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Teen sentenced to five months in jail for killing a Bronx father with a single punch

Lawmakers joined A Bronx family mourning their father’s death from a single punch to the face, calling for criminal penalties to be enacted.

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Grassroots Groups Rally for Open Discovery

More than 50 people rallied outside the Bronx Supreme Court on Monday morning, demanding changes to New York state law that, they claim, would make the judicial process more just and efficient.

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People’s Climate March targets Fresh Direct in the Bronx

Bronx advocates joined Manhattan’s largest climate change march Sunday, with a focus on curbing a business deal that would add more truck fumes to the area already plagued by high asthma rates.

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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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Part of the collected guns at the Bronx gun buyback event on Saturday Sept. 20th

Bronx residents go to church to surrender weapons to police

The number of shootings in the Bronx have increased by 19 percent since last January, while overall crime is down 3 percent. Police held buybacks this weekend to try to remove guns from the streets.

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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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A memorial to Zulisker Redvetoski went up in front of 2414 Beaumont Ave. (ALICE GUILHAMON/ The Bronx Ink)

Belmont neighborhood shaken by killing of 22-year-old man

The murder of a 22-year-old man in the Belmont area brings out longstanding concern about gang shootings in the neighborhood.

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