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Back to School with Councilman King

Around 1,500 middle school children receive books and a boost from the chancellor and City Councilmember Andrew King

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Jerome Avenue Autoworkers Featured in Photoville Exhibit

The Jerome Avenue Workers Project, a photography exhibit by the Bronx Photo League, is showing at the annual Photoville festival in Brooklyn this week.

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Young Bronxites Head to the Cemetery for Creative Job Training

A unique vocational program puts youngsters from the Bronx and Brooklyn on the fast track to labor union membership and a longterm career. First stop, the graveyard.

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Bronx Street Art Speaks Many Languages

International artists have been painting street murals in the Bronx, tapping into the borough’s history of creative expression.

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When the Bronx was Burning, the Pornos were Booming

Flashback to the 1970’s and the glory days of independent movie theatres in the Bronx. Film projectionist Bob Endres takes us back to the Globe Theatre in Pelham Parkway and remembers the theatre’s lurid lost legacy.

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‘Violence Interrupters’ Answer SOS in South Bronx

Save Our Streets Mott Haven is working to meditate violent conflicts in the South Bronx. The program uses a new method first implemented in Chicago to quell clashes.

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Street Art As Tourism: Using graffiti to attract visitors to the borough

Street art is steadily increasing as a formidable magnet to attract visitors to the Bronx. Because of street art’s international appeal and historical significance in the borough, tourism companies and street artists are hoping to use the medium to ignite a cultural change.

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The Bronx is Branding

The Bronx has an image problem. Local artists and entrepreneurs are building businesses and organizing events to make sure the world knows that it is, in fact, no longer burning.

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  • 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.

  • Man Found Dead in Crate May Have Been There for 10 Years, Brother Says

    James Michael Brannon, a California man, who went missing in 2004 and was discovered murdered in a Throgs Neck marina Monday may have been in a wooden crate under a dry-docked boat for up to a decade, his brother said. Read the full story on DNAinfo.

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