City Council member Ritchie Torres, who grew up in public housing in the Bronx, has embraced some controversial proposals to address NYCHA’s problems, writes City Limits.
This edition of CUNY TV’s “Independent Sources” features segments on the continuing impacts of Hurricane Sandy, on the environment and the lives of survivors, and the bilingual children’s book “Sofi and the Magic, Musical Mural,” set in the South Bronx.
At a high school in the Bronx, students explore how to desegregate schools, including theirs, in an elective class, reports Chalkbeat.
Masjid Ebun Abass in the South Bronx is suffering from overcrowding thanks to growth in the West African Muslim population, and congregants are looking for a larger site for a new masjid, reports Mott Haven Herald.
A diverse team led by chef Kelvin Fernandez brings “edgy Latin cuisine” to Riverdale, reports The Riverdale Press.
South Bronx residents are angry about developers’ attempts to rebrand their neighborhood and mock its past troubles, Mott Haven Herald reports.
As a means of promoting fresh and healthy eating options in the borough, a restaurant collective, the United Businesses Cooperative, teamed up with local chefs to create a salad made with local produce and set to be served in area restaurants, reports Mott Haven Herald.
Nikolai Levashov came on a student visa to the U.S. from Estonia. A decade later, he has found himself stateless, reports The Riverdale Press.
Students in an environmental program in the Bronx are studying seaweed and the contaminants it has absorbed, reports The Hunts Point Express.
Tenant groups protested harassment by landlords in front of Bronx Housing Court Oct. 15, City Limits reports.
Patterned after a similar structure in Harlem, True Colors, a residence for LGBT youth, opens in the Bronx, The Bronx Free Press reports.
A couple told The Korea Times that police had initially refused to investigate an assault on the husband at his Bronx workplace, which left him suffering brain damage. A year after the incident, a detective has started looking into the case.
Just a little more than a year after the killing of cab driver Aboubacar Bah, the Guinean community turned out once more in Morrisania to pay their respects – this time to Mamadou Barry, who died after he was shot on the job, reports Mott Haven Herald.
The intertwined cultures of Spain and Morocco were on display at the Bronx Music Heritage Center, reports The Hunts Point Express.
In spite of the city’s economic and job recovery, more families, even people with jobs, are forced into food pantry lines, El Diario reports.