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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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Bronx Teen Indicted On Manslaughter Charges In Classroom Stabbing Of 2 Fellow Students

A Bronx teen who allegedly stabbed two fellow classmates with a switchblade, one fatally, was indicted on manslaughter charges Tuesday by a grand jury....
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Thief Strolls Down Street Carrying Full Cash Register

A brazen burglar was caught on camera walking down the street carrying a cash register he'd pinched from a Longwood tire shop, police said....
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NYPD Cop Accused Of Exposing Himself To Girls

A New York City police officer has been accused of exposing himself to two young girls in Bronx....
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17-Year-Old Carrying Machete Hit By Police Van During Pursuit

A Bronx teenager is recovering in the hospital today after being struck by a police van Monday night....
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Help The NYPD Locate A Missing Teen

The NYPD is seeking the public's assistance in locating a missing person within the confines of the 43 Precinct. A photograph of the missing is attached and available at DCPI. The circumstances are as follows:...
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Bronx Man Says He Spent Over A Year In Rikers For Murder Charge Based On Lying Witness

A Bronx man who spent more than a year on Rikers Island for a murder he did not commit says he was busted solely on the word of a witness looking to save his own skin....
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Police Probe Vandalism At President Trump’s Bronx Golf Course

Cops were investigating vandalism Monday at President Trump’s golf course in Bronx, police said....
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Anti-Semitic Vandals Target Family Of NY Assistant AG

Vandals targeted the family of New York State’s Assistant Attorney General, spray painting the word “Jew” on the front door of the family’s Bronx home....
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Two Bronxites Arrested In Shawangunk, NY

The following arrests were made in the town of Shawangunk, NY ....
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Police Seek Help In Locating Missing 12-Year-Old Bronx Boy

The NYPD is asking for the public’s help in locating a missing boy from Bronx....
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Pregnant Veteran Stabbed, Baby Killed In Bronx

A stabbing in Bronx left a pregnant woman critically wounded and her unborn baby dead Tuesday morning, police said.
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Sandra Martinez, 14, Missing

The New York City Police Department is asking for the public's assistance in locating the following person who was reported missing within the confines of the 47 Precinct in Bronx.
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Richard Laugel Sought

The New York City Police Department is asking for the public's assistance in locating the individual depicted in the attached photo in regards to federal firearms possession, within the confines of the 45 Precinct in Bronx.
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Robbery Suspect Sought

The New York City Police Department is asking for the public's assistance in identifying the individual depicted in the attached photograph in connection to a robbery that occurred within the confines of the 46 Precinct in Bronx.
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Assault Suspect Sought

The New York City Police Department is asking for the public's assistance in identifying the individual depicted in the attached photograph in connection to an assault that occurred within the confines of the 44 Precinct in Bronx.
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Robbery Suspect Sought

The NYPD is seeking the public's assistance in identifying the following unknown male individual in connection to a robbery within the confines of the 42 Precinct in Bronx.
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Danette Rivera, 12, Missing

The NYPD is seeking the public's assistance in locating a Missing Person within the confines of the 42 Precinct in Bronx.
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Robbery Suspect Sought

The NYPD is seeking the public's assistance in identifying the following unknown male individual in connection to a robbery within the confines of the 42 Precinct in Bronx.

Permits Filed For 980 Westchester Avenue In Foxhurst

Permits have been filed for a seven-story mixed-use building at 980 Westchester Avenue, in the Foxhurst section of Bronx. The site is one to two blocks away from the Simpson Street subway station, serviced by the 2 and 5 trains. Peter Fine of Atlantic Building will be responsible for the development.

Fake UPS Workers Sought In Bronx Home Invasion

Armed thieves posing as deliverymen stormed a Bronx apartment and attack several people inside.

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Kiran Alvi

is working towards her M.S. degree at Columbia’s Journalism School with a specialization in digital media, covering the neighborhood of East Tremont. Kiran has previously worked for Nile TV in Cairo, Patch.com in West Hollywood and Redondo Beach, and Annenberg TV News and NeonTommy.org in Los Angeles. She graduated with honors from the University of Southern California’s Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism in 2011 with a degree in broadcast journalism and Middle East studies.