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Police Official’s Blunt Take On Cop Who Punched Teen Resisting Arrest: “Police Work In Action”

After video surfaced of a New York City police officer repeatedly punching a teen who resisted arrest — after the teen reportedly put his hands on another cop’s neck and was on top of that officer on a sidewalk — the 50th Precinct’s commanding officer offered a blunt response.
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Christopher Columbus: Score One For Italian Americans

Democratic Borough President of Bronx Ruben Diaz, Jr. recently explained in the New York Post, why he is proudly marching in the Columbus Day Parade....
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Congressman Joseph Crowley Visits the Institute’s Center For Counseling In Bronx

Yesterday, U.S. Representative Joseph Crowley visited our Center for Counseling at Frisby Avenue in Bronx....
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Congressman Serrano Hosts 4th Annual African Heritage Celebration In Bronx

This week, Congressman José E. Serrano (D-NY) hosted his 4th Annual African Heritage Celebration in Bronx with local community groups....
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NYC Will Add Select Bus Service To 21 Routes In Next Decade

New York City will add 21 new select bus service routes over the next decade, City Hall announced Friday....
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Cuba Unveils Us-Made Tribute To Independence

Cuba presented to the public on Friday a statue of independence hero Jose Marti donated by the Bronx Museum of the Arts in a gesture of international friendship that comes at a low point in relations between the two countries....
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The Bronx In Focus

It is hard to imagine The Bronx having any sort of downtime. This is, after all, the band responsible for living one of the most disparate double lives in contemporary music, going between the fervour of their big-swinging punk anthems and the triumphant Mexican folk fanfare of Mariachi El Bronx. Even with several years removed from each of their respective albums, the two continued to tour in tandem right up to last year....
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Bronx Woman Admits Her Part In $1.75M Mortgage Fraud Ring

A Bronx woman has admitted she was part of a ring that committed mortgage fraud by obtaining home loans for unqualified borrowers, causing M&T Bank and other financial institutions to lose $1.75 million, the U.S. Attorney's Office in Buffalo announced Friday....
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Escaped Prisoner In Bronx

A prisoner escaped police custody in the Bronx, police said Friday, sharing the man’s picture and asking for the public’s help to track him down....
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Botanical Garden Discriminated Against Minorities, Jewish Job Seeker: Suit

The New York Botanical Garden discriminated against minority students and made a "lowball" offer to avoid hiring an observant Jew, according a civil rights lawsuit filed in Manhattan Federal Court on Wednesday....
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Woman Who Killed Pregnant Friend To Be Sentenced

The Bronx woman convicted of killing a pregnant woman and cutting out her baby is expected to be sentenced today....
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Universal Hip-Hop Museum Projected To Bring Recording Studio, Virtual Graffiti Wall To Bronx

The Bronx’s planned Universal Hip-Hop Museum is expected to boast a recording studio, virtual graffiti wall and dozens of photos and records highlighting the music genre’s growth, according to co-chairman Kurtis Blow....
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Gun-Toting Man Sought After Escaping Domestic Violence Arrest In Bronx

Cops were scrambling Friday to find an escaped prisoner after he was spotted with a gun and slipped out of handcuffs during a domestic violence arrest in Bronx, officials said....
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Milwaukee Film Festival – Day 7: Bronx Gothic, Lucky, Life Of The Party

One masterpiece and one less than stellar film made day seven at MWF a patchy one....
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Permits Filed For 1118 Havemeyer Avenue, East Bronx

Permits have been filed for a four-story building at the Rebekah Rehab and Extended Care Center. The site, 1118 Havemeyer Avenue, Bronx, NY 10462, is on the north-west corner of the half-block owned by the rehabilitation, in East Bronx. The 6 train is just seven blocks away, at the Castle Hill Avenue Subway station....
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The Bronx Museum Of The Arts Celebrates "Anarchitecture" Of Gordon Matta-Clark

On view from Nov. 8 through April 8 of next year, the exhibit will feature more than 100 artworks by the artist, including some from his archive. ...
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Volunteers Plant Trees In Melrose

Volunteers looking to spruce up the borough planted dozens of trees in the Melrose section of Bronx on Thursday....
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Beloved Coach Fired For "Run Like You’re Being Chased By A Rapist" Joke

A popular Bronx Science High School cross-country coach was canned this week for telling girls to “run like you’re being chased by a rapist,” and they’re angry — because they want him back....
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Best Of The Bronx: Choir Sings National Anthem At Yankee Stadium

The Bronx's Highbridge Voices choir sang the national anthem Tuesday for Game 4 of the American League Championship Series at Yankee Stadium....
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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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Notice Of Formation Of Cara Mia My, LLC

Articles of Organization were filed with the New York Secretary of State (SSNY) on 11/08/2017.
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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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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.