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Caring for drug users in the South Bronx

Two syringe exchange programs in the South Bronx play an important role in the lives of drug users

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The ecstasy and the agony of Ethiopian marathoners

Kenyans and Ethiopians triumph in the largest NYC Marathon with 47,107 runners. The Bronx’s Fikadu Lemma is already thinking about 2012.

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A view from the Bronx: The 2011 New York City marathon

Only a sliver of the 26.2 mile race cut through the Bronx, even though it is home to the race’s top runners.

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Highbridge tackles childhood obesity

Highbridge tackles childhood obesity

School officials hope learning about health will help young kids make better choices

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Cycling renaissance pedals slowly to the Bronx

Cycling renaissance pedals slowly to the Bronx

Bronx cyclists more or less fend for themselves.

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City locks out Morning Glory gardeners

The city tore down a community garden on Monday to make way for potential development.

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Evacuation expert fights to rescue Morrisania

Her community’s emergency preparedness means everything to Maria Forbes, who has been a staunch advocate for resource entitlement since she was 13.

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Turning unemployment into time well spent

When Nilka Martell lost her job last December, she looked to volunteer work to fill the void. But she could never have imagined how she would transform her street in the Bronx.

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