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Bronx River Parkway Closes Sunday For Running Festival

The Bronx River Parkway will be closed from the Westchester County Center (Exit 22) in White Plains to the Sprain Brook Parkway in Yonkers on Sunday, October 12, 2014 between 7:00 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. for the 10th annual Westchester Medical Center Running Festival.
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Illegal Cigarette Trafficking Arrests

The New York State Department of Taxation and Finance said today that its Cigarette Strike Force—working both ends of the state—arrested four people and confiscated 1,513 cartons of contraband cigarettes, along with nearly 49,000 illegal tax stamps....
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Dog Reunited With Brooklyn Family

A dog hit by a car nearly a year ago-and who then disappeared when the car continued on with the poor dog stuck underneath-has been reunited with his family....
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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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Queens Jurisdiction Over Rikers Island?

A bill proposing to change the jurisdiction of crimes committed on Rikers Island passed with seeming ease earlier this year, but has since become more controversial....
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Bronx Man Punched NJ Police Officer

A 36-year-old Bronx man is accused of punching a borough officer in the face Tuesday night, authorities said....
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Institute For Family Health To Expand Bronx Health Reach Efforts

The Institute for Family Health was awarded nearly $3,000,000 in funding over the next three years to advance its work as a part of the Bronx Health REACH Coalition....
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Bronx Man Arrested For Check Fraud

On September 29, police arrested Rabon Brown, 22, of the Bronx, on charges of second-degree criminal possession of a forged document and petit larceny....
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The Worst Landlords In New York 2014

For the fourth year in a row, the Public Advocate has released a list of the worst landlords in New York City....
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Gubernatorial Candidate Rob Astorino In Bronx

Senator Rev. Ruben Diaz and Fellow Ministers to Welcome Gubernatorial Candidate Rob Astorino to Bronx...
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Meet "Bronx Obama"

Luis Ortiz, well-known impersonator of President Barack Obama....
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Bronx Ex-Con Convicted For Prison Weapon

A Buffalo jury today found Charles Hood, 26, a Bronx ex-con, guilty as charged on a first-degree promoting prison contraband count for having a shaving razor blade fashioned into a weapon at the Gowanda Correctional Facility on June 24, 2013....
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Trees Planted As Part Of TD Tree Day

Bronx volunteers spent the day Tuesday planting trees along the Grand Concourse as part of TD Tree Day....
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Related Companies Acquires Bronx Apartment Building

Bronx is garnering more attention from a major Manhattan developer: The Related Companies....
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Bronx & Manhattan Celebrate The Harlem River

A great time to get to know the Harlem River is during the annual Harlem River Festival, this year October 6 through 17....
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Fall Community Clean-Up Events

Get involved today with Sustainable South Bronx (SSBx)....
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Celebrating Hispanic Heritage And Sukkot At Bronx Event

New York City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito and Consul General of Israel in New York Ambassador Ido Aharoni headlined Monday evening a joint event at at SAR Academy in Bronx in honor of National Hispanic Heritage Month and the upcoming Jewish Holiday of Sukkot....
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MatchingDonors.com Living Organ Donor Initiative

There are a ton of social networking web sites. But one stands apart for a very special reason - this one saves lives. It is MatchingDonors.com....
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Correcting Errors In The Language Of Life

My word processor is set up to deal with the errors I make when writing. The programmers who wrote the computer program knew I would screw things up, so they built in corrective functions like spellcheck and the ability to simply backspace to delete typos. Those of us old enough to remember manual typewriters still sometimes marvel at the ease with which corrections in documents can now be made. ...
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Another Choke Hold, Another Killing

You should know that on Friday, July 18, 2014, Staten Island resident and father of six, Eric Garner died as a victim of choke hold by New York City Police officers. Eric Garner was unarmed, except for the loose cigarettes he was accused of selling....
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The Coming Destruction Of Hong Kong

Hong Kong as I write this is being paralyzed by demonstrations led by idealistic students and left wing Occupy Wall Street types. I spend a lot of time in Hong Kong. But I have to admit. I didn’t see this coming. I never thought this would get this big.

A Collection Of Sayings

-To remodel a house takes one year. To remodel a soul takes a lifetime. -Connecting with nature is connecting with God because God is in nature. -To
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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.

How Many British Governors Were Elected By The People Of Hong Kong?

The answer to the above question, for those who did not know, is none. In 1841 under duress the Qing Dynasty ceded Hong Kong Island to the British. From 1843 until 1997, when Hong Kong was handed back to China, all Governors of Hong Kong were appointed by the British government. Nobody cried, nobody complained. But now the so called “Occupy Central” people are holding Beijing to a higher standard.

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.

Investing Under The Law Of Accelerating Returns

“This time it’s different—the most expensive words in investing.” So eminent investor Sir John Templeton has opined.

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

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Janet Upadhye

is a multimedia journalist covering the Hunts Point section of Bronx. In a past life she was the Development Director at San Francisco Women Against Rape. During her decade in the Bay Area she also organized within queer and trans communities for safety and justice.