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PODCAST: Struggling to Breathe in The Bronx in Age of COVID  

Residents living in the shadow of the Cross Bronx Expressway are among the New Yorkers who face added environmental hazards in the borough hit hardest by the pandemic.

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Bronx Grapples with ‘Deepest Inequalities in America’ as COVID Surges Again

Incoming Rep. Ritchie Torres warns "the stakes are existential" with the borough battling the city’s highest rates of unemployment, food insecurity and Medicaid need following pre-pandemic gains.

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Moving Trucks Carry the Dead as Funeral Homes Get Slammed

Unrefrigerated U-Hauls and Ryders haul corpses in East Harlem and elsewhere — signs of a traffic jam on the way to COVID victims’ final resting place.

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Ruben Diaz Sr. Congressional Campaign Spends Big on 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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Ruben Diaz Jr.’s House Divided: Endorse Dad or Pal in Bronx Congress Race?

The Bronx borough president punts on backing his father as buddy Marlene Cintron enters the packed contest to replace retiring Rep. José Serrano.

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City Pays Storage Fees for Homeless, But One Bronx Family Still Lost Items

The city shells out $17.5 million annually to self-storage companies. But some clients report big problems with the little-regulated industry.

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Fire-Ravaged Bronx Storage Center Leaves Renters in the Dark

People with storage units at the now-abandoned Tuck-it-Away on Walton Avenue have been waiting for two years to learn what happened to their stuff.