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More Visitors Will Be Allowed Onto Hart Island After Legal Battle

More visitors will be allowed onto Hart Island's potters field under a modified settlement between the city and the NYCLU.
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NYC Emergency Management Advises New Yorkers To Be Prepared For Coastal Storm Risks

The New York City Emergency Management Department today urged New Yorkers to be prepared for high winds, heavy rain, and localized minor to moderate coastal flooding on Monday, January 23, 2017. The potential for heavy winds and rain will create hazardous travel conditions Monday....
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Borough Presidents Urge Mayor To Fund Half-Price Transit Fares For Working Class Communities

With the Metropolitan Transportation Board (MTA) expected to vote this month to raise bus and subway fares, Borough Presidents Eric Adams (Brooklyn), Gale Brewer (Manhattan), Ruben Diaz Jr. (Bronx), and Melinda Katz (Queens) urged Mayor Bill de Blasio to use his executive power to establish a half-price fare for New Yorkers between the ages of 18 and 64 living in households at or below poverty....
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Tractor-Trailer Accident, Fuel Spill On Cross Bronx Cause Delays At George Washington Bridge

Drivers trying to get into the city faced delays of 90 minutes on the George Washington Bridge Friday because of a tractor-trailer accident and fuel spill on the eastbound Cross Bronx Expressway....
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Animal Planet Gives A Behind-the-Scenes Look At The Bronx Zoo

The docuseries, which was filmed over an eight-month period, takes an inside look at the more than 6,000 animals and the 500-plus people who work at the Bronx Zoo. It also highlights the zoo's expert animal care and its mission to conserve wildlife around the globe. ...
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311 Sets New Record With Nearly 36 Million Interactions In 2016

New York City’s primary source of government information and non-emergency services, set another record for the most annual contacts with 35,982,514 customer requests for services or information in 2016 – surpassing the previous record in 2015 by 5 percent....
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Missing Upper West Side Woman With Dementia Found Unharmed

A missing Upper West Side woman with dementia was found unharmed in a Bronx hospital, police said Wednesday....
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BP Diaz Honors Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Through Prayer & Service

On Monday, January 16, 2017, Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr., Bronx Fathers Taking Action, the Bronx Youth Corp, Acacia and Children’s Art & Science Workshops all collaborated on a service project with the non-profit PubliColor, as well as Bronxites of all ages, to repaint the first floor common area at the Bronx River Community Center....
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Pols Settle Parkchester Rate Hike Dispute

Senator Reverend Ruben Diaz and Assemblyman Luis Sepulveda received a round of applause at a Town Hall Meeting with residents of Parkchester South Condominiums, ending a months-long battle over a 15.19% increase in maintenance fees for capital improvements....
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Mayor de Blasio & First Lady McCray's Gracie Mansion Holiday Open House

On Wednesday, December 21, Mayor Bill de Blasio and First Lady Chirlane McCray will host a holiday open house at Gracie Mansion....
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Public Advocate James On Bronx Explosion

Public Advocate James words on the explosion in Bronx:...
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Co-Op City Toastmasters Club

Join Us as we celebrate this Holiday Season at our joint Toastmasters Holiday Shindig with the Bronx Advanced Toastmasters Club on Tuesday - December 13, 2016- 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm at the College of New Rochelle, Co-Op City Campus, 755 Co-Op City Blvd., 1st fl. Bronx, NY, 10475. Our guest speaker will be the 2015 Humorous Contest winner, Roquita Johnson....
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Be Proud Foundation Hosts 11th Annual Police Appreciation Luncheon

11th Annual Police Appreciation Luncheon will be on Friday, December 2, 2016 from Noon to 2:00 p.m. at Cats on the Bay restaurant in Sheepshead Bay, Brooklyn....
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NYCEDC's Plans For The City & Bronx

Year after year, New York City transforms. Our beloved city matures with each new generation. New buildings are built, as are new shopping malls, and new landmarks that soon become a part of our families' routine and weekly rituals....
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New IDNYC Pop-Up Enrollment Center In Bronx At Soundview Library

Commissioner Nisha Agarwal, Council Member Annabel Palma, Assemblymember Marcos Crespo, and Borough Director for Bronx Libraries Gesille Dixon will mark the opening of the pop-up in a press conference on Tuesday, August 23, 2016....
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$46 Million Infrastructure Upgrade In Crotona Park East

New York City Department of Environmental Protection Acting Commissioner Vincent Sapienza and Design and Construction Commissioner Dr. Feniosky Peña-Mora today announced that a $46 million project recently got underway to upgrade more than five miles of drinking water delivery and sewer infrastructure along Southern Boulevard in Bronx....
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CUCS Opens $40M Supportive Housing In Bronx

The Center for Urban Community Services (CUCS), along with New York State and City, celebrated the opening of Sydelle, a $40 million supportive housing residence in the Bronx, NY....
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The Bronx Holiday Fun Guide

To access the Bronx Holiday Fun Guide online, please visit here.   ...
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City Begins $20MM Upgrade To Watermains & Sewers

Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) Commissioner Emily Lloyd and Department of Design and Construction (DDC) Commissioner Dr. Feniosky Peña-Mora today announced that the City recently began a $19.7 million upgrade to the water delivery and sewer systems in the Bayside neighborhood of Queens....
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City To Roll Out Enrollment Van Outside Yankee Stadium Sunday For Free Municipal ID Card Program

The city is taking its popular municipal identification program to the streets.

JLo + A-Rod = J-Rod

Alex Rodriguez is reportedly dating Jennifer Lopez.
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FDNY Deploys Drone To Help Fight Bronx Fire

The FDNY deployed its drone for the first time while battling a four-alarm fire in the Claremont Village section of Bronx Monday night.
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Buy Your Bronx, NY License Plate

The plate ships free when 3 or more are ordered.
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Fire Sweeps Through 6-Story Bronx Apartment Building

An extra-alarm fire swept through a six-story apartment building in Bronx Monday evening.
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Hoarding Complicates Fire Rescue Of 89-Year-Old Man

An 89-year-old man was critically injured in a Bronx apartment fire Thursday, and firefighters say the overwhelming clutter may have hampered his ability to escape.

Indoor Garage Collapses In Bronx

Part of an indoor garage collapsed in the Bronx on Sunday, leaving cars hanging in the balance or crushed by concrete, city officials said.

What’s Up With The Names Of Bronx Neighborhoods

The history of New York City neighborhoods often reveals long forgotten historical curiosities — just look at Brooklyn. But these days the Bronx is getting a lot of attention, so here is a look at how some of the Bronx’s neighborhoods got their names.

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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Dr. Chiledum Ahaghotu

is Associate Professor of Surgery and Chief of Urology, Howard University Hospital. He is also a professor and a chief of urology at Howard University College of Medicine. Dr. Ahaghotu is a Consultant Member of the American Urological Association Health Policy Council. He was President, R. Frank Jones Urological Society, Past President, Washington Urological Society, and a member of the Practicing Physicians Advisory Council.