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High school teacher arrested for second time at Occupy Wall Street, NY Daily News

A Bronx Regional High School teacher was arrested yesterday after allegedly using a shopping cart to knock an NYPD sergeant from his scooter, says the New York Daily News.  This is the second time this month  43-year-old David Suker, an army vet, was arrested during an Occupy Wall Street protest.

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Police release video of murder suspects, NY Daily News

Police yesterday released a video of two men wanted for beating a Fordham father to death, mugging him for $15, according to the New York Daily News.  The suspects attacked Bimal Chanda, 59, on the second-floor landing of his apartment Saturday.

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Students at toxic school had been sick for years, NY Daily News

Records obtained by New York Daily News show that students at PS 51 had complained to school nurses about vomiting, headaches, abnormal gaits and seizures since 2005. Officials relocated the school in September because of toxic contamination.

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Bronx high school has highest rate of suspensions in the city, NY1

A principal at Lehman High School suspended 2,000 students last year, the most in the city, according NY1. Students say the principal, Janet Saraceno, who was replaced last summer after changing grades on report cards, suspended students for a number of trivial offenses, including being late to class. The school also received its second F on the annual Department of Education report card, so it will likely end up on a closure list.

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Nestle markets bottled water at Latinos, NY Daily News

A watchdog group says a Nestle bottled-water store in Longwood is marketing an unnecessary product to Latinos, according to the New York Daily News. Boston-based Corporate Accountability International staged a blind taste test outside the Pure Life, which opened two years ago, to counter a marketing campaign geared toward Spanish speakers.

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Number of chain stores increase, WSJ

While the number of chain stores has gone down in Manhattan, the Bronx followed a city-wide trend, seen the number of chain stores increase by 3.8 percent, according to the Wall Street Journal.

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Man sues attacker; accuses NYPD ticket-fixer of covering up attack, NY Daily News

A Bronx man severely beaten last year by a paint store manager is suing his attacker, who he alleges had the NYPD cover up the crime, according to the NY Daily News. After snitching on Michael Loturco for slashing a rival’s tires, Loturco severely beat Jose Ayala, breaking his ribs. Several police officers, including Loturco’s friend indicted ticket-fixer Officer Christopher Scott, were charged with multiple counts of conspiracy, falsifying records, hindering prosecution and official misconduct.


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Binghamton man accused of killing Bronx man, Binghamton Press and Sun-Bulletin

Police have charged Binghamton resident Joseph A. Ross-Jones, 25, with killing Bronx resident Daniel Martinez, 27, according to the Binghamton Press and Sun-Bulletin. Police say Martinez, found in a wooded area with a gun shot and stab wounds, died of “multiple traumatic injuries and blood loss.” Jones has pleaded not guilty to a second-degree murder charge.


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  • Bronx Documentary Center To Host World-Class Photo Exhibit

    World Press Photo Award winner Eugene Richards will hold his new exhibit, “Below the Line: Living Poor in America by Eugene Richards,” in the Bronx Documentary Center from October 1st through November 6th. “The audience in the Bronx will come in and have a different read to the pictures and many will have a closer relation to […]

  • Officer Who Fatally Shot Unarmed Bronx Teen to Face NYPD Trial

    The officer who fatally shot unarmed Bronx teen Ramarley Graham in 2012 inside his Bronx apartment will face a departmental trial, but no date has been set yet for the inquiry, the NYPD said. Graham was shot and killed inside a bathroom in his apartment after he was chased by Officer Richard Haste and other officers. He […]

  • Bronx school teacher busted for beating student who kept his drug money

    Kevin Pope, a science teacher at the John V. Lindsay Wildcat Academy in Hunts Point, was arrested on Friday for beating a 16-year-old student who walked away with Pope’s money in a drug buy. Read the full story on NY Daily News.

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