bronx Woman Clings To Life After Apartment Fire

A 50-year-old Bronx woman who may have been a hoarder was clinging to life after a fire ripped through her Bronx apartment Thursday, sources said....
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Bronx Man Dies After Crashing His SUV

A Bronx man died after he lost control of his SUV just one block from his home and crashed into four vehicles stopped at a traffic light, cops said....
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Bronx Week 2013 Celebrates The Best Of The Borough

The borough’s biggest celebration kicks off Thursday with the annual Bronx Week 2013....
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Closures Announced For Bronx River Parkway Tuesday

The northbound Bronx River Parkway will be closed from the Sprain Brook Parkway in Yonkers to the Westchester County Center in White Plains from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Tuesday....
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Bronx River Parkway Closes Friday & Saturday

A wide swath of the Bronx River Parkway will be closed in both directions Friday and Saturday....
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Bronx 5-Alarm Fire

A smoky 5-alarm fire in Bronx that could be seen for miles has been brought under control....
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NY State Bar Association 2013 President's Pro Bono Service Awards

Attorneys who provided legal advice to victims of Superstorm Sandy and a team of attorneys who successfully challenged a Social Security Administration policy cutting off benefits to more than 140,000 recipients are among the 20 winners of the New York State Bar Association's 2013 President's Pro Bono Service Awards....
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Bronx Fire Kills Senior, Son Injured

A massive early morning fire in the Bronx left an 84-year-old woman dead and the senior’s 45-year-old disabled son clinging to life Tuesday morning, officials said....
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Bronx River Parkway Sections To Close April 26-27

Motorists are advised that major portions of the Bronx River Parkway in both directions will be closed from the Sprain Brook Parkway in Yonkers to the Westchester County Center (Exit 22) in White Plains from Friday night, April 26, 2013 at 10:00 p.m. to Saturday night, April 27, 2013 at 8:00 p.m....
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NY Communities Recover After Sandy

In the six months since Hurricane Sandy made landfall on October. 29, 2012, significant progress has been made in New York’s recovery....
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Malouf's Mountain Sunset Campground

Camping without a car? No camping gear? No problem! Welcome to Malouf's Mountain Sunset Campground, a hike in, hike out, fully catered camping resort. We can supply you with almost everything needed to spend a relaxing weekend in the woods....
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Drivers Can Use Their Phones To Pay The Meter Fees In Bronx

According to the New York City Department of Transportation, the meters that are located in the Bronx will now have 264 spaces over a span of 18 blocks that will accept mobile payments, as well as at the Belmont Municipal Parking Field....
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God's Kingdom / Devil's Kingdom

How does one define the Kingdom of God or the Kingdom of Devil? I don't know how one defines it, however here is my definition....
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Bronx Fire Injures 48, Child May Have Started The Blaze

Yesterday, a fire broke out on the 5th floor of a 27-story apartment building in Bronx—and now the FDNY says a child may have started it....
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Fire Rips Through Bronx Apartment Tower

At leave five people were hospitalized after a three-alarm fire sent suffocating smoke billowing through a high-rise apartment tower in Bronx....
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Do Not Miss The April 15th Income Tax Deadline

Monday, April 15 is the filing deadline for New York State and federal personal income taxes. Here are some filing tips to keep in mind....
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Winter Weather Wreaks Havoc In Bronx

The winter season has come to end, but snow and salt wreaked havoc on many Bronx roads....
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Bronx Marines Become U.S. Citizens

In a crowd of 75 individuals from 39 countries, two Marines became U.S. citizens March 22 during a Naturalization Ceremony at the Federal Hall National Memorial....
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Police Need Help Identifying Woman Found In Bronx

Police are asking for the public’s help in identifying a woman who was found in front of a residential building in South Bronx....
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Man Pulled From Train Tracks In Bronx

A man was found seriously hurt on the 6 train tracks in Bronx Friday evening, officials said....
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Bronx Officers Deliver Baby Near Yankee Stadium

Three transit officers in Bronx really stepped up to the plate Thursday to make a special delivery....
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Woman Recovering From Bronx Fire

A 73-year-old New York City woman injured in a New Year's Eve fire that claimed the lives of her husband and two other relatives is recovering at a hospital....
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Extremely Rare Turtle Species Hatched At Bronx Zoo

Five Chinese yellow-headed box turtles have hatched at the WCS Bronx Zoo. The hatchings are a part of WCS’s strategy to save some of the most critically endangered turtle species in the world....
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Bronx Residents Come Together For Police Reform Campaign

On Thursday, December 6th at 6pm, Bronx residents will gather at The Bronx Defenders for the launch of The Bronx Defenders Organizing Project: a movement of our clients, former clients, families, neighbors, and staff to fight for police reform and social justice in Bronx and beyond....
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11 Families Homeless After Bronx Fire

A fast-moving fire that tore through two adjacent apartment buildings in the Bronx has left 11 families homeless....
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Yonkers City Hall On Bronx River Parkway Extension

We need your help Tuesday night, November 20, 2012, at Yonkers City Hall. The City Council is holding a hearing on its capital budget which includes the city’s $150,000 match for the $1 million federal grant it received 10 years ago to extend the Bronx River Trailway south to Bronx border....
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Bronx Man Dies After Falling Off Bicycle

A Bronx man died Saturday, November 17, 2012 after he collapsed on the handlebars of his bicycle, fell and struck his head, suffering a chest injury from the handlebars that doctors initially thought was a gunshot wound....
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Bronx Shelter

In South Bronx, dozens of people sat outside of an old brick building as the smell of curry emanated from inside. Upon entering, the sounds of discontent bounced off the warehouse walls, from the bickering of the elderly to the yelps of the dogs caged in the entryway....
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Bronx Driver, 35, Dead On Impact

A 35-year-old New York man died when he crashed his car into a pole at 91st Street and Kennedy Boulevard in North Bergen early yesterday morning, the Hudson County Sheriff's Office said....
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Jericho Project Opens Kingsbridge Terrace, New Home To 76 Veterans In Bronx

Jericho Project, a leading nonprofit ending homelessness at its roots, today opens the doors to Kingsbridge Terrace, a unique, beautifully designed LEED-certified Veteran Residence in Bronx, NY, that is home to 76 veterans including those who have served in Iraq and Afghanistan....
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Fire Damages Landmark Bronx Theatre

A two-alarm Bronx fire has damaged Loews Paradise Theatre, a beloved City landmark....
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Gas Station Lines In Bronx

It is nearly impossible to find gas anywhere in Bronx and the rest of the City....
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MTA Slowly Getting On Track After Hurricane Sandy

Hurricane Sandy caused serious damaged to New York's transport system when it made landfall few days ago. The hurricane has flooded major terminals and left the city to implement new ways to ferry its citizens around....
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A List Of Subway Lines Running In NYC

Limited subway service will be restored at 2PM, Gov. Andrew Cuomo's office just tweeted. ...
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Mass Transit In The New York Region

New York City Buses: Bus service is free and will operate as close to a normal weekday schedule as possible on Wednesday, the Metropolitan Transportation ...
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Sandy Stops County Buses, Shuts Bronx River Parkway

Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino ordered Sunday the suspension of the Bee-Line bus and ParaTransit services, and the closure of the Bronx River Parkway due to the impending arrival of Hurricane Sandy....
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NYC Residents Brace For Sandy's Arrival

After a Sunday filled with evacuations and placements in shelters for many New York City residents, the city is now bracing itself for the arrival of Hurricane Sandy....
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Missing Bronx Woman Found A Block Away From Home

A 44-year-old Bronx woman with a history of mental problems who went missing from Empire City Casino in Yonkers September 29, 2012 has been found....
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Red Cross Responds To Bronx Fire

After an early-morning 4-alarm fire tore through a vacant building on East 184 Street in Bronx, dozens of residents from two neighboring buildings were forced to evacuate their homes....
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Henry Hudson Bridge Going Cashless

New York City's Henry Hudson Bridge is going cashless....
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Free Weekly Immigration Services

Councilmember Fernando Cabrera along with CUNY Citizenship Now! will provide free confidential legal services to qualified immigrants to help them in their pursuit of U.S. citizenship....
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Bronx Columbus Day Parade To Celebrate Italian Heritage

The 36th annual Bronx Columbus Day Parade kicks off this Sunday for the annual celebration of Italian pride....
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3-Year-Old Falls To His Death In Bronx

A 3-year-old boy dangled from a fourth-story apartment’s window, screaming for help before he plunged to his death in Bronx on Saturday, police said. ...
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Neighbors Catch Man Leaping From Burning Apartment

Seventy-two-year-old Ronnie Poe is nursing a bruised heel, but his heart is full of praise and appreciation for longtime neighbors who stood underneath his Bronx apartment Thursday afternoon and caught him when he jumped to escape flames engulfing his kitchen....
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Peña del Bronx Celebrates 25 Years Of Struggle

The 25th birthday party of La Peña del Bronx is a great chance to celebrate, dance and hear some great music!
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South Bronx Residents File New Claims To Fresh Direct Project

In a case that is set to heat up within the next few weeks, residents of the South Bronx community took one more step against the irresponsibly planned move of Fresh Direct to the Harlem River waterfront....
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Streambank Stabilization Projects Complete

Two restoration projects designed to ease erosion caused by flooding on the banks of the Bronx River in White Plains have been completed. They are among eight completed and pending projects within the Bronx River Parkway Restoration and three dozen countywide in Westchester....
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Celebrating 100 Years Of Tradition On Arthur Avenue

Going back centuries, the Ferragosto tradition recognizes the end of the harvest season and to enjoy the fruits of those labors. It is a way for families to engage in part of the Italian culture and coming together in a solid bond of family and friendship....
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Bronx Zoo Announces Birth Of Bison Calf

The Wildlife Conservation Society’s Bronx Zoo announced today the birth of the first ever genetically pure American bison calf produced by embryo transfer....
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Bronx Olympian John Orozco Stops By Bronx Zoo

John Orozco, a 19-year-old gymnast from the Bronx, stopped by the Bronx Zoo Friday after returning from London....
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Michelle Williams & Jason Segel At Bronx Zoo

Michelle Williams and boyfriend Jason Segel take her daughter Matilda Ledger to the Bronx Zoo for a day of fun and adventure on Friday, August ...
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Olympic Gymnast John Orozco Lunch

Earlier today Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr., together with friends and family of gymnast John Orozco, hosted a welcome home lunch for the Bronx Olympian....
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Cardinal Dolan Calls NY Senator Diaz

New York state Sen. Ruben Diaz Sr. says the call made him cry....
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Wave Hill’s Dragonfly Walk

For families with young children seeking an educational, quiet, outdoor experience within New York City, Wave Hill’s nature walk programs are a wonderful picturesque excursion, if they’re willing to make the trip and don't mind a little eccentricity in their guide....
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Woman Hit By Car At Bronx Bus Stop

A 27-year-old woman is in critical condition after an SUV slammed into her at a Bronx bus stop Sunday morning, investigators said....
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Katie Holmes & Suri Feed Giraffes At Bronx Zoo

Katie Holmes and her daughter Suri feed giraffes while spending the afternoon at the Bronx Zoo earlier today....
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Bronx To Celebrate New Joe DiMaggio Stamp

Yankee baseball legend Joe DiMaggio gets a lasting tribute by the USPS....
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Bronx LGBT Center Closes Doors

Bronx Community Pride Center, an oasis for LGBT residents in the borough for 16 years, is closing its doors permanently, with the center’s board of directors citing “economic difficulties, past debt and inability to raise funds” as the culprits....
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Claude Monet's Garden Replanted In Bronx

Past a walkway cutting through roses and delphiniums, visitors see a small bridge arching over some water lilies....
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Baby Camel Is Born At Bronx Zoo

A baby camel at the Bronx Zoo is the first camel born there since 1982....
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Massive Rooftop Farm To Top Bronx Distribution Center

The New York City Economic Development Corporation sent out an RFP for a forward thinking urban farmer to run a 200,000 square foot rooftop farm atop one of the city’s major food distribution centers at 600 Food Center Drive in the Hunts Point section of Bronx....
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School Bus Accident In Bronx

A mini school bus collided with a car and jumped the curb in the East Tremont section of Bronx....
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Father & Kids Injured In Bronx Fire

A Bronx man and his three small children were injured Saturday in an early morning fire at their Bronx apartment. ...
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Two People Injured In Bronx Fire

Fire fighters battled a Bronx blaze earlier this afternoon. The fire left two people hospitalized....
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Bronx Marine's Miraculous Recovery

A Bronx Marine Cpl. Winder Perez, 23 is making a miracle recovery after an unexploded rocket-propelled grenade was fired into his leg in Afghanistan....
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King Of Ashanti To Light Up Bronx

The King of Ashanti (Ghana) will dispatch a high powered delegation to Bronx, New York in the United State of America, as part of the coronation of Nana Okokyeredom Acheampong –Tieku, Asantefouhene of New York....
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Presenting Bronx Week 2012

The Bronx Tourism Council presents Bronx Week 2012, taking place from May 10 to May 20, 2012....
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The Step-Streets Of Bronx

Spread throughout New York City are streets that are put together entirely of steps, and mostly steep ones....
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Bronx Man Drowns In Victoria, TX

Jackson County officials have identified the 40-year-old man, who died Saturday while swimming in Garcitas Creek....
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Final Farewell For Bronx River Parkway Crash Victims

Family and friends said their final goodbyes Friday to the seven members of a family killed in Sunday's accident on the Bronx River Parkway....
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Concerns Over Abandoned Bronx Park

As WABC reports, there are concerns over a shut down public park in Bronx that received hundreds of thousands of dollars in renovation money over a decade ago....
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Vehicle Plunges In Bronx: Seven Killed

Seven people were killed earlier today after the vehicle that they were in lost control and fell from a Bronx River Parkway overpass, plunging 100 feet into a ravine, law enforcement officials said....
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22 Hurt In Bronx School Bus Crash

Nearly two dozen people were hurt when a school bus and a car collided in the Belmont section of Bronx on earlier this afternoon, authorities said....
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Bronx Poet Lucian A. Sperta Pleads For Your Help

Lucian A. Sperta, an author and self- published writer of six e-books on Amazon.com, four of which has hit Amazon.com Hot New Release in Poerty, has a new cause to plead....
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Man Killed Crossing Bruckner Expressway

A 36-year-old man who lost his firefighter brother on 9/11 was struck by a vehicle and killed as he tried to cross the Bruckner Expressway in Bronx early Wednesday, police and a witness said....
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20 Injured In Four-Alarm Bronx Fire

A blaze at a block of row houses in Bronx Saturday afternoon injured 18 firefighters and two occupants, the city Fire Department said....
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Bronx Girl Accidentally Stabs Self

A five-year-old girl is fighting for her life after being stabbed in her home in Bronx....
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Bronx Raccoon Feasts On Garbage

Hunger - the great motivator....
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Bronx Cops Fight Disciplinary Actions

If you saw a few uniformed cops throwing around a football with a kid on the Fourth of July in Bronx, you would:...
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Livery Cab Crashes Into Bronx House And Injures One

A livery cab crashed into a Bronx home after colliding with a van early Monday morning....
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Bronx Man Dies Looking In Apartment Fire

A Bronx stepdad died in an apartment fire earlier today as he tried to look for his stepdaughter, who it turned out wasn't home. Police say that Tyril Royer, 65, became trapped in the third floor apartment on East 234th Street just after 12:50 a.m....
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Bronx Thruway Accident Causes Delays

An accident on the New England Thruway in the Bronx has backed up traffic in the southbound lanes....
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A Life Lost In Bronx Fire

The FDNY says one man is dead and one woman injured in a basement fire in a Bronx apartment early Sunday morning....
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Bronx Creek Houseboat Tips Over

A two-story houseboat that was docked on a creek in the Bronx has capsized and crushed a smaller boat. ...
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Montefiore Nurses Reach A New Deal

A tentatively planned New Year's strike has been averted by the nurses of Montefiore Medical Center in Bronx....
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Giant Rat Found Inside A Bronx Foot Locker

Today this photo of a giant monster rat, supposedly discovered at a Foot Locker in Bronx, was Tweeted on the net....
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New York City's First-Born Baby In 2012 Is From Bronx

The city's first-born baby in 2012 is a girl and her name is Rania Ali....
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Bronx PEP Honored With Beyond The Call Award

The Parks Enforcement Patrol (PEP) performs many roles for the City of New York Parks & Recreation Department: enforcing public health rules like the smoking ban and dog leash requirements, promoting good order in crowded park areas, and balancing the needs of concession carts, pedicabs, musicians, and artists with those of general park users....
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Bronx Community Solutions Move

All of the Bronx Community Solutions Offices have now moved on the second floor of the Bronx Criminal Court. The Intake Office is now located in Room 2-13 and the Social Services Clinic is located in Room 211 classes are still offered in Room 211-C....
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Wrong Way Bronx Crash Kills Woman

Margaret Donnelly was killed when she crashed into a tractor trailer while driving the wrong way on the Bruckner Expressway in Bronx....
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Firefighters Save Man In Bronx Fire

Quick-thinking Bronx firefighters saved the life of a man trapped by an early morning apartment fire earlier today....
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Bronx Unemployement Rates By Age

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Cat Colonies In Bronx

The lack of a full-service animal shelter in the Bronx has prompted some residents to create “cat colonies” in their neighborhoods where they feed and care for feral cats in their own backyards....
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Twitter Helps Find Missing Autistic Girl

Janice Lewis, who went missing Tuesday afternoon, was found a little over 24 hours later with the help of social media. Her older brother started a Facebook and Twitter campaign to help locate his 17-year-old sister, who suffers from autism. Celebrities, including Talib Kweli and Sean Combs, retweeted Lewis’ picture to their followers. One Twitter user recognized the young girl walking down a Brooklyn street and called the police. She was safely returned to her family late Wednesday....
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Urban Farmers To Retake Garden

This Saturday, local urban farmers and members of Occupy the Bronx will re-enter a lot from which they were evicted l, and host a day-long festival asserting community control over public land. Gardeners and local residents are furious at the destruction of the green space, which had served the immediate community for the past two years....
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Safety Signs Offer Poetry, On Motion

Pedestrians will soon discover more poetry than usual on New York’s streets. ...
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Examining City's Fight Against Hunger

The New York City Council’s Committees on General Welfare and Community Development held a joint hearing today to measure the city’s progress in the continuing fight against hunger....
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Baby Stillborn After Mom's Crash Injury

A 36-weeks pregnant Bronx, woman was listed in stable condition at Norwalk Hospital on Sunday after an accident on the Merritt Parkway in Fairfield County, Connecticut....
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Heavy Smoke In Montefiore's Basement

The Fire Department says there's a heavy smoke condition in the basement of Montefiore (mahn-tuh-fee-OR') hospital in Bronx....
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Early Morning Bronx Fire Kills 1

Authorities say an early morning fire in the Bronx has claimed the life of one person and seriously injured two others....
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S. Bronx Community Garden Lock-Out

Volunteer gardeners in the South Bronx looked on helplessly Monday morning as city workers yanked up their kale by the roots and threw it into garbage bags....
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DOT Has No Power Over Port Authority

In a long-awaited response, the federal Department of Transportation has denied a request by AAA New York to intervene on behalf of drivers to roll back the recent toll hikes on Port Authority facilities....
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Wrong Way Crash Kills 3 Bronx Residents

Bronx residents died Saturday night in a wrong-way crash in front of 1211 Mamaroneck Avenue. ...
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Bronx Chain-Accident Crash Kills Mom

Police say black ice was the cause of a double, chain-reaction crack up on the westbound Cross Bronx Expressway Sunday morning, that left a young mother dead and her brother badly hurt....
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Faulty Elevators Force Residents To Find New Ways Up

The unusual route that Catherine Jenkins, 70, uses to reach her apartment when the elevator is broken includes a detour to the litter-strewn roof....
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Commercial Excites Morrisania Residents

The normally quiet intersection of East 166th Street and Tinton Avenue in the south Bronx was filled with camera crews, trailers, and crowds of people this afternoon. Some were there to film a commercial. Others just wanted to watch....
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Luis Lugo On The Royal Javelins Gang

Filmmaker Andreas Vingaard’s “8 Million Stories” series of video portraits of classic New Yorkers continues with its latest installment: an interview with Luis Lugo, an original member of notorious Bronx street gang, the Royal Javelins, now a NYC corrections officer and Bronx youth community outreach worker....
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Fire Leaves Tenants With Holes In The Walls

Smoke overcame the odor of fresh paint as six apartments were damaged by a fire that started on the first floor of a five-story building in the Soundview section of the Bronx shortly after 3.30 p.m on Monday, October 17. No one was injured....
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Bringing The Farm To The Grand Concourse

Nearly 40 people gathered Tuesday, Oct. 3 in a church on the Grand Concourse over a bounty that included arroz con gandules, pico de gallo, green plantains with cheese and three types of tacos. The meal was notable not for its Latino roots, but for its use of fresh, pesticide-free vegetables in an area of the South Bronx where it’s often hard to find healthy food....
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Edgar Allen Poe’s Cottage Reopens

Last Saturday, dozens of visitors were able once again to view the newly refurbished cottage that was home to celebrated American poet and author Edgar Allen Poe in the mid 19th century....
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Happy Birthday To Ralph Lauren

Seventy two years ago today, a little boy named Ralph Lifshitz was born in Bronx....
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Charrette On Sheridan Expressway’s Future

This Saturday, October 15, 2011 from 9:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., the NYC Department of City Planning will host a public charrette at Fannie Lou Hamer Freedom High School - 1021 Jennings Street, Bronx, NY 10460....
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Sally Dunford - A Passionate Advocate For Norwood

In a tiny, first-floor office at the northern tip of the Bronx, Sally Dunford sat among two cluttered desks squeezed in by several more filing cabinets, fielding phone calls that came in every few minutes or so....
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A Night Of Raffles / Card Party

The LifePoint Church of White Plains, NY in conjunction with The Malawi Initiative are proud to present A Night of Raffles, also known as Card Party at the VIP Country Club in New Rochelle....
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Sophia Jayanty Fights The Power

Sophia Jayanty was born to pick a fight....
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35th Bronx Columbus Day Parade

The annual Bronx Columbus Day Parade took place Sunday afternoon from Morris Park Avenue and White Plains Road and marched to Williamsbridge Road....
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Bronx Alive Does The Double Dip

The big man toe tapped with grace and flash that matched his fire-engine red coat and hat. He may be large, but the man knew his steps. If he missed one, it was not because his partner was better at salsa. It was because half a dozen genres of music were playing on this street – everything from Latino pop to Caribbean reggae and African rap....
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Advocates To Obama: Keep Your Promise

Around 400 concerned Bronx residents, politicians, and clergy marched down 159th Street and the Grand Concourse on Sunday imploring President Barack Obama to finally sign an executive order reforming America’s immigration laws....
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Staff Sgt. Abraham Rodriguez Awarded Combat Action Badge

Staff Sgt. Abraham Rodriguez, a squad leader with A Company, 407th Brigade Support Battalion, 2nd Brigade of the 82nd Airborne Division, is awarded the Combat Action Badge....
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Morrisania Post Office Up For Possible Closure

As the United States Postal Services prepares to close 3,700 post offices to avoid bankruptcy, it is setting its sights on the only postal station in Morrisania....
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Teen Wants MTA To Restore Agent

Grace Valdes, a 19-year old Washington Heights resident, is tired of the people loitering, damaging machines and offering swipes at the A subway station on Ft. Washington Avenue and West 181st Street....
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The Habib Family Gets Stay Of Removal

After a campaign led by the NYSYLC, Nadia Habib and her mother Nazmin Habib have been granted a stay of removal for one year....
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Beginning Of 2011 - 2012 Heat Season

New York City Department of Housing Preservation and Development (HPD) Commissioner Mathew Wambua today reminded residential building owners of their legal obligation to provide tenants with hot water year-round and heat when the outdoor temperature warrants it....
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Temporary Relief For The Habib Family

After two weeks of an intense campaign, that included thousands of online and phone petitions, led by the New York State Youth Leadership Council, Nadia Habib and her mother Nazmin Habib are not being deported today....
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Thoughts On Walder’s Last Dance

Wednesday morning marked the beginning of the end for Jay Walder, the outgoing Chairman and CEO of the MTA. Yesterday, the Hong Kong-bound transit expert presided over his final MTA Board meeting, and the last part of the meeting was a veritable love-fest. Walder’s fellow board members all wished him luck in his future endeavors, and nearly all of them praised his leadership. I couldn’t help but feel that the kind words were premature....
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Lawsuit Filed To Reverse Toll Hikes

AAA New York and AAA North Jersey are filing a Federal lawsuit in Manhattan today seeking to stop the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey from collecting higher tolls on the Authority’s six bridges and tunnels connecting New York and New Jersey. AAA is also asking the United States Court to compel the Authority to turn over the Capital Plan that stands behind the need for toll increases....
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First-Ever “Slow Zone” In NYC To Be Executed By Early October

The New York City Department of Transportation is close to finishing the first-ever “slow zone” pilot project in the city. It will be implemented by early October, the department’s Bronx Borough Commissioner Constance Moran said at the last Community Board Three meeting on September 16, 2011....
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Dead Woman In Bronx Apartment Fire

Police say an elderly woman was killed and a 91-year-old man was critically injured in an apartment fire in Bronx....
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Bronx Dads Take Their Kids To School Day At PS 73

Dads and father figures across New York State are invited to accompany their children to school on Tuesday, September. 20, 2011, as part of an ongoing effort to promote healthy families....
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DUA Available: Bronx & Other Counties

Residents who are unemployed as a direct result of the recent flooding caused by Hurricane Irene and who live or work in Bronx, Kings, Queens or Richmond counties may now be eligible for weekly benefit payments under the Disaster Unemployment Assistance (DUA) program, state and federal officials announced today....
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Bronx Zoo Tiger Debuts At Tucson Zoo

Tucson's Reid Park Zoo is set to introduce a new resident. A Malayan tiger named "Sita" will make her debut next Tuesday, September 20, 2011, at the zoo's tiger habitat....
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NYPD Officers Daggering At Parade

For the uninitiated, the dance move you are about to see is called "daggering". Please watch this Major Lazer video for a full introduction....
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Remembering Lost Friends & Colleagues At Ladder 19 In Morrisania

It is 8:42 a.m. on September 11, 2011. “I salute you,” shouts a bystander at the corner of Washington Avenue and 167th St., about 20 feet from the Ladder 19 firehouse gates....
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Events To Commemorate September 11

HHC public hospitals will hold the following events to mark the 10th anniversary of the attacks of September 11 and in memory of those who perished on that day....
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Youth Restore Bronx Lind-Ric Wall

Prep 4 Success under the auspice of Neighborhood Initiatives Development Corp. [NIDC] announces a grand restoration of the Lind-Ric Mural on Friday September 2nd at 4:00 p.m. The mural is located on Olinville Avenue between Mace and Waring Avenues in Bronx....
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Reclaim Food Stamp Value

The Food Bank For New York City has launched the Hurricane Irene Food Stamp Replacement Notice in an effort to help those New Yorkers dependent on food stamps to recoup some of the losses from Hurricane Irene....
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Concrete Plant Park Selected

Concrete Plant Park in New York City has been named a “Frontline Park” by the national urban park advocacy organization City Parks Alliance....
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Bronx Park Transformed Into Soldier Memorial

Two members of the famous Buffalo Soldiers were honored yesterday in the South Bronx when a renovated park was named after them....
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A Bronx Zoo Zoologist's Roommate Ad

A Bronx Zoo zoologist posted a Craigslist ad yesterday morning looking for someone to share her Hoboken three-bedroom apartment with her and an alligator?...
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Latrell Hall, 10, Found In Bronx

Police say a 10-year-old boy from Bronx, who had been missing for almost two days, has been found safe and in good health....
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Local Youth To “Green” South Bronx

Announced by Mayor Bloomberg in 2009, Summer of Service is a hyper-local volunteer initiative that encourages young people to give back to their communities....
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Bronx Man Drowns At Lake Welch

A hot summer day at the beach turned tragic when a 31-year-old Bronx man drowned at Lake Welch Beach today....
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Bronx Woman, 64, Dies In Fire

The victim of a deadly Bronx fire has been identified....
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Third Annual Marble Hill Reunion Weekend

Calling the family home - after two outstanding years in a row, the Marble Hill community is preparing to celebrated its 3nd annual Marble Hill Reunion Weekend this August 19 – 21, 2011....
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A Bronx Man Drowns In The Poconos

A 29-year-old Bronx man drowned in the Delaware River at the Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area on Sunday....
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A Gem Of A Beach Sparkles This Summer In Bronx

Anthony Ciorra has many fond memories as a child in the 1970s spending many warm days at Orchard Beach in Bronx, New York with his parents. ...
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Water Main Break In Bronx

A 36-inch water main broke near 1921 Jerome Avenue in the Bronx at approximately 6:30 am Wednesday....
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Bronx Teen Drowns While Learning To Swim

The body of a 19-year-old college student from the Bronx has been recovered from an Adirondack lake where he worked as a cook at a resort....
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Firefighters Rescue 2 From Bronx Fire

Firefighters from Ladder 47 rescued two men from an apartment fire in Bronx on July 9, 2011....
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NYPD Fireworks Destruction In Bronx

Just a few days ago, the New York Police Department's Bomb Squad disposed of over 5,000 pounds of confiscated fireworks at the NYPD firing range in the Bronx....
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Theodore Walker, 82, Missing In Bronx

The NYPD is asking the public's assistance in locating a missing person....
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U.S. Postal Service Observes 4th Of July

All Post Offices throughout the five boroughs will be closed on Monday, July 4, 2011, in observance of the 4th of July federal holiday. There will be no regular mail delivery. Only Express Mail will be delivered on July 4. All Post Offices will re-open with regular mail delivery and collections resuming on Tuesday, July 5. Check your local office for closing hours on Saturday, July 2, as some locations may close early....
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New Brand To Take Prices North?

Real estate agents in New York realised decades ago they could turn a district of leaden property into a golden, aspirational zone with the careful addition of an acronym....
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Bronx Man Killed In Car Crash

A 51-year-old Bronx man was killed in a two-car crash Tuesday afternoon on Route 100, police said. ...
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New York City Summer Fun Guide 2011

Department of Youth and Community Development (DYCD) Commissioner Jeanne B. Mullgrav today marked the first day of Summer with the release of the comprehensive 2011 New York City Youth Guide to Summer Fun....
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Castle Hill Avenue Graffiti Removal

This morning representatives from the Office of Council Member Annabel Palma joined CitySolve, the Bronx Business Alliance and local merchants to host a press conference highlighting the beginning of a new graffiti removal campaign along Castle Hill Avenue....
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FDNY: Instant Community Notification

The Uniformed Firefighters Association (UFA) has unveiled a new firehouse out-of-service community alert pilot program named FireSafeNY. The FireSafeNY system can notify New Yorkers and elected leaders when FDNY companies serving their community are taken out of service for the day or for portions of a day....
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Help Finding Esther Torres

Please help Roberto Mercado locate Esther Thores....
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Dog Thrown In The Trash In Bronx

A severely emaciated dog that was thrown out with the garbage is recovering and may soon be put up for adoption....
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Puerto Rico's Natural Beauty In NYC

As crowds of more than two million are expected to gather on Fifth Avenue this Sunday for the annual Puerto Rican Day Parade, some are opting to pay tribute to Puerto Rico in a place that commemorates the island’s colourful environment and traditions year round- in the city’s casita community gardens. ...
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Silence The Violence Rally & Fair

Prep 4 Success (sponsored by Neighborhood Initiatives Development Corp. [NIDC]) will lead a Silence the Violence march and community fair on June 9th, 2011 in the Soundview section of Bronx. This demonstration is to bring awareness to the violence in Bronx neighborhoods....
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Bronx Eight Grader Helps Japan

Bronx eight grader, Adam Israfil with his Bronx Boy Scout Troop #162 collect & donate $518.84 to Red Cross Japan Relief Fund....
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Free Fishing Clinics Summer 2011

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation’s (NYSDEC) I FISH NY program will be offering free fishing clinics for all New Yorkers during this Summer....
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354 Weapons Bought Back In Bronx

Police say 354 guns including an Uzi submachine gun and four AK-47-style assault rifles were turned in during a one-day gun buyback program in the Bronx....
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Bronx Toddler Plunges From Window

A toddler fell from a window of a Bronx building this evening, the FDNY said....
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Bronx Laundromat Fire Injures 10

Some 10 people were injured today after a four-alarm fire broke out inside a Bronx laundromat....
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Rosedale Center For Girls Awared

The Rosedale Center for Girls was honored to receive the Community Partner Award of the Year from the Dorothy Day Center for Service and Justice at Fordham University. The presentation was made at The Spirit of Service Awards dinner at Fordham University on April 28, 2011....
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2 Adults, 1 Child Die In Tremont Fire

Fire officials say two adults and a preteen died in an early morning blaze in New York City....
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Fall Planting & Celebration Of Trees

Friends Of Brook Park (FOBP), a community-based 501c3 organization, is a coalition of residents, parents, educators, workers, and home and/or business owners dedicated to managing and revitalizing green spaces. The organization will celebrate the conclusion of fall tree planting at 4:00 p.m., April 28, 2011 on 137th Street and Lincoln Avenue, near Chase Bank. ...
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Thirty-Seven Groups Get $4.7 Million

Whether it’s a first-grader’s after-school activities or her parents’ night out watching dance downtown, many nonprofit programs central to City life are struggling....
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Leake & Watts Spring Benefit

The Leake & Watts Spring Benefit: “A Taste of Le Bernardin” will delight friends and supporters of the organization with fine wine and food pairings on Tuesday, May 3rd at 6:30 p.m. Praised as “perfection” and “the ultimate first-class restaurant experience,” Le Bernardin is one of only five restaurants in all of New York City with a three-star Michelin rating....
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Prepare For Area Code Overlay

Residents and businesses within the existing 718, 347 and 917 area codes serving four boroughs of New York City should prepare for the introduction of the 929 area code....
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Old Harlem River Bridge Moved To Jersey City, New Jersey

The 110-year-old bridge that spanned New York's Harlem River is temporarily calling New Jersey home....
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Police Protest Pelham Bay Layoffs

The Pelham Board of Trustees has proposed cutting a police officer to save budget dollars, but the force says that this could jeopardize the Village’s safety....
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Dr. Theodore Kazimiroff Blvd. No More

The city giveth, and the city taketh away. So it was that Edward I. Koch received a bridge on Monday, and Dr. Theodore L. Kazimiroff lost a boulevard....
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Big Pun Street Renaming Rally In Bronx

Over the weekend, friends, family and supporters of the late Big Pun gathered for a rally in efforts of renaming 163rd st and Rogers Place in the South Bronx, Big Pun Place....
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New York Workers Planning To Retire Later, If Ever

Those other 49 states have it easy. New York has the highest property taxes and the highest marginal tax rate in the nation. Budget cuts are slashing the amount of teachers and Medicaid programs. If that’s not enough, due to expenses, the older population is watching their retirement dreams evaporate right before their eyes....
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Bronx Zoo Cobra Now Named Mia

The reptile house at the Bronx Zoo is reopening for the first time since its missing Egyptian cobra was found....
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Fiscal Year 2012 Water Rate Proposal

Environmental Protection Commissioner Cas Holloway today proposed a 7.5% increase in the Fiscal Year 2012 (FY12) water rate to the New York City Water Board....
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Townhall Meeting: Clason Point Park

Resident from Clason Point, Harding Park, Shorehaven and Beechwood section of Bronx are encouraged to participate....
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Lawsuit Over Pistol License Fees

The New York State Rifle & Pistol Association (NYSRPA) in conjunction with the Second Amendment Foundation (SAF) have filed suit against the City of New York over the fees charged by the New York City Police Department for the costs associated with the processing of pistol license applications....
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Free Bilingual Civic Education For Morris Heights Residents

City Council Member Fernando Cabrera and The Committee for Hispanic Children and Families, Inc. have partnered to provide free bilingual U.S. History and Civics classes in the Council Member’s Bronx community-district for adults interested in completing the citizenship and naturalization process....
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Bronx Teen Falls 50' In New Rochelle

An 18-year-old Bronx man is expected to survive after he fell 50 feet between two buildings on North Avenue late Saturday night....
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Deadly Cobra Missing From Bronx Zoo

A venomous Egyptian cobra went missing from New York's Bronx Zoo, prompting the closure of the zoo's reptile house until further notice....
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Bronx Toddler Injured Falling Off Stands

A toddler attending a New York City circus with his family has suffered head trauma after falling more than 10 feet from the stands....
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Bronx Winner Claims $250K Lotto Prize

A customary stop at his local store to pick up his weekly Lottery tickets resulted in a $250,000 second place Mega Millions prize for Rafael Carrero of the Bronx. The recently retired mail handler for the United States Postal Service claimed his prize at the Lottery's New York City Customer Service Center this morning....
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Census 2010: Bronx Adds 52,845 Residents

The interactive map below, provided by the U.S. Census Bureau, charts the population change in New York. According to Census data collected last year, Bronx gained 52,845 people over the last 10 years to bring the borough's population total up to 1,385,108, an increase of 3.9%....
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Police Look For Missing Bronx Woman

Police are asking for the public's help locating a missing Bronx woman....
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Cuomo Directs Investigation Of Crash

Governor Cuomo just announced that he is directing Inspector General Ellen Biben to investigate how the driver of the tragic bus crash this weekend in the Bronx was able to obtain a license. That crash claimed the lives of 15 people....
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Bronx Bus Crash Death Toll Hits Fifteen

Another passenger has died after Saturday's horrific tour bus crash on the New England Thruway in the Bronx....
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Fourteen Dead In A Horrific Bronx Tour Bus Crash

Fourteen people died early Saturday morning when a bus returning to New York City from the Mohegan Sun casino overturned on a highway and was sliced in half by the support pole of a large road sign....
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Fifteen Firefighters Hurt In Bronx Fire

More than a dozen people were injured Wednesday afternoon, one critically, in a five-alarm fire in the Hunts Point section of the Bronx....
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Bronx Woman Killed On Flooded Road

Police say a New York City woman was killed and her companion was injured by a SUV while crossing a flooded suburban roadway....
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Defendants Told To Pull Up Pants

New York court officers said forcing defendants with saggy pants to pull them up is a matter of respecting the court....
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Bronx River Parkway Is Flooded

Motorists should steer clear of the Bronx River Parkway tonight because of flooding. ...
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Bronx Apartment Fire Claims Lives

The Fire Department says three people, including a baby, have died following a Bronx apartment blaze....
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Street Named After Late Dispatcher

Dennis O'Connell knew the streets of Bronx like the back of his hand, and on Thursdady, March 3, 2011, a stretch of asphalt will be named for the late, beloved Fire Department dispatcher....
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BCC Cafeteria Workers To Rally

The cafeteria workers of Bronx Community College found themselves without a job last Friday, February 25, 2011, when food service management company CulinArt, the workers’ employer, lost the contract to run the BCC cafeteria....
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Possible New Phone Area Code

Some New York City residents may be getting a new telephone area code this spring. ...
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Bronx Man Drowns In Yonkers

A Bronx man drowned Thursday night, March 24, 2011, the Westchester Medical Examiner anounced. ...
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A Horrible Way To Spend $10

If lingerie is too intimate and dinner out is too expensive, the Bronx Zoo suggests another Valentine’s Day gift: A big roach....
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Building Workers Begin Contract Talks

Negotiations for a new, multi-year contract began today between the Bronx Realty Advisory Board (BRAB), a real estate industry association representing most Bronx building owners, independent building owners and managers outside of the BRAB and 32BJ SEIU, the largest private sector union in New York....
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Randall's Island Bike Path To Connect To South Bronx Greenway

The NYC Economic Development Corporation is planning to create a new bicycle and pedestrian path on Randall's Island under the Hell Gate Bridge....
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Tear Down Sheridan Expressway

This Thursday, the Southern Bronx River Watershed Alliance (SBRWA) will host a town hall meeting at the East Bronx Academy for the Future in the South Bronx to discuss the state Department of Transportation’s two proposals for the Sheridan Expressway....
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Probe Of Bronx 2010 Blizzard Response

Tomorrow night, the New York City Council will hold a public hearing for Bronx residents to provide feedback on the city's management of the December 2010 blizzard....
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MTA Launches Gateless Tolling Test

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority launched a pilot program that will test both gateless and cashless all-electronic tolling at the Henry Hudson Bridge. MTA Chairman Jay H. Walder, along with several key officials, held a ceremony on the Bronx-bound plaza to remove the first padded, aluminum gate arm from a bridge tollbooth. Gateless operations began Thnursday, with all-electronic tolling scheduled to begin at the facility in 2012. ...
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Public Schools Open

New York City public school students will be trudging through about eight inches of snow to get to school today, but hopefully will not encounter any serious public transportation delays getting there as most service is running on or close to normal at this hour....
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Incentives For Mass Transit Riders

Today, U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer announced that the federal mass transit tax break, which currently saves mass transit riders over $1,000 per year, will be extended by the Senate through 2011....
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Highbridge Stands Up For Building A Better Community

the community of Highbridge will give testimony against the placement of 200 men in the Promesa Basic Men's Center (formerly known as Stadium Family Center) . ...
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Food Delivery For The Bronx Homeless

Tonight, Council Member and General Welfare Committee Chair Annabel Palma will ride along on the Coalition for the Homeless’ mobile soup kitchen, kicking off an effort to highlight the needs of thousands of hungry New Yorkers during Thanksgiving holiday week....
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Rejoice, Commend & Reminisce

The Lincoln Hospital Police Department and the family of Calvin Ridges cordially invites you to take a moment of your time to attend A Lincoln Luncheon. ...
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A Bronx Woman Killed In A Crash

A Bronx woman was killed in a two-car crash Saturday night on Route 22. ...
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Casting Call: Whiskey Victor Productions

Casting call will be held on November 5th & 6th, 2010, 1760 Third Avenue at 97th Street....
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Bronx Christopher Noah Lattier

We would like to congratulate father Darras Lattier, mother Jennifer Lattier and their family with the arrival of his son Bronx Christopher Noah Lattier on October 4, 2010....
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Bronx River Parkway Running Festival

All lanes (northbound and southbound) of the Bronx River Parkway between the Westchester County Center in White Plains and the Sprain Brook Parkway in Yonkers will be closed to traffic....
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Bronx Church Leader & 5 Members Die

Joy Fellowship Church congregants grieved over the news that six church members were killed and eight others hurt in an accident on Saturday on the New York State Thruway.
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Bronx Youth Learn-2-Ride Bicycle Clinic

Bring your child or teen out to this class that teaches a safe, easy effective way to learn to ride! ...
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Another Moving Bronx Family Reunion Unfolds

Tommy Goldberg, a reader of ours from the Bronx, recently sent the following story and images concerning his family's moving reunion....
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Bronx Ceremony To Remember 9-11

The 4th LSO will conduct a Farewell Ceremony to honor the Soldiers who will be mobilizing and/or deploying with the 10th Mountain Division as part of its mission in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. ...
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311, Noise, And Mount Hope

Mayor Bloomberg has been an avid supporter of his 311 system, but when it comes to tenants dealing with noise rumbling from their neighbors apartments, 311 fails to deliver. At least in the Bronx....
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Fait Reunites Father & His Daughter

It was a bittersweet and unlikely reunion in the Bronx this past week....
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Bronx Marines Serving In Afghanistan

Camp Leatherneck, Afghanistan – The storied bond between Marines has proven one of the greatest strengths in combat for the world’s finest fighting force. Two Marines serving here have strong roots that fuse them tighter than the title they share....
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Former Homeless Dad Turns Filmmaker

Eric Protein Moseley, along with his daughter, has been homeless from coast to coast for over 16 years, with the Bronx being the place where his advocacy for homeless people all began....
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Join The Bronx River Ramble

Join Damian Griffin and Stephen DeVillo for a look at Williamsbridge, where a strategic crossing of the Bronx River became the focus of an early crossroads community....
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Flags To Be Flown At Half-Staff

Governor David A. Paterson has directed that flags on State government buildings be flown at half-staff on Monday, August 23, in honor of Army Staff Sergeant Derek J. Farley, a Nassau resident who was killed in Farah, Afghanistan on August 17, 2010....
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Rainbow Shines Over Pelham Bay

This amazing image was taken by one of our readers yesterday around 7:45 - 8:00 p.m., overlooking the 6 train by Hobart and Saint Theresa Avenues....
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A Bronx Man Transformed Into A Marine

Cpl. Randy Rivera’s story reads like a movie script. It is a tale of poverty, sacrifice, drugs, violence and danger. From the crime-infested streets of Bronx, NY, to the archaic Puerto Rican countryside, Rivera has seen and lived what most could not imagine. ...
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Bronx Bus Shelter Hit, 1 Dead, 6 Injured

Just before 11 a.m., a livery cab slammed into a bus shelter at University Ave. and West Kingsbridge Road in the Bronx. One man in his 70s was killed while six others were injured....
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Pride In Da Bronx

The Bronx Community Pride hosts the fifth annual Bronx LGBT Pride Festival, “Breaking Barriers in the Bronx,” headlined by dance vocalist Safire, a pioneer in the Latin Freestyle genre and the first Latina ever featured on the cover of Spin magazine....
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Bronx-Born Regis Rips City Agency

Department of Transportation's plans to remove 87 trees along the Pelham Parkway for road improvements....
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Leake & Watts Expand Their Services

On August 2nd, Leake & Watts opened four new community residences in the Bronx and Yonkers providing permanent housing to 21 young men and women with developmental, physical, and neurological disabilities....
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7 Injured In Bronx Bus Stop Accident

The fire department says at least seven people have been injured after a vehicle accident at a Bronx bus stop....
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DEP Begins Dredging At Hendrix Creek

Environmental Protection Commissioner Cas Holloway today announced the start of dredging at Hendrix Creek, a 7,000-foot tributary at the northern boundary of Jamaica Bay....
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Annual Allerton Avenue Street Festival

Assemblywoman Naomi Rivera, in collaboration with Beth Abraham Family of Health Services, is continuing to support the local businesses in the 80th District....
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Overall Ecology Of East River Improved

Environmental Protection Commissioner Cas Holloway today announced the operation of enhanced treatment measures to reduce the amount of nitrogen being discharged into the East River at the Hunts Point Wastewater Treatment Plant in the Bronx....
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Bronx River Ramble In Woodlawn

Join local Bronx River story-teller Stephen Paul DeVillo on Saturday, August 7, for a close-up look at Woodlawn Heights, one of the river’s most interesting communities....
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The Hunt’s Point Library Invites You

The Hunt’s Point Library is sponsoring an “Open House” to be held in the Father Gigante Plaza next door to the library. This is an open invitation to neighborhood groups, leaders, organizations and individuals to join us in celebrating more than eighty years of service to the Hunt’s Point Community....
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Bank Account For Young New Yorkers

Department of Consumer Affairs (DCA) Commissioner Jonathan Mintz and Department of Youth and Community Development (DYCD) Commissioner Jeanne B. Mullgrav today announced the NYC First Account, a safe bank account designed to encourage young New Yorkers to open a bank account as they enter the workforce for the first time....
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Bronx Storm Was A Tornado

On Monday, the National Weather Service declared the Bronx storm an EF-1 tornado, packing winds of 100 miles an hour....
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Community Center Summer Meals

On Wednesday, July 28th, Highbridge Community Life Center (HCLC) will provide its last summer community meal. The offering is a part of a month-long effort to provide free weekly meals to homeless and disadvantaged residents of Highbridge and surrounding neighborhoods. ...
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Weeden - An Anti-Immigrant Think Tank

On Monday, July 26 at 2:00 p.m., Sistas and Brothas United (SBU) and Northwest Bronx Community and Clergy Coalition (NWBCCC) will protest in front of the Weeden Foundation at 747 Third Avenue and 47th Street. On the week that SB1070 goes into effect in Arizona, SBU and NWBCCC expose the anti-immigrant think tank behind this racist law....
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Foster Homes Demand At Its Highest

The number of children in need of foster parents this summer at unprecedented levels according to the Foster Care Network....
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Troops Bring Music To Bronx Hospital

New York's all-volunteer state defense force commander, Maj. Gen. Ferg Foley will oversee the donation of dozens of restored musical instruments for the patients of the James J. Peters Veterans Administration Medical Center....
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A Taste of Culture Over The Bridge

Fruit vendors can be found on every corner selling Plantains, Yucca, ginger, and coconuts. Merengue plays in the distance evoking a tropical feeling. Within the blink of an eye it is easy to forget you are in Washington Heights and not Dominican Republic. Washington Heights runs from the Harlem River on the east to the Hudson River on the west....
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Two Local Teenagers Drown In Bronx River

Two teenagers drowned on Sunday afternoon as one tried to rescue the other at a popular but off-limits swimming spot in the Bronx, the authorities and witnesses said. ...
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Bronx, Not Just For Graffiti Writers

The Bronx, one of the most negatively popular boroughs of New York is a place, which will both highlight negativity and positivity in its alleys. Bronx is as dark as the baroque paintings while again it is black and white and provides lighter shades of the fairy tales. A place, which can very easily be transformed into a film or novel script. Very few have been written on this place, though the famous Edgar Allan Poe lived the last few days of his life in his silent house off the Bronx highway....
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Bronx Sea Lion's Unusual Name

Finding the right way to thank a donor can be tough—but in the case of one recent gift, the Wildlife Conservation Society has come up with a particularly interesting way to show its appreciation....
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New Bronx - Manhattan Willis Avenue Bridge Arriving

A replacement for the Willis Avenue Bridge, the link between Bronx and Manhattan, is set begin its journey down the Hudson River Tuesday from a port upstate New York....
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SSBx: Community-Scale Action

Sustainable South Bronx (SSBx) is a community organisation dedicated to Environmental Justice solutions through innovative, economically sustainable projects that are informed by community needs. In 2001, SSBx was created to address policy and planning issues like land use, energy, transportation, water, waste, education, and, most recently, design and manufacturing....
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Assemblyman Nelson Castro Divorces

Bronx Assemblyman Nelson Castro said yesterday his marriage is headed toward divorce as a report alleged he cheated on his wife with a woman on his staff....
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Sewage Sludge Plant Set To Close

A major environmental justice case in the South Bronx was settled on June 30, 2010 as New York City agreed to resolve long-standing community concerns regarding odors and emissions from sewage facilities in the Hunts Point neighborhood....
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Reminder: Youth Workplace Rules

Summer has begun, and the State Labor Department wants to remind employers, parents and young people about labor laws that govern the employment of children under 18....
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Bronx Teen Writes For The NY Times

Eariler today, The New York Times published a story about the city's decision to fine several Bronx and Manhattan stores for keeping their doors open during hot weather, while trying to attract customers seeking refuge from the scroching heat....
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Safety Alert On Opening Sidewalk Fire Hydrants

The New York City Department of Environmental Protection would like to remind New Yorkers that opening fire hydrants without spray caps is illegal, wasteful and dangerous....
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Army Change Of Command In Bronx

The United States Army 4th Legal Support Organization will conduct a change of command ceremony at its headquarters at 555 East 238th Street, Bronx, NY 10470 on July 10, 2010 beginning at 10:00 a.m....
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Planned Desecration Of A Bronx Legacy

We are all witnessing the utter defilement of the Gulf waters and the vast effects this unrelenting oil volcano, deep under water, is having on the natural environment, the economy and ultimately on the health and survivability of the people in that region....
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Wage Hikes And Family Health Care

Co-Op City apartment building workers have ratified a four-year agreement with a wage increase of 5.6% over the life of the contract, fully employer-paid family health care coverage and pension benefits....
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South Bronx Greenway Progress

A few years ago, Apartment Therapy ran a post on the development of the Bronx River Greenway, the continuous bike/pedestrian path that will snake 23 miles along the Bronx River up to Westchester County. ...
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Flags To Be Flown At Half-Staff

Governor David A. Paterson has directed that flags on New York State government buildings be flown at half-staff on Wednesday, June 30, in honor of Army Specialist Blair D. Thompson, a Rome resident who died in Konar Province, Afghanistan on June 25....
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At&T Completes 3G Coverage Upgrades

AT&T customers in New York City are no strangers to complaining about the quality of the carrier’s 3G service....
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Senator Ruben Diaz, Sr. Honored For Anti-Drug Work

The New York branch of the Foundation for a Drug Free World, a group held a ceremony Friday night, June 25, to honor almost a dozen groups and citizens who have worked effectively towards stemming a deadly epidemic. ...
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Supermarket Workers Authorize Strike

Over 16,000 supermarket workers have sent a clear message to the three major supermarket chains that are seeking to "wage a campaign of corporate greed against both the workers and the public": We are prepared to strike you....
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District Senior Centers To Remain Open

Councilman Cabrera saves senior centers slated to close after negotiations with Speaker Christine Quinn....
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Nat'l Environmental Stewardship Award

Sustainable South Bronx (SSBx), a non-profit community based organization devoted to solving environmental and economic issues that affect residents of urban areas, has been recognized by the Bronx Chamber of Commerce at its annual Go-Green Expo held at The New York Botanical Garden....
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Joint Statement On Co-Op City

32BJ SEIU and RiverBay are pleased to announce that they have reached a tentative contract agreement to keep Co-Op City's maintenance workers on the job for another four years....
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Rally Against Bronx Firehouse Closings

City Council Fire & Criminal Justice Committee Chair Elizabeth Crowley (D-30, Queens), Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr., Council Members Annabel Palma (D-18, Bronx), Maria del Carmen Arroyo (D-17, Bronx) and Fernando Cabrera (D-14, Bronx), along with Uniformed Firefighters Association President Steve Cassidy and Uniformed Fire Officers Association Trustee Pat Dunne, firefighters, community leaders and residents gathered on Wednesday at Engine 96/Ladder 54 in the South Bronx to rally against the proposed firehouse closures in the Bronx and throughout the City....
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Bronx Car Dealer's Con Game?

I went to Nissan to lease a new car for my daughter's graduation present as I had promissed her. I spoke to a salesman called Pablo, saying I could put $500 down and asking what my payments would be. He said he would be right back, then went into the office to speak with his boss, came back and said he could give it to me for $199 a month. I said "Great, I will take it!" and my daughter was all smiles....
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Grocery Workers Call Federal Mediator

United Food and Commercial Workers Union (UFCW ) Local 1500, New York State's largest grocery workers Union, has called Federal Mediators into negotiations with the three major supermarkets in hopes of avoiding a crippling strike that would effect over 150 supermarkets and 16,000 workers. ...
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Deal Reached Over Bronx River Oil Spill

The owners of the 12-story apartment building that leaked 200 gallons of heating oil into the Bronx River have agreed to pay for the cleanup, a bill that could reach $200,000, state officials confirmed yesterday....
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Acres Of Watershed Land Protected

Environmental Protection Commissioner Cas Holloway today announced that New York City has secured an additional 1,124 acres of land throughout the City’s upstate watersheds for $4.75 million....
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Puerto Rican Day Parade In New York

The Puerto Rican Day Parade (also known as the National Puerto Rican Day Parade) takes place annually along Fifth Avenue in New York City, on the second Sunday in June, in honor of the nearly 4 million inhabitants of Puerto Rico and all people of Puerto Rican birth or heritage residing in the mainland U.S....
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Co-Op City Contract Talks Resume

Back at work after a weeklong lockout, Co-Op City workers and management returned to the negotiating table today for the first time in two weeks. Workers, supported by 32BJ SEIU, are seeking a multi-year agreement that maintains their family health care coverage and provides cost of living wage increases....
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V. Gibson Honors Community Leaders

Assemblywoman Vanessa Gibson will be honoring 3 women who started one of the only independent cheer leading teams in her district....
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Bronx Cease-And-Desist Zones

New York Secretary of State Lorraine Cortés-Vázquez today announced she has deemed parts of northeast Bronx and eastern Queens cease-and-desist zones in order to prevent real estate agents from repeatedly soliciting homeowners in those neighborhoods to place their property for sale....
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End Of The Co-Op City Lockout

Last Tuesday at 12:01 am, Co-Op City’s property management company RiverBay locked out the 500 employees who keep Co-op City safe and clean. ...
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Overcoming Barriers To Employment

On Wednesday, June 9 at 12:30 p.m. 19 trainees, will graduate from the Sustainable South Bronx’s BEST 4 Buildings (B4B) at the organization’s headquarters at 1231 Lafayette Avenue (between Tiffany & Barretto Streets in the old Bank Note Building) in Hunts Point....
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Major General John Francis O'Ryan

A major new exhibit at the New York State Museum in Albany on the NY National Guard (release attached) that includes a section on Major General John O'Ryan, who lived in Morisania, Bronx....
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Stainiless Steel Handrail At Kappock St.

Council Member Oliver Koppell is happy to announce that the Department of Design and Construction (DDC) has completed the installation of the stainless steel handrail at the Kappock Street Underpass. ...
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NY State Microstamping Bill Opposed

The New York State Assembly has once again embraced feel-good gun legislation that will – most likely at great expense – do nothing to make New Yorkers safer or apprehend criminals....
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Aurelia Greene Helps Unveil A New Community Garden

The New York Botanical Garden officially kicked-off the 2010 Community Vegetable Gardening Season with a ribbon-cutting ceremony in the Ruth Rea Howell Family Garden on May 12....
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Are You A Role-Model Single Parent Family?

Do you believe in instilling good old-fashioned values, discipline and boundaries in your children? Can you give two British teenagers the chance to have some much-needed structure in their lives?...
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NY Community-Based Home Farms

Urban Farming will be growing community gardens in New York on Thursday, May 6, 2010. The New York, South Bronx location in collaboration with THE POINT CDC will support our efforts to end hunger in our generation by hosting the launch of a community-based garden....
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Proposed Water Rate In Bronx

The New York City Water Board has scheduled six public hearings for the FY2011 water rate proposal: one evening hearing in each of the five boroughs and an additional afternoon hearing to take place in Manhattan....
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Bronx Hoot Reunion Weekend

The famous folk music concerts of the 1960s will live again at Lehman College on Friday, May 21, at 8 p.m. as the Lovinger Theatre opens its doors to both alumni of the former “Hunter Uptown” campus and all fans of folk....
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Things To Do In Bronx This Spring

Our northernmost and only mainland borough exudes a vital, decidedly anti-trendy energy year-round. And this fragrant, fun season in particular is ripe for discovering what the rugged and rustic Bronx has to offer. From cultural events and authentic culinary delights—that can be had for a fraction of what they might cost in other parts of our fair city—here are five of our favorite things to do here this spring....
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Governor Paterson On Immigration

The following is a statement from Governor David A. Paterson on recent immigration concerns throughout the country....
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GetGreen: South Bronx Earth Fest 2010

This third-annual intergenerational event celebrates our environment and the South Bronx community....
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Bronx Environmental Group Awarded

The Federal Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) will present its Environmental Quality Award, to Sustainable South Bronx, a nationally recognized environmental organization, at the EPA’s regional headquarters at 2 p.m. today, at 290 Broadway in lower Manhattan, between Reade and Duane Streets....
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NYOF Co. Odor Monitoring System

This is a public service announcement about an upcoming meeting to discuss the Odor Monitoring System (OMS) that the New York Organic Fertilizer Company (NYOF Co.) will put in place at the beginning of May, 2010. The purpose of the meeting is to inform the public of the OMS, explain how it will operate and answer related questions....
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City’s First Public School Green Roof

In celebration of Earth Day on Thursday April 22 at 1:30 pm officials of the Alfred E. Smith Career and Technical Education High School and Sustainable South Bronx will hold a commencement ribbon cutting ceremony for a new Green Roof that is being installed at the school....
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New Yorkers Can Go Green

The New York State Public Service Commission is supporting Earth Day celebrations by participating in several consumer events throughout the State. The 40th anniversary of the first Earth Day celebration highlights the Commission's continued commitment to environmental awareness....
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Chavez Fuels The South Bronx

In 2005, during a visit to the South Bronx in New York City, Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez made a lofty promise to help active community members cope with local issues. ...
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Child Abuse Awareness Month

As part of our ongoing service to the Bronx community, on Saturday, April 24, 2010, the women of the Bronx Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc. in partnership with The Children’s Aid Society will host a Foster Care and Adoption Information Session and Panel Discussion....
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Alewife Return To The Bronx River

On Sunday, April 11, 2010, staff from the Bronx River Alliance and Queens College netted a 255 mm male alewife on the Bronx River. The capture marks the second year in a row that this species of fish has been observed in the river since the species was reintroduced in four years ago....
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Providence Rest's Bronx Gala

Providence Rest Nursing Home and Foundation will hold its annual Bridges to the Future Gala, on Wednesday, May 5, 2010 at the New York Botanical Garden in the Bronx. The Rev. Msgr. Thomas E. Gilleece, Pastor of St. John and St. Mary Church in Chappaqua will be Honorary Chairman....
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Bronx Firefighters Saving Firehouses

Congressman Joseph Crowley and City Councilmembers James Vacca and Criminal Justice Committee Chair Elizabeth Crowley were joined by UFA leaders, Bronx firefighters and community leaders and spoke out against budget cuts and firehouse closings. ...
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Governor To Complete 2010 Census Form In Bronx

Governor David A. Paterson will attend “Bronx United for a Better Count,” to encourage Bronx residents and all New Yorkers to fill out their 2010 census forms and “get counted.” ...
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One Of New York’s Greatest Tragedies

Assemblyman Felix W. Ortiz, Chair of the New York State Committee on Sweatshops, has asked for the people of New York not to forget the Tragedy of “The Shirtwaist Factory” Fire of March 25th 1911 which claimed the lives of 146 people and left 70 more seriously injured....
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Bike New York Honors Megan Charlop

We received the following press release in connection to the untimely and trajuc death of Megan Charlop....
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Bronx's St. Paul Avenue Reversal

Two of our readers, Ida and Michael Rodriguez, who are not able to attend the Community Board 10 meeting where the topic of St. Paul Avenue's proposed reversal is to bediscussed, are requesting to have this letter to be read at the meeting....
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Highbridge Comm. Center Open House

Highbridge Community Life Center (HCLC), a local Bronx community based organization, will host its first Open House at 1438 Ogden Avenue on March 31st, 2010. ...
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8,400 Bronx Homes Still In The Dark

Thousands of New Yorkers are still in the dark as crews begin cleaning up the mess from Saturday's wind and rain storm that downed power lines and trees across the city....
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Gov. Paterson On The Storm

In response to the damage caused by this past weekend’s powerful thunderstorm, Governor Paterson has directed the State Emergency Management Office (SEMO) to work with affected communities in clearing roads, repairing power lines, and aiding in recovery efforts....
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Hunts Point To Lose Fertilizer Stench

Residents of Hunts Point in the Bronx may at last be rid of a decades-old stench that on hot days makes the area smell “like a decaying body.” The city says it will end its $34 million-a-year contract with the organic fertilizer company, located at Oak Point Ave. & Truxton St., Hunts Point, Bronx, from whose premises the smell emanates....
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Additional $334M In Social Security

Today, U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer announced that he is pushing legislation to provide a $250 check to Social Security recipients who have been slammed with higher costs while receiving no cost of living increase (COLA) last year. In 2009, for the first time since 1975, seniors did not receive a COLA. ...
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Librarian Linda Jones Honoured

Councilman Fernando Cabrera honored Linda Jones, a librarian who served Francis Martin Library for over quarter of a century. ...
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825K NY-ers Without Bank Accounts

Department of Consumer Affairs (DCA) Commissioner Jonathan Mintz today announced that more than 825,000 adult New Yorkers do not have bank accounts, but instead use fringe financial services like check cashers to pay bills, cash payroll checks, buy money orders and conduct other financial transactions....
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When Snow Was Glorious

Growing up in the 50s and into the early 60s I can remember how, when it snowed, for what seemed like days at a time, my sisters and I would gather at the window sills, in pajamas and just watch with such gleeful fascination....
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UK's BBC TV Are Looking For An Inspirational New York Family

Do you believe in instilling good old-fashioned values, discipline and boundaries in your children? Can you give two British teenagers the chance to have some much-needed structure in their lives?...
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Response To FHJC Lawsuit Against Edgwater Park

The following letter was sent to us by one of our readers, Greg Farrell, a former resident of Edgewater Park for over twenty years in response to the lawsuit filed against the community, alleging racial discrimination against a black couple, wishing to buy a home there. The plaintiffs seek damages for violations of civil rights, human rights and fair housing laws?...
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Pelham Line Stations' Rehabilitation

The Morrison Av-Soundview, and Whitlock Av stations will be closed February 8 through September 13, 2010 for rehabilitation. They are the first two of five stations on the Pelham 6 line scheduled for work. The others are Parkchester, St. Lawrence Av and Elder Av....
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Bronx Subway Countdown Clock Rollout Continues

The countdown clock rollout along the MTA’s A Division stations continued this past weekend as two more stops along the 6 line in the Bronx are now enjoying the real-time train arrival message screens....
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The 2010 Census Road Tour Visits Bronx

On Thursday, January 28, 2010, Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr., community leaders and members of different ethnic groups welcomed the New York Region’s 2010 Census Road Tour vehicle to the Bronx....
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Do You Recognise Anyone Here?

A reader's request for help....
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Untimely Deaths Caused By New York City Buildings

Between 73 and 188 lives could be saved every year if certain large buildings in New York City stop burning dirty heating oil. That is one of the findings of a report released this morning by the Institute for Policy Integrity (Policy Integrity)....
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Olympia Kazi - New Executive Director

Van Alen Institute: Projects in Public Architecture, an internationally renowned think tank for new design in the public realm, announced today that Olympia Kazi has been appointed as Executive Director. ...
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New Bronx Emergency Call Center

The terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001 highlighted a number of deficiencies in New York’s emergency response system. As part of a broad overhaul of the city’s communications network, the Department of Design and Construction (DDC) recently broke ground on a new 911 call center. ...
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Workers' Comp For Livery Cabbies

Starting January 1 of this year, every livery base in Westchester, Nassau, and New York City must provide proof of a Workers' Compensation policy for its drivers or a certificate that it is a member of the New York State Independent Livery Drivers Benefit Fund. ...
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Bronx-Lebanon Hospital Expands

The expansion of Emergency Waiting area (Mount Eden Parkway entrance, 1st floor, 1650 Grand Concourse, Bronx, New York 10457) will increase seating capacity from (34) to (72) seats....
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Dispute With Bronx Hospital Now Online

As reported by Andrew Van Dam from the Association of Health Care Journalists, the interns and residents at St. Barnabas Hospital in the Bronx are attempting to formally organize in response to what they believe are poor, unacceptable working conditions....
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Bronx River Parkway Closed

A stretch of the southbound lanes of the Bronx River Parkway from Scarsdale to Yonkers will be closed from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday so that downed trees can be removed....
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Bronx's First 2010 Baby Is Born

Meet the first Bronx baby of 2010, Timothy Weatherly! Born at Montefiore Medical Center at 12:34 a.m., he is seen on the photo with family and the nursing staff....
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Cablevision Not Telling The Truth

Scripps Networks Interactive has been trying to have productive negotiations with Cablevision for more than six months, but to no avail. Repeated requests to sit down together to discuss a fair market price for our networks have been rejected – even as recently as Sunday afternoon....
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Please Support The Bronx Times

Every neighborhood needs a voice, and you can help us continue making your voices heard loud and clear!...
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Tragic Death On The Bruckner Expressway

A 12-year-old girl has died after a traffic accident on the Bruckner Expressway in the Bronx. ...
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Bronx Worker Falls & Lives

Jose Paulino, 29, a native of the Dominican Republic living in the Bronx, worked as part of a crew removing scaffolding at 580 Eighth Avenue in midtown Manhattan, a 20-story building that recently underwent repairs to the façade....
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Freezing In The Bronx, No Water Either

More than a hundred tenants in a Bronx apartment building, many of whom are Latino, have had to heat their homes by keeping the oven on or putting on the kettle....
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Bronx Family Opens Home To Kids

Kids from across the Bronx, many of whom resides in the northeast section, will receive holiday gifts as a part of a Bronx Family’s effort to share the spirit of gift giving....
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Ebling's Beer Caves Surface In Bronx

Construction crews in the Bronx last week came accross secret caves under a development site in the borough....
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I-95 Crash Amputates Bronx Man's Leg

An unthinkable crash this morning on I-95 in Mamaroneck, NY left a Bronx man without part of his leg....
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Ms. Flossie M. Johnson Of Bronx

Three distinguished alumni were inducted into the Claflin University Hall of Fame during the 16th Annual Presidential Scholarship Gala on Friday, November 20, 2009. One of this year’s honorees was Ms. Flossie M Johnson, ’51, a trailblazing hospital administrator who is a beacon in her Bronx community....
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New York’s Great Appliance Swap Out

Consumers to receive rebates for purchasing energy-efficient appliances during President’s Week, 2010....
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Lower Concourse Rezoning Approved

On June 30, 2009, the City Council adopted the Lower Concourse Rezoning. The zoning map and text changes are now in effect. ...
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Rezoning Of 161st Street & River Ave.

On September 30, 2009 the City Council adopted the 161st Street/River Avenue Rezoning. The zoning text and map amendments are now in effect. ...
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The Brokaws In A Fatal Car Accident

Former NBC Nightly News star anchor Tom Brokaw and his wife walked away unharmed after they were involved in a fatal car accident in Bronx Friday afternoon....
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Episcopal Bishop Of NY On Kingsbridge

The Episcopal Bishop of New York writes to Quinn, Council on the Kingsbridge Armory urging adoption of Community Benefit Agreement. The open letter follows below....
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Another Bronx Lottery Millionaire

Lottery turns Black Friday "Green" with $8,000,000 in Cash Prizes for winners in the Bronx, Brooklyn & Queens....
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Avoid Street Voltage Shocking & Electrocution

StreetZaps.com is a non-partisan initiative organized and led by Blair Sorrel to reduce the year round risk of injury and fatality from contact voltage shocking or electrocution resulting from damaged or tampered wiring....
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2009 BETA Awards & The 2010 Census

With family, friends and supporters close by to cheer them on, awards for outstanding community programming were presented to producers and hosts in more than 10 categories at the 2009 BronxNet BETA (Bronx Excellence in Television Access) Awards ceremony held November 12 at the Lehman College Lovinger Theatre....
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200 Candidates – A Single Position

Some say we are starting to come out of the recession but there are still many people that are out of work. In the Technology field I can honestly say that there are jobs but direct apply is not working for most of us because there are hundreds of resumes that are posted all over the web....
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Bronx Zoo Celebrates 110th Birthday

The Wildlife Conservation Society’s Bronx Zoo celebrating the 110th anniversary of its opening Sunday....
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In New York City Recycling Is The Law

John Doherty is the New York City's Commissioner of Sanitation. The following is his appeal to all private and corporate citizens of the City on the eve of America Recycles Day. As far as we are concerned, not a single sheet of paper has been wasted to deliver this story to our readers....
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Four Alarm Fire Raging In Bronx

1 ladder has been special called above the fourth alarm at 23:05....
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Bronx GOP Man Of The Year Award

John Thomas Financial, Inc., a full service Independent Broker Dealer offering a full range of retail brokerage and Investment Banking services, yesterday announced that Former New York City Mayor Rudolph W. Giuliani presented Thomas Belesis, Chief Executive Officer and Founder of John Thomas Financial, with the Bronx GOP's "Man of the Year" award last Thursday evening, October 22, 2009....
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The Greenway To The Green Jobs Bill

This Sunday, the South Bronx celebrates the culmination of its founding project, and passage of the Green Jobs Bill, on the future site of the “Greenway”. ...
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ConEd Warns: Cold Weather Coming

Temperatures continued to drop last week, a seasonal reminder to New Yorkers that cold weather is just around the corner. Lower natural gas prices will mean lower heating bills for customers this winter; however, Con Edison continues to urge customers to adopt energy-saving and safety tips. ...
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A. Acevedo Competes In Miss Pre-Teen

Anelis Lea Acevedo of the Bronx was recently selected to participate in Nationals' 2009 Miss Pre-Teen New York City pageant competition , which is scheduled to take place on Novermber 1, 2009....
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DEP Prejudiced Against Bronxites?

Jerome Park has always had its share of fans....
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66,000 Imprisoned New Yorkers Exploited

Today, October 13th, the New York Campaign for Telephone Justice continues arguments, in the New York State Court of Appeals in Albany, NY. The Class Action lawsuit, named for Founding Member of FREE!...
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The Toby Project – Fact Sheet

The Toby Project is a non-profit organization working to end the killing of thousands of adoptable dogs and cats each year in New York City's animal shelters. It is the only organization in NYC whose sole mission is to address pet overpopulation at its inception by preventing the births of unwanted dogs and cats. The organisation's goal is to spay/neuter the very animals who would otherwise directly perpetuate a vicious cycle of unwanted birth and unnecessary death, and make NYC a true "no-kill' community....
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Stella D'oro Shuts Down Bronx Plant

Stella D'oro, the nearly 80-year-old bakery plant, has baked its last cookie in the Bronx....
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Crime Victims Services' Renewed

What do you do when you are a victim of a crime? Call or go to the police. Then how can you deal with the incident? Call Bronx Independent Living Services (BILS). BILS has been renewed for our nineteenth year to continue services to all people who are victims of crime and domestic violence through the New York State Crime Victims Board....
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Getting Ready For His Bronx "Tail"

Starting this Sunday, Marc Abraham, aka UK's Favourite Vet, who is based in Brighton, UK, will be volunteering in the Bronx to end the killing of thousands of adoptable dogs and cats each year in the city’s animal shelters....
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Pedicab Driver vs. Cabby In A Fistfight

Earlier today, at about 10:30am, a fight broke out after a verbal dispute between a cabby and a pedicab driver on the corner of Broadway and 53rd Street in Manhattan, NY....
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Heat Provision Laws Will Be Enforced

New York City Department of Housing Preservation and Development (HPD) Commissioner Rafael E. Cestero today reminded residential building owners of their legal obligation to provide tenants with hot water year-round and heat when the outdoor temperature warrants it....
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A. Thomas Gets Best Practices Award

Blauvelt, N.Y.-based Saint Dominic’s Home today announced that its Director of Community Based Services Annette Thomas received the prestigious Child Welfare Fund/COFCCA Best Practice Award in the Senior Manager Category....
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Bronx - The Poorest Urban County

In its latest report, the census bureau says the Bronx continues to be the poorest urban county in the nation....
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Culture Trolley Saturdays Return

The Bronx Culture Trolley, a project of the South Bronx Cultural Corridor has become a “must do event” on the calendars of “First Wednesday” regulars from all five boroughs and beyond. It will roll again on Wednesday, October 7, 2009....
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Bhutan Refugees Find Home In Bronx

An article in today’s New York Times relayed the trials and tribulations of a displaced people. Several thousand Bhutanese- of Nepali descent- were expelled from Bhutan for allegedly entering the country illegally....
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Use Abandoned Lots For Green Space

Today, as the MTA finalizes its Capital Improvement Plan for next five years, Council Member Elizabeth S. Crowley (D-Queens), along with Senator Joseph Addabbo, Assembly Members Catherine Nolan and Michael Miller and community leaders called on the MTA to allow for the creation of much needed temporary green space on the corners of Metropolitan Avenue and Fresh Pond Road....
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Bronx Community Garden To Open

Bette Midler’s New York Restoration Project (NYRP), a non-profit organization dedicated to developing and revitalizing parks, community gardens and public space in New York City, announces the upcoming opening of the Target Bronx Community Garden on October 6, 2009. Underwritten by Target, the garden was designed by nationally acclaimed designer and television host Sean Conway....
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Intrepid Honors Hometown Heroes

On Sunday, September 20 the Intrepid hosted the 4th annual “Hometown Heroes Day”, which featured the presentation of awards to local residents who have performed outstanding community service....
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Highbridge Community Life Center

Highbridge Community Life Center (HCLC) will officially open the newest addition to the non-profit agency on September 10, 2009 at 10AM, with a grand opening and ribbon cutting ceremony at the facility....
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Men's Wearhouse National Suit Drive

Concerned that thousands of men are unable to secure employment because they lack the initial, yet vital, step of looking presentable for a job interview, The Osborne Association and Men’s Wearhouse are working together to collect thousands of articles of professional attire as part of the 2nd Annual National Suit Drive, taking place during the month of September....
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Settlement Money To Clean Bronx River

Nearly $2 million of a settlement between state officials and alleged polluters has been allocated to clean up the Bronx River....
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Bronx Boy Drowns In Squantz Pond, CT

A 9-year-old Bronx, N.Y., boy died at Danbury Hospital on Monday, hours after being pulled from the water at Squantz Pond State Park....
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$166.5 Million Won In The Bronx

A lottery player who bought a Mega Millions ticket in the Bronx is a multimillionaire today. One of two winning tickets in the $333 million drawing was sold at a store on Fordham Road....
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$2M For Fordham Metro-North Railroad Station

Today, U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand announced that the Department of Transportation has allocated $1,710,232 in grant funds to the Fordham Metro-North Railroad station....
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Disabled Woman Dies In Bronx Fire

A 79-year-old woman has died after a fire tore through a five-story building in the Bronx. ...
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Bronx Hazardous Playgrounds

Representatives from the New York Public Interest Research Group (NYPIRG) joined caregivers, parents and children today to release NYPIRG’s 2009 Playground Safety Report, “Playing it Safe.” The survey revealed hazards at almost all of the 29 area playgrounds surveyed....
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4th Annual Bronx LGBT Pride Festival

The Bronx Community Pride Center, Inc (BCPC) officially announces the 4th Annual Bronx LGBT Pride Festival, which will take place on Saturday, June 20 2009 from 12pm-7pm, at Barretto Point Park in the Bronx at Hunts Point. The theme for this year’s event is “We Matter”....
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Bronx Man Sues Oprah For $1 Trillion

A poet in the Bronx by the name of Damon Lloyd Goffe is claiming the iconic TV hostes Oprah Winfrey stole his poems - published it under a different title and made a TRILLION dollars....
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Recipients Of $2M Discretionary Funds

Senator Reverend Ruben Diaz (D-Bronx) will host a Breakfast on Monday, August 17, 2009 from 8:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. with representatives from organizations for whom he will allocate discretionary funds in 2009. The event will take place at Maestro’s Caterers located at 1703 Bronxdale Avenue near Morris Park Avenue in Bronx....
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A South Bronx Sustainable Urban Farm

La Finca Del Sur, an emerging woman-operated sustainable urban farm in the South Bronx, will host it’s official debut to the South Bronx community with a family friendly open farm day festival and fundraiser on August 15, 2009 from 12-5pm....
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A New Bronx Community Centre

Turner Construction Company, the nation’s largest builder of green buildings and education facilities, has been selected by the New York School Construction Authority (SCA) to manage construction for the $83 million new settlement community campus for students in grades 1-12 in the South Bronx, New York....
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Pickle Eating Contest

On Monday, August 3rd, Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. served as both judge and emcee at the 9th annual pickle eating contest at the Carnegie Deli in Manhattan....
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A Reality Of Drugs And Prostitution

The following two videos are the work of Erica Ferrari, News 12 Bronx....
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New York After Dark, July 13, 1977

A short memoir of the 1977 NYC Blackout....
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Cuomo Brings Internet Safety To Bronx

A representative from Attorney General Andrew Cuomo’s office, Investigator Andres Rodriguez, spoke to the Bronx Community Pride Center on the topic of Internet safety. He was received by Marie Spivey, Director of the Center....
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20th Annual Dominican Parade

Grand Concourse in the Bronx will host the 20th annual Dominican Parade today....
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House Fire In Bronx

New York City firefighters are on the scene of a three story house with fire in the basement. Arriving units reported fire and smoke showing from the basement of a 3 story private dwelling....
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Church Ride Chaos In Bronx

Authorities continued their investigation Sunday into why a roller coaster derailed at a Bronx carnival....
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Marble Hill Reunion

The Marble Hill section of the New York has always been special. From the controversy over the Bronx/Manhattan boundary, to the building of the Broadway Bridge, the neighborhood and its picturesque location has always held a unique position in the hearts and minds of New Yorkers....
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Bronx River Park Receives Award

On July 7, 2009 Hunts Point Riverside Park was awarded the national Rudy Bruner Award for Urban Excellence silver medal. As a silver medal winner, Hunts Point Riverside Park received a $10,000 prize which the Bronx River Alliance will invest in the continued development of the Bronx River Greenway, a pedestrian and bike path linked by a set of linear parks along the Bronx River. Opened in Spring 2007, the 1.4 acre Hunts Point Riverside Park sits on the site of a former vacant lot and illegal dumping ground which was revitalized by the community....
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17th Ann. NY State ReLeaf Conference

For three days, urban environmentalists from across New York State will gather at the Pratt Institute campus in Brooklyn for the 17th Annual New York ReLeaf Conference. On July 16-18, more than 150 experts, advocates, educators, and community leaders involved in the urban forestry movement will participate in a series of activities including workshops, tours, ceremonies, and a picnic....
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Another Deadly Crash In Bronx

A severe crash killed a livery cab driver and his passenger late Tuesday night in Bronx. The passenger was Annmarie Flournoy, 29, who was thrown over 10 feet in/through the air, landing over a six-foot fence in Bronx....
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Jay Walder's Appointment To Head MTA

The Empire State Transportation Alliance – a coalition of business, civic, labor and environmental organizations supporting investment in transportation – today released the following statement:...
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New Farmers Market In Echo Park

Harvest Home Farmers Market, Inc., City Harvest, and the Montefiore School Health Program are pleased to announce the opening of a new weekly farmers market at Echo Park, on East Tremont Avenue between Anthony and Webster Avenues, July 8th through November 18th....
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Bronx Streets Get NYCDOT Makeover

Pedestrians, residents, and cyclists in the Pelham Garden section of the Bronx will have safer streets this summer as a result of a new NYCDOT design. After two senior citizens were killed in traffic incidents and three people suffered serious injuries, the DOT conducted a study of busy sections of Allerton Ave. and Eastchester Road in the East Bronx....
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Bronx Factory Ordered To Rehire

The Stella D’Oro Biscuit Company factory in Bronx, NY, where 134 workers on strike since last August have been replaced, must reinstate the workers and pay them wages with interest going back to last August....
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New Trains To Reduce Bronx Pollution

CSX Transportation (CSXT) unveiled on Monday four ultra-low emission GenSet locomotives to operate full-time at its Oak Point Yard in Bronx, New York, just hours after becoming the first major transportation provider to announce a voluntary emissions reduction plan....
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Motorola Foundation Grants $5 Million

The Motorola Foundation today announced the recipients of its 2009 Innovation Generation grants, $5 million in funding to promote science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education for America’s youth. Now in its fourth year, the grants create opportunities for students to experience STEM both inside and outside the classroom, equipping them with the skills essential to their lives today and to their success in the future....
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Brenda Ortiz, An Angel Among Us

Minutes ago we received the following message from Cathy Moss Taylor from Satsuma, AL:...
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Bronx River Festival, June 27

Celebrate our river at the Bronx River Festival sponsored by the Bronx River Alliance. Festival will feature songs & stories, music, paddling trips, and the beautiful Bronx River!...
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Costco To Accept Food Stamps

Councilman Eric Gioia (D-Queens), who has been advocating for Costco to accept food stamps since living on the food stamp diet in 2007, recently announced that Costco has informed him of their intention to accept food stamps at their East Harlem location when that store opens this fall....
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Grand Concourse Trees Talking?

Along the four‐and‐a‐half‐mile stretch of the Grand Concourse—the historic boulevard connecting Manhattan to the parks of the North Bronx—a most unusual “museum without walls” opens Sunday, June 21, 2009, and remains on view 24 hours a day, seven days a week until October 12, 2009 as part of the centennial celebration of the “Park Avenue of the working class.”...
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Bronx Anti-Tree Sentiments Rising

What's not to like about a tree? Apparently plenty, if you live in one New York City neighbourhood. Some residents in the Bronx are fuming over the city's plans to plant trees on their block....
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Bronx Week 2009 Kicks Off

Bronx Week, the borough's annual celebration of the best of the Bronx, officially kicked off on Thursday, June 10, 2009. The nine-day celebration features a host of free events and activities - from a parade honoring famous Bronxonians to an arm wrestling competition - around the borough....
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Bronx Couple's Wedding Of A Lifetime

On June 3rd, The Young And The Restless, television’s No. 1 daytime drama series produced by Sony Pictures Television for CBS, has crowned Charlene Lee and Willy Williams from Bronx, New York as the winners of the show’s “Wedding of a Lifetime” contest....
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News From AG Andrew Cuomo

A representative from Attorney General Andrew Cuomo’s Office, Joel Balavram, will be speaking to the Rain East Tremont Senior Center on consumer fraud issues as a part of Cuomo’s statewide Smart Seniors Program....
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Some 4 Trains Will Run Express

Similar to the diamond 6 service, NYC Transit is planning a pilot program that would see the 4 train run express in the Bronx. NYC Transit hopes that by running some Manhattan-bound 4 trains as express from the 7-8 a.m. rush, overcrowding along the popular line will be reduced....
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Bronx River Crossing Project

Van Alen Institute is pleased to announce Bronx River Crossing (BRX), a project by New York Prize Fellows Alexander Levi and Amanda Schachter....
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Foster Parents Honored By The City

The children were abandoned, abused or neglected, but caring adults stepped in to give them refuge. In honor of National Foster Care Awareness Month, NYC Children's Services, in partnership with Wildlife Conservation Society, feted those who open their homes to children in need at its Foster Parent Celebration Day on Saturday....
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Looking For TJ McIntyre's Family

On the eve of this year's Memorial Day celebrations, we would like to publish an intriguing story. Recently, a gentleman from Italy, by the name of Maurizio De Angelis, from the Historical Searches Group at www.grupporicerchestoriche.it, contacted us with an unusual request - to help him find the descendants of an US soldier, who most probably perished in Italy during World War II....
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Installation Of A New Playground

On Wednesday, May 20th, 2009, Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. and Tiki Barber of Tiki Recreation will be announcing the donation and permanent placement of a playground at Cedar Playground in the Bronx. ...
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Free Memorial Day Concert

Join the Bronx Arts Ensemble on Sunday, May 24 at 2 pm in Van Cortlandt Park near the Ecology Center for a FREE Memorial Day Holiday Concert celebrating the music of Gould, Bernstein, Sousa, Oliver Caplan, Samuel Barber, Stephen Sondheim, Lerner and Loewe, Rodgers and Hammerstein, Papo Vázquez and more!...
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Meet Michael Alvarez

Michael Alvarez is the Bronx Library Center Network Manager of The New York Public Library. The Bronx Library Center Network is comprised of the Bronx Library Center, serving as the main library in the Bronx, and 11 neighborhood branch libraries. Alvarez has been with The New York Public Library for 24 years and has worked in 32 different locations within the system....
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Bronx Culture Trolley Saturdays

Visit Bronx artists’ private studios during the 3rd Annual Mott Haven Open Artist Studio Tour on Saturday, May 2, 2009, from 12:00-6:00pm! Free! ...
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Immigrant Heritage Week

Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg, Deputy Mayor for Legal Affairs Carol Robles-Román and Immigrant Affairs Commissioner Guillermo Linares today kicked off Immigrant Heritage Week, a citywide celebration honoring the experiences and contributions of the millions of immigrants who have shaped our City for generations....
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New Age Is About Outside The Box

Living in Bronx has been a great experience. Being born at Fordham Hospital in 1966 and growing up in Fordham Hill and seeing it now there is a big difference....
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Bronx Adds 11 Volunteers To Local Community Emergency Response Teams

New York City Emergency Management Commissioner Joseph Esposito, NYPD Auxiliary Deputy Inspector Phylis Byrne, and FDNY Deputy Chief James Brosi presided over a graduation ceremony for 44 Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) volunteers.
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Military Flyover Advisory

On March 20th from 3:30 p.m. to 05:30 p.m. two Navy McDonnell Douglas F/A-18 Hornet planes will be conducting a flyover near the Hudson River
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Bronx Foodies, Chefs & Familia: Recipes Needed

A collaboration of Bronx-based food and social justice groups has formed The Bronx Canasta, an innovative food production and economic empowerment program.
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3 New Bronx Experiences For 2019

The Bronx is the go-to area for amazing nights out in New York and there are some great new places opening up to try.
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8th Annual “Savor The Bronx” Restaurant Week

Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. today celebrated the start of the 8th Annual “Savor The Bronx” Restaurant Week at Beatstro, a Hip Hop themed restaurant located in the South Bronx.
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9/11 Memorial Ceremony

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Bronx Street Renamed To Honor Slain Teen "Junior"

A street in Bronx is being renamed after a teenager who was brutally murdered in a case of mistaken identity.
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Bronx Week 2018 Closes With A Bang!

On Sunday, May 20, 2018, Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. and The Bronx Tourism Council co-hosted the grand finale of Bronx Week 2018.
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Bronx Man Fights To Keep Identity Private After Winning $5 Million Prize

A Bronx man is prepared to sue the New York State Gaming Commission if he is unable to collect his $5 million reward without revealing his identity.
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BP Diaz Releases "Bronx Annual Development Report"

Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. released his “Bronx Annual Development Report” this afternoon during the 2018 Bronx Week Business Luncheon at Tosca Marquee in Throggs Neck.

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Richard Leslie

Richard Leslie is a Bronx resident who works in Westchester as a network administrator. His passion for photography and an interest in current events has led him to the field of journalism.