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Bronx serial sex-offender irks Riverdale neighbors and cops, NY Daily News

One of the Bronx’s most prolific perverts makes for a creepy neighbor at a Riverdale co-op – and a source of serial frustration for cops, the New York Daily News reports.

Gerard Patrick Matthews, 51, has been busted 18 times in the city and Westchester County since 1990 on 29 counts of public lewdness, exposure, assault and obscenity.

He has been convicted more than a dozen times, serving several short jail stints.

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Service returns to two Bronx subway stops, NY1

Relief came for riders in the Bronx Friday when they heard that the Metropolitan Transportation Authority is finally returning service at the Elder and St. Lawrence Avenue stops on the IRT after eight months of construction, NY1 reports.

The stations should be open Sunday at 5:00 p.m.

The work at the Elder and St. Lawrence stations was part of a five station project that’s bringing new lighting, public announcement systems, platforms, mezzanines and canopies.


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Bronx baby dies after ingesting pills, NY Post

Bronx baby who was found unconscious yesterday morning and later died may have swallowed prescription pills from a bottle his parents had given him for use as a rattle, the New York Post reports.

The parents of 13-month-old Edwin Perocier Jr. told cops they found him unresponsive in their Longwood apartment inside a family homeless shelter just before 8 a.m.

Police questioned Santiago and the baby’s father, Edwin Perocier Sr., 49, for hours at the 41st Precinct.

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Thousands of cyclists eager to take annual “Tour De Bronx”, NY1

Organizers and elected officials are gearing up for the 17th annual event on Sunday, October 23, which known to be the largest free cycling event in New York State, NY1 reports.

Beginning at 161st Street and taking the Grand Concourse, riders either navigate a 25- or 40-mile route, passing through historic districts, neighborhoods, waterfront areas and greenways.

Tens of thousands of cyclists have taken part in the Tour De Bronx over the years.

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Forty percent of Bronx residents want more police protection, NY Daily News

Roughly 40 percent of Bronx residents said they think police protection is poor, a new poll shows, the New York Daily News reports.

The Municipal Art Society poll, produced by Marist College and released Thursday, surveyed 1,024 New Yorkers last month, questioning them about the livability of their neighborhoods.

Nearly nine out of 10 Manhattan residents said they were satisfied with their borough, while upward of one-quarter of Bronx residents gave the opposite answer.

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Pastor accused of cashing dead teacher’s pension checks, Reuters

A New York pastor has been arrested and accused of fraudulently cashing pension checks worth nearly a quarter-million dollars sent to a school teacher who died in April 2000 at age 75, Reuters reports.

Rev. Victor Rosa was accused of deceiving New York City’s Teacher Retirement System into thinking that teacher Maria Sicardo was still alive and had her checks sent to a building he owns in the Bronx, investigators said.

He would cash the checks, which amounted to about $241,000, often at a local bank, investigators said.

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Brian Cashman not expected to leave Yankees, NY Daily News

Brian Cashman not expected to leave Yankees for Red Sox after Theo Epstein’s departure to run Cubs, the New York Daily News reports.

Asked Wednesday whether Epstein’s decision to leave the Red Sox for the Cubs would influence his own situation, Cashman said it would not.

Cashman’s contract expires at the end of the month, and while he and the Yankees have not started discussing a new deal, he’s expected to return to the position he has held since 1998.

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Killer nabbed by ‘tix fix’ cop pleads out, NY Post

A Bronx murder suspect whose arresting officer was caught on a wiretap fixing a ticket took a plea deal yesterday before a jury was selected
, New York Post reports.

Careem Johnson, 25, copped to manslaughter and accepted 25 years in prison for killing José Arvelo, 18, in Mott Haven in 2008.

It was initially speculated that Johnson — charged with second-degree murder — might walk because the cop who arrested him, Detective Jason Allison, was caught on wiretap allegedly trying to void a summons for a cop’s relative.

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