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ARTICLES BY: Ese Olumhense

Ese is a reporter covering the Bronx for THE CITY. Before joining the team, she was a reporter at the Chicago Tribune and at The Investigative Fund. Originally from the Bronx, she is a graduate of The Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism.

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    Long-Neglected, Fenced-Off Bronx Park to Get Greener on the Other Side

    Parks Department officials shared design plans for a “new” $4.6 million park at the site of the sad Corporal Irwin Fischer Park in Highbridge.

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  2. can you dig it?

    Historians Fight to Slow Development at Bronx Revolutionary War Site

    A developer is planning to build homes on the site of a fort linked to George Washington. Historians say important artifacts may lie below.

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  3. jails

    Local Boards Reject Rikers Replacement Jails, But Council Reps Hold the Key

    Local Council members wield the votes that count most. Some say they’re undecided, though behind-the-scenes signs point to an all-but done deal.

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  4. the block

    Forward Thinking: Carmelo Anthony Eyes Bronx Site for New Athletic Facility

    Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. met with former Knick Carmelo Anthony to talk about development plans for Port Morris, THE CITY has learned.

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  5. bronx cheer

    Bronx Dissident Democrats Want to Ditch Ruben Diaz Sr.

    Statements demand the ouster of the Council member from his seat – and the party – over some of his latest controversial comments.

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  6. disparity

    The Bronx Is Waiting: Police Dispatch Times Highest in the City

    IBO analysis of precinct dispatch times hit about 8 minutes in Highbridge and Wakefield — more than twice the citywide average, which is on the rise.

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  7. disorganized

    Councilmember and Community Clash Over South Bronx Future

    Activists claim local leaders pressured housing group Banana Kelly to punish protestors of plans to overhaul the Southern Boulevard area.

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  8. confidential

    Challenge to NYPD Use of Sealed Arrest Records Can Proceed, Judge Rules

    The NYPD has been using sealed arrest records in its investigations – flouting state law, a class-action lawsuit alleges.

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  9. drug war

    No Problem Here: Pols Shun Drug Center in Bronx Opioid OD Hotspot

    Officials try to block planned upscale facility in Kingsbridge, despite local overdose fatality rate. Meanwhile, the operators won’t accept Medicaid.

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  10. changing times

    Pleas for Relief: Urgent Need for Diaper Stations in Bronx County Building

    Despite its size and the scope of services it provides — and new laws at every level — the building does not have any public diaper-changing stations.

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  11. surveillance

    Bronx Prosecutors Want to Keep an Eye on You

    The Bronx DA is creating a database of private security camera locations to help ID suspected criminals. Civil liberties advocates are concerned.

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  12. barred

    Locked Out: Jails Critics Say They’ve Been Nixed From Post-Rikers Talks

    The city set up advisory committees and vowed transparency. But opponents say there were kept out of invitation-only sessions on life after Rikers.

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  13. vox pop

    Vox Pop: What Can THE CITY Do for You?

    Our reporters scoured the five boroughs — and got our marching orders from dozens of New Yorkers.

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  14. justice

    20 Years After Police Killing of Amadou Diallo, What’s Changed?

    The Feb. 4, 1999, Bronx shooting of the unarmed African immigrant sparked demands for reform. But has there been progress over the past two decades?

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    At Bronx Housing Court, Justice is in the Halls

    The squeeze play is on in The Bronx, where housing court cases at the overflowing building are adjudicated in the elevator banks.

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