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NY State Bar Association 2013 President's Pro Bono Service Awards

Attorneys who provided legal advice to victims of Superstorm Sandy and a team of attorneys who successfully challenged a Social Security Administration policy cutting off benefits to more than 140,000 recipients are among the 20 winners of the New York State Bar Association's 2013 President's Pro Bono Service Awards.

Bronx Fire Kills Senior, Son Injured

A massive early morning fire in the Bronx left an 84-year-old woman dead and the senior’s 45-year-old disabled son clinging to life Tuesday morning, officials said....
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Bronx River Parkway Sections To Close April 26-27

Motorists are advised that major portions of the Bronx River Parkway in both directions will be closed from the Sprain Brook Parkway in Yonkers to the Westchester County Center (Exit 22) in White Plains from Friday night, April 26, 2013 at 10:00 p.m. to Saturday night, April 27, 2013 at 8:00 p.m....
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NY Communities Recover After Sandy

In the six months since Hurricane Sandy made landfall on October. 29, 2012, significant progress has been made in New York’s recovery....
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Morris Court To Bring 201 Affordable Units To South Bronx

A full city block bound by 142nd Street, 143rd Street and Morris Avenue in the South Bronx is being transformed into a mixed-income residential complex as a joint venture by lead developers Azimuth Development Group, Best Development Group and the Upper Manhattan Development Corp., as well as general contractor Joy Construction Corp....
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Malouf's Mountain Sunset Campground

Camping without a car? No camping gear? No problem! Welcome to Malouf's Mountain Sunset Campground, a hike in, hike out, fully catered camping resort. We can supply you with almost everything needed to spend a relaxing weekend in the woods....
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Drivers Can Use Their Phones To Pay The Meter Fees In Bronx

According to the New York City Department of Transportation, the meters that are located in the Bronx will now have 264 spaces over a span of 18 blocks that will accept mobile payments, as well as at the Belmont Municipal Parking Field....
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God's Kingdom / Devil's Kingdom

How does one define the Kingdom of God or the Kingdom of Devil? I don't know how one defines it, however here is my definition....
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Bronx Fire Injures 48, Child May Have Started The Blaze

Yesterday, a fire broke out on the 5th floor of a 27-story apartment building in Bronx—and now the FDNY says a child may have started it....
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Fire Rips Through Bronx Apartment Tower

At leave five people were hospitalized after a three-alarm fire sent suffocating smoke billowing through a high-rise apartment tower in Bronx....
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Do Not Miss The April 15th Income Tax Deadline

Monday, April 15 is the filing deadline for New York State and federal personal income taxes. Here are some filing tips to keep in mind....
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Winter Weather Wreaks Havoc In Bronx

The winter season has come to end, but snow and salt wreaked havoc on many Bronx roads....
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Bronx Marines Become U.S. Citizens

In a crowd of 75 individuals from 39 countries, two Marines became U.S. citizens March 22 during a Naturalization Ceremony at the Federal Hall National Memorial....
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Bronx Baker Gives Away Special Cookies For Free

Pope Francis, who told devout Catholics to give to the poor, has inspired at least one New Yorker. ...
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Police Need Help Identifying Woman Found In Bronx

Police are asking for the public’s help in identifying a woman who was found in front of a residential building in South Bronx....
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Man Pulled From Train Tracks In Bronx

A man was found seriously hurt on the 6 train tracks in Bronx Friday evening, officials said....
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Bronx Officers Deliver Baby Near Yankee Stadium

Three transit officers in Bronx really stepped up to the plate Thursday to make a special delivery....
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Woman Recovering From Bronx Fire

A 73-year-old New York City woman injured in a New Year's Eve fire that claimed the lives of her husband and two other relatives is recovering at a hospital....
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Bronx Independent Living Services Receives Community Awareness Project Funding

Bronx Independent Living Services (BILS) has received funding from the National Association of VOCA Assistance Administrators (NAVAA) through a grant from the Office for Victims of Crime (OVC), within the Office of Justice Programs, U.S. Department of Justice, to promote community awareness of crime victims' rights and services during 2013 National Crime Victims' Rights Week....
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Extremely Rare Turtle Species Hatched At Bronx Zoo

Five Chinese yellow-headed box turtles have hatched at the WCS Bronx Zoo. The hatchings are a part of WCS’s strategy to save some of the most critically endangered turtle species in the world....
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Mt. Vernon Battle Barge Fire In Hutchinson River

Firefighters from New York City and Mount Vernon battled a smoky barge fire on the Hutchinson River Wednesday evening, extinguishing the flames while at the same time trying to not destabilize the vessel.
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How Fordham Plaza Will Look Like A Year From Now

City officials gathered at Fordham Plaza transportation hub in the Bronx Wednesday for the groundbreaking of Phase 2 of the plaza reconstruction. The fourth busiest Metro-North station, a college campus, and 12 bus lines converge on Fordham Plaza, where about 80,000 pedestrians pass through daily.
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Khloe Kardashian Celebrates 30th Birthday In Bronx

Khloe Kardashian kicked off her 30th birthday celebrations on the eve of her big day Thursday, June 26, with family and friends at Don Coqui restaurant on City Island in Bronx, New York City.
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NYC Parks Host First Splash Of The Season & Kick Off

NYC Parks Commissioner Mitchell J. Silver, FAICP, today joined Congress Member Jose E. Serrano, State Senator Gustavo Rivera, and neighborhood children at Crotona Pool in Bronx to celebrate the opening day of the citywide outdoor pool season.

Bronx Man Drowns In Boating Mishap

Police say a 46-year-old Bronx man is dead after he jumped out of his boat and could not get back on it.

Naked Man Carrying Bouquet Of Roses Jumped Into The Hudson

A man is presumed dead after he stripped off his clothing and jumped into the Hudson River in Bronx yesterday.
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Help Find Missing 67-Year-Old Man

A 67-year-old man with dementia disappeared Friday, and his frantic family is pleading for the public’s help to find him.

Rescuers Looking For Swimmer Off Park In Bronx

Rescuers are looking for a man who disappeared while swimming in Roberto Clemente Park in Bronx Saturday.

Twelve Laid Off Biondi Schools Employees To Get Backpay & Reinstatement Offers

Twelve employees at the Biondi Elementary School in Bronx, NY and at the Biondi Middle and High School in Yonkers, NY, who were laid off during bargaining for an initial collective-bargaining agreement, have received backpay and immediate offers of reinstatement as part of a settlement agreement reached on April 14, 2014.

Bronx Woman Dies After Falling From Moving Tractor-Trailer

Authorities were investigating how a woman fell from a tractor-trailer early this morning on Interstate 78 before she was struck by two trucks in Readington Township, NJ.

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Matt Anderson, MD

is an Assistant Professor, Department of Family and Social Medicine and Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the Montefiore Medical Center in the Bronx. Much of Dr. Anderson's current activity involves managing the Social Medicine Curriculum for the Department of Family and Social Medicine. He also maintains an active clincal practice.