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Bronx Man To Serve 21 Years In Prison For Beating Death, Burial Of Infant Son

A Bronx man will serve 21 years behind bars for beating his infant son to death and burying the boy in a shallow grave upstate. ...
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Getaway Driver In Bronx Mugging Suspected Of Robbing Strippers

The getaway driver in an early morning Bronx mugging is also suspected in a string of robberies targeting exotic dancers, police sources said Thursday....
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Westchester Man Charged With Attempted Murder In Bronx Gang Bust

A Westchester man is facing federal charges, including attempted murder, for his alleged gang activity in Bronx. ...
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Parents Of Girls Who Died When Radiator Ruptured In Their Bronx Apartment Take Legal Action

The parents of two young sisters who were killed when a radiator ruptured and scalded them with steam inside their Bronx apartment have filed a notice of claim for a wrongful death lawsuit. ...
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Eight Members And Associates Of Bronx Street Gang Charged In Manhattan Federal Court With Racketeering, Narcotics, And Firearms Offenses

Preet Bharara, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, Angel M. Melendez, Special Agent-in-Charge of the New York Field Office of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigations (“HSI”), James J. Hunt, Special Agent in Charge of the New York Field Division of the Drug Enforcement Administration (“DEA”), and James P. O’Neill, the Commissioner of the New York City Police Department (“NYPD”), today announced the unsealing of an Indictment charging eight members of a Bronx-based street gang, the Beach Avenue Crew, with various racketeering, firearms, and narcotics offenses, including the attempted murders of a rival gang member and rival drug trafficker....
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Fare-Beating Teen Shatters Jaw Of Off-Duty Court Officer

A teenage fare-beater broke an off-duty court officer’s jaw in a Bronx subway station, police said Wednesday. ...
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Search Continues For Suspects After Woman Falls To Her Death In Bronx

The search continued Thursday for two men who police say they want to question after a woman fell out of a window to her death in Bronx. ...
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Man Robs Bronx Deli At Gunpoint With Accomplice As Lookout

The NYPD is searching for two suspects they say robbed a Bronx deli at gunpoint on Tuesday night. ...
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Thousands Of Dollars Go Flying In Brazen Robbery In Bronx

A bold and brazen robbery that happened in broad daylight was caught on camera in Bronx....
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Bronx Man Gets One Year In Prison For Savagely Beating Pit Bull Puppy

Bronx took a bite out of animal cruelty on Wednesday when the man who beat his pit bull puppy with a shovel and buried her in a snowbank was sentenced to a year in jail. ...
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Suspect Charged In Bronx Burger King Shooting, Carjacking

A shooting at a fast food restaurant turned into a carjacking and more on Wednesday....
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81-Year-Old Woman Struck, Killed By Driver Making Left Turn Onto Bronx Road

A Manhattan man has been arrested in an accident that killed an 81-year-old woman crossing a Bronx street Tuesday morning, police say. ...
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Attempted Luring Of 13-Year-Old Girl In Bronx

There is a warning for parents and their children in Bronx after a frightening attempted luring near a school....
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Bronx Man Arrested Smuggling Pot Into Green Haven

A Bronx man was arrested for trying to bring pot into a prison. ...
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Bronx Woman Pleads Guilty In Augusta To Heroin Trafficking

A Bronx woman will spend 18 months in jail for unlawful trafficking in heroin after she was caught in the act of bagging heroin in the back bedroom of a residence on Weeks Mills Road in China, ME....
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”My Mom Was a Robot”, Says Man Ruled Unfit to Stand Trial For Her Murder

A man accused of murdering his mother claimed she was a robot in court papers and was deemed unfit for trial on Tuesday, according to the Bronx District Attorney's Office. ...
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Hillsdale Police Charge Bronx Trio With Getting Oxy With Bogus Scripts

A routine traffic stop by Hillsdale, NJ police turned up 120 fraudulently obtained Oxycodone pills from a pharmacy in town, prompting to the arrests of a Bronx trio, authorities said Tuesday....
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Bronx Man Arrested In Newburgh, NY On Gun Charges

City of Newburgh Police responded to the area of South Street and Chambers Street on Tuesday, March 7, 2017 just before 12:30 a.m. for a report of shots fired. ...
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12-Year-Old Boy Robbed At Knifepoint In Bronx

Police are asking for the public's help to find the knife-wielding thief who robbed a 12-year-old boy in Bronx earlier in the week....
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Public Defenders Protest New ICE Arrest At Bronx Criminal Court

Attorneys with the Legal Aid Society and Bronx Defenders staged a protest outside of Bronx Criminal Court on Thursday over what they say was another client arrested by Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents at the state courthouse.
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Teen In Custody After Shot Fired Inside Bronx High School

Police are investigating after a gunshot was fired in a Bronx school Thursday.
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DJ Khaled’s Fiancee’s Brother Killed In Bronx Drug Deal

A man named Jonathan Tuck was shot in the face and killed in Bronx during a weed deal gone wrong. It was reported that Tuck is the younger brother of Nicole Tuck, the fiancee of super producer, DJ Khaled.
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Woman Attacks Bronx Bus Rider With Screwdriver, Man Hits Driver With Umbrella

An argument led to a violent attack inside a bus in Bronx.
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Bronx Family Awarded $57 Million In Settlement Against NYCHA

A Bronx family was awarded $57 million in a court battle against the New York City Housing Authority.

Man Charged With Stolen Car After Running Out Of Gas On Thruway

A Bronx man was charged with driving a stolen car on the Thruway on Saturday after he ran from police and then ran out of gas.

Fire At Bronx Apartment Injures 3, Displaces Dozens

At least 3 people were injured and dozens of residents are displaced after a fire broke out at a Bronx apartment building late Tuesday.
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Arrest Made In Fatal Shooting At Bronx Sweet 16

An arrest has been made in the fatal Sweet 16 shooting that killed a teenager in Bronx last month.
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Violent Cab Driver Robbery Caught On Camera In Bronx

Police in Bronx are searching for two people who violently robbed a cab driver, and it was all caught on camera.
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Trial Scrutinizes NYPD's Handling Of Mentally Ill

As the trial for an NYPD sergeant accused of murdering a mentally ill woman in her Bronx apartment got underway Tuesday, the courtroom was filled with supporters from both sides.

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Peter Mirabella, PhD

is recently retired from the New York City Department of Education, where he taught elementary school for nearly 9 years. He completed the New York City Teaching Fellows Program in 2004. Prior to becoming a teacher, he was a public affairs speechwriter for over 20 years for such organizations as The New York Stock Exchange, KPMG Peat Marwick, Goldman Sachs, and the New York State Comptrollers Office. He has a Ph.D. in political science from the New School University and a M.A. Degree in education from Lehman College. Dr. Mirabella currently is writing a book about his experience as a New York City school teacher.