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4 HOURS AGO - The Week

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850 voters in NYC are registered as 164 years old

The New York Post reported last week that the birth date of a 73-year-old voter who has been living and voting in The Bronx since the 1970s was recorded as Jan. 1, 1850 on official voting records. The revelation led the Board of Elections officials to review their files and discover something curious — "another 849 New Yorkers who were ...

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14 HOURS AGO - San Francisco Chronicle

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NYC wants more poor students in gifted program

NEW YORK (AP) — New York City wants more students in poor neighborhoods to apply to its gifted programs. The Daily News (http://nydn.us/10meoax ) says the city Education Department has mailed 28,000 postcards with information on how to apply to gifted kindergarten programs to families in the Bronx and Brooklyn. The agency says the effort is designed to increase diversity ...

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OCT 21, 2014 - Forbes

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Reclaiming the American Dream V: In the Bronx, A (Blue) Engine of Opportunity

Taped to the wall of the small office in one corner of a sprawling, modernist Bronx high school building is a hand-written list of student names, sorted into categories—from underperforming, the largest group, to college-ready, the smallest. Such are the results of a math skills test designed to predict how the [...]

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OCT 20, 2014 - San Francisco Chronicle

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NYC gang member convicted in 2002 fatal shooting

NEW YORK (AP) — A 32-year-old Bronx man has been convicted in a 2002 shooting at a christening party that killed a 10-year-old bystander and paralyzed a rival gang member. The state's highest court overturned the conviction in 2012, saying street gangsters that commit assaults and murders are not terrorists under the statute that was enacted following 9/11.

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OCT 19, 2014 - San Francisco Chronicle

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Cops: Machete-wielding man wanted in NYC stabbing

NEW YORK (AP) — Police in New York City are searching for a man they say used a machete to stab another person during a fight inside a Bronx restaurant. Police released surveillance video that shows a suspect inside the El Carboncito Restaurant early Saturday begin to take out a machete wrapped inside an umbrella.

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