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Regis Philbin comes home to Cardinal Hayes High School

Regis Philbin is famous for a lot of things: hosting “Who Wants to be a Millionaire”, bantering every morning on “Live with Regis and Kelly” and following the triumphs and defeats of his beloved Fighting Irish at Notre Dame. But in the Morrisania section of the Bronx, Philbin, 79, has a new distinction: his high […]

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Reading, writing, and reporting

The Youth Journalism Initiative turns Bronx teens into roving reporters

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Honoring a standout sister in Norwood

Sister Catherine Naughton celebrated 50 years of religious life with a party in Norwood.

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Vets battle obesity in Belmont

Veterans fight childhood obesity with a series of interactive children games during Fun Fitness Day.

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Fame Spotting

A look at the culture behind graffiti Fame Spots as explained by Nicer of Tats Cru in occasion of the I Am The Bronx live art block party in Hunts Point, Bronx.

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Hip It and Hop It

Antonio Williams had never performed on stage in all his eight years, until he danced at Apollo Theater’s Amateur Night on September 7th.  He came in second. His inexperience didn’t show as he break-danced alongside a professional at the “I Am The Bronx” live graffiti block party in Hunts Point on September 18th. That’s because […]

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Rap In Time

Rap In Time

The history of rap music begins in the Bronx. Its neighborhoods are dotted with iconic sites of rap history such as 1520 Sedgwick Ave. where DJ Cool Herc first created the break-beat, or the infamous Forest Houses on 166th St. where Fat Joe grew up. Add to that list the “Big Punisher” memorial mural on Rogers […]

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Characters of softball, the real Bronx pastime

In the 1980s, Bronx softball games could attracted crowds of hundreds and $10,000 worth of bets. One team was particularly adept at taking that cash: a crew known as The Bandits. Last year, they reunited.

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