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For six years running, Bronx is the least-healthy county in NY state

By Jonathan Lamantia A coalition of Bronx politicians and health care organizations is trying to improve the reputation of the borough’s health care. But a new analysis shows the enormity of that task. Bronx County ranked last among 62 New … Continue reading

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Teen texts terrorism threat to Emirates Airlines at Kennedy Airport 

By Thomas Tracy Port Authority cops locked up a 19-year-old nincompoop who texted a terror threat to Emirates Airlines at Kennedy Airport, officials said Thursday. Michael Perez of the Bronx sent the threatening message Wednesday afternoon to the manager of … Continue reading

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Hip-Hop Enters Middle Age

By Gene Denby   Hip-hops Big Bang exploded four decades ago this week at a party that Kool Herc threw at 1520 Sedgwick Ave. in the Bronx, N.Y. The legend goes that this was the first time someone had ever scratched turntables … Continue reading

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‘Dynamite’ daughter plays detective, hunts down dad’s killer 26 years later

By Kerry Burke , Rocco Parascandola & Bill Hutchinson An actress with the silky voice of an angel showed the doggedness of a seasoned detective, tracking down the man accused of shooting her hardworking father to death 26 years ago. … Continue reading

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Disease Alley: Bronx Zip code 10457 has the highest numbers of dual STD sufferers in the city

By Jennifer H. Cunningham Here’s one neighborhood where you definitely shouldn’t have unprotected sex, share a needle or stand next to someone coughing. The 10457 ZIP code in the Bronx — which includes Tremont, portions of Crotona, Belmont and Claremont … Continue reading

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A Beacon Extinguished

Update II: The pastor of Holy Spirit School has cancelled an Alumni Mass that was previously scheduled. Don’t let the great people, the building, and the values that shaped so many young people to fade quietly into the dark. Sign the … Continue reading

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Commissioner Kelly says almost 75% of violent crime committed by African-Americans

By Shane Dixon Kavanaugh Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly credited the controversial stop-and-frisk tactic for helping to push New York’s crime rate to record lows. In a television interview, New York’s top cop defended his department’s use of the crimefighting tool and … Continue reading

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13 year-old Bronx girl who got accepted to UConn, gets bitter lesson as college rescinds offer

Hmmm….last week I was celebrating the achievement of Autum Ashante, now UConn rescinds her admission? I think that’s suspect. How many in UConn’s student body has a 149 IQ and can speak three challenging languages.  The Soul Brother will still celebrate Autum because another university, … Continue reading

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Move over, Doogie Howser, 13-year-old Bronx girl heading to college

Congratulatons to Autum Ashante and her family! This young lady is extremely gifted. You rock Autum! Move over, Doogie Howser, 13-year-old Bronx girl heading to college.

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