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Organic Waste Recycling Expanding In Bronx & Queens

Bronx and Queens residents will soon have another recycling bin to set out....
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Bronx Parks Volunteers To Receive Top Honors

Partnerships for Parks is proud to announce that the 4th annual It's My Park Awards Reception, recognizing New York City park volunteers who have demonstrated exceptional leadership and commitment to their local parks through service, advocacy and collaboration, will be held on March 8, 2017 at the Prince George Ballroom in the Madison Square neighborhood in Manhattan....
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Bronx Train Derailment Spills Fuel Into Oak Point Yard

A Sunday morning freight train derailment in Bronx caused fuel to be spilled into Oak Point railroad yard, an FDNY spokesman said....
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A. G. Schneiderman Provides $215,000 To New York Botanical Garden To Cut Bronx River Pollution

Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman announced today that his office is providing $215,000 to The New York Botanical Garden to support the Garden’s use of “green infrastructure” to eliminate water pollution discharges to the Bronx River. This funding, which will allow the Garden to replace a paved parking area with a “porous” one that reduces storm water runoff, adds to the almost $650,000 in project funding that the Attorney General’s office has invested in the program through its Bronx River Watershed Initiative....
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Kudos To Senator Simcha Felder & Senator José Peralta

You should know that on January 17, 2017, the New York State Senate voted to protect our senior citizens, the poor and needy from being charged 5¢ for each plastic bag they get when they go shopping anywhere in New York City....
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Rep. Serrano & Melissa Iachan: Seeking Environmental Justice In South Bronx

Twenty-five years ago this week, activists at the First National People of Color Environmental Leadership Summit drafted and adopted the principles of environmental justice, which have guided a growing movement of communities, advocates and leaders fighting against environmental racism. Since that time, we have made great strides in recognizing and quantifying the disproportionate environmental harms and pollution dumped on communities of color....
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BP Diaz Invests Over $14 Million In Bronx Parks

Today, Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. announced that his office has invested over $14.3 million in FY 2017 capital funds to improve parks throughout Bronx, including $10 million to restore the historic Orchard Beach pavilion and upgrades to playgrounds and recreation spaces all over the borough....
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$22 Million Project In Midland Beach Will Build New Wetlands

U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer today joined New York City Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) Commissioner Emily Lloyd and Department of Design and Construction (DDC) Commissioner Dr. Feniosky Peña-Mora to break ground on the construction of Staten Island’s first mid-Island Bluebelt in the Midland Beach neighborhood....
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11M+ Gallons Reduction In H2O Consumption

New York City Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) Commissioner Emily Lloyd on Wednesday honored eleven of the city's premier hotels for their participation in New York City's Hotel Water Conservation Challenge....
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Bronx Residents Fight FreshDirect Relocation Citing Environmental Racism

Lawyers representing members of a South Bronx coalition were in court Monday morning in the latest attempt to block the relocation of FreshDirect's headquarters from Queens to Bronx....
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Life Returns In The Bronx River

For much of the twentieth-century, the Bronx River became a ruin of rusting bedsprings and junked cars, along with sewage and industrial pollution....
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New Rule Requires Dry Cleaners To Disclose Chemicals Used

The New York City Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) today announced that a new rule requiring dry cleaners to post signs disclosing the primary chemicals used in the dry cleaning process takes effect today, Tuesday, February 11, 2014....
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Bronx Bucks: NY Clean Truck Program Accepting Applicants

Truck owners from South Bronx may be eligible to obtain cash rebates to upgrade their older trucks....
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$100 Million In Infrastructure Upgrades

Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) Commissioner Carter Strickland, Transportation (DOT) Commissioner Janette Sadik-Khan, and Department of Design and Construction (DDC) Commissioner David Burney today joined City Council Member James Oddo to announce two major capital projects in the New Dorp Beach and South Beach areas of Staten Island that will significantly upgrade existing water, sanitary sewer, and roadway infrastructure....
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Preventing Pollution From Car Repair Businesses In South Bronx

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has awarded $149,000 to the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation to assist automotive repair and other industrial facilities in South Bronx, New York in preventing pollution....
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$4.7M Awarded To Improve Waterways

New York City Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) Commissioner Carter Strickland today announced that twelve community-based stormwater management projects have been chosen to receive a total of $4.7 million in funding through the 2013 Green Infrastructure Grant program, which will be augmented by $1.1 million in matching funds from the recipients....
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Residential Toilet Replacement Program To Begin This Fall

The New York City Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) today announced a request for vendors to participate in a residential toilet replacement program that will save millions of gallons of water....
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Bronx Business Invests In Solar, Saves $50K

GAL Manufacturing, a family-owned Bronx elevator parts manufacturer adjacent to Yankee Stadium, utilizes one of the Bronx’s largest commercial rooftop solar arrays. MC Solar Development and SolarCity designed and installed the 237-kilowatt systems....
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Heating Oil Spills Into Bronx River

A broken fuel line between two heating oil tanks is blamed for a Bronx River spill that extended more than a mile from a brook feeding into the river at Railroad Avenue in Valhalla to Virginia Road in North White Plains....
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Bronx Assemblyman Mark Gjonaj Accepted Donations From The Albanian Mob

Bronx Assemblyman Mark Gjonaj accepted campaign cash from two men indicted for money laundering in connection with drug trafficking and a scheme to smuggle AK-47s and a rocket launcher to Kosovo, records show.
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Memorial Day 2017

Memorial Day is the time set aside to honor those who lost their lives in service to their country.
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Lightning In Bronx: Goal For Willie Negron

Inside the front lobby of the Justice Sonia Sotomayor Community Center in the Rosedale section of Bronx, Willie Negron waits patiently with a net of basketballs, uniforms and energy drinks. He is the owner, GM and coach of a semi pro basketball team that carries a lot of responsibility.

Bronx Woman Dies After Fall From Fifth Floor Of Apartment Building

A Bronx woman died after plummeting from the window of her fifth-floor apartment Friday and detectives are trying to determine if she was pushed, police sources said.
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Ridgewood Savings Bank Partners With Ariva To Provide Free Tax Preparation Services

Ridgewood Savings Bank is offering eligible Bronx, NY residents free tax preparation assistance this tax season with services provided by the non-profit organization, Ariva. Residents are eligible for tax preparation assistance if they are single with no dependents and earn less than $30,000, or file with dependents and earn less than $54,000.
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Bigot Busted For Bashing Gay Man With A Rock In Bronx

A crazed bigot smashed a gay man — who once accused the actor who voiced Elmo of victimizing him — in the head with a rock and a pipe, officials said.
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Sword Attack In Bronx Leaves Victim With Serious Arm Injury

A man wielding a sword seriously injured another man in Bronx Monday afternoon.
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Remembering The Crew Of Space Shuttle Challenger

Today, 31 years later, we remember the crew of the Space Shuttle Challenger.
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Billy Wharton

is the editor of The Socialist and the Socialist WebZine. His articles have recently appeared in the Washington Post, Monthly Review Webzine, Dissident Voice, The Indypendent, Common Dreams and Links International Journal of Socialist Renewal. Billy lives in the Pelham Bay section of the Bronx.