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Hunts Point Produce Market Donates Two Tons of Fresh Food to Sandy Victims

Produce wholesalers at the Hunts Point Produce Market in the Bronx brought over 4,000 pounds of fruits and vegetables to areas that were affected by Sandy, the New York Daily News reports. Oranges, apples, pears, bananas, carrots, blackberries, grapes and persimmons were shipped to shelters at schools in Brooklyn, Queens and Staten Island.  

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Controversy Over Assisted Living Facility on City Island Continues

Developer Domenico Mignone is working to get a a variance from the city Board of Standards and Appeals.

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A Fire Causes Severe Damage to a Landmark Theater

A strong fire at the Paradise Theater in the Fordham Heights section of the Bronx caused significant damage to this 83-year-old cultural landmark, the New York Times reported. The fire started around 3:30 p.m. on Nov. 5, causing two minor injuries among firefighters. More than 100 had to intervene to control the blaze, the Fire […]

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Bronx Residents Help Affected Communities in Queens After Sandy

Residents from the Edgewater Park section of the Bronx have started donating and volunteering to help highly-affected Queens communities recover from Hurricane Sandy, NY1 reports. Firefighters and volunteers from Edgewater Park operated in the Breezy Point section of Queens, along with other neighborhoods in the Rockaways. They bought supplies and lent material, including a generator, […]

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Edgewater Park Offers Aid to Breezy Point Despite Their Own Losses

Despite storm damage in their own community, residents of Edgewater Park in the Bronx organized relief efforts for Queens. NY1 reports that although Edgewater suffered from loss of power and property damage, the community is still sending aid to Breezy Point, where many people lost their homes entirely. Firefighters helping to organize the effort say […]

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Demand Outstrips Supply at South Bronx Food Bank

The economic downturn has resulted in greater demand and few resources at the Manna of Life food bank in the South Bronx. NY City Lens reports that the the number of people who face food insecurity is rising, and often the food bank provides for people who can’t make ends meet yet don’t qualify for […]

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Three Bronx Polling Locations Changed Due to Sandy

Three polling locations in the Bronx have changed due to Superstorm Sandy, the Board of Elections in the City of New York announced. Residents originally stationed to vote at Locust Point Civic Hall, 4400 Locust Point Drive, will now go to the MTA Throggs Neck Parking Lot, 4260 Throggs Neck Expressway. Voters headed to PS […]

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Bronx Man Beaten to Death

Norman Spencer, 49 years old, died on Friday night at Bronx Lebanon Hospital after being seriously injured during a fight at Webster Avenue in Claremont. The fight took place inside of a Bronx bodega located at 1447 Webster Avenue. According to the New York Police Deparment no arrest has been made.  

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