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Teen suspect in shooting outside police station arrested

A 16-year-old suspect in the shooting of another teenager outside a Bronx precinct has been apprehended, according to the NY Daily News.

The shooting occurred around 1:25 a.m. Thursday, according to the New York Police Department.

The victim is in critical but stable condition at the St. Barnabus Hospital.

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Explosives found in Soundview residence, 2 men charged

The New York City Police arrested two men after finding explosives and illegal weapons in the Soundview district of the Bronx, according to CBS New York.

Anthony Cibelli, 24, and Juan Pagan, 25, were charged with Criminal Possession of a Weapon for an explosive device and firearm, and criminal possession of controlled substance and marijuana.

Cibelli is an Iraq War veteran who spent 5 years in the Army before moving to the Bronx earlier this year.  Friends call Cibelli a clean-cut military veteran who stays out of trouble in the tumultuous neighborhood, but said his time in the Army defines him.

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A habitat for travelers in the Grand Concourse

A Puerto Rico native who grew up in the South Bronx has transformed his house into a bed-and-breakfast placed called Mi Casa Tu Casa Guesthouse.

In a feature story published in the NY Times, guests to the spot have come from as far away as China, and some return year after year. In response to the inevitable question about crime, Mr. Pabón says that despite the South Bronx’s dismal image, the neighborhood is relatively safe. “The worst thing,” he said, “is the noise, the trucks and the people playing music at 2 in the morning.”

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Donald Trump to run Bronx golf course

Real estate mogul and reality show star Donald Trump is coming to the Bronx.

According to the NYDaily News, Trump’s company and the New York City Parks and Recreation Department signed a 20-year license deal to operate the golf course at Ferry Point Park in the Bronx.

The Trump Organization will reportedly invest $10 million in the project. Trump’s company also runs New York City skating rinks and the Central Park carousel.

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Teacher cuts self after incident inside classroom

A history teacher from the Bronx Engineering and Technology Academy in Marble Hill was taken to the hospital Thursday after an outburst, which resulted in a self-inflicted injury, according to the NYDaily News.

Peter Bogolub reportedly “expressed anger and distress” following an incident involving a student who misbehaved in class.

Bogolub, a father of three, was taken to North Central Bronx Hospital.


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Behind bars for 12 years, Bronx mom hopes for Cuomo’s clemency

On Dec. 25, Eugenia Pedraza turns 51. But behind bars, there’s not much to celebrate.

The Bronx mother has been in prison for 12 years following a tangled family dispute, which involved kidnapping an an attempted murder, according to NY1.

Pedraza, who has a daughter staying at Columbia University, said she is innocent of the crime and is pleading for clemency from Gov. Mario Cuomo.

“If she was white, if she spoke English, and if she had any financial means whatsoever, there’s not a chance she would be in jail. Not a chance,” says attorney Richard Schoestein.

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Driver in wrong way crash killed on Bruckner Expressway

A Throgs Neck woman driving on the wrong way on Bruckner Expressway was killed early Thursday after crashing her car into a tractor trailer.

According to WABC, the 25 year old was driving northbound in the southbound lanes just after 3 a.m.

Detectives believe she drove at least a half mile in the wrong direction, with cars swerving around her, before the crash.

A NYPost story identified the victim as 25-year-old Margaret Donnelly, who works at a Catholic school also in Throgs Neck in the Bronx.


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Hate crime suspected in city property in Kingsbridge

A New York City Police investigation is underway following a possible hate crime at the Bronx headquarters of the city’s Parks Department in Kingsbridge.

A photo posted on Amsterdam News shows an African American doll hanging from a metal chain shaped like a noose Tuesday morning.

The doll was found in the garage by an African American employee who had just returned to work after being out sick, according to WNYC.

Three years ago, the Parks Department settled a federal discrimination suit of $20 million brought by 11 current and former employees who charged that Henry Stern, the former Parks Commissioner, and current NYC Parks and Recreation Commissioner Adrian Benepe oversaw a racially hostile environment for Black and Latino employees.


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