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School Bus Smashes Into HSBC Bank

A school bus rolled backwards into an HSBC bank at a busy Bronx intersection Friday morning, the Daily News reports.

There were no children on the bus and one person was treated for minor injuries, but refused medical attention.

Firefighters, cops and employees of the Buildings Department surveyed the scene as the bus was towed away. The doorway glass was shattered near the Westchester and Manor Aves.

About four employees were inside the bank when it opened at 9 a.m., minutes before the bus slammed into the building.


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Amateur boxer in stable condition after surgery, ESPN

The Bronx boxer, who was in critical condition after he and his sister were struck by a car on the Cross Bronx Expressway following a snowstorm pileup,  is now in stable condition, according to ESPN. Golden Gloves champion Pedro Luis Sosa underwent  a five-hour surgery at Jacobi Medical Center, after being struck by a Toyota Corolla and falling 75 feet in an accident that killed his sister, Jennifer Sosa.  He is expected to regain consciousness in the next few days.

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Dads aim to shape up Cross Bronx Expressway, NY Daily News

To counter traffic, pollution and unsafe conditions on the Cross Bronx Expressway, two Bronx dads have begun the Cross Bronx Initiative, according to the NY Daily News. William Rivera and Luis Sepulveda have commissioned local colleges to find solutions to issues such as bottlenecks and asthma.

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Claremont To Get First ‘Slow Zone’ In New York, The Bronx Times

Claremont in the Bronx is to become New York’s first traffic ‘slow zone’ to combat road deaths in the area, which are the highest of any neighborhood in the city, reports the Bronx Times.

The Department of Transportation have announced they are close to finishing a system of road bumps and 20 mph speed limits that will extend from 174 Street on the North, Boone Avenue on the East, part of Westchester Avenue to 167 Street on the South, and Southern Boulevard on the West.

The inititive is based on a similar system in London, where slow zones successfully reduced casualities by as much as 40 percent.

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