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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.

Bronx Residents Come Together For Police Reform Campaign

On Thursday, December 6th at 6pm, Bronx residents will gather at The Bronx Defenders for the launch of The Bronx Defenders Organizing Project: a movement of our clients, former clients, families, neighbors, and staff to fight for police reform and social justice in Bronx and beyond....
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11 Families Homeless After Bronx Fire

A fast-moving fire that tore through two adjacent apartment buildings in the Bronx has left 11 families homeless....
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Yonkers City Hall On Bronx River Parkway Extension

We need your help Tuesday night, November 20, 2012, at Yonkers City Hall. The City Council is holding a hearing on its capital budget which includes the city’s $150,000 match for the $1 million federal grant it received 10 years ago to extend the Bronx River Trailway south to Bronx border....
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Bronx Man Dies After Falling Off Bicycle

A Bronx man died Saturday, November 17, 2012 after he collapsed on the handlebars of his bicycle, fell and struck his head, suffering a chest injury from the handlebars that doctors initially thought was a gunshot wound....
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Bronx Shelter

In South Bronx, dozens of people sat outside of an old brick building as the smell of curry emanated from inside. Upon entering, the sounds of discontent bounced off the warehouse walls, from the bickering of the elderly to the yelps of the dogs caged in the entryway....
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Bronx Driver, 35, Dead On Impact

A 35-year-old New York man died when he crashed his car into a pole at 91st Street and Kennedy Boulevard in North Bergen early yesterday morning, the Hudson County Sheriff's Office said....
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Jericho Project Opens Kingsbridge Terrace, New Home To 76 Veterans In Bronx

Jericho Project, a leading nonprofit ending homelessness at its roots, today opens the doors to Kingsbridge Terrace, a unique, beautifully designed LEED-certified Veteran Residence in Bronx, NY, that is home to 76 veterans including those who have served in Iraq and Afghanistan....
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Fire Damages Landmark Bronx Theatre

A two-alarm Bronx fire has damaged Loews Paradise Theatre, a beloved City landmark....
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Gas Station Lines In Bronx

It is nearly impossible to find gas anywhere in Bronx and the rest of the City....
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MTA Slowly Getting On Track After Hurricane Sandy

Hurricane Sandy caused serious damaged to New York's transport system when it made landfall few days ago. The hurricane has flooded major terminals and left the city to implement new ways to ferry its citizens around....
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A List Of Subway Lines Running In NYC

Limited subway service will be restored at 2PM, Gov. Andrew Cuomo's office just tweeted. ...
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Mass Transit In The New York Region

New York City Buses: Bus service is free and will operate as close to a normal weekday schedule as possible on Wednesday, the Metropolitan Transportation ...
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Sandy Stops County Buses, Shuts Bronx River Parkway

Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino ordered Sunday the suspension of the Bee-Line bus and ParaTransit services, and the closure of the Bronx River Parkway due to the impending arrival of Hurricane Sandy....
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NYC Residents Brace For Sandy's Arrival

After a Sunday filled with evacuations and placements in shelters for many New York City residents, the city is now bracing itself for the arrival of Hurricane Sandy....
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Missing Bronx Woman Found A Block Away From Home

A 44-year-old Bronx woman with a history of mental problems who went missing from Empire City Casino in Yonkers September 29, 2012 has been found....
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Red Cross Responds To Bronx Fire

After an early-morning 4-alarm fire tore through a vacant building on East 184 Street in Bronx, dozens of residents from two neighboring buildings were forced to evacuate their homes....
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Henry Hudson Bridge Going Cashless

New York City's Henry Hudson Bridge is going cashless....
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Free Weekly Immigration Services

Councilmember Fernando Cabrera along with CUNY Citizenship Now! will provide free confidential legal services to qualified immigrants to help them in their pursuit of U.S. citizenship....
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Bronx Columbus Day Parade To Celebrate Italian Heritage

The 36th annual Bronx Columbus Day Parade kicks off this Sunday for the annual celebration of Italian pride....
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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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Amtrak Train Stalled 5 Hours In Bronx; Wire Problem Blamed

Passengers aboard a Boston-bound Amtrak train said Friday they were stuck in New York City overnight for about five hours without heat.
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Bronx Litter Hotspots Are Stains Where, Often, No One’s To Blame

New York City’s Sanitation police were out recently on Parkside Place, a steep street of a few blocks’ length that climbs and then descends a ridge parallel to Webster Avenue in the Norwood section of Bronx. The apartment building on the corner of 207th Street had failed to keep up with the litter dropped by passersby and driven by the wind. Black plastic bags wound around the bare branches of the bushes out front and plastic snack wrappers were whipping around the entrance way. It is the kind of condition a private landlord might see a stiff fine for permitting.
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10 To 14 Inches Of Snow Expected Today

Forecasts show the chance for up to 14 inches of snow today in some areas of the city.

Water Main Break Snarls Traffic On Bruckner Boulevard

A water main break stopped traffic on Bruckner Boulevard ahead of the Thursday evening rush.
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Concerns Over Broken & Unpredictable Elevators

Jessica Quinones lives at the St. Mary's Houses on Westchester Avenue in the Bronx, and says for weeks now one of the two elevators is broken.

Letter To Mayor De Blasio To Improve Public Spaces For Civic Engagement

Design Trust for Public Space and a dozen of other NYC-based civic design organizations, including Gehl Institute, The Horticultural Society of New York, Institute for Public Architecture, Municipal Art Society, New Yorkers for Parks, PAU, Project for Public Spaces, Regional Plan Association, Street Plans, Transportation Alternatives, Van Alen Institute, and WXY Architects, recommend seven steps to ensure that our civic commons are available for public engagement and dialogue.

Please Help Locate The Missing Gustavus E. Francis

Gustavus E. Francis has been missing since 1979.
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Petition Seeks Citi Bikes In Bronx & Staten Island

A group of Bronx residents wants to roll out Citi Bike service in the borough, according to a new petition that has garnered more than a hundred signatures to make it happen.

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Geoffrey Gloak

may be one of the few people you meet who is always glad to talk taxes. He has spent 17 years immersed in government communications – almost entirely in the tax field. He currently serves as the Director of Public Relations at the New York State Tax Department. In each of Geoff’s positions, he has created opportunities to transform the communications environment for the benefit of the organization. Under his leadership, Tax Department public relations have shifted from a reactive focus to proactive outreach. Most recently, Geoff led the STAR Registration media campaign to assist 2 million homeowners with property tax relief while eliminating fraud. As a result of extensive press outreach, more than 300 articles were printed in daily papers alone, and broadcast media repeatedly covered the story in each corner of the state. Less than 5 months after launch, 2.3 million homeowners had registered for their property tax exemptions. Geoff (@gloak23) lives in Kinderhook with his journalist wife, Kristi Berner (@kristiberner), and 4-year-old daughter, Gemma, who is now proud to be able to write her name.