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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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Man Falls Several Stories Down Bronx Elevator Shaft

An elderly man was injured Wednesday when he fell several stories down an elevator shaft in Bronx....
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6 Outdoor Holiday Lighting Ideas To Dazzle & Brighten Up Your Home

As the end of the year approaches, the days become shorter and shorter and we are faced with long, dark evenings. One of the best ways to make your home feel really festive is by using special outdoor lights....
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Statement On "Hands Up" Music Video

The Bronx Defenders truly regrets having been involved with the "Hands Up" video....
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Home Away From Home

Family gatherings can become more difficult to come by as time goes on. Kids grow up, move out, and start families of their own. ...
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Bronx Street Renamed To Honor Slain Teen "Junior"

A street in Bronx is being renamed after a teenager who was brutally murdered in a case of mistaken identity.
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Bronx Week 2018 Closes With A Bang!

On Sunday, May 20, 2018, Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. and The Bronx Tourism Council co-hosted the grand finale of Bronx Week 2018.
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Bronx Man Fights To Keep Identity Private After Winning $5 Million Prize

A Bronx man is prepared to sue the New York State Gaming Commission if he is unable to collect his $5 million reward without revealing his identity.
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BP Diaz Releases "Bronx Annual Development Report"

Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. released his “Bronx Annual Development Report” this afternoon during the 2018 Bronx Week Business Luncheon at Tosca Marquee in Throggs Neck.
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First Ever Bronx Week Family Day Olympiad

Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. and the New York City Department of Parks & Recreation will host the first ever Bronx Week Family Day Olympiad.

7th Annual Centenarian Celebration Held In Bronx

7th Annual Bronx Week Centenarian Event where we take the time to celebrate Bronxites who have been blessed to live 100+ years.
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BP Diaz Kicks Off Bronx Week 2018

Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. was joined by hundreds of proud Bronxites and Bronxites-at-heart today for the official kick-off of 47th Annual Bronx Week at the Mott Haven Bar & Grill.
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Celebrating A 102nd Birthday Party At R.A.I.N. Eastchester Neighborhood Center

On Tuesday, April 4, 2018, Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. attended the 102nd birthday of Sarah Turner at the R.A.I.N. Eastchester Neighborhood Senior Center.
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99-Year-Old Still Waiting For Home Repairs Months After Bronx Fire

It was a frightening scene last July, with tenants jumping off a Bronx fire escape on E. 163rd St. after an electrical fire sent huge flames and suffocating smoke pouring out the windows.

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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.