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Fordham’s Community Board Website Out of Sight for Residents

Bronx Community Board 7’s website has been offline for almost a month while the city’s Department of Information Technology and Communications performs updates. District Manager Ischia Bravo said it was “in the queue” to go live, but it’s up to the city department to roll out the changes. In the meantime, she said she is using Facebook to communicate with her community.

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Saving Stray Cats in Morrisania

An overpopulation of feral cats have been a long-term headache in the Bronx. Edith Georgia, 65, volunteers to save the lives of more than 25 stray cats in her Morrisania neighborhood.

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A Century-Old Family Business Ponders its Future

Family-owned for nearly a century, the legendary Tremont Paint Supply Co. in Kingsbridge may have to close.

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Bronx Residents Harbor Mixed Views on New Community-Policing Initiative

Under the program, residents can call, text, or e-mail their neighborhood cop directly with anonymous complaints. Some praise the initiative for empowering residents to voice quality of life concerns, but others worry that the program treats people as informants within their own communities.

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The Point is Bringing Resilient WiFi to Hunts Point

The Point, an arts and youth-focused non-profit, is setting up a mesh network in order to provide Hunts Point with resilient WiFi that will remain functional even in the case of a natural disaster.

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Mother of murdered 15-year old ‘Junior’ moved by city’s street dedication

When Leandra Feliz first learned that Bathgate Avenue and E. 183rd Street in the Bronx would be renamed after her murdered son, she described it as God’s doing. Her son was killed in a case of mistaken identity. The hashtag #justiceforjunior spread online. “People will forget it was Bathgate,” Feliz said. “It’’ll be Lesandro Junior.”

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Incumbent Staves Off Leftist Insurgent in 84th Assembly District

Carmen Arroyo, 82, hung on to her Hunts Point state assembly seat last night, even though progressive candidate Amanda Septimo, 27, won more percentage of votes than any previous challenger.

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Cancer diagnosis threatens future of Bronx bird sanctuary

Troy Lancaster built the Bronx’s Dred Scott Bird Sanctuary from the ground up 22 years ago and works almost daily on the park’s upkeep. After being diagnosed with cancer last year, however, he’s been trying to find a replacement—to no avail.

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