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Body of missing Bronx man discovered in Van Cortland Lake, NY1

An elderly Bronx man who had been missing since last week was discovered dead Monday morning in Van Cortland Lake, New York 1 reports. The cause of death is unknown. Anthony McGurran, 77, was last seen Friday at his home on Bailey Avenue, police said.

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Pepper-spray attack at Bronx high school sends 17 students to hospital, NYPost

More than a dozen students at a Bronx school were hospitalized Monday morning after a student unleashed pepper spray at the start of the school day. The incident occurred in the first-floor hallway of Leadership Academy High School on Webster Avenue at about 10:15 a.m., Department of Education spokeswoman Margie Feinberg told The New York […]

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Company plans electric truck factory in Port Morris, NY Daily News

The city approved $1.7 million in tax breaks last week for a company planning to open an electric truck factory in Port Morris. Smith Electric Vehicles is the world’s top maker of electric trucks and fills orders from companies including Coca-Cola and Frito-Lay, the NY Daily News reported.

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New landlord for building with hip-hop past, NY Daily News

A Bronx apartment building with a special place in the history of hip-hop went up for sale last week, the NY Daily News reported. Workforce Housing Advisors bought the building on Sedgwick Avenue at foreclosure auction and pledged to maintain affordable rents and add a culture center.

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Bronx Pride opens new headquarters, NY Post

Bronx Pride is opening its new headquarters this week at the Rev. Ruben Diaz Gardens on Kelly Street, the NY Post reported. Ironically, the building’s namesake, Senator Diaz, is a prominent opponent of same-sex marriages.

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Suspect arrested in ER shooting, NY Daily News

Police have arrested a suspect in a shooting that wounded two at Bronx Lebanon Hospital this week. Police say Michael Wayman, 29, fired several shots inside the hospital at a member of a rival gang, the NY Daily News reported.  

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Kingsbridge students prepare for Paris trip, NY Times

More than 30 fifth and sixth graders at P.S. 86 are heading to Europe next Friday for a 10-day tour of France, Belgium and the Netherlands. The school tries to send students on trips every year, paid for in part by fundraising, the NY Times reported.

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Police arrest 21 in alleged drug network, Lohud.com

Police arrested 21 people late last month for alleged involvement in a heroin ring in the Norwood area of the Bronx, Lohud.com reported.

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