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Bronx morticians cope with humor
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Bronx morticians cope with humor

After days filled with burned, stabbed, shot and decapitated bodies, some Bronx morticians cope by maintaining a sense of humor.

Domestic abuse survivor gives back
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Domestic abuse survivor gives back

Wanda Roman, who escaped an abusive relationship, now counsels other domestic violence survivors.

Justice sought for death of Brooklyn man
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Justice sought for death of Brooklyn man

Family and friends of a mentally ill man who died in 2008 after he was Tased by an NYPD officer held a candlelight vigil this week.

At religious festival, freak show opens
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At religious festival, freak show opens

Nestled between a sausage stand and a cannoli cart, a freak show tent at a downtown festival draws small crowds.

Some mark 9/11 with cold beer, fond memories
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Some mark 9/11 with cold beer, fond memories

O’Hara’s Restaurant and Pub near Ground Zero doubles as local watering hole and 9/11 memorial site.

Man comes to terms with AIDS after 27 years
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Man comes to terms with AIDS after 27 years

Michael Stone was living with AIDS — and he was trying to kill himself through drug and alcohol abuse. But eventually he realized he had to stop.

Green movement targets low-income communities
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Green movement targets low-income communities

Governments across the country promote environmentalism in low-income communities. But many residents say those programs feel distant and irrelevant to their lives.

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Popular street entertainer copes in color

It’s easy to dismiss Gomez as nothing more than a sideshow performer. But there is a method to his madness: Gomez has AIDS, and his colorful persona helps him cope.

Tenant president stands up for residents
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Tenant president stands up for residents

Odell Pamias, 67, is the president of the tenant association at Jacob Riis Houses, a public housing development in the East Village that is home to 4,305 residents.

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Soul-food diseases afflict black community

Cindy Pratt, like 1.3 million other black people, has diabetes. She was raised on soul food and thinks this has had a major effect on her health.