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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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Day 15 After Sandy: Elderly Chinese Residents Still in the Dark

Low-income elderly Chinese immigrants living without power in Manhattan’s Knickerbocker Village are still walking for blocks to access donated food and blankets.

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Bronx Voters Flocked to the Polls in Spite of Sandy

Flooded basements and last-minute polling site changes did not seem to deter Bronx voters from going to the polls.

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Nov. 6 Election May Determine the Future for Young Bronx Immigrants

If Obama wins, Mexican immigrants like Resendiz who were brought as children without papers to America, may apply for college scholarships and a green card. If Romney wins, they may face eventual deportation.

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Before, During and After: Bronxites React to Hurricane Sandy

Bronx residents uploaded pictures, videos and personal reactions to Hurricane Sandy on social media.

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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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After Sandy, Hunts Point’s Low Lying Areas Struggle with Flooding

Sandy struck hard in the East Bronx, home of the region’s largest food distribution market.

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Sandy Bears Down on the Battered Bronx

About two-thirds of the Bronx is categorized as Zone B, meaning residents can expect a moderate possibility of evacuation.

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Newswire

  • River Park drug gang charged for four years

    The Feds busted a gang that allegedly held the residents of the River Park Towers captive of their drug traffic, The Daily News reports. One of the 19 members is Tyrone Felder, who was also charged last week in the murder of a Bronx livery cab driver.

  • 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.

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