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2 die in separate Bronx shootings: NYPD

Four people were shot, two fatally, in separate shootings in the Bronx on Tuesday, police said. Dwayne Saunders, a 37-year-old from Queens, was shot several times around 11 a.m. in Norwood after shots were fired on Perry Avenue. He later died at a local hospital from his gunshot wounds, officials...

Wednesday, May 2, 2018 - 10:32am

7 businesses destroyed in massive Bronx fire

The FDNY battled a massive five-alarm fire in the Bronx that destroyed a building that houses seven businesses early Tuesday morning, officials said. #FDNY members are on scene of a 5-alarm fire at 316 E 194 St. #Bronx pic.twitter.com/gggm22GATz — FDNY (@FDNY) April 24, 2018 The FDNY...

Tuesday, April 24, 2018 - 10:43am

Art — and life lessons — on display at Lavelle School for the Blind’s art show

For anyone who thinks that a school for blind youth wouldn’t need an arts program, many of its students will proudly teach you otherwise. On Friday, for the third year in a row, Lavelle School for the Blind in the Bronx held its annual art show to display colorful works created by the...

Wednesday, April 18, 2018 - 5:00am

Meet Rubén Díaz Jr, the Bronx BP who wants to be your next mayor

Walking around the South Bronx with Borough President Rubén Díaz Jr. is a bit like walking around with a celebrity. Whether strolling the sidewalks or riding in a car, Bronxites wave, call out and come up to Díaz, who has represented them in some capacity since 1997. “The best part of my job...

Tuesday, March 27, 2018 - 5:02am

2 killed, several injured in early-morning Bronx fire

Two men were killed and nearly a dozen others were injured in an early morning fire in the Bronx on Monday, officials said. The blaze began around 1:30 a.m. on the first floor of 2381 Hoffman St. in the borough’s Belmont neighborhood, the FDNY said, adding that the fire spread quickly,...

Monday, March 5, 2018 - 12:53pm

Former NYC teacher, brother charged with attempted bomb-making

A former New York City high school teacher and his twin brother were arrested on Thursday and charged with attempting to build an explosive device after an investigation by the FBI, according to authorities. Christian Toro, the former teacher, and his brother Tyler Toro, both 27, had stockpiled...

Friday, February 16, 2018 - 10:28am

NYPD officer found not guilty in fatal shooting of mentally ill Bronx woman

An NYPD sergeant was found not guilty in the fatal shooting of Deborah Danner, a mentally ill woman, in 2016, a Bronx judge ruled Thursday.  Sgt. Hugh Barry, who had been accused of murder, manslaughter and criminally negligent homicide, was found not guilty of all charges by Bronx Supreme...

Thursday, February 15, 2018 - 4:16pm

Burglar beats Bronx grandma with crowbar

A Bronx grandmother was brutally attacked in her home by a crowbar-wielding burglar earlier this week, the New York Daily News reported Thursday. The 64-year-old victim, identified only as Nat, was assaulted Monday morning after finding the masked suspect on a second-floor landing as she came back...

Thursday, February 8, 2018 - 10:12am

A park over Cross-Bronx Expressway would save lives and money: Report

As city dwellers, it’s nice to have a nearby park where we can see a bit of green among all of New York’s concrete. But depending on exactly where that park is located, it may have way bigger benefits than just aesthetics, like residents living longer and saving money, according to a...

Thursday, February 1, 2018 - 11:15am

Victims’ family demand accountability for child who started deadly Bronx blaze

Some family members of the victims in Thursday’s deadly Bronx fire want the parents of the toddler who caused the blaze to be held accountable, the New York Post reported. An unattended 3-year-old boy playing with a stove caused the fire that claimed the lives of 12 people in the borough...

Tuesday, January 2, 2018 - 10:55am

Bronx teen pleads not guilty to fatal high school stabbing

A Bronx teenager accused of stabbing two classmates while in high school, one fatally, has pleaded not guilty to manslaughter and other charges. Abel Cedeno, 18, was arraigned in Bronx Supreme Court on Wednesday on charges related to the Sept. 27 incident in which he allegedly stabbed 15-year-old...

Thursday, November 16, 2017 - 10:21am

Apartments at this brand new building near Yankees Stadium start at $396/month

Applications are now being accepted for 198 affordable units at Elton Crossing, a new mixed-use development in the Melrose neighborhood of the Bronx. The building at 899 Elton Avenue features on-site laundry, fitness rooms, a landscaped seating area, resident gardening program and spots for parking...

Friday, October 27, 2017 - 4:00pm

Janitor finds second knife in classroom where Bronx teen fatally stabbed: Report

A second knife was discovered in the Bronx classroom where a student was fatally stabbed last week — after police finished their investigation, the New York Post reported Monday. The weapon was discovered Thursday, the day after the stabbing, by a custodian at the Urban Assembly School for...

Monday, October 2, 2017 - 4:52pm

Bronx teen allegedly bullied for years prior to stabbing classmates

Abel Cedeno, the 18-year-old accused of fatally stabbing his classmate Matthew McCree at their Bronx high school Wednesday, endured years of abuse over his “perceived sexual orientation” and ethnicity, a representative for his family said at his arraignment. “The kids were...

Thursday, September 28, 2017 - 4:14pm

Police identify victims, suspect in Bronx school stabbing

Updated, Sept. 28: Police have identified the 15-year-old student who was fatally stabbed at a Bronx high school Wednesday morning.  Matthew McCree of the Bronx was stabbed in the chest in a fifth-floor classroom of the Urban Assembly School for Wildlife Conservation in East Tremont. He was...

Thursday, September 28, 2017 - 1:13pm

Bronx dad fatally shot in front of teenage son

A 39-year-old Bronx father was fatally shot Tuesday evening as he stood outside his Kingsbridge home with his teenage son, police said. Pedro Almonte Sanchez and his 15-year-old son were standing outside Sanchez’s white SUV in front of 85 Strong St. just before 6 p.m. when a group of people...

Wednesday, September 27, 2017 - 10:03am

City unveils Bronx Point, a mixed-use South Bronx waterfront destination

A long-vacant tract of land along the Harlem River in the South Bronx is on its way to becoming a mixed-use destination, the New York City Economic Development Corporation announced Friday. Known as Bronx Point, the site will be home to the Universal Hip-Hop Museum, public green space, a multiplex...

Friday, September 22, 2017 - 4:58pm

Bronx states case to land Amazon’s new headquarters

Bronx officials have thrown their borough into the ring to land the much sought-after location of Amazon’s second North American headquarters. The #Bronx is a prime location for @amazon's #HQ2. Read our open letter to CEO Jeff Bezos: https://t.co/cwqpkDk7xS #nyc #amazon —...

Tuesday, September 19, 2017 - 3:33pm

Nonprofit helps 5 churches develop affordable housing, community spaces

Navigating the city’s real estate world can be brutal for New Yorkers and businesses alike, but some charitable organizations – five to be exact – are getting a little help from the New York Land Opportunity Program (NYLOP) as they look to the future of their property. Officials...

Wednesday, August 23, 2017 - 4:19pm

Arrest made in connection to human remains found in the Bronx

A man has been arrested in connection to a human remains that were found in a folding shopping cart in the Bronx Wednesday, police said. Darryl Orr of the Bronx was arrested Thursday and initially charged with concealment of a human corpse. After executing a search warrant, the 57-year-old was...

Friday, August 18, 2017 - 10:02am