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Floating pool to stay in Hunts Point

“The floating pool will remain at Barretto Point Park for at least another four years, the Parks Department announced Friday.” The Hunts Point Express has more here.

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Capturing the Beauty of Everyday Life in the Bronx

“For two decades, students of the International Center of Photography at the Point have learned analog photography and documented their community.” Journalist David Gonzalez, a local from the Bronx, reports in The New York Times.

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Morris Park, Bronx: Where Congeniality Flourishes

“The area has welcomed waves of newcomers, but still looks much as it did when the boxer Jake LaMotta and the TV host Regis Philbin lived there.” The New York Times has more here.

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New York state’s Teacher of the Year hails from the Bronx

It’s the first time in more than two decades the honor is being awarded to a New York City Teacher. Alhassan Susso is an immigrant from West Africa himself, and teaches social studies to immigrants at Mott Haven’s International Community High School. Chalkbeat has more on the honor here.

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The Bronx Is Great, Thonx

“The borough is building, and the bulk of new construction is still comparatively affordable. Just don’t call it the next Brooklyn.” The New York Times has more here.

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Police found Parkchester woman stabbed to death at home, Sept. 5

Parkchester woman stabbed to death in domestic violence incident, Sept. 5

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Off-duty Cop Commits Suicide in Bronx Home

A 29 year old off duty cop committed suicide using her service weapon in her Throggs Neck condominium. NYDaily News has more details here.

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An Insanity Plea in Severed Head Selfie Murder Case

The lawyer of the Bronx man who cut off his mother’s head and took a selfie with it told Bronx Supreme Court Thursday that her client is mentally ill and incapable of distinguishing right from wrong. Bahsid McLean, 26, is charged with murdering his mother Tanya Byrd in their apartment in February 2013. McLean’s lawyer […]

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