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Cops release pic of suspect in NYC shooting near kids

Police released a new surveillance photo of a suspect in Thursday’s terrifying Bronx shooting, in which numerous shots were fired within inches of two Bronx children in broad daylight. The new image, which was sent to the press Friday night, shows a man described as a “person of interest” in...
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Man on push scooter dies after crash with delivery van in Bronx

A man on a push scooter died in the Bronx on Saturday when he crashed into an Amazon delivery truck, authorities said. The victim — who police have not identified — collided with the truck around 7:18 p.m. near 1230 E. Tremont Ave. close to a Bronx River Parkway overpass in Van Nest, said police.
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NYC’s outrageous failure to offer decent public-school options

It’s the ultimate admission of failure when teachers at your kids’ public school tell you that if you want better for your child, you need to go somewhere else. And it’s the ultimate disgrace when the mayor is using his power over the schools to . . . give you fewer places to flee to.
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Man on scooter killed by Amazon truck in the Bronx

A man on an electric scooter was struck and killed by an Amazon truck driver in the Bronx Saturday evening. The accident happened around 7:15 p.m. on East Tremont Avenue in the Van Nest section, police said. Both the delivery truck and the scooter were traveling east on the busy...
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Norwalk celebrates Juneteenth with outdoor blues concert

NORWALK — Following President Joe Biden signing a bill making Juneteeth a federal holiday, the city is celebrating Juneteenth this weekend with a blues concert at a local library and closing City Hall on Monday to commemorate the day in 1865 slaves in Texas learned they had been freed by the Emancipation Proclamation of 1863.
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Juror who fell for killer during 2012 trial fatally shot in NYC

A woman who fell for a killer while serving as a juror at his trial — and tried to set him free — was among three people fatally shot amid the latest wave of gun violence across New York City, authorities confirmed Thursday. Katherine Diop, 29, was gunned down in...
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The Next Mayor Must Stick with the Plan to Close The Boat, and Rikers

The Vernon C Bain Correctional Facility, known as The Barge, or The Boat, has been getting some attention recently. Ava Duvernay and Laura Poitras recently discovered it, and mayoral candidate Eric Adams said he wants to sink it. But Bronx residents have been calling for the closure of this modern day slave ship for years. We do so because it is an affront to human rights, and our values. While we welcome the support, this recent attention is concerning.
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Bailey Ave bar tackles noise, car complaints

It’s strange to think every time someone sips on a cocktail or a beer in this corner of the Bronx, that drink was approved by Community Board 8. That’s because part of the responsibility for granting and renewing restaurant liquor licenses falls on CB8 and all other community boards around the city. Each month, CB8’s public safety committee meets to review liquor licenses up for renewal, typically giving them a thumb’s up. Or in some cases, like Tililá Casa Publica y Cocina, it almost was a thumb’s down.
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White Off-Duty New Rochelle Police Detective Charged for Repeatedly Punching, Kicking Helpless Black Man, Grinding Face into Pavement

NEW ROCHELLE, NY — New Rochelle Police Department Detective Michael Vaccaro was charged today by the Westchester County District Attorney’s Office with attempted assault in the third degree in connection with an incident that occurred in New Rochelle on February 15, 2021. “Vaccaro, who was off-duty at the time of...
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New report on seniors meant to be 'launching pad' to 'age-friendly' communities in CT

A first-of-its-kind report on senior citizens in Connecticut is designed to help communities support healthy aging by addressing nutrition, transportation, housing and more. “Healthy aging is influenced by where we live, how we work, the health care we get and our experiences in daily living,” said Nora Moreno Cargie, president of the Tufts Health Plan Foundation, which funded the report released Thursday during the virtual annual meeting of the Connecticut Association of Senior Center Personnel.
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Queens New York Woman Sentenced to 198 Months in Prison For Involvement With Weapons of Mass Destruction

A New York woman was sentenced today to 198 months, about 16 and a half years, in prison for her role in planning a terrorist attack in the United States. Noelle Velentzas, 33, of Queens, was convicted of teaching or distributing information pertaining to the making and use of an explosive, destructive device, or weapon of mass destruction in furtherance of a planned federal crime of violence. Co-defendant Asia Siddiqui pleaded guilty on Aug. 23, 2019 and was sentenced to 15 years in prison in January 2020.
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Gunman kills woman in confrontation outside her Bronx home, wounds her brother

A gunman killed a 29-year-old woman in a confrontation outside her Bronx home and wounded her brother, police said Thursday. The shooter appeared to be arguing with the 31-year-old brother while his sister, Katherine Diop, was waving a BB gun near E. 194th St. and Marion Ave. in Fordham about 11:20 p.m. Wednesday. The gunman fired, striking Diop in her upper body and her brother numerous times ...
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