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The lasting legacy of U.S. Rep. Jose Serrano

Known as the moral compass of Bronx politics, Serrano is set to retire from Congress after 44 years of serving the borough.

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Where are the overdose prevention centers Cuomo promised?

“With over 20,000 overdose deaths under Governor Cuomo’s tenure, his legacy will be marked by his choice to either stand with New Yorkers or stand in the way of their survival,” according to an advocacy group for overdose prevention sites.

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At Bronx town hall, concerns about criminal justice, housing

A small group of Bronx residents gathered at Monroe College on Thursday, Sep. 12, to express concerns and listen to their state senators’ legislative accomplishments.

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U.S. Congressional candidate Ocasio-Cortez may have what it takes to reverse low black voter turnout in November

“There are a lot of folks that are in other districts who are a little scared to say things like, ‘Black Lives Matter,'” 14th District Congressional Candidate Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez said at a local Bronx campaign rally.

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Why would a Black Republican run for State Assembly in the Bronx?

Alpheaus Marcus is a rarity, particularly in the Bronx, the borough with the highest percentage of Democrats in the city. What drove him to run as a Republican, in a race he has little chance of winning?

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A different kind of corner store: A story of surviving homelessness

Dennis Pentier, a 48 year-old Jamaican immigrant, has been homeless here in New York City for the past eight years. Ejected from a city shelter, he survives day to day from his makeshift outdoor shop on a block in the Tremont neighborhood that he currently calls home.

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Albany is listening, but legal marijuana advocates remain skeptical

The public meeting on whether or not New York should legalize marijuana hadn’t even started yet, and things were already getting heated. “Who here loves pot?” a large, bearded man shouted as he walked into the Jamaica Performing Arts Center in Queens, the site of a Sept. 24 listening session. It was the latest on […]

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Bronx Museum of The Arts Offers Rare Glimpse into Lives of Iranian Women

Bronx-born photojournalist Randy Goodman brings her photos of Iranian women taken over a three-decade span to Bronx Museum of Arts, challenging perceptions of Muslim women at home and abroad.

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