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Sotomayor To Push The Button

The countdown to the new year in Times Square is getting some high-profile help — U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor.

Fifteen Days Until the STAR Registration Deadline

The New York State Department of Taxation and Finance today reminded homeowners to register for the Basic STAR property tax exemption by the December 31, 2013 deadline. More than 2 million have registered – 86% using fast, easy online system....
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30 Hurt In 24-Car-Pileup On Bronx River Parkway

Thirty people were apparently injured early Monday morning in a crash on the Bronx River Parkway in Yonkers that involved more than two dozen cars....
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Put Cameras On Train Tracks

After last week's Metro-North train derailment, which killed four people, two federal lawmakers want trains to be outfitted with cameras pointed at engineers and at the tracks....
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Commemorating JFK 50 Years After His Assassination: A Look At His Connections To Bronx

Although he is known for his roots in Boston, the President spent some time of his life living in the borough with his family....
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Good Samaritans Save People In Wheelchairs From Bronx Fire

Neighbors helped rescue two people in wheelchairs from a burning building in Bronx Tuesday afternoon....
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Italian Flag Paved Over In Bronx’s Little Italy

A new patch of pavement has covered up a staple in the borough's own Little Italy....
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Bronx Fire Kills 3 Young Brothers

A massive fire possibly sparked by a fallen candle claimed the lives of three young brothers — one just an infant — as it ripped through their Bronx apartment Friday night, police and witnesses said....
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Honoring Veterans: Bronx Military Mural

On Monday, October 28, 2013, muralist Sam Welty in partnership with Warrior Gateway’s Patriots in Paint initiative and the Jericho Project, will begin painting a 70 by 15 foot wall which will become the backdrop to a half basketball court at the Jericho Project’s Veterans Residence in Bronx....
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Missing Bronx Man Found Safe

A missing Bronx man with Alzheimer's disease has been found safe....
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Tax Department Launches Statewide STAR Registration

The New York State Tax Department today unveiled an easy, fast and secure online STAR Registration platform for homeowners currently receiving the Basic STAR property tax exemption....
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$5 Million To Fund Improvements To Bronx's Roberto Clemente State Park

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced a $5 million investment from the NY Works initiative to fund improvements to Roberto Clemente State Park in Bronx. The funding complements grants from community partners to develop a new playground and baseball field, and commemorates the Park's 40th anniversary....
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6 Train Resumes After Bronx Water Main Break

The Number 6 subway line is running again after being partly shut down during the morning rush hour because of a water main break....
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Bronx Residents Receive Free Frozen Chicken

A tractor-trailer that spilled 20 tons of frozen chicken on a Bronx street turned out to be good news today for residents....
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NYPD Hopes To Strengthen Community Relationships

More than 3,000 kids from day care centers and summer camp programs attended the Bronx Harmony Day Picnic Tuesday, an annual event that aims to give a fun lesson in staying healthy....
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Sprint Brings 4G LTE & Enhanced 3G Network Improvements To Bronx & Brooklyn

Sprint (NYSE:S) today announced that its new 4G LTE network and improved 3G service will be available in Bronx and Brooklyn beginning on July 30, 2013. With Sprint 4G LTE, New Yorkers in these communities will experience faster speeds for surfing the Web for great Italian food options on Arthur Avenue or sending videos from concerts in Park Slope....
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MTA Repairs To Affect Bronx Service

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority's Fastrack overnight maintenance program is returning to Bronx this week, affecting D train service....
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Three-Alarm Bronx Warehouse Fire

A produce store caught fire in Bronx Tuesday night, sending smoke billowing into the air above the Hunts Point Section of Bronx....
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Veteran's Affairs Whistleblower Cont'd

Ladies and Gentlemen it has come to my attention that this is indeed a political set up, as if I didn't need anymore issues....
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Veteran's Affairs Whistleblower

I want to begin with the things I feel are most troubling to me. First, I received some information from a credible VA source that stated “they want to keep me isolated from other African Americans.” ...
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The Bronx Holiday Fun Guide

To access the Bronx Holiday Fun Guide online, please visit here.  
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Start Of Construction On A New Energy-Efficient Supportive Housing Development

The First Lady Of New York City, Chirlaine Mccray,The New York City Department of Housing Preservation and Development (HPD), New York City Council Speaker Melissa Mark Viverito, New York State Assembly Member Michael A. Blake, and other officials joins Unique People Services, the Community Preservation Corporation (CPC), and development partners to celebrate the start of construction on Lynn’s Place.
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First NYC Baby Of 2015 Born At Midnight

Talk about perfect timing.

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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5-Alarm Fire Destroys Several Bronx Stores

Firefighters spent hours battling a stubborn five-alarm fire in Bronx Wednesday morning.
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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.

$7.2M For Supportive Housing In Bronx & Buffalo

Gov. Cuomo has allotted $5.5 million for a supportive housing site in Bronx — part of a larger pot made available for a pair of projects in Bronx and Buffalo.
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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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Erin McCarthy

Erin McCarthy is a freelance writer and graduate student at the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism. She reports in the Morrisania and Claremont sections of the Bronx.