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Suspect pleads not guilty in McKinley Houses murder

Police November 9, 2017 at 6:45 pm 0 comments

Salim Wilson, 25, pleaded not guilty Wednesday to second-degree murder in the Aug. 29 fatal shooting of 24-year-old Julio Valesquez.

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BLOX rallies residents to reclaim space under neglected bridge

Transportation November 8, 2017 at 9:25 pm 0 comments

After years of neglect, the run-down Third Avenue Bridge is getting a thorough cleaning, thanks to some engaged residents and neighborhood organizations.

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Alleged murderer called victim’s mother ‘mom’

Police November 8, 2017 at 7:16 pm 0 comments

After their previous case was dropped last year, the victim and his alleged killer brought suits against two police officers, whom they accuse of having pressured witnesses into identifying them as the culprits, according to the New York Daily News.

Patrick Delices is street campaigning at the Hunts Point Ave. 6 train last Wednesday.

Republican candidates face long odds in local City Council races

Politics November 6, 2017 at 7:48 pm 0 comments

Even though no Bronx Republican has won a seat on the New York City Council in two decades, the party’s candidates in the 8th and 17th Council districts are not giving up on tomorrow’s general election without a fight.

Groups help Bronxites navigate health care red tape

Groups help Bronxites navigate health care red tape

Health November 3, 2017 at 2:12 pm 0 comments

NYC Health + Hospitals/Lincoln Hospital tapped Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services to collaborate on a detailed training for community members and leaders to master the upcoming enrollment periods for Medicare and New York State of Health.

Precinct prepares for annual Halloween party

Precinct prepares for annual Halloween party

Police October 29, 2017 at 12:16 pm 0 comments

It was business as usual last Wednesday as Crime Prevention Officer Reina Marrero walked past the 40th Precinct’s holding cells. One was occupied. But on Halloween, these cells will be filled with a crop of unearthly inmates.

Councilman pushes for opioid antidote in schools

Councilman pushes for opioid antidote in schools

Health October 25, 2017 at 3:49 pm 0 comments

The South Bronx had the highest rate of drug overdoses in the city last year, according to a study by the health department. City Councilman Rafael Salamanca Jr. is proposing a bill to require local schools to have the antidote on hand to administer if needed, but the mayor’s office is pushing back.

Underserved small businesses look for banking help

Underserved small businesses look for banking help

Economy October 23, 2017 at 6:41 pm 0 comments

Loans are in short supply, say South Bronx businesses If Ruperto Morocho, 59, had extra dollars in his pocket he would use it to fix the faded green awning that hangs over the entrance of his Ecuadorian cafeteria on the corner of 148th and Bergen. But Morocho doesn’t have extraRead More