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Day 15 After Sandy: Elderly Chinese Residents Still in the Dark

Low-income elderly Chinese immigrants living without power in Manhattan’s Knickerbocker Village are still walking for blocks to access donated food and blankets.

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Bronx Voters Flocked to the Polls in Spite of Sandy

Flooded basements and last-minute polling site changes did not seem to deter Bronx voters from going to the polls.

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Three Bronx Polling Locations Changed Due to Sandy

Three polling locations in the Bronx have changed due to Superstorm Sandy, the Board of Elections in the City of New York announced. Residents originally stationed to vote at Locust Point Civic Hall, 4400 Locust Point Drive, will now go to the MTA Throggs Neck Parking Lot, 4260 Throggs Neck Expressway. Voters headed to PS […]

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Nov. 6 Election May Determine the Future for Young Bronx Immigrants

If Obama wins, Mexican immigrants like Resendiz who were brought as children without papers to America, may apply for college scholarships and a green card. If Romney wins, they may face eventual deportation.

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Before, During and After: Bronxites React to Hurricane Sandy

Bronx residents uploaded pictures, videos and personal reactions to Hurricane Sandy on social media.

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Tracey Towers Lawsuit Fails to Stop 65 Percent Rent Hike

A State Supreme Court Justice ruled that a rent increase of over 65 percent is permitted to take effect at Tracey Towers.

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Legal Aid Claims Police are Still Making Illegal Marijuana Arrests

The New York City Police Department is expected to head to court soon over what Legal Aid charges are illegal arrest practices for marijuana possession.

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Why are So Many Highbridge Students Unprepared for College?

Only 13 percent of the neighborhood’s high school students are ready to go to college when they graduate.

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