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  1. health

    Bronx Residents Twice as Likely to Die From COVID-19 in NYC

    People in the borough ranked last in state on diabetes, asthma and more are at highest risk of succumbing to coronavirus illness, city stats show.

    health

  2. transit

    Subway Graffiti Memorial Commemorates Train Operator Killed in Suspected Arson

    Garrett Goble, who died after evacuating passengers, inspires spray paint hit on No. 4 line car in The Bronx.

    transit

  3. coronavirus

    Frontline NYC Medical Staffers Describe Daily Battle at Struggling Hospitals

    They’re scrambling to make do with shrinking resources as the patient apex nears. “I am most worried I will get sick and die,” one Bronx doctor said.

    coronavirus

  4. food

    Hunts Point Market Suppliers Reeling From Restaurant Falloff

    The Bronx-based regional food hub has plenty of product, but mass layoffs are likely at distributors that rely on selling to eateries.

    food

  5. testing patience

    Kids and Parents at Bronx Schools Hit by Coronavirus Wait Anxiously for Guidance

    Days after a teacher tested positive, there’s still no word to families on what they should do now that class is dismissed for at least five weeks.

    testing patience

  6. housing

    Courts Offer Chance to Delay Eviction and Other Cases Over Illness

    New Yorkers will be able to request deferments due to “flu-like symptoms” or possible coronavirus exposure starting Friday, court officials said.

    housing

  7. health

    School Officials Say: Don’t Report Coronavirus Symptoms to Health Department

    Before closing two Bronx schools over student infection, memo warned staff not to notify front-line epidemic response agency about suspected cases.

    health

  8. congress

    Yang Gang Effect Boosts New York Candidates Pushing Universal Basic Income

    Eight state congressional hopefuls are promising stipends for all. Candidates include James Felton Keith, challenger to Rep. Adriano Espaillat.

    congress

  9. unwanted neighbors

    Drug Treatment Clinic Declared ‘Dead’ Buys Bronx Property, Defying Opponents

    Records show Carnegie Hill Institute purchased a Williamsbridge Road building residents complain is too close to schools for a clinic.

    unwanted neighbors

  10. threads

    Coronavirus Ripples Hit New York City Merchants From 7,000 Miles Away

    Chinese textile factories shuttered over the virus are causing headaches for local clothing businesses. Mom and pop shops are feeling the pinch.

    threads

  11. juvenile justice

    Federal Monitor to Abandon Violence-Plagued Horizon Juvenile Center

    Bronx youth detention facility with higher use-of-force rate than Rikers will lose key watchdog when child-services workers take full command in fall.

    juvenile justice

  12. housing

    Landlord of Crumbling Bronx Buildings Owes City $12.6M

    The city’s freezing of the Third Party Transfer program — which would let a new owner take over — has complicated things, tenant advocates say.

    housing

  13. aging

    He’s 67, With Renal Disease, an Eviction Case and No Help Finding a Home

    For more than a year, Alvin Linton has pleaded for Adult Protective Services to help him avoid joining the growing ranks of 1,400 elderly homeless.

    aging

  14. digital delay

    Bronx River Houses Get Long-Delayed Computer Upgrade

    After nearly three-years, kids get access to computers, Wi-Fi and a 3D printer. But two other Bronx NYCHA community centers are still waiting.

    digital delay

  15. clear giveaway

    Ruben Diaz Sr. Bronx Congressional Campaign Buys Turkeys and Toys for Voters

    The Council member running for Bronx Congress seat purchased $7,000 in Western Beef gift cards, $1,737 worth of pastries and more with campaign funds.

    clear giveaway

  16. ccrb

    Cops in NYPD Trial Accused of Harassing Bronx Kids Over ‘Frozen’ Bookbag

    Two NYPD officers with a history of complaints were among officers who allegedly stopped and manhandled teens brothers over a Disney-themed backpack.

    ccrb

  17. reform

    Bronx DA Clark Vows to ‘Work With’ New Bail Law Amid Concerns

    As Cuomo and de Blasio call for changes, the prosecutor said she’s dealing with the rules — even if they’re “a little more extreme than I’d like.”

    reform

  18. a bronx tale

    Advisor to City Council’s Mark Gjonaj Quits as City Island Feud Festers

    A lawyer on the payroll of Councilmember Mark Gjonaj sued residents of the nautical northeast Bronx enclave over fiery social media posts.

    a bronx tale

  19. where are they now?

    Catching Up With New Yorkers You Met in THE CITY

    Here’s the latest on some folks who lived tales of hope, adversity and change during an eventful 2019. They have more stories to tell.

    where are they now?

  20. a second look

    A Year in the Life of THE CITY — in Photos

    Check out our month-by-month collection of pictures capturing scenes of New York — a city where even the ordinary shines through the right lens.

    a second look

  21. traveling show

    Governors Ball in Bronx? Organizers Pitch Festival Move to Van Cortlandt Park

    The weekend-long music festival could go from Randall’s Island to Van Cortlandt Park, THE CITY has learned.

    traveling show

  22. congress

    Democratic Socialists Look to Bronx U.S. House Race for Next Victory

    Samelys Lopez hopes the leftists who elevated AOC will help her win contest to succeed Rep. Jose Serrano. But will DSA play north of the Triborough?

    congress

  23. a new battle

    Veterans Vulnerable as Trump Threatens Food Aid for 70,000 New Yorkers

    New Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program work requirements also could end exemptions for The Bronx, Upper Manhattan and southeast Queens.

    a new battle

  24. children

    Access to Child Services Linked to Race, Neighborhood and Income, Analysis Finds

    Analysis of data obtained by Measure of America and THE CITY finds kids in South Bronx and Harlem least likely to get Early Intervention evaluations.

    children

  25. cash rules

    Bronx Man in Jail After Bail Bond Vanishes on Eve of Criminal Justice Reforms

    Ahead of Jan. 1, when new laws on bail take effect, public defenders report that bond companies are leaving clients empty-handed — and behind bars.

    cash rules

  26. kids behind bars

    Force More Frequent Against Teens At Juvenile Lockups

    Stats revealed at Council hearing where city officials came under fire for a rocky start to a law intended to protect kids who are arrested.

    kids behind bars

  27. justice

    Children’s Aid Society Ignored Girl’s Sexual Abuse for Years: Lawsuit

    The Bronx Supreme Court suit is among the latest of a growing number filed in New York following the passage of the state’s Child Victims Act.

    justice

  28. education

    Bard High School Eyes Bronx, But Admissions Policy Might Not Fly

    The school, already in Manhattan and Queens, lets students earn an associate degree. But selective admissions process could sink its chances.

    education

  29. human rights

    Landlords Ghost Apartment Hunters When Housing Vouchers Come Up

    It’s against the law to discriminate against a tenant who relies on government funds. That doesn’t stop some brokers from pulling a vanishing act.

    human rights

  30. health care

    Family Caregivers Seek Tax Credit to Help Pay for Aides and Supplies

    The state would reimburse relatives up to $3,500 annually for costs incurred taking care of ailing loved ones, under a bill to boost unpaid helpers.

    health care

  31. shocking wait

    Power Players Leave Hunts Point Meat Market Lacking Electric Backup

    The City Council approved $3.5 million for the emergency power supply in 2016. But the Hunts Point project is snagged by “regulatory delays.”

    shocking wait

  32. unwanted neighbors

    East Bronx Politicians Join Groundswell of Opposition to Drug Treatment Clinics

    While saying they seek solutions to a deadly opioid epidemic, officials across the spectrum rally to stop planned facilities — the latest in Allerton.

    unwanted neighbors

  33. supply chain

    No Coastal Flooding Protections In Store for City’s Largest Food Hub

    Local critics say de Blasio administration plan for Hunts Point Food Distribution Center only focuses on half of the resiliency equation.

    supply chain

  34. on the horizon

    Correction Officers Get Lavish Welcome at Juvenile Center They’re Due to Exit

    Records show nearly $17 million spent on facilities for guards mere months before children’s agency takes over Horizon facility in the South Bronx.

    on the horizon

  35. special report

    Flirting With Disaster: Flood Zones Still Uninsured Years After Sandy

    Nearly 85% of NYC houses and apartments FEMA flags as vulnerable don’t have flood insurance — putting 250,000 homes at risk, our investigation found.

    special report

  36. airing differences

    Private Trash Carters on Road to Missing Emissions Upgrade Deadline

    Scores of trucks are behind on meeting 12-year-old federal diesel engine standards as the Jan. 1 deadline on a city-mandated upgrade approaches.

    airing differences

  37. money in politics

    Ritchie Torres Reaps Real Estate Cash in Bronx Congress Run

    The Council member leads the fundraising race, with the vast majority of his $878,000 in contributions coming from outside the borough, records show.

    money in politics

  38. jails

    What You Need to Know About the Rikers Replacement Vote

    The City Council is poised to OK four new borough-based jails Thursday. But the historic plan’s fate depends on a lot more than shuttering Rikers.

    jails

  39. justice

    New York’s Most Desperate Caught Up in ‘Crimes of Poverty’

    Thousands of people are arrested on petit larceny charges every year in New York City. Their fates can depend on who’s doing the prosecuting.

    justice

  40. burning questions

    Film Probes Causes, Legacy of South Bronx Fires

    While The Bronx is no longer burning, it’s simmering with political activity. A new documentary looks at the ongoing impact of the 1970s blazes.

    burning questions

  41. cashing in

    Opportunity Zone Boosts Bids for Hot Bronx Property

     Developers bet on reaping big rewards for pouring dollars into a quickly gentrifying strip in Port Morris, thanks to a federal tax credit.

    cashing in

  42. juvenile justice

    Legal System Off to Slow Start on ‘Raise The Age’ Night-Court Fix

    An amended law intended to quickly move kids out of the adult criminal system and ease the burden of extra court dates is having growing pains.

    juvenile justice

  43. special report

    NYCHA’s $250 Million No-Bid — and Sometimes No-Work — Repair Jobs

    One contractor has pocketed nearly $2 million — including for labor investigators say apparently was performed by Housing Authority employees.

    special report

  44. cold news

    Bronx Logs Most Heat and Hot Water Complaints of Any Borough

    With cold weather approaching, some tenants in the borough say they’re bracing for another chilly season of calls to 311.

    cold news

  45. prevention plan

    Safe Injection Ruling Boosts Hope State Will OK Drug Centers

    A Philadelphia federal judge finds law permits supervised drug use facilities aimed at preventing overdoses, removing a Cuomo administration concern.

    prevention plan

  46. politics

    Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Max Rose Split on Impeach-Trump Stumps

    The city’s newest Democratic reps face different re-election challenges next year. Their strategies will be on display in key visits home this week.

    politics

  47. health care

    In Hospital for Biopsy, Bronx Woman Left With Broken Jaw and $14K Medicare Bill

    Lorraine Evans has been fighting for four years over a procedure that went horribly wrong. She plans an appeal after a court dismissed her suit.

    health care

  48. justice

    Sexual Abuse Plaintiffs Fight Jesuit Efforts to Reveal Their Identities

    Catholic order’s lawyers demand to make accusers’ names public in Child Victims Act lawsuits, in what advocates call a ploy to discourage claims.

    justice

  49. dumping grounds

    East Brooklyn Drives Surge in Abandoned Vehicle Complaints

    DIY used car dealers helped fuel a citywide tripling in 311 calls, which rose to more than 76,000 last year, an analysis by THE CITY shows.

    dumping grounds

  50. doubling down

    Ex-Bronx Lawmaker Convicted of Taking Bribes Eyes Two Seats

    Disgraced pol Eric Stevenson, who has said he plans a Congress run, told THE CITY he’s also considering a bid to reclaim his old Assembly post.

    doubling down

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