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Bronx Robber Threatens Five More Victims with Hypodermic Needle

A robber who uses a hypodermic needle to threaten his victims was linked to five more incidents in the Bronx. The recent robberies make a total of eight reported incidents in the East Tremont area. The police released a video of the man who is described as about 40 years old, 5 feet 6 inches […]

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Family Mourns Unsolved Murder of Bronx Woman

Pamela Graddick, a daycare worker, was last seen by a friend who shopped with her at the Gateway Center mall near Yankee Stadium. Relatives quickly took action two days after she vanished on August 11, posting flyers around Highbridge for clues of her status. On September 4, Graddick, 26, was found stuffed in a trash […]

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Feds Seek to Revoke Bail for Former Sen. Espada

Federal prosecutors are asking a judge to revoke the bail of former state Sen. Pedro Espada Jr., the embattled Bronx legislator who was convicted in May of stealing money from his Soundview nonprofit organization. The prosecutors argue in a document unsealed on Wednesday that Espada has violated the terms of his bail, the New York […]

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Bronx Charter School Named Blue Ribbon School

The Bronx Charter School for Excellence has been named a National Blue Ribbon School, one of the the highest honors awarded to schools by the U.S. Department of Education. The Parchester school, at 1960 Benedict Avenue, is one of three charter schools in the state to earn the distinction, the New York Daily News reports. On recent […]

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Police Release Video of Bronx Laundromat Attack

Police have released video surveillance footage of a robbery and attack on a worker in a Wakefield laundromat on Sunday night, the DNAinfo reports. The video shows a fistfight between two men, and then two women joining in the attack by striking the victim with a stick inside the laundromat, at 4027 White Plains Road. […]

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Embattled Construction Firm Still Managing Public Projects

A construction contractor found to owe the city about $960,000 in back wages and benefits to dozens of workers is still managing Bronx projects financed with public money, the New York Daily News reports. The city had stopped awarding contracts to Lettire Construction — once the city’s go-to contractor for thousands of affordable housing units […]

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Emergency Teams Respond to Suspicious Powder in a Fordham Office

Emergency teams responded to a 911 call regarding suspicious white powder found in an office near Fordham University Tuesday morning. DNAinfo reported that an FDNY Hazmat team and the NYPD rushed to One Fordham Plaza to investigate the substance, which was discovered under a desk in the fifth floor office. The building was not evacuated […]

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MTA Reveals Rail Service Proposal to East Bronx Neighborhoods

MTA officials launched a series of informational sessions to outline a proposed Metro-North rail service to four neighborhoods in the East Bronx. The project, which is to be completed by 2019, aims to provide swifter access to and from the area to Midtown Manhattan, Westchester and communities outside of the city. Construction of the new […]

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