Tag Archive | "The Bronx"

Court orders Co-op City to be more handicap-friendly, NY Daily News

In a victory for a handicap man from the Bronx, a New York judge cited Co-op City for discriminating against wheelchair-bound residents, NY Daily News reported Thursday.

For the second time in less than a year, John Rose prevailed against the management of the sprawling building complex in North Bronx.

State Supreme Court Justice Mary Ann Brigantti-Hughes upheld a November ruling by the New York City Commission on Human Rights.

Riverbay argued it obeyed federal law when it made the side doors of Rose’s building accessible. But Brigantti-Hughes sided with the commission, finding that Riverbay failed to offer Rose an “unsegregated accommodation,” as required by city law.

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Shooting suspect caught on camera, CBS New York

Police released on Wednesday a video of a man accused of a shooting incident in the Bronx, CBS New York reported.

The shooting, which was captured on surveillance camera, reportedly happened at around 1 a.m. on Sept. 20.

The shooting victim survived with only small injuries and was released from the hospital.


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Feds bust Bronx prescription drug ring, DNAInfo

A Bronx drug ring fell in the hands of federal agents, who accused them of conspiring with a Washington Heights doctor to sell thousands of Oxycodone pills, according to DNAInfo.

The bust comes in the wake of a crackdown on the illegal sale of prescription drugs in Washington Heights.

Felix Rodriguez, 50, allegedly supplied drug, which the dealers referred to as “jelly beans,” from the spring 2009 through May 2011. The Bronx gang also allegedly sold hard drugs along with the pills.

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Gas heating bill to drop 3.8 percent, WABC

Residential customers in the Bronx and throughout New York are getting some relief from Con Ed, according to NBC New York.

The power company reported that on average gas heating bills will drop 3.8 this winter compared to last year.

The company has 1.1 million customers in the Bronx, Manhattan, Westchester County and parts of Queens. About 279,000 of them use gas for heating in their homes.

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5K walk raises more breast cancer awareness, NY1

A citywide five-kilometer breast cancer walk attracted tens of thousands of participants including in the the Bronx, NY1 reported.

Making Strides Against Breast Cancer 5K walk were held at Orchard Beach in the Bronx and at parks throughout the four other boroughs last Sunday.

Both organizers and breast cancer survivors said early detection using mammogram tests after the age of 40 increase the chance of survival by 98 percent.


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Family accuses Bronx cemetery of losing grandma’s ashes, NY Daily News

Woodlawn Cemetery in the Bronx is facing accusations of misplacing the ashes of a local grandmother, according to the NY Daily News.

Elisabeth Delfini’s family claimed that Woodlawn lost her ashes in February and then lied about the loss.

The alleged mishap is the second at a major Bronx cemetery in the last year. Recently, St. Raymond Cemetery was accused of burying the remains of a woman in the wrong grave.

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Calvin Klein, Ralph Lauren were neighbors in the Bronx, Styleite

Fashion website Styleite reports about Calvin Klein talking about his childhood in the Bronx during the 1940s.

The son of Jewish-Hungarian immigrants, Klein said he was lucky to have parents who encouraged him to pursue his passion. Klein graduated high school from the Bronx’s High School of Arts and Design.

During the interview Klein revealed that another celebrity designer, Ralph Lauren was his neighbor. Klein said Lauren’s fashion sense was “peculiar” even then.


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Mom of college basketball star from the Bronx dies, ESPN

The mother of Bronx native and University of Arizona basketball forward Kevin Parrom has died, ESPN reports.

The announcement came just a few weeks after the 6-foot-6 junior Wildcat returned was injured following a Sept. 24 shooting in the Bronx. During that incident Parrom was shot in the leg.

“Our thoughts and prayers are with Kevin and his family at this most difficult time,” Parrom’s coach Sean Miller said in a statment. “I have never been around a young person who has dealt with more hardship in such a short period of time than Kevin.


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