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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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Newswire

  • Police seek information on driver in hit-and-run case

    After a hit-and-run in the Bronx on Monday, the police have released a surveillance video and have asked for any information on the case, NY1 News reports. A white sedan hit a 50-year-old woman on Bruckner avenue, according to the NYPD.

  • Yankee Stadium installs metal detectors

    The Yankee Stadium increased security at some of its gates on, News 12 reported on Tuesday. According to a new initiative by the Major League Baseball all stadiums are required to install metal detectors by 2015.

  • Teenagers can now serve on local community boards

    New York State recently passed a measure that allows residents as young as 16 to serve on community boards, the Norwood News reports. The bill was drafted by Bronx Councilman Ritchie Torres in an effort to involve more youth in community decisions.

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