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What Antibiotics May Be Doing To Us

It is astonishing to think about, but when my grandfather was born, tuberculosis was the number one cause of death in our country. Worse still, one in five children did not live to see their fifth birthday, in large part due to endemic and epidemic diseases. Today that has all changed.

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....
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Khloe Kardashian Celebrates 30th Birthday In Bronx

Khloe Kardashian kicked off her 30th birthday celebrations on the eve of her big day Thursday, June 26, with family and friends at Don Coqui restaurant on City Island in Bronx, New York City....
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NYC Parks Host First Splash Of The Season & Kick Off

NYC Parks Commissioner Mitchell J. Silver, FAICP, today joined Congress Member Jose E. Serrano, State Senator Gustavo Rivera, and neighborhood children at Crotona Pool in Bronx to celebrate the opening day of the citywide outdoor pool season....
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Bronx Man Drowns In Boating Mishap

Police say a 46-year-old Bronx man is dead after he jumped out of his boat and could not get back on it....
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Cops Chase Down Armed Teen Firing At Them In Bronx

Police in Bronx have arrested a 15-year-old boy after a wild foot chase near Crotona Park Wednesday evening....
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Cops Say Randolph 'Buju' Phillips Shot A Man In Bronx

The NYPD has asked the public for help in locating a suspect wanted in connection with a shooting that took place in the Bronx....
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Seize The Day: Visit A Park

This is the time of year to get outdoors and observe Mother Nature in all her glory....
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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."...
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One-Punch Death Suspect Charged

Police have arrested and charged 27-year-old Bronx resident Kevin McDaniel for the one-punch death of a fellow Bronx resident, 45-year-old James Kutza....
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Searching For Suspects In Armed Robbery At Bronx Laundromat

Police are searching for two men who robbed a Bronx laundromat at gunpoint....
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Three Auxiliary Bishops Named For The Archdiocese

Pope Francis has named three priests of the archdiocese with extensive experience as parish pastors as auxiliary bishops of the Archdiocese of New York....
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Dad Left 14-Month-Old Bronx Girl To Drown

The father of a 14-month-old Bronx girl who died after being left unattended in an overflowing bathtub has been charged with manslaughter, law enforcement sources said Friday....
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Suspect In Fatal Shooting Identified

New York City police say a teenager is suspected of fatally shooting a man in Bronx last week....
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Suspect Stole Steamroller From Bronx Parking Lot

Police on Friday were asking the public to help them find a suspect who drove off with a steamroller that had been parked in a parking lot in the Bronx this past spring....
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Forever 21 Signs 15K SF Lease With North Bronx Mall

Forever 21 has clinched a spot at the upcoming Mall at Bay Plaza in the North Bronx, which is slated to open August 14, 2014....
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Jennifer Lopez Takes Center Stage At 2014 World Cup Opening Ceremony

From Bronx in New York to the 2014 World Cup in Brazil, Jennifer Lopez has been taking international center stage coverage this past week. A Bronx, New York native; Lopez launched a premiere free concert for her hometown fans....
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Bronx Teacher Convicted Of Raping 10-Year-Old Student

A former fifth grade teacher in a New York City public school in the Bronx pleaded guilty on Friday of raping one of his 10-year-old pupils last June, prosecutors said....
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Bronx Organization To Host Father-Daughter Dance For Former Prisoners

A Bronx organization is working to help formerly imprisoned dads reconnect with their daughters this Father's Day....
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Trio Sought In Attempted Bronx Robbery

The NYPD is looking for three suspects who forced their way into a woman's apartment, tied her up and demanded money....
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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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Time To Pause?

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.

The Dismal Outlook For 2014

I do not think the US stock market is in a bubble. If you do not think you have a good alternative for your money, do not sell your stocks. The US stock market as measured by the S&P 500 rose by 29.6% percent in 2013.

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Roheeni Saxena

is a graduate student at Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health, where she is pursuing her master of public health degree. She has professional experience working with outdoor education programs at the National Zoo in Washington, DC, and her graduate work has focused on health and science education for children living in Northern Manhattan. Inquiries can be directed towards roheeni.saxena@gmail.com.