Public Safety

WHEDCo Melrose Community Survey

Do you live, work, or go to school in Melrose (zip codes 10451, 10455, 10456)? Bronx Community Board 3 is asking for your participation in taking this survey of the Melrose neighborhood area, created by WHEDCo. Please take a few minutes to complete...

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Miracle on the Deegan

The stars must have been aligned perfectly as a single-engine fixed-winged plane with three passengers onboard made an emergency landing – in the northbound Major Deegan a 1/2 mile south of the East 233 Street exit. The unusual incident was reported at 3:26 p.m., on Sat., Jan. 4, when...

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OEM Issues Winter Storm Warning

A citywide winter storm warning has been issued starting Thursday, January 2, 2014 at 6:00PM until 1:00PM on Friday, January 3, 2014. The current forecast calls for 6-8 inches of snow accompanied by strong winds and low temperatures.

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“She was always smiling”
“Ella siempre sonreía”

Kisook Ahn’s daily commute to work was an hour and a half. The Flushing, Queens resident traversed three boroughs before the Metro North’s Hudson...
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“Your worst nightmare”
“Su peor pesadilla”

On Sunday mornings, Adele Plot and her husband usually go for riverfront walks together. Near the intersection of Palisade and...
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“Shop and frisk” comes under fire

“Compra y cacheo” bajo el fuego

“Compra y cacheo” bajo el fuego

La saga de los llamados casos de "compra y cacheo" en los grandes tiendas locales continuó a principios de este mes en las cámaras del....
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Urban dialogue explores profiling
Diálogo Urbano explora los perfiles raciales

El alcalde electo Bill de Blasio le ganó con una victoria aplastante al candidato republicano Joe Lhota. Entre sus principales plataformas...
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A hero makes his rounds
Un héroe hace sus rondas

"Ni la lluvia, ni el calor ni la oscuridad de la noche alejan a estos portadores de la rápida conclusión de sus rondas acordadas”.
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All in the name

A morning reception to rename the BronxWorks Community Center after retired Executive Director Carolyn McLaughlin became a well-deserved love fest for the woman who shaped BronxWorks’ growth and diversification over her 34-year career there. Elected officials, the heads of New York City...

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Avonte—Our Missing Child
Avonte — Nuestro niño perdido

Ya han pasado cuatro semanas desde que Avonte Oquendo, de 14 años de edad, salió corriendo de su escuela en Long Island City.
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Yankees donate to Boca Chica

In a ceremony this past Wed., Oct. 9th, the New York Yankees donated a fire truck and ambulance, along with firefighting and medical equipment, to the city of Boca Chica in the Dominican Republic. The city is home to the Yankees Latin Béisbol Academy. Invited guests included members of...

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Her name was Anjélica
Su nombre era Anjélica

Twenty-two years later, her name is finally known. Baby Hope, a four-year-old whose remains were found in a blue cooler in a park over...
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Waiting to be watched
Esperando a ser vigilado

El pasado año, NYCHA (Autoridad de Vivienda de la Ciudad de Nueva York) asignó $42 millones para instalar cámaras en 86 complejos habitacionales.
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Through traffic, a corridor of art

A través del tráfico, un corredor de arte

A través del tráfico, un corredor de arte

Hunts Point has one of the highest asthma rates of the city. According to a 2010 Lehman College study, between a quarter to a third of school children in...
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A Vigil for Islan
Una Vigilia para Islan

Eso es lo que aquellos reunidos para una vigilia en honor a Islan Nettles dijeron mató al joven de 21 años. Nettles, una mujer transgénero...
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Mi Gente: Stop and Frisk

Mi Gente: Detenciones y Cacheos

Mi Gente: Detenciones y Cacheos

Con dos novedades legislativas y una decisión jurídica en un par de semanas, parece que la política de detención y cacheo, como la efectúa...
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Shaaliver Douse: Dead at 14

Shaaliver Douse: Muerto a los 14

Shaaliver Douse: Muerto a los 14

In the early morning hours of Sun., Aug. 4th, Shaaliver Douse was shot and killed by police. He was 14 years old. Douse is believed to be one...
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“A better, just world”
“Un mundo mejor y más justo”

The acquittal of George Zimmerman in the shooting case of unarmed black teenager Trayvon Martin last week was met with anger by many across...
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Safety first
La seguridad ante todo

On Wed., Jun. 26th, the New York City Council passed two bills, collectively called the Community Safety Act, prompting a firestorm of controversy.
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Putting on the brakes for safety
Frenando

On Tues., Jun. 24th, State Senator Jeffrey Klein, Mayor Michael Bloomberg and Department of Transportation...

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Spare time, make change

Time is precious. It can seem that there is never enough of it to address what needs doing: school, work, family.

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Lehman Community To ‘Take Back the Night’

Take Back the Night’ en Lehman el 24 de abril

Take Back the Night’ en Lehman el 24 de abril

Lehman College will host its annual “Take Back the Night” event on Wednesday, April 24, from 2-8 p.m. Guest speakers include New York State Assemblyman Mark Gjonaj of the 80th District in the Bronx...
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A Model Session
Una sesión modelo

In a special weekend session, the State Senate voted on Sat., Mar. 23rd to increase the minimum wage in New York State to $9 per hour. Sen. Gustavo Rivera proved to be the tie-breaking vote, assuring ...
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Fighting on Faile Street

The Episcopal Service Society (ESS) has provided after school care at PS 75 on 984 Faile Street for nearly a decade, offering homework help, art classes, step classes, academic enrichment, and even cooking classes. The program also offers peace of mind to parents who are unable to pick up their...

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On point: Pushing for crime-mapping

This past Fri., Mar. 1st, Councilmember Fernando Cabrera, Chair of the Council’s Committee on Technology, discussed a possible amendment to the New York City Charter that would require the Department of Information, Technology and Telecommunications (DOITT) to create and maintain...

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Care from the ground up, on the Green Way

Cuidado a todo nivel en Via Verde

Cuidado a todo nivel en Via Verde

Vía Verde es un nuevo desarrollo de vivienda en el Bronx conocido por sus ambiciosas metas de promover un estilo de vida ambiental y saludable ...
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Dancing to health
Bailando por la salud

Forget the Harlem Shake. The newest dance craze is the Blue Glove Boogie. And it’s already come to a local health clinic near you – with more demonstrations sure to follow.
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Get Your Child Test-Ready
Prepare a su hijo para los exámenes

If your child is in grades 3–8, chances are they’re prepping for the State English Language Arts (ELA) and State Mathematics Tests in school. These are the standardized tests that will determine ...
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Transition at St. Augustine Church in Morrisania

Until the 1940’s, the congregants of St. Augustine Church in Morrisania, South Bronx were mainly German and Irish Catholics. But during the end of the Depression and the beginning of World War II, whites started to leave the area. Incoming African-Americans...
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TIA: Teens in Action
TIA: Adolescentes en acción

De todos los acrónimos que han surgido para describir el comportamiento adolescente en la era del textear y del Facebook-TTYL, LOL, ROFL, etc., agregue...
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Talking the Bronx 02.06.13

The Fortune Society is launching new employment services initiative named Project Compass, which serves as an integration assistance program. Project Compass is a free job training and placement assistance program, exclusively for re-entrants in specific neighborhoods, including in the South Bronx...

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Tax Season Readiness
Preparación de Impuestos

Justo ahora llega la temporada que muchas familias jóvenes esperan ansiosamente – de alguna manera. Si, la temporada de impuestos. Cuando yo era más joven, tenía planes para el esperado reembolso antes de que el W-2 llegara en el correo. Normalmente, iría hacia mi matrícula o el campamento...
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The Good Humor Man
El hombre del buen humor

Vincent Morgan walked up to the coffin, crossed the hands on the corpse a few times until he was satisfied, and inspected the make-up. He was looking down at the body of Christopher McCormack, whom he did not know, and preparing for another busy afternoon...
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Support and innovation come to Creston

Apoyo e innovación en Creston

Apoyo e innovación en Creston

Bracing temperatures in the teens did not keep hundreds from coming together for a ceremony that proved to be ground-breaking in more ways than one. Guests gathered at 2388 Creston Avenue this past Fri., Jan. 25th to break ground at a site that will be the first supportive housing of its kind in New York City...
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Honoring a legacy, aiding scholars
Honrando el legado y ayudando a los becados

At a ceremony of the Julio Martínez Memorial Fund (JMMF) held at Casa Promesa this past Sat., Jan. 26th, nine local college students were each presented with $1,000 in scholarship money. The scholarships, which target students who have encountered hardships early in life, or overcome great...
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Calling for immigration reform ahora
Llamando a la reforma migratoria ahora

Undocumented workers and students, immigrant families and children, community advocates, and elected officials came together this past Sun., Jan. 27th at the offices of the Hispanic Federation to call for humane and just immigration reform...
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