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Paper Streets: The Unbuilt Streets of the Bronx Mapes Field Unlocked to Host a Game of Cops v. East Tremont Kids The Art Of Change: Graffiti Show In The South Bronx Amidst Development Concerns Sally Schulman: One of the Last Holocaust Survivors in the Bronx
 

Paper Streets: The Unbuilt Streets of the Bronx

Scattered throughout the Bronx are streets that were never built, located on paper only, they exist in no man's land and under no department's jurisdiction. Where the streets should be are instead garbage-strewn weed patches, impromptu parking lots, or, in two cases, parts of Trump's Throgs Neck golf course.

Mapes Field Unlocked to Host a Game of Cops v. East Tremont Kids

It's not easy to find out why East Tremont's Mapes Field was locked in the first place. Still, officers from the 48th Precinct are now opening it up long enough to host baseball competitions with the neighborhood kids, harkening back to the days when the field was the center of the community.

The Art Of Change: Graffiti Show In The South Bronx Amidst Development Concerns

British artist Nick Walker of "gentleman vandal" fame displaying his stencil graffiti works in the Bronx and of the Bronx at Wallworks Art Gallery in Port Morris. The exhibit, "The Last Ride," opened Sept. 17.

Sally Schulman: One of the Last Holocaust Survivors in the Bronx

“A lot of survivors are mad at God,” said Schulman, who lived in the Jewish ghetto in her Polish village after the Soviet Invasion in 1939. “But I promised myself that if I survived, I’d observe like my parents observed.”

Activists raise concerns over the future of the Bronx River

14 October 2014

Environmental activists say the city's approach to limiting the flow of contaminants into the Bronx River is fraught with problems.

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The Bronx is Branding

13 October 2014

The Bronx has an image problem. Local artists and entrepreneurs are building businesses and organizing events to make sure the world knows that it is, in fact, no longer burning.

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BID works to keep shoppers in Fordham amid mall opening

10 October 2014

In the face of competition from the Mall at Bay Plaza that opened nearby in August, the business community on Fordham Road is working to keep their customer base.

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Curry comes to Morrisania

05 October 2014

The Bronx Overall Economic Development Corporation receives about 10 to 15 requests for new business loans every month. Most like the Hungry Bird are financed by a close knit group of family members.

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Protestors hold their sign at the Don't Stop Possible education rally on Foley Square Oct. 2

Bronx charter students and parents rally in Manhattan against failing public schools

03 October 2014

Bronx charter school parents, teachers and students joined Manhattan pro-charter rally Oct. 2 calling for "Great Schools." Public school parents greeted protesters with accusations that the rally's funders were hedge fund tycoons.

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Teen sentenced to five months in jail for killing a Bronx father with a single punch

02 October 2014

Lawmakers joined A Bronx family mourning their father's death from a single punch to the face, calling for criminal penalties to be enacted.

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Grassroots Groups Rally for Open Discovery

02 October 2014

More than 50 people rallied outside the Bronx Supreme Court on Monday morning, demanding changes to New York state law that, they claim, would make the judicial process more just and efficient.

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Fight at Bronx house party leaves one teen dead, three injured

29 September 2014

Police identified a suspect in the killing of a 14-year-old boy after a fight broke out at a party in the Bronx on Sunday. The suspect is also wanted in the related stabbing of three teens, all of whom survived.

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Newswire

  • Off-duty Cop Commits Suicide in Bronx Home

    A 29 year old off duty cop committed suicide using her service weapon in her Throggs Neck condominium. NYDaily News has more details here.

  • An Insanity Plea in Severed Head Selfie Murder Case

    The lawyer of the Bronx man who cut off his mother’s head and took a selfie with it told Bronx Supreme Court Thursday that her client is mentally ill and incapable of distinguishing right from wrong. Bahsid McLean, 26, is charged with murdering his mother Tanya Byrd in their apartment in February 2013. McLean’s lawyer is seeking acquittal through mental illness or disease, although prosecutors claim that he killed Byrd “cold-bloodedly”. The New York Daily News has the latest on the trial.  

  • Claremont Village Infant’s Death Declared Homicide One Year On

    Medical examiners have declared that the death of an eight month old Bronx boy almost a year ago was a homicide, after analyzing latest test results. Mason Simms was found unresponsive in the apartment of his mother, Shivon Simms, on October 24th 2015. Simms blames her then boyfriend, Edward Flowers, for the death, although police are yet to make any arrests in the case. The New York Daily News has more.