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BREAKING: Jazz Musician Al Jarreau Dead at 76

BREAKING: Jazz Musician Al Jarreau Dead at 76

Legendary jazz musician Al Jarreau dead at 76   NBC News reports that seven-time Grammy winning musician Al Jarreau has died at the age of 76. He had been hospitalized two weeks earlier due to exhaustion, leading him to cancel […]

by · February 12, 2017 · Breaking News, News
State Assembly Passes Moratorium On NYC Carryout Bag Fee

State Assembly Passes Moratorium On NYC Carryout Bag Fee

  Speaker Carl Heastie Statement on Carry-out Bag Fee Moratorium Tuesday’s vote to enact a moratorium on New York City’s local law to impose a fee on carryout bags is not an ending, it is a beginning. We all share the […]

by · February 12, 2017 · Government, News
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Assembly Approves 5-cent Bag Fee Delay

The Democratic-led Assembly approved a one-year delay in enacting a 5-cent bag tax in New York City and the measure now goes to Gov. Andrew Cuomo, who is yet to take a public position on the issue. “It makes sense […]

by · February 8, 2017 · News
State COA to Hear Facebook

State COA to Hear Facebook

Time Warner/Spectrum News Report ALBANY, N.Y. – Facebook is taking its fight over digital privacy to the state’s highest court Tuesday. The company is challenging search warrants from Manhattan prosecutors who sought the account information of more than 380 people […]

by · February 7, 2017 · News
U.S. Trade Deficit Declined in December 

U.S. Trade Deficit Declined in December 

​The U.S. Census Bureau reported that the Nation’s international trade deficit in goods and services decreased to $44.3 billion in December from $45.7 billion in November — based on revised figures. The U.S. continues to import more goods and services than […]

by · February 7, 2017 · News
Dozens of Bronx delis shut their doors at 12 noon on Thursday in a protest against President Trump's immigration ban.--Photo by David Greene

Bodega Ghost Town: Bronx Delis Close in Protest

Bodega Ghost-town: Hundreds of Deli Owners Protest Trump’s Immigration Policy by David Greene   Bodegas and delis around the city shut for eight-hours, as a silent protest to President Donald Trump’s “temporary” immigration ban that has so far detained or […]

Abdul Razak Al-Kabili posts a sign of protest after shutting his Smoke Shop on East 207 Street in Norwood.--Photo by David Greene

Bodega Ghost-town: Hundreds of Deli Owners Protest Trump’s Immigration Policy

Bodega Ghost-town: Hundreds of Deli Owners Protest Trump’s Immigration Policy by David Greene Bodegas and delis around the city shut for eight-hours, as a silent protest to President Donald Trump’s “temporary” immigration ban that has so far detained or prevented […]

Police would later track down and arrest Kingsbridge resident Alberto Pena, 34, who faces an attempted murder charge.--Photo by David Greene

Construction Worker Loses Leg in Mt. Eden Subway Push

by David Greene A construction worker heading to work in Brooklyn was pushed in front of a speeding D-Train and thanks to surveillance video that captured the suspect fleeing the area, the individual is now in police custody. Officers were […]

by · January 30, 2017 · Crime, Local News, News
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Former Bronx Congressman Robert “Bobby” Garcia Dead at 84

Fmr. Congressman Robert “Bobby” Garcia by Norelie Garcia Former Congressman Robert “Bobby” Garcia passed away the evening of January 25, 2017 at the VA Hospital in San Juan, Puerto Rico, where he had moved from the mainland in 2013 due […]

on sunday 1/22/2017 at around 7:20 PM A Pedestrian was struck by two vehicles on  Bruckner Exwpy. & Evergreen Ave., East bound Lane, the pedestrian was rush to Jacobi Hospital Possible fatal is likely to expire, Highway CIS was Notified and on scene

Miracle in Soundview; Man Critical After Crossing Busy Highway

Miracle in Soundview; Man Critical After Crossing Busy Highway by David Greene Detectives are currently trying to confirm the identity of a man fighting for his life at Jacobi Hospital, after being struck by two vehicles as he crossed a […]

by · January 26, 2017 · News, Police Blotter
Members of the NYPD's Crash Investigation Squad continue to investigate a crash that left an NYPD School Safety Agent fighting for his life. Photo by David Greene

School Safety Agent Run Over and Left For Dead Outside Lehman High School

by David Greene A still-unidentified NYC School Safety Agent on his way to work at Herbert H. Lehman High School was struck by a vehicle, who pulled over to stop– when two other vehicles passed over the man’s body, either […]

by · January 24, 2017 · Crime, Local News, News
Senator Gillibrand Boards the Blake for DNC Vice-Chair Train.

Senator Gillibrand Boards the Blake for DNC Vice-Chair Train.

U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) endorses Bronx Assemblyman Michael Blake for DNC Vice-Chair. In a statement circulated by Assemblyman Michael Blake, Sen. Gillibrand explained her endorsement of his run for vice-chair of the Democratic National Committee: “Michael Blake has the determination, […]

by · January 24, 2017 · News, Politics
An NYPD wanted flyer posted along East Kingsbridge Road, the suspect is wanted for stealing a book-bag from a patron of the library. Photo by David Greene

NYPD Seeks Kingsbridge Library Book-bag Thief

Police have released a wanted flyer with two images of a suspect wanted in connection with the robbery of an unattended book-bag at the Kingsbridge Public Library on November 4. Police were called to the library at 5:45 p.m. on […]

by · January 23, 2017 · Crime, News
WFUV Host Remembered After 40-Years Behind Microphone with “The Big Broadcast”

WFUV Host Remembered After 40-Years Behind Microphone with “The Big Broadcast”

WFUV Host Remembered After 40-Years Behind Microphone with “The Big Broadcast” by David Greene Fordham University radio station WFUV paid tribute to one of their own as the station paused to acknowledged the passing of Rich Conaty, the host of […]

by · January 23, 2017 · Local News, Media and Society, News
Gunfire Erupts in West Farms near Crotona Park Malls

Gunfire Erupts in West Farms near Crotona Park Malls

by David Greene A 22 year-old man in is recovering after being shot on Sunday, January 22, along Crotona Parkway in the West Farms section of the borough. Officers from the 48th Precinct were called to 2078 Crotona Parkway, between […]

by · January 23, 2017 · Crime, News