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

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NYPD Response to June Bronx Protest Violated Human Rights Law, Watchdog Charges

A new Human Rights Watch report includes accounts of dozens who attended the June 4 protest in Mott Haven. Videos show cops trapping and beating demonstrators. 

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For Some Near the Cross Bronx Expressway, COVID-19 is an Environmental Justice Issue, Too

Even as air has grown cleaner in The Bronx, a highway through its heart belches pollution researchers say may be linked to risk of death from the coronavirus.

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For Grandparents Day, Women Honor Daughters Lost to Black Maternal Mortality Crisis

A group of mothers whose daughters died from pregnancy-related complications marked the holiday by committing to end stark health care disparities.

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Housing Group Tracks Surge in Calls From Tenants Unable to Pay Rent

Met Council says it’s deluged with help requests about money owed to landlords, how to break leases and illegal evictions.

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‘Staff Error’ Led to Padlock on Bronx Home to Contested Columbus Statue, Says Parks Dept.

Petition seeks to remove monument carved by an Italian immigrant, sited in the borough’s Little Italy and under police watch.

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Bronx Councilmember Cohen to Leave for Judgeship, Kicking Off Special Election Race

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Looking for Relief as Summer Heat Wave Hits Black and Brown Neighborhoods Hardest

The City Council passed a bill this week that would require the city to "measure and report on the impact of extreme heat" on health and collect demographic data.

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Bronx Group Raised $50K for Looted Fordham Road Shops, But No Cash Doled Out Yet

In the weeks since the June 1 unrest, some businesses have reopened. But many are struggling as community members press Bronx United for information on how — or if — the funds will be distributed.

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Doctors Call Cancellation of Kings County Hospital Gynecological Cancer Care an Emergency

Brooklyn city-run medical center pledged to continue providing chemo and radiology as protest loomed — but patients must travel to Manhattan for surgeries.

Two Years After AOC Shook Up Bronx and Queens Politics, Voters Still Appear Hungry for Change

Multiple incumbents in Congress and state Assembly see their job security threatened as absentee ballots come in after Primary Day, quaking the Democratic establishment.