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P.S. 48 wins $50,000 from national “Glee” contest

Hunts Point’s P.S. 48 saved its music program from the budget axe by winning one of three national Glee Give a Note grand prizes.

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House arrest: Why Fordham residents are trapped in their homes

Real estate prices prevent homeowners from leaving Fordham and Kingsbridge despite the rising rate of crime and prostitution.

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“Little Albania” in the Bronx

Businesses along Lydig Avenue provide staples for the sizable ethnic Albanian and eastern European communities in New York City.

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Occupy City Council: Politicians evoke protests to support wage bill

Supporters of a bill to increase the minimum wage hope the Occupy movement will energize their cause

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Where are all the Bronx kids in the Bronx High School of Science?

The elite high school in Bedford Park once drew more than 90 percent of its students from the borough. Today only 14 percent come from the Bronx.

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Violent crime in Mott Haven, Melrose at five-year high

South Bronx residents are demanding more jobs to curb violence, which has climbed steadily since 2008.

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Williamsbridge musician hopes for success with local reggae studio

A less confident artist would have considered it a horror scene. The room was packed with more than 100 people watching him. He looked ready to roll with his Mohawk and shades. But the night of Nov. 10 did not play out well for K’Coneil Barron, 27, as he performed covers of R&B hits from […]

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West Bronx community rallies to rise again

Longtime residents have watched pockets of Morris Heights become riddled with separation and tension, marked with stories of shootings and weeping mothers. Now some are fighting back.

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