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Obamacare Fines Set to Hit Bronx Hospitals

Federal health care reform is forcing hospitals nationwide to drive down patient readmission rates — or risk losing Medicare revenue. Here’s a look at why and how Bronx hospitals are responding.

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Legal Aid Claims Police are Still Making Illegal Marijuana Arrests

The New York City Police Department is expected to head to court soon over what Legal Aid charges are illegal arrest practices for marijuana possession.

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Sounding Off On Stop and Frisk

Bronx Ink reporters fanned out over 12 neighborhoods last week to capture the stories and thoughts from Bronx residents about law enforcement tactics.

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Bronx District Attorney Curbs Stop-and-Frisk Abuses

Bronx prosecutors are the first in the city to require police to justify in person each stop-and-frisk trespassing arrest.

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City Limits Report:

A report published in City Limits magazine by Bronx Ink reporters examines why a toxic contamination inside a Bronx School went undetected possibly for years, endangering the lives of the staff and students. The school, P.S. 51 in the Bronx, was shut down last summer because of the contamination. Since then, students, staff and parents […]

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Bronx unemployment by the numbers

As the national economic recovery begins to show signs of gaining steam, Bronx residents continue to experience a tough time finding work, with the borough recently coming in dead last among all 62 counties in New York state in terms of employment figures.

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Tapping into stimulus funds to create green jobs

Since 2003, there have been 300 people who graduated from the 17-week green jobs training program. Of that number, an estimated 70 to 75 percent are employed or pursuing college education.

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Troubled Bronx buildings flipped again

Troubled Bronx buildings flipped again

Bronx real estate agent Anthony Gazivoda paid almost $7 million more than the previous owner, a surprisingly high purchase price that has tenants and housing advocates afraid that the new owner will find himself just as cash-strapped as the previous ones.

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  • Car crash in Hunt’s Point injures driver, kills passenger

    A driver attempting to pass a tractor trailer collided with an unoccupied parked vehicle on Tuesday morning, and is now in critical condition. His passenger was killed. The driver, unlicensed, faces charges. The New York Daily News reports.

  • Bronx cops guilty of attempted assault on teen

    Two Bronx police officers were found guilty on Monday of attempted assault from a 2011 incident with a 17 year-old boy. New York Post reports.

  • Bronx car crash kills two, injures one

    Two men died on the Bronx River Parkway after their vehicle hit a tree early Friday, in what appears to be a street race. One last passenger was critically injured. The New York Daily News Reports.

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