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Tour Company Drops Pitch To See A Real Bronx Ghetto

A company called Real Bronx Tours is no longer offering adventurous visitors to New York “a ride through a real New York City ‘GHETTO’” – at least on its Web site.
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Weeknights 4 & 5 Service Reduced For Repairs

Service on the No. 4 and 5 trains will be reduced at night this week as MTA crews make repairs to express tunnels as part of the agency's Fastrack maintenance program....
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Bronx Week Concludes With Bronx Parade & Festival

Crowds of people braved the wet weather today to celebrate the best the Bronx has to offer at the 42nd annual Bronx Parade and Festival....
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Bronx Week 2013

Itis all about Bronx as the borough celebrates a week of festivities honoring it's people and the many businesses and establishments that call it home....
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Bronx River Parkway North Closes For Repairs In Eastchester

The Bronx River Parkway will again be closed to northbound traffic from the Sprain Brook Parkway in Yonkers to the Westchester County Center in White Plains from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday and Tuesday....
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Bronx Boy Saved After Falling In River

Investigators say a 5-year-old boy ran away from the person who was watching him, and slipped and fell into the Bronx River near East 216th Street....
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Bronx Detective Ivan Marcano Honored

A detective from the Bronx was honored this morning by President Barack Obama in Washington for saving a man's life by risking his own....
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AHRC NYC Consolidates Space In Bronx

AHRC New York City, a nonprofit provider of services for intellectually disabled individuals, has relocated and consolidated its Bronx programs into a new building at 1420 Ferris Place, Bronx, NY 10461....
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Bronx Woman Clings To Life After Apartment Fire

A 50-year-old Bronx woman who may have been a hoarder was clinging to life after a fire ripped through her Bronx apartment Thursday, sources said....
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Bronx Man Dies After Crashing His SUV

A Bronx man died after he lost control of his SUV just one block from his home and crashed into four vehicles stopped at a traffic light, cops said....
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Bronx Week 2013 Celebrates The Best Of The Borough

The borough’s biggest celebration kicks off Thursday with the annual Bronx Week 2013....
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Closures Announced For Bronx River Parkway Tuesday

The northbound Bronx River Parkway will be closed from the Sprain Brook Parkway in Yonkers to the Westchester County Center in White Plains from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Tuesday....
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Bronx River Parkway Closes Friday & Saturday

A wide swath of the Bronx River Parkway will be closed in both directions Friday and Saturday....
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Bronx 5-Alarm Fire

A smoky 5-alarm fire in Bronx that could be seen for miles has been brought under control....
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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....
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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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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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Meet The Beautiful, Remarkable Tree That Survived 9/11

One can only imagine the grim job that 9/11 workers had at Ground Zero, working day in and day out to clean up the wreckage of such devastation. And one can only imagine the surprise they must have felt when, a month into the job, they discovered a bit of life sticking out from the rubble – the charred remains of a callery pear tree.
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Celebrate Italian Heritage With Us

The Morris Park Community Association, Bronx Columbus Day Parade Committee and President Al D’Angelo invite you to celebrate Italian heritage with them.
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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.

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Barbara Akowuah

Barbara Akowuah is a native New Yorker and aspiring Journalist and Entrepreneur. Barbara was born and raised in the Bronx, New York and has also resided in Queens, New York and Baltimore, Maryland. Barbara has a B.A. in History from the City University of New York-Queens College. Among other things Barbara is a member of the National Society of Leadership and Success and has written numerous articles for various publications. In her spare time she enjoys, writing, music, and sports.