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Bronx student asked school safety agent to watch his bag full of books — and a loaded gun

20-year-old Earl Williams told a safety agent in Providing Urban Learners Success in Education High School in Tremont to watch a bag for him on Wednesday. Upon opening the black plastic bag, the agent discovered a .38-caliber pistol with four live rounds, according to New York Daily News. Read the full story Here.

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The Bronx Supreme Court sentences 6 Rikers officers to prison time for beating inmate

Six of the correction officers convicted of the brutal beating of a Rikers Island inmate in 2012 were sentenced to prison time on Friday and will head back to Rikers Island for processing before getting sent upstate, according to DNAinfo.  

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More Than 350 Warrants Cleared at ‘Another Chance’ Event in The Bronx

More than 350 warrants for low-level crimes like loitering and drinking in public were cleared on Saturday at an event in The Bronx. The event, called “Another Chance,” was held at 55 E. 175th St. in the Mount Hope Community Center and was meant to give people a chance to clear their records of low-level […]

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Court Order Allows Building with Absentee Landlord to Receive Emergency Repairs

After 24 years of inhumane conditions caused by landlord neglect, a court order will allow repairs to begin on 888 Grand Concourse, according to DNAinfo.

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Legal Battle in District 10

The superintendent of District 10, Melodie Mashel, has resigned after being accused of colluding with state Assemblyman Jeffrey Dinowitz in an effort to screen minority and low-income Kindergartners out of Riverdale, the Daily News reports. http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/education/bronx-superintendent-quits-school-discrimination-furor-article-1.2794075

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Ruben Diaz Jr. Calls For City To Stop Misuse of WiFi Kiosks

LinkNYC kiosks bring free wireless internet to the streets of New York City. Some residents, including Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr., have asked the city to limit the browsing time — and browsing choices — of each kiosk user. Complaints of day-long porn sessions may make for a good tabloid story, but what about legitimate uses […]

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New Apartment Complex in Melrose

On Wednesday, September 7th, NY1 reported that Mayor Bill de Blasio and local councilman Rafael Salamanca have finally signed off on the construction of a 1,000-unit apartment building in the Melrose section of the Bronx. http://www.ny1.com/nyc/bronx/politics/2016/09/7/bronx-councilman-supports-development-making-use-of-mayor-s-new-affordable-housing-rules.html

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EXCLUSIVE: Sister of Bronx bodega worker killed by police slams NYPD; ‘They left him there to bleed to death’

New video showing an NYPD cop dragging away a Bronx bodega clerk he fatally shot after mistaking him for a robber confirmed for the victim’s Marine Corps sister what she has believed for years — that officers had no regard for her brother’s life. http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/bronx/sister-bronx-bodega-worker-killed-police-slams-nypd-article-1.2784053

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