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Brooklyn Man Killed in Bronx Hit and Run

A Brooklyn man died Monday night after being struck by a car in a hit and run in Morrisania in the South Bronx. 38 year old David Pajarito-Mendez was hit at the intersection of Courtlandt Avenue and East 162nd Street. Police are looking for a black jeep Cherokee which was seen driving away from the […]

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Mother’s Playground Shooting Latest Bronx Homicide Covered in Ambitious NYT Series

The fatal shooting of a South Bronx mother of three is the latest homicide to be covered by New York Times reporters Al Baker and Benjamin Mueller, whose project ‘Murder in the 4-0’ is tracking the life and death of every person to be murdered in the 40th Police Precinct in the Bronx this year. Jessica […]

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Popular Chain Restaurant Coming to South Bronx

Chipotle restaurant will be opening at 260 E. 161st Street, across the street from the Bronx County Hall of Justice, by the end of the year. The neighborhood is aiming to diversify dining options, said Cary Goodman, executive director of the 161st business improvement district. This will be the fourth Chipotle in the borough, but […]

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More Healthy Food Options From Cold-Press Juice Bar Coming to Mott Haven

A cold-pressed juice bar called Born should arrive at 137th Street and Third Avenue by the beginning of next year, said Henry Obispo, who is spearheading the business. It will be located in the epicenter of the South Bronx’s gentrification debate, in an area that has already seen the arrival of a new coffee shop, sushi restaurant and fashion boutique. Full article at: https://www.dnainfo.com/new-york/20161005/mott-haven/cold-press-juice-bar-mott-haven  

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Men Pushing Granny Cart Full of Assault Rifles Arrested in Morrisania

A pair of men were found pushing a granny cart loaded with assault rifles through the Bronx, police said.

Bobby Hamlin, 41, and Jesus Rodriguez, 43, were by 852 Jackson Ave. on Thursday around 9:55 p.m. with a shopping cart holding a Hesse AK-47 assault rifle and an SKS 7.62 MM, according to court documents and the NYPD.

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Public Housing Worker Didn’t Report Broken Alarm Prior to Fatal Fire in Butler Houses

A public housing maintenance worker failed to report a smoke alarm was broken in a Butler Houses apartment just hours before a blaze killed two young children, the city’s Department of Investigation has found.

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Police find Bronx pot grow operation housing 90 plants

A major marijuana grow house has been discovered in the Bronx — and the diverted electrical wiring posed a fire hazard. The drug den was discovered inside a 50-apartment building on University Ave. near W. 179th St. in Morris Heights Monday afternoon, police sources said.

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Rikers Island Supervisor Arrested for Sexual Abuse

Captain Timothy Cowen, 33, was arrested on Friday and charged with forcible touching and sexual abuse, according to prosecutors. Cowen groped a female officer and, after she pushed his hand away and asked him to stop, he pulled her toward him. The Department of Investigation looked into the incident. Cowen has been suspended without pay. […]

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