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Stephen King's Dark Epic Arrives Onscreen, At Long Last

It floats in the darkness, unspooling onscreen with a sepulchral glow. It has waited for what seems like an eternity to meet the eyes of its audience, and it senses in them both anticipation and dread.
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Bronx Assemblymember Mark Gjonaj Is Trying To Spend His Way Onto The City Council

City Council candidates typically promote themselves by knocking on doors, speaking at candidate forums, and sending campaign mail — repeatedly — to the addresses of people they think will definitely vote. What they cannot ever afford to do is run a television commercial in a market as prohibitively expensive as New York City....
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Subway Rider Punches Woman Who Told Him To Stop Leaning Against Her

A subway rider punched a woman who called him out for repeatedly leaning against her on a No. 6 train before slapping her phone out of her hand when she snapped a photo of him, police said....
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Chocolate Fiend Steals 15 Hershey's Bars From Bronx Dollar Store

A robber with a sweet tooth and a sharp blade swiped 15 Hershey’s bars from a Bronx dollar store — then threatened a store manager who tried to stop him from getting away....
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Jerome Avenue Neighborhood Plan Enters Public Review Process

The proposal would create new affordable housing, public parks, and other community improvements....
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Detective Claims NYPD Is Not Backing Him Up In Wrongful Arrest Case

An NYPD detective wrapped up in the politically-charged debate about a wrongful arrest case says he cannot hold his tongue anymore. He claims gang members have targeted him with lawsuits because he was getting them off the streets....
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NY Top Court Hears Case Involving Blood Sample Lost In Storm

The case of a man convicted of burglary based largely on forensic blood evidence destroyed by Superstorm Sandy's floodwaters went before New York state's highest court on Thursday....
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Want To Understand Betty Rosa’s Vision? Check Out The Bronx “Community School” She Visited.

On the first day of school Thursday, Board of Regents Chancellor Betty Rosa stood next to a giant pair of scissors in front of a jungle gym at P.S. 55 in Bronx, preparing to announce the opening of a new million-dollar playground....
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Jazz Notes: Donald Byrd Street, Lana and Wendell, Tain Watts

It is a big deal when the arranger, composer and trumpeter Donald Byrd, a native of Detroit, is so loved and respected in New York that a street is named in his honor....
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Construction Equipment Falls Off Truck Onto Bus On Bronx Highway, Injuring 20 People

A piece of industrial construction equipment tumbled off a tractor trailer and struck a passing charter bus on a Bronx highway Thursday. ...
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Cops Nab Man They Say Sexually Abused 2 Bronx Girls, Exposed Himself To 8-Year-Old On FB

Cops busted a Connecticut man they say sexually abused two Bronx girls — in one case using Facebook to expose himself to an 8-year-old victim, police sources said Thursday....
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Bronx Rapper Maliibu Miitch Releases New Single “Gwapamole”

Cardi B is not the only rapper from the birthplace of hip hop to pick up buzz in 2017....
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1st Day Of School In New York City Comes With Changes

Thursday marked the first day of school for 1.1 million students at New York City public schools....
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Bronx Dance Studio Leases First Westchester Location In Mount Vernon’s Fleetwood

Fancy Feet Studios, a Bronx-based dance studio, will open its first Westchester location in a former bank branch office at 567 Gramatan Avenue in Mount Vernon’s Fleetwood section....
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Community Courses At Calvary Hospital

WHAT:      MENTORS THROUGH MOURNING PROGRAM   Calvary Hospital invites mental health professionals and those in education, who work with children and teens, to our “Mentors Through Mourning” Program.    Now in its 15th year, this ...
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Bronx Pharmacist Pleads Guilty To Conspiring To Sell 5 Million Butalbital Pills Without A Prescription

Acting U.S. Attorney Joon H. Kim announced Wednesday a pharmacist pleaded guilty to conspiring to sell more than 5 million Butalbital pills without a prescription nationwide....
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Bronx Mom Says She Has Lead Hazards In Her Home And Needs A Transfer

A 32-year-old mother of three says she has lead hazards in her Bronx home and needs a transfer....
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First Police-Involved Shooting In Bronx Caught On Body Cameras

The NYPD fatally shot a man in the Bronx on Wednesday afternoon in the first police-involved shooting in the city that body cameras captured, according to police officials....
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Flying Drone At U2 Concert Leads To Arrests

A Rochester man accused of operating a drone over a parking lot at New Era Field was arrested Tuesday night....
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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.