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Solitary Confinement Is Torture, Activists Say

Sunday, August 23, 2015

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A local group of activists plans to rally on the 23rd of every month - to call attention to the 23 hours a day some inmates spend in solitary confinement.

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Three Injured in Gas explosion at Bronx School

Thursday, August 20, 2015

A gas explosion during construction at John F. Kennedy High School in Marble Hill has seriously injured three workers.

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WNYC News

Legionnaires Outbreak Traced to Historic Bronx Hotel

Thursday, August 20, 2015

City health officials now know where the disease that killed 12 people and sickened more than 100 got its start. 

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WNYC News

Grumbles vs. Praise: Grading the City's Response to Legionnaires Outbreak

Friday, August 14, 2015

What'd they know, when'd they know it, and should they have told us sooner?

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City Council Moves Quickly on Legionnaires' Bill

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

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The City Council is taking up legislation requiring building owners to register and inspect their cooling towers, in an effort to prevent Legionnaires' outbreaks.

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WNYC News

State, Federal Investigators Help NYC Battle Legionnaires Outbreak

Friday, August 07, 2015

Teams from the New York State Department of Health and the federal Centers for Disease Control will begin testing cooling towers in the Bronx this weekend.

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WNYC News

Giving Legal Teeth to the Fight Against Legionnaires' Disease

Thursday, August 06, 2015

Regulators already monitor elevators, sprinkler systems and fire escapes. Engineers — and now politicians — say cooling systems should be added to the list.

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Legionnaires' Hits a Neighborhood Already in Poor Health

Thursday, August 06, 2015

The South Bronx is where poverty, asthma and lots of people mix together. But it's a vibrant place with a lot of pride.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Legionnaires' Outbreak in the South Bronx

Thursday, August 06, 2015

Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz, Jr. explains what’s being done to recent outbreak of Legionnaires’ Disease in the South Bronx.

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WNYC News

Doctorow's Roots in New York Ran Deep

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

The novelist was born in the Bronx, and went on to teach at New York University.

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WNYC News

Co-Op City Not Cooperating, Say Regulators

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

The board of Co-Op City has been warned by regulators that it's entering a crisis of its own making and could face a non-monetary default.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

How Five Lawyers In The Bronx Hacked Lunch For A Year

Thursday, June 25, 2015

The Lunch Bunch started a year ago, and they are going strong.
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Mother's Crime Could Haunt Assembly Speaker Heastie

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

New York Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie profited off the sale of an apartment his mother purchased with money she embezzled from her former employer.

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Bronx Landlord Settles Racial Discrimination Case

Thursday, March 12, 2015

The Fair Housing Justice Center filed the complaint after white people were told apartments were available — on the same day prospective black tenants were told they weren't.

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WNYC News

De Blasio: $150M for Hunts Point Market

Thursday, March 05, 2015

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Mayor announces investment to fortify the city's food supply — and calls on business leaders to take up arms in the fight against inequality.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Arlene and Alan Alda on Growing Up In the Bronx

Wednesday, March 04, 2015

Arlene Alda's new book, Just Kids from the Bronx: Telling It the Way It Was, is a portrait of the Bronx from the early twentieth century until today.

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Legionnaires' Disease Found at Co-op City; Eight Sickened

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Eight of the Bronx's 12 cases of Legionnaires' disease since December were found in Co-op City.

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Two Arrested in Bronx Shooting of NYPD Officers

Tuesday, January 06, 2015

Two arrests have been made in connection to Monday night's shooting of two plainclothes officers responding to a grocery store robbery in the Bronx.

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The Sporkful

The Puerto Rican Egg Nog That Puts The Feliz In Your Navidad

Monday, December 22, 2014

We talk to coquito masters in Harlem and a moonshiner in the Bronx to learn about the holiday drink that’s the centerpiece of a Puerto Rican Christmas celebration.

The Leonard Lopate Show

Stories From People Who Stayed And Fought For The Bronx During the Turbulent 1970s and 80s

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Emita Brady Hill and Susan Boyd discuss the elected officials, religious leaders, and activists who played a positive role during a pivotal time for the borough.

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