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Bronx Storm Relief Resources

Bronx Times collected a useful list of resources available for those affected by the storm in the borough: Help Available for Hurricane Sandy City-Wide information can also be found at nyc.gov.  

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Mott Haven Academy Opens Roof Garden

The Mott Haven Academy is growing lettuce, herbs and chives in its newly open rooftop garden. The Mott Haven Herald reports that the charter school uses the garden in its curriculum to teach children about nutrition and science. Funding for the project came from Bolthouse Farms and private donors.

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Post-Storm Cleanup Continues at Bronx Parks

Bronx parks that suffered damage during Superstorm Sandy and the nor’easter are facing a several month-long clean up efforts, DNAinfo reports. Fifty Bronx sites are currently closed, mostly due to fallen trees. Devoe, Hackett, Harding, Henry Hudson, Joseph Rodman Drake, Poe, Pugsley Creek, Seton Falls, Soundview and Walton Slope are among the closed sites. Volunteers […]

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Bug “Love Hotel” Sculpture Installed in Hunts Point

The eco-friendly Riverside Campus in Hunts Point is home to a new glow-in-the-dark sculpture that’s designed to boost the park’s ecosystem. The Hunts Point Express reports that the new installation will attract beneficial insects and foster plant growth. The sculpture is part of a growing effort to raise awareness surrounding environmental issues in the area.

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Father Charged in Death of 5-Year-Old Son

Police have charged a University Heights man with the murder of his 5-year-old son and the attempted murder of his 7-year-old daughter. DNA Info reports that Leonardo Espinal allegedly drowned the boy and poisoned the girl. She in now in stable condition after being taken to Montefiore Medical Center.

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Verizon Drops Fees for Hurricane Sandy Victims

Verizon waves fees for voice and text services for customers in Bronx County after Hurricane Sandy.

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Democrats Sweep Bronx Local Elections

Democratic candidates won every state election in the Bronx on Election Day, Norwood News Reports. Every Democratic candidate for state senate and assembly won with more than 90 percent of the vote, with the exception of the 80th district’s Mark Gjonaj, who won a seat in the assembly with 79 percent of the vote. The New […]

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Police Investigate Death of 5-Year-Old

University Heights police are investigating the death of a 5-year-old boy whose body was found after a 119 call reporting an emotionally disturbed person. DNA Info reports that Stewart Espinal was pronounced dead after being taken to Saint Barnabus Hospital. Police have taken a 47-year-old man into custody as a suspect.

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