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Struck By a Subway 14 Years Ago, Still Waiting for Justice

On March 13, 2005 Luis Rodriguez got up in the early hours of Sunday morning to catch the subway from the St. Lawrence Avenue Station near his Morissania home to travel to Pelham Bay for a fishing trip on his day off. The then-35-year-old HVAC technician and father of two was standing on the edge […]

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BankNote building, in Hunts Point, South Bronx

Cryptocurrency Comes to The Bronx

Twenty-eight percent of residents in East Tremont and Morrisania have no bank accounts. One Bronx high school teacher believes cryptocurrency may be the answer.

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A Boxing Gym Owner Fights to Keep His Culture Alive

El Maestro is no ordinary boxing gym, but now this vibrant cultural center is under threat.

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A different kind of corner store: A story of surviving homelessness

Dennis Pentier, a 48 year-old Jamaican immigrant, has been homeless here in New York City for the past eight years. Ejected from a city shelter, he survives day to day from his makeshift outdoor shop on a block in the Tremont neighborhood that he currently calls home.

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No “Big Apple” in the Bronx

Morrisania in the South Bronx has long been known as a “food desert” for its lack of fresh produce — the local Youthmarket is trying to improve the situation.

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Saving Stray Cats in Morrisania

An overpopulation of feral cats have been a long-term headache in the Bronx. Edith Georgia, 65, volunteers to save the lives of more than 25 stray cats in her Morrisania neighborhood.

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With Few Watching, Assembly Race Nears Finish Line

Severe political disengagement in this district has allowed an intriguing race for state office to be met largely with shrugs.

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Cuevas Family Faces Robbery Suspects In Court

The Cuevas family of the innocent bodega worker who was shot and killed by an NYPD officer faced the robbery suspects charged with his death at the Bronx Criminal Court.

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