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Catholic schools are notoriously strict. So maybe that’s why Latrell Davis’s mom, Ebony Martin, did not take pity on her 17-year-old son when he was barred from school, prom, the senior brunch, and the senior Mass after he was heard saying “Fuck Jesus” just outside the school’s church at a recent Mass. “He told me […]

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A new report by Keeping Track Of New York City’s Children, an advocacy group that compiles data about New York City youth and the problems they face, says that kids who live in the Bronx face the highest risks. New York City has the largest child population of any city in the country with 1.8 […]

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For more than five years now, the non-profit No Longer Empty team has been taking over some of the city’s grand old abandoned buildings and, without much cleanup or fussiness (you usually have to sign a waiver to get in), transforming them into giant art installations. They use or commission pieces that play off the […]

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Tyeesha Mobley, a mother of two who lives in the Morrisiana neighborhood of the Bronx, has filed a lawsuit against the city, the NYPD and the Administration for Children’s Services, DNAinfo reports. The suit claims that she was wrongfully arrested by a racist officer and had her children taken away after she called the police […]

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Film director Baz Luhrmann, known for his opulent reconstructions of The Great Gatsby and Moulin Rouge, is looking for local talent to cast in his upcoming Netflix series about New York City in the ’70s. DNAinfo reports that that Luhrmann is looking for black and hispanic men and women between ages 18 and 21 to […]

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Sneering bobble head doll Patrick Lynch, also the city’s most villainous police union head, held the attention of a room full of Bronx cops for barely 10 minutes before two thirds of them “stormed out,” reports the New York Daily News. The essence of the moment was captured forever via a photo that showed an […]

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On the list of potential mentors at a school for science and mathematics, a psychic probably wouldn’t be anyone’s first guess, but one high school in the Bronx is employing a mentalist to help kids build self-esteem and think outside the box. The Bronx Center for Science and Mathematics has partnered up with mentalist and mind reader Gerard Senehi as […]

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Two plainclothes officers were shot Monday night after approaching two men suspected in a robbery at a Fordham grocery store. The officers are expected to survive but the suspects remain at large. UPDATE: A suspect has been arrested and identified as Jason Polanco of the Bronx. Police say that the suspects robbed a store at 363 E. 180th […]

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In the long list of MTA screw-ups, this one ranks pretty high: The New York Daily News reports that the MTA made a “useless fix” at the Middletown Road Station in the Bronx, adding a low-level MetroCard reader for handicap accessibility while failing to install an elevator for the handicapped. The above-ground station at Middletown […]

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FreshDirect began construction on its distribution center in the South Bronx on Monday and protestors were present to voice their disapproval of the development project. The planned facility has raised the ire of locals primarily due to its likelihood of increasing pollution in a region that already has extremely poor air quality. For just one example, asthma […]

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