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It’s been just a few weeks since state lawmakers repealed Section 50-a, a state law that kept police records confidential unless a court order declared otherwise, or the officer themselves allowed the records to be released. more
Although the 50th Precinct saw a spike in crime at the beginning of the year — like many other precincts covered by the New York Police Department — those numbers are starting to come down. The credit, according to precinct commander Emilio Melendez, belongs to the coronavirus. more
Looking at how northwest Bronx’s own 50th Precinct stacked up in 2019, it appears at first glance that not much changed from the year before. Of the NYPD’s so-called seven major crimes — burglary, felony assault, murder, grand larceny, car thefts, robbery and rape — the 5-0 actually saw a slight uptick. more
A new year means new faces, new beginnings, and even renewed interest in old problems. Take a walk through what was the first three months of 2019, straight from the front pages of The Riverdale Press. more
It was a hot day for hot dogs, but that didn’t stop hundreds of community members from feasting on the barbecue stylings of the 50th Precinct. more
It was early on a Monday morning — very early — and Jeffrey Schifman’s family was fast asleep in their West 237th Street and Independence Avenue apartment. more
Thursday morning was the usual scene of controlled chaos on West 256th Street between Riverdale and Mosholu avenues. A glut of hurried parents dropping children off at P.S. 81 Robert J. Christen School — both in vehicles and on foot — carefully navigated around each other. Lines of cars from both directions waited through several green light cycles to turn. Through traffic disregarded the no-turn signs on Mosholu, heading the wrong way through a line of double-parked vehicles. more
Ruben Diaz Jr., heralded a Bronx that is surging upward and onward on multiple fronts — while also stressing the need for vast improvements on a plethora of others — in his 10th state of the borough address. more
Aside from the occasional shooting, some ongoing drug activity, and a seemingly unending saga of car break-ins, at least some people who reside within the jurisdiction of the 50th Precinct probably count themselves fortunate they live in what’s generally considered one of the safer parts of the borough. more
With a new commanding officer helming the 50th Precinct, police officers could be tweaking a few things when it comes to cracking down on crime in Kingsbridge, Marble Hill and Riverdale. more
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