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4 Misconceptions About Personal Bankruptcy: The Not-So-Ugly Truths About Going Chapter 13

While most financial analysts agree the US economy is headed towards recovery, it is still a sobering reality that 1 in 55 households will file for personal bankruptcy this year.

Smarter Than Your Average Bear

Alex Waroff had a fantastic summer job this year. The veterinary student at Washington State University worked with faculty members as they tested just how clever grizzly bears are. What's at issue is the use of tools....
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Niagara County Business Owner Arrested

The New York State Department of Taxation and Finance announced today that a Niagara County business owner has been charged with sales tax fraud....
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What You Should See

Melissa Mark-Viverito did not place her hand over her heart during a 9/11 ceremony.

How Hard Is That?

A good friend of mine checks each morning on the web for the final "Jeopardy" question. It's the last question on the taped "Jeopardy" program to be broadcast later that day. I do not go to movies or follow sports, so I'm often at a loss when it comes to many quiz show questions. But recently I was in a position to answer the "Jeopardy" question because of my early training in geology....
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Ex-NY Assemblyman Credited For Fighting Corruption

A former New York state assemblyman from the Bronx will not serve any time in prison for making false statements because he "helped clean house" in state politics by cooperating in a lengthy corruption probe that resulted in the conviction of another state assemblyman and five others, a judge told him Thursday....
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Former Bronx Court Clerk Accused Of Pocketing $80K

A former clerk at a Bronx courthouse has been indicted for stealing more than $80,000 by under-reporting cash transactions, prosecutors said Friday....
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Trump’s New Bronx Golf Course To Neighbor Homeless Shelter

The city is planning to open a homeless shelter at the now-shuttered Capri Whitestone Hotel in Bronx....
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Bronx Man Charged With Attempted Burglary In Fort Lee

A 30-year-old Bronx man was arrested after he allegedly entered a residence on South Street Friday morning while the owner was at home, authorities said....
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Suspect In Bronx Attempted Rape

Police are searching for a man who attacked a woman near a subway station in Bronx, and they're hoping surveillance video will lead to an arrest....
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Bronx Office Hires 54 New Prosecutors

The Bronx District Attorney's Office has hired 54 assistant district attorneys, all graduates from the law school class of 2014....
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Bronx Boss Accused Of Harassing Secretary

The owner of a Bronx real estate company showed off a bit too much of his personal property to his secretary, court papers say....
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Pallet Gun Fired At Police Van In Bronx

Authorities say someone fired a pellet gun at an NYPD vehicle in Bronx Wednesday....
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Bronx Letter Carrier Honored For Heroism

It was early Wednesday, December 18, 2013, and Jermaine Shirley could not wait to get to work....
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Six Injured In Bronx Fire

Officials say firefighters are battling a blaze in the Bronx that has injured six people....
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Muggers Hit, Robbed Woman In Bronx

Police are looking for three muggers they say attacked and robbed a woman in the Bronx last month, punching her in the face and body and stealing her cellphone....
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Gun Buyback Program In Bronx Churches

Bronxites will be able to trade guns for as much as $200 — no questions asked — at buyback events in late September....
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Help Identifying This Woman

Police are asking for the public's help identifying a woman found walking along a Bronx highway Sunday night....
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Teen Shot In Face At Bronx Playground

A 19-year-old male was shot in the face early this morning in a Bronx Playground, NYC Park Advocates has learned....
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Airlines Settle Suit With Husband Of 400-Lbs Bronx Woman

The husband of an obese Bronx woman who died in Hungary after three airlines refused to let her board a plane to return to the U.S. has settled a $6 million lawsuit with the companies....
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Bronx Letter Carrier Honored For Heroism

It was early Wednesday, December 18, 2013, and Jermaine Shirley could not wait to get to work.

In Hong Kong - The Peg Is Not Likely To Be Changed

In my opinion, the Hong Kong dollar peg, which has been set since 1983 to the US dollar at 7.80:1.00, should and will remain unchanged. There are sound economic reasons for this but I believe the primary reason is political.

For Now, I Will Defer To Viverito

You should know that a lot has happened since the morning of Thursday, June 19, 2014, when I sent out a press release titled: "Senator Rev. Rubén Díaz, NY Hispanic Clergy Organization, and Members of the Community Are Disgusted by Recent Firings at El Diario la Prensa."

A Great Man Cometh?

Every once in a great while a larger than life figure comes along who dramatically changes his (or her) country for the better. Ronald Reagan, Margaret Thatcher and Deng Xiaoping are three that come to mind. Narendra Modi, the just elected future Prime Minister of India, has this potential for greatness. And yes this has significant investment implications.
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Bronx Man Sentenced For Attempting To Scam Elderly Women

Norman Gladney's arrest by Leonia police more than a year ago for running a street scam, known as the "pigeon drop" marked his 80th arrest.
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Bend it Like Zuck

Video Of Cops Arresting Man In Bronx Goes Viral

A video of a police stop in Bronx has gone viral on Facebook, eliciting hundreds of anti-NYPD comments and leading to a change.org petition to have the officers in the video investigated.

Really Brave New World

“First let us postulate that the computer scientists succeed in developing intelligent machines that can do all things better than humans can do them. In

It Is China We Need To Worry About

Pleading “guilty” in advance to the charge of excess hubris, I will start this piece with a quote from my last Dismal Optimist:
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International No Pants Subway Ride Day

Straphangers across the city and the world ditched their britches and went for a pantless ride Sunday to mark International No Pants Subway Ride Day.

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Kevin Pryor

Kevin's background is extremely broad. He ha 14 years experience in Semi-Professional Football here in the Tri State Area. Throughout the years he has played, coached, and managed programs. He wrote a very successful column on the sport for several years. By day he has been in the technology field for 15 years. Kevin's columns in The Bronx Times / Bronx.com shine on local sports here in the Bronx from an "Outside the Lines" perspective.