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The NY Botanical Garden Barred Minority Students From Frida Kahlo Art Exhibit: Suit

The New York Botanical Garden was a hothouse of racial and religious discrimination, a new federal lawsuit charges.
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Father Gunned Down After Leaving Party Near His Bronx Home

A 36-year-old Bronx father was shot to death leaving a party down the block from his home early Saturday, cops said....
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18-Year-Old Dies After Crash With Tractor-Trailer On Cross Bronx Expressway

A fatal accident along the Cross Bronx Expressway coupled with scheduled overnight construction caused bumper to bumper traffic on the roadway early Saturday morning....
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Police Official’s Blunt Take On Cop Who Punched Teen Resisting Arrest: “Police Work In Action”

After video surfaced of a New York City police officer repeatedly punching a teen who resisted arrest — after the teen reportedly put his hands on another cop’s neck and was on top of that officer on a sidewalk — the 50th Precinct’s commanding officer offered a blunt response....
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Bronx Woman Admits Her Part In $1.75M Mortgage Fraud Ring

A Bronx woman has admitted she was part of a ring that committed mortgage fraud by obtaining home loans for unqualified borrowers, causing M&T Bank and other financial institutions to lose $1.75 million, the U.S. Attorney's Office in Buffalo announced Friday....
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Escaped Prisoner In Bronx

A prisoner escaped police custody in the Bronx, police said Friday, sharing the man’s picture and asking for the public’s help to track him down....
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Botanical Garden Discriminated Against Minorities, Jewish Job Seeker: Suit

The New York Botanical Garden discriminated against minority students and made a "lowball" offer to avoid hiring an observant Jew, according a civil rights lawsuit filed in Manhattan Federal Court on Wednesday....
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Woman Who Killed Pregnant Friend To Be Sentenced

The Bronx woman convicted of killing a pregnant woman and cutting out her baby is expected to be sentenced today....
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Gun-Toting Man Sought After Escaping Domestic Violence Arrest In Bronx

Cops were scrambling Friday to find an escaped prisoner after he was spotted with a gun and slipped out of handcuffs during a domestic violence arrest in Bronx, officials said....
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Beloved Coach Fired For "Run Like You’re Being Chased By A Rapist" Joke

A popular Bronx Science High School cross-country coach was canned this week for telling girls to “run like you’re being chased by a rapist,” and they’re angry — because they want him back....
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Prestigious Jewish High School Rocked By #MeToo Facebook Post About Sex Case

A #MeToo Facebook post has bared a 5-year-old sexual misconduct scandal at a prestigious New York City Modern Orthodox high school, in which a female staff member allegedly engaged in sexual activity with a male sophomore....
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10 Members Of Bronx Drug Trafficking Organization Charged With Distributing Thousands Of Pounds Of Marijuana Worth Over $22 Million

Joon H. Kim, the Acting United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, James J. Hunt, the Special Agent in Charge of the New York Division of the Drug Enforcement Administration (“DEA”), James D. Robnett, the Special Agent in Charge of the New York Field Office of the Internal Revenue Service, Criminal Investigation (“IRS-CI”), Angel M. Melendez, the Special Agent in Charge of the New York Field Office of Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigations (“HSI”), and James P. O’Neill, the Commissioner of the New York City Police Department (“NYPD”), announced today the unsealing of an Indictment charging HALLIL TABAR, ASMIN HERNANDEZ, JOHN MUNOZ-GARCIA, JAIRO CIENFUEGOS, WILLIAM BAEZ, HENRY RODRIGUEZ, DANNY HANNAH, JR., KEVIN UMEJEI, and STARLY HERNANDEZ with conspiracy to distribute marijuana, and a Complaint charging LORNE VICTORIA with conspiracy to distribute marijuana and use of a firearm in furtherance of drug trafficking....
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Bronx Student Beats Up School Safety Agent, Sends Her To Hospital For Eye Surgery

A 15-year-old student at Bronxwood Preparatory Academy punched and kicked a school safety agent at dismissal, injuring the woman’s eye so badly that she required emergency surgery, police said sources Thursday....
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Robbers Wielding Cane, Knife Steal $800 In Bronx Mugging

A trio or robbers hooked a cane around the neck of a man smoking a cigar on the street with his buddy before stealing $800 at knifepoint from the pair, police said....
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Woman Suffers Severe Burns In Sherman Avenue Fire

A 65-year-old woman suffered severe burns in an early morning fire on Sherman Avenue....
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NYPD Has No Backup For Its Seized Property Database, Recording Millions In Annual Seizures

The Property and Evidence Tracking System (PETS) is the NYPD's huge database where it stores ownership information on the millions in New Yorkers' property it takes charge of every year (including about $68m in cash and counting), through evidence collection and asset forfeiture....
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Suspect Who Yanked 77-Year-Old Man Out Of Wheelchair Onto Bronx Sidewalk ID’d

Detectives say they have identified the brute they say heartlessly yanked a disabled 77-year-old Bronx man out of his wheelchair and onto the ground....
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2 Bronx Women Wanted For Stabbing, Shooting Man Arrested In Wilmington

Two Bronx women wanted in connection to an assault that landed a man in the hospital were arrested in Wilmington Tuesday....
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Bronx Man Beaten, Robbed By Three Men In Central Park

A trio of muggers beat and robbed a Bronx man as he was taking pictures at a popular sightseeing and concert spot in Central Park Tuesday evening....
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Bronx Pedestrian Struck And Killed By Hit-And-Run Driver

A hit-and-run driver killed a pedestrian just yards away from a Bronx church Tuesday afternoon, police said....
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Trinitarios Gangsters Arrested Over "Junior"'s Fatal Stabbing

At least seven suspected gang members arrested in connection with the murder of 15-year-old boy Lesandro “Junior” Guzman-Feliz in Bronx have been identified by authorities.
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The Murderer Of A Teenage Girl Sought

The New York City Police Department is asking for the public's assistance in identifying the individual depicted in the attached image regarding the aforementioned homicide that occurred within the confines of the 48 Precinct in Bronx.
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Looking For A Grand Larceny Suspect

The New York City Police Department is asking the public's assistance in identifying and locating an individual who is wanted in connection to a robbery which occurred within the confines of the 50 precinct / Transit District # 3. A photograph of the individual is attached and available at DCPI.
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Jaylyn Changler, 10, Missing

The New York City Police Department is seeking the public's assistance in locating a person reported missing on Saturday, June 9, 2018 from within the confines of the 40 Precinct in Bronx.
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Haran Caraballo, 24, Missing

The NYPD is seeking the public's assistance in locating a missing person within the confines of the 48 Precinct in Bronx.
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Maria Arias, 18, Missing

The NYPD is seeking the public's assistance in locating a Missing Person within the confines of the 43 Precinct in Bronx.
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Tyrone Fleming, 40, Murdered

On Wednesday June 6, 2018, at approximately 05:27 p.m., police responded to a 911 call of an unconscious male inside of an apartment at 1720 University Avenue, in the 46 Precinct of Bronx.
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Monailisa Webb, 13, Missing

The New York City Police Department is seeking the public's assistance in locating a person reported missing on Tuesday, June 5, 2018 within the confines of the 42 Precinct in Bronx.
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The Takedown Of "Operation Breaking Bad"

Earlier this morning on June 5, 2018, officers from NYPD's Narcotics Borough Bronx and FBI agents executed the takedown of "Operation Breaking Bad", which targeted a heroin trafficking ring responsible for multiple fatal and non-fatal overdoses in the Bronx and the New York metropolitan area.
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Galaretta German, 82, Missing

The NYPD is seeking the public's assistance in locating a Missing Person (SILVER ALERT) within the confines of the 42 Precinct in Bronx.

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Maria Perez

reports on the Highbridge section of Bronx. Before enrolling in Columbia’s journalism school, she reported for some of the most widely circulated Spanish newspapers (ABC, El Mundo), as well as for Agencia EFE newswire and the British Medical Journal, covering local news, social issues, science, health, culture and the environment. Born in Madrid, she graduated from a Madrid university in law and journalism and she also holds an MBA. Before coming to the USA, she lived in Spain, the United Kingdom and Israel.