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Local garden reignites long-lost community spirit

Residents gathered at 924 Kelly Street garden on Saturday to celebrate Field Day, organized by the Laundromat Project, partaking in a variety of activities.

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Healthcare startups still struggling while the industry booms

Between 2009 and 2013, the health care industry in the Bronx added nearly 5,000 new jobs in private hospitals, clinics, and other agencies. The growth has not benefited entrepreneurs equally.

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Fight against the stigma of AIDS marches on in Hunts Point

A small yet vocal group took to the streets of Hunts Point on the morning of Sept. 13 to speak out against the continuing stigma surrounding HIV/AIDS in the South Bronx

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Couple Set Up Craigslist Sting on a Mott Haven Street

A Staten Island couple retrieved their stolen hobby cars on Third Avenue and 138th Street by pretending to buy them for $1200 from a Craigslist seller.

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Parks department officials announce water safety measures following drownings in the Bronx

New York Parks Department officials unveiled new safety measures for more than fifty city-wide boat launches on Friday.

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Bronx cab drivers divided about surveillance cameras

Some cab drivers in the Bronx are not convinced that installing a surveillance camera in their cabs will protect them from assault or violence crimes after two livery cabbies were slain in recent weeks.

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Hurricane Sandy Leaves Behind Fallen Trees, Power Outages Along South Coast of Bronx

Falling trees and power outages posed the biggest threats to residents who weren’t living in high-risk flood zones as Hurricane Sandy ripped through the Bronx.

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Sandy Batters Eastern Coast of the Bronx

Hurricane Sandy hit the Southeast shores of the Bronx Monday evening causing extensive damage across residential areas.

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  • South Bronx Receives $1.25M Gift From Gas Giant

    The Venezuelan-owned CITGO gas company announced a $1.25 million gift for South Bronx social programs on Friday, after having given $7.3 million to the South Bronx since 2007. The New York Daily News reports.

  • Van crash leaves police officer dead in the Bronx

    Officer Michael Williams, 25, was thrown from a police van as it crashed into a barrier on the Bruckner Expressway Sunday morning. No other vehicles were involved and the cause is pending. The New York Times reports.

  • A novel approach by a Bronx charter school

    Principal Aaron Gillaspie emphasizes the importance of college with regalia and song among kindergarten, first, and second graders at Brilla College Prep in the South Bronx. The New York Post Reports.

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