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A Tough Harvest In Mott Haven, New York Times

Thieves broke into a farm in La Finca del Sur, reports David Gonzales for The New York Times.

The unusual farm, ran by Puerto Rican women, is in a shipping container tucked between a highway ramp and the Metro-North tracks on 138th Street and the Grand Concourse.

“It’s not the loss of material things,” said volunteer Nancy Ortiz-Surun, “it’s the sense of how vulnerable we are.”

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Fordham U. law student forced to give up farm-share program, New York Times

Farm to Fordham, a farm-share program at Fordham University for the last year and a half, ended last week after a battle with security personnel at the school, New York Times.

The program has been struggling since April when security refused to open gates for vegetable delivery, the Times reports.

The program’s founder, Michael Zimmerman, a law student, tried to work with the system to reopen, but instead received notice from the university’s lawyers saying that the program couldn’t continue.

 

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  • Officer Who Fatally Shot Unarmed Bronx Teen to Face NYPD Trial

    The officer who fatally shot unarmed Bronx teen Ramarley Graham in 2012 inside his Bronx apartment will face a departmental trial, but no date has been set yet for the inquiry, the NYPD said. Graham was shot and killed inside a bathroom in his apartment after he was chased by Officer Richard Haste and other officers. He […]

  • Bronx school teacher busted for beating student who kept his drug money

    Kevin Pope, a science teacher at the John V. Lindsay Wildcat Academy in Hunts Point, was arrested on Friday for beating a 16-year-old student who walked away with Pope’s money in a drug buy. Read the full story on NY Daily News.

  • Man Found Dead in Crate May Have Been There for 10 Years, Brother Says

    James Michael Brannon, a California man, who went missing in 2004 and was discovered murdered in a Throgs Neck marina Monday may have been in a wooden crate under a dry-docked boat for up to a decade, his brother said. Read the full story on DNAinfo.

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