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City Island Community Begins Cleanup

City Island fell victim to some of the worst storm damage in the Bronx, including flooding, fires and power outages.  DNA Info reports that the community is beginning to assess the damage and make repairs.

Although many business have been heavily damaged, the IGA Supermarket and Dunkin’ Donuts have re-opened.

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Tens of Thousands in the Bronx Without Power

Last night’s massive storm left thousands in the Bronx without power. According to The Riverdale Press, 42,518 people are without electrical service in Bronx.

For our most up-to-date coverage of the storm damage, follow us on Twitter @BronxInk.

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Tracey Towers Lawsuit Fails to Stop 65 Percent Rent Hike

A State Supreme Court Justice ruled a rent increase of over 65 percent is permitted to take effect at Tracey Towers, a 869-unit apartment complex on Mosholu Parkway. NY Daily News reports that the complex’s tenant organization sued the city in August, and received a temporary restraint against the increase.

Officials say the increases are needed to repair the aging buildings and to avoid defaulting on a $40 million loan from the New York City Housing Development Corporation.

State Assembly candidate Mark Gjonaj championed the lawsuit.

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Hutchinson River Parkway Lanes Blocked by Fallen Tree

The New York State Department of Transportation has issued an alert that two lanes of the northbound Hutchinson River Parkway at I-95 are blocked due to a fallen tree. The alert was issued at 9:31 this morning, and delays are expected for the next two hours.

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Man Arrested in Connection to Baby and Mother’s Deaths

Police arrested East Harlem resident Eligidio Lind in connection with the deaths of a 32-year-old Bronx woman and her month-old baby. According to News 12, Lind was the child’s father and the woman’s boyfriend.

The mother was found on a flaming mattress and had suffered from stab wounds. The baby was discovered in the bathtub.

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Hunts Point Solar Display Second-Largest in New York City

Hunts point is home to the second-largest installation of panels that collect energy from the sun, NY Daily News reports. The panels were installed by the local company OnForce Solar, which was named one of the fastest growing companies in the U.S.

More solar panels are cropping up around New York City thanks to new subsidies that make it cheaper for home and business owners to install them.

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Community Garden Blooms in Mount Hope

A long-neglected Mount Hope community garden has been giving a makeover this summer, DNA Info reports. Volunteers from the Northwest Bronx Community and Clergy Coalition, a neighborhood advocacy group, worked to restore the space and create a vegetable garden.

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90 Percent of Students Not Ready for College in South Bronx

A study from the Annenberg Institute for School Reform showed that 90 percent of students in five South Bronx neighborhoods are not ready for college, reports The Daily News. The study used standards established by the City University of New York to determine if students need to take remedial classes.

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