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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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Breaking the Bronx’s waves

The year’s first regatta put young sailor’s skills to the test.

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VIDEO – After Two Year Effort, Street Renamed for Fallen Soldier

In Parkchester, a street is dedicated to a soldier killed in Iraq in 2007.

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A Mother Keeps the Memory of Her Soldier Son Alive

In a street renaming ceremony Saturday, Emily Toro will immortalize the memory of her son Private Isaac Cortes, who was killed in Iraq in 2007. Photo by Michael Ratliff

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Severe Snow Storm Blankets Bronx

Twelve to 18 inches of snow is falling in the Bronx today. Schools are closed, subway and bus service is delayed, power is out in some neighborhoods, and Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. postponed his first State of the Borough address.

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Judge Overturns Verdict in Firefighter Death Case

Bronx Supreme Court overturned “negligence” verdict.

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Bill Clinton Marks Black History Month in the Bronx

Neighborhood leaders reflect on the President’s ties to the African-American community.

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For Seniors, Snow Means Skipping “Chicken Day”

For Seniors, Snow Means Skipping “Chicken Day”

The snow day is over, but life’s still not back to normal in the Bronx. Photo by: Elif Ince

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