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Mother arrested in death of Amalgamated toddlers

Two years after a tight-knit community was rocked with the death of toddler siblings, police say they've arrested a New Jersey woman they believe is responsible for the Amalgamated Housing tragedy.

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Country Bank merges with OceanFirst in $102M deal

Country Bank, which operates a branch locally at 583 W. 235th St., is merging with OceanFirst Financial Corp., a New Jersey-based bank chain with some 75 locations throughout the state.

More cops in the 5-0, and crime drops

The safest place to live and work in the Bronx isn’t in Riverdale and Kingsbridge, believe it or not. That honor goes to Hunts Point and Longwood. But the 50th Precinct isn’t far behind, judging from reported crime over the first six months of the year.

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No special election coming soon for city council candidates

The Bronx Democratic County Committee nominated Wilma Guzman, Bahaati Pitt and John Higgit to the Bronx County Supreme Court at its convention Thursday evening.

Tragedy moves lawmakers to act at city, state level

Leave a dog or cat locked in a car during a heat wave or a deep freeze and face fines of up to $250. Leave a child in the car — so long as the child isn’t injured — nothing happens in New York. At least legally.

With its back to Broadway, AutoZone still not ready to open

It looked as AutoZone would finally open what would be its 6,288th location on Broadway. Except spring turned to summer, and now fall is just around the corner, with no official opening in sight.

SPORTS

One-time Bronx Science star now a Philly fanatic

Ask anyone and they’re sure to have vivid memories of where they were when a significant event in their life occurred.

Citi Bike comes to the Bronx — just not this part

It was an event fit for the cameras. Bronx borough president Ruben Diaz Jr., and transportation commissioner Polly Trottenberg rolled up to a press conference using bicycles from Citi Bikes as a way to announce the popular bike rental program was expanding to the Bronx.

Public support wins Vannie much-needed facelift

Thanks to a city program, an online poll, and a group of dedicated patrons, Van Cortlandt Park will get some long-needed updates.

Things get spicy at Atria’s annual Chef Showdown

Thirty minutes on the clock, one ingredient on the table and endless possibilities make for one exciting afternoon.

In blackout’s wake, bill could shine light on utilities

Blackouts don’t sit too well with the city that never sleeps. In two separate incidents last month, more than 120,000 Con Edison customers in Manhattan and Brooklyn lost service. Subway trains stopped underground, people were stranded in dead elevators, folks sweltered in uncooled apartments, and Times Square was eerily dark.

Shakeup could change Metro-North shuttle

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority board voted last week to accept a reorganization plan and preliminary budget that includes a number of proposed cost-cutting measures addressing a nearly $1 billion annual projected budget deficit by 2022.

Green Scene

Without agricultural revolution, today’s society wouldn’t exist

Humanity has never been satisfied with accepting the constraints of nature.  Whether it was building permanent structures close to rivers that were known to flood regularly or clearing malarial swamps, boundaries have been seen merely as obstacles to overcome.