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A Life Lost In Bronx Fire

The FDNY says one man is dead and one woman injured in a basement fire in a Bronx apartment early Sunday morning.

Bronx Creek Houseboat Tips Over

A two-story houseboat that was docked on a creek in the Bronx has capsized and crushed a smaller boat. ...
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Montefiore Nurses Reach A New Deal

A tentatively planned New Year's strike has been averted by the nurses of Montefiore Medical Center in Bronx....
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Giant Rat Found Inside A Bronx Foot Locker

Today this photo of a giant monster rat, supposedly discovered at a Foot Locker in Bronx, was Tweeted on the net....
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New York City's First-Born Baby In 2012 Is From Bronx

The city's first-born baby in 2012 is a girl and her name is Rania Ali....
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Bronx PEP Honored With Beyond The Call Award

The Parks Enforcement Patrol (PEP) performs many roles for the City of New York Parks & Recreation Department: enforcing public health rules like the smoking ban and dog leash requirements, promoting good order in crowded park areas, and balancing the needs of concession carts, pedicabs, musicians, and artists with those of general park users....
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Bronx Community Solutions Move

All of the Bronx Community Solutions Offices have now moved on the second floor of the Bronx Criminal Court. The Intake Office is now located in Room 2-13 and the Social Services Clinic is located in Room 211 classes are still offered in Room 211-C....
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Wrong Way Bronx Crash Kills Woman

Margaret Donnelly was killed when she crashed into a tractor trailer while driving the wrong way on the Bruckner Expressway in Bronx....
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Firefighters Save Man In Bronx Fire

Quick-thinking Bronx firefighters saved the life of a man trapped by an early morning apartment fire earlier today....
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Bronx Unemployement Rates By Age

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Cat Colonies In Bronx

The lack of a full-service animal shelter in the Bronx has prompted some residents to create “cat colonies” in their neighborhoods where they feed and care for feral cats in their own backyards....
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Twitter Helps Find Missing Autistic Girl

Janice Lewis, who went missing Tuesday afternoon, was found a little over 24 hours later with the help of social media. Her older brother started a Facebook and Twitter campaign to help locate his 17-year-old sister, who suffers from autism. Celebrities, including Talib Kweli and Sean Combs, retweeted Lewis’ picture to their followers. One Twitter user recognized the young girl walking down a Brooklyn street and called the police. She was safely returned to her family late Wednesday....
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Urban Farmers To Retake Garden

This Saturday, local urban farmers and members of Occupy the Bronx will re-enter a lot from which they were evicted l, and host a day-long festival asserting community control over public land. Gardeners and local residents are furious at the destruction of the green space, which had served the immediate community for the past two years....
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Safety Signs Offer Poetry, On Motion

Pedestrians will soon discover more poetry than usual on New York’s streets. ...
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Examining City's Fight Against Hunger

The New York City Council’s Committees on General Welfare and Community Development held a joint hearing today to measure the city’s progress in the continuing fight against hunger....
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Baby Stillborn After Mom's Crash Injury

A 36-weeks pregnant Bronx, woman was listed in stable condition at Norwalk Hospital on Sunday after an accident on the Merritt Parkway in Fairfield County, Connecticut....
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Heavy Smoke In Montefiore's Basement

The Fire Department says there's a heavy smoke condition in the basement of Montefiore (mahn-tuh-fee-OR') hospital in Bronx....
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Early Morning Bronx Fire Kills 1

Authorities say an early morning fire in the Bronx has claimed the life of one person and seriously injured two others....
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S. Bronx Community Garden Lock-Out

Volunteer gardeners in the South Bronx looked on helplessly Monday morning as city workers yanked up their kale by the roots and threw it into garbage bags....
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DOT Has No Power Over Port Authority

In a long-awaited response, the federal Department of Transportation has denied a request by AAA New York to intervene on behalf of drivers to roll back the recent toll hikes on Port Authority facilities....
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Bronx Residents Left Without Mailboxes As Postal Service Cracks Down On “Mailbox Fishing”

Did you ever hear of mailbox fishing? Most people have not, but it is a growing problem in Bronx.
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After Backlash From Tone-Deaf Travel Piece About Bronx, NYT Delves Into The Real Boogie Down

It is not usually a good sign when The New York Times travel section shouts out your hood. Of course, no one could possibly question the quality of the Times’ reporting or the professionalism of their coverage; but when it comes to the relationship between the paper’s target audience and traditional Latino hoods, the word “Columbus” comes to mind.
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Amtrak Train Stalled 5 Hours In Bronx; Wire Problem Blamed

Passengers aboard a Boston-bound Amtrak train said Friday they were stuck in New York City overnight for about five hours without heat.
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Bronx Litter Hotspots Are Stains Where, Often, No One’s To Blame

New York City’s Sanitation police were out recently on Parkside Place, a steep street of a few blocks’ length that climbs and then descends a ridge parallel to Webster Avenue in the Norwood section of Bronx. The apartment building on the corner of 207th Street had failed to keep up with the litter dropped by passersby and driven by the wind. Black plastic bags wound around the bare branches of the bushes out front and plastic snack wrappers were whipping around the entrance way. It is the kind of condition a private landlord might see a stiff fine for permitting.
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10 To 14 Inches Of Snow Expected Today

Forecasts show the chance for up to 14 inches of snow today in some areas of the city.

Water Main Break Snarls Traffic On Bruckner Boulevard

A water main break stopped traffic on Bruckner Boulevard ahead of the Thursday evening rush.
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Concerns Over Broken & Unpredictable Elevators

Jessica Quinones lives at the St. Mary's Houses on Westchester Avenue in the Bronx, and says for weeks now one of the two elevators is broken.

Letter To Mayor De Blasio To Improve Public Spaces For Civic Engagement

Design Trust for Public Space and a dozen of other NYC-based civic design organizations, including Gehl Institute, The Horticultural Society of New York, Institute for Public Architecture, Municipal Art Society, New Yorkers for Parks, PAU, Project for Public Spaces, Regional Plan Association, Street Plans, Transportation Alternatives, Van Alen Institute, and WXY Architects, recommend seven steps to ensure that our civic commons are available for public engagement and dialogue.

Please Help Locate The Missing Gustavus E. Francis

Gustavus E. Francis has been missing since 1979.
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Petition Seeks Citi Bikes In Bronx & Staten Island

A group of Bronx residents wants to roll out Citi Bike service in the borough, according to a new petition that has garnered more than a hundred signatures to make it happen.

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Chase Scheinbaum

is a student at the Columbia Journalism School, covering the Highbridge section of Bronx. Before coming to Columbia he worked as a staff reporter for a midsize daily newspaper in Western Massachusetts, and a freelance writer for regional magazines and a daily newspaper there.