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Despite controversy, nun still calls Hunts Point home

Sister Thomas has been in the area for decades and she has no plans to leave now.

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Rebel Diaz: A musical legacy of activism

Rebel Diaz: A musical legacy of activism

“The drive we have is unstoppable,” Rodstarz said, “because we carry the weight of history on our shoulders.”

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Juan Rios travels the world to return to the Bronx

Juan Rios travels the world to return to the Bronx

Juan Rios runs the Highbridge Life Center’s Healthy Highbridge program where he, among other things, has championed the city’s recent smoking ban in parks and beaches. Rios also created a health curriculum for the students of P.S. 73.

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“The Poetry Man” filmmaker gives back

Throgs Neck high school teacher realized that poetry, and later, film had saved him from the poverty, drugs and violence that engulfed him growing up.

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Bronx synagogue welcomes Jewish New Year with a last goodbye

Lifelong congregants of Temple Emanuel at Parkchester say other synagogues in the Bronx are also experiencing precipitous declines in membership

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Riding camels in the Bronx

The Bronx Zoo has been offering camel rides for half a century.

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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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Bronx Week to Offer Glimpse of a Greener Future

New Yorkers can tour five “green roofs” overlooking the borough during Bronx week.

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