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City Councilwoman Maria del Carmen Arroyo

A “Sign” of Arroyo’s Election Season

The councilwoman isn't concerned over petition controversy (Photo Credit | NYDN)

“What Darkness She Lived”

Trying to prevent the very abuse that killed a Bronx nurse

Living with the List

Trying to get repairs at 3580 Broadway

Vincent Morgan

Laughing Through the Sorrow

Vincent Morgan, the good humor man, has a unique take on the funeral business

A Time to Remember

How Red Hook residents outlasted the storm

A Sense of Place

Miguel Amadeo is a music legend in the South Bronx

Left With Nothing

A familiar refrain on Staten Island

Miracle on 57th Street

The crane that threatened New York

Edgar Allan Poe's house in the Bronx

“It Was Many and Many a Year Ago”

Edgar Allan Poe wrote "Annabel Lee" and other classics at this cottage in Fordham

“The Epicenter of the Epidemic”

A Bronx HIV / AIDS Odyssey

A Painful Childhood

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28 January 2014

Leukemia changed Kevin Simpson’s life Kathleen Simpson wrapped her little boy in a blanket and laid him down on the backseat of her car. It could prevent him from getting bruised, doctors told her. Tom Mulroy, her father, sat behind the wheel and turned on the engine. It was dark outside, but it didn’t matter. […]

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A Long Way to Go

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28 January 2014

Michelle Phillips found a new life in Pennsylvania Kneeling down and holding her daughter’s hand, Rosemarie Phillips urged Michelle to keep still. The doctor inserted a needle into Michelle’s spine and she squirmed as he moved the needle, trying to find the right spot. The morphine did not seem to help. The doctor collected Michelle’s […]

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An Emotional Drain for the Attorneys

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28 January 2014

The Pelham Bay case seemed to last longer than 22 years The lawyers were leaving the seventh floor of the Bronx Supreme Court building on July 29, 2013. They had been coming here almost every day for the past month, negotiating a settlement with the city of New York, and finally they had it. They […]

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Marathon Men and Women

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28 January 2014

It wasn’t easy presiding over the Pelham Bay case Days turned into weeks, weeks turned into months and months turned into years, twenty-two of them before a trial date was set. Now it was July of 2013 at the Bronx County Supreme Court, and with a month left before the Pelham Bay Landfill case would […]

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The Good, the Bad and the Unexpected

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28 January 2014

Rufino Irizarry III has experienced it all Rufino Irizarry III lives in the Bronx. His life began here. He was also told it might end here. It didn’t. Irizarry celebrated his 29th birthday the day after New Year’s 2014.  His daughter will celebrate hers in September.  They have the same smile and the same dark […]

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The Elusive Truth

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28 January 2014

Expert witnesses and the debate over causation  Dr. Richard Neugebauer, an epidemiologist and professor at the Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health, immediately comes across as an amiable and intellectual scientist. Though he spends a good deal of time teaching classes at Columbia’s medical campus, he has an accomplished resume that spans the globe. […]

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Forty Years Later

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28 January 2014

Toxic dumping in New York landfills Anthony Socci’s hand covered his face when he began taking questions from William L. Murphy, an assistant district attorney in Staten Island. “Would you try to keep your hand down from your face… it would make it a lot easier to understand you,” Murphy said to Socci, before continuing […]

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The Catalyst

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28 January 2014

Patricia Nonnon pursued the truth and the city The salty air is just enough to mask the smell of rot at Eastchester Bay. Beer bottles and garbage collect on its shoreline, where graffiti-covered rocks add a touch of color. The Throgs Neck Bridge in the distance diverts attention from the area with ant-like dots that […]

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A Matter of Endurance

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28 January 2014

The fight of a lifetime for Maria Parmigiano Maria Parmigiano was to be alone, doctor’s orders. She stirred in her bed and awoke to the stark decor and sterile air of a hospital room, a place she had come to know very well over the past year. Every time she came down with a fever […]

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Stop and Frisk: A Daily Reality

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30 October 2013

Jahlanni Greene, 17, is a happy high school student. Aki Ferguson, 25, is a butcher. Jason Stewart, 32, is a maintenance worker. All three lead different lives and are different ages, but they are all black men, they all live in Hunts Point and they have all been stopped and frisked by the officers of the 41st precinct.

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