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Crossing the Bruckner still a dangerous affair

A pedestrian runs for his life crossing the Bruckner Expressway on Hunts Point Avenue.

The six-lane Bruckner Boulevard has one of the highest traffic volumes in the city, and was the scene for three vehicular deaths in March and April. As a result, neighbors and elected officials are demanding that the city make some changes to improve lives for pedestrians.

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Coster Street drug ring broken up

Coster Street drug ring broken up

A violent Hunts Point-based ring that sold crack, heroin and ammunition and committed holdups has been dismantled, as the result of a joint investigation that involved the federal government, the Bronx DA and the NYPD.

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Livery cab driver indicted for 2013 hit-and-run

A livery cab driver appeared in Bronx Criminal Court on Monday to face an indictment for a 2013 hit-and-run on Westchester Avenue and Fox Street that left an 11-year-old boy severely injured. Djanfarou Touh, 37,  was extradited from Germany during the first week in November. Touh fled the U.S. two […]

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Mayor orders investigation into NYPD shooting in Castle Hill

From Deborah Danner's Facebook page.

NYPD is in the public’s crosshairs after a 66-year-old mentally-ill black woman was shot and killed by an officer from the 43rd Precinct in Castle Hill in her apartment Tuesday night.

Crime / Police

New top cop takes over in Hunts Point

From the 41st Precinct's Twitter account. Captain Louis De Ceglie, left, with Deputy Inspector Martine Materasso in front of the precinct last week.

A cop with a history of taking down some of the borough’s notorious gangs and crews is the new commanding officer at the 41st Precinct.

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Cop who died in 9/11 cleanup memorialized

A plaque for Lt. Christopher Pupo at the 41st Precinct.

A plaque was unveiled to honor the late Lieutenant M. Christopher Pupo, who died on June 23, 2012 at the age of 39, after battling cancer contracted while cleaning up the rubble from the Twin Towers after 9/11.

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Vigil held for slain mother of three

Vigil held for slain mother of three

More than 100 people gathered at the John Adams Houses playground in Longwood on Wednesday, holding candles and anti-gun banners to remember 29 year old Jessica White and to condemn the neighborhood’s continued gun violence.

Crime / Police

Despite drop in crime, some say they’re on edge

Ana Faure, a Bryant resident,

Although crime in the 41st Precinct has dropped dramatically over the past 25 years,fear of crime still nags at residents and keeps them from enjoying their lives fully, according to interviews with about a dozen people on the streets of Longwood in recent weeks.

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Trip to laundromat ends tragically for local woman

The Intersection of Seneca and Bryant avenues.

More than a month after a 16-wheel box truck struck and killed a Hunts Point woman, residents and shopkeepers around Seneca and Bryant avenues are slowly coming to terms with the loss of a neighborhood friend.