Post Tagged with: "South Bronx"

Tino Fuentes demonstrates how to test heroin for fentanyl, in the Bronx. (Photo by Michael O’Brien for Voices of NY)

Testing for Fentanyl to Avoid Overdoses

Bronx, Featured Posts, Health, New York June 8, 2017 at 5:01 pm

Some experts in harm reduction are recommending that drug users test for the presence of the synthetic opioid fentanyl, which is believed to play a role in the surge in drug overdoses recently.

Omar Freilla of Greenworker Cooperatives, Danny R. Peralta of The Point CDC and Wanda Salaman of Mothers on the Move stand in front of the vandalized mural. (Photo via The Hunts Point Express)

Vandalized Chavez Mural Stirs Political Controversy

Bronx, Politics, Social Services June 1, 2017 at 11:00 am

The repeated vandalism of a Hugo Chavez mural in the South Bronx is suspected by some to be the work of outsiders who support the right wing in Venezuela, reports The Hunts Point Express.

The master plan for Mill Pond Park from Rogers Marvel Architects shows the undeveloped land to the south as the site of a future skate park, kayak launch, recreation building and lawn. (Image via Mott Haven Herald)

Opinion: ‘Hands Off Harlem River Parkland’

Bronx, Environment, Opinion May 17, 2017 at 2:26 pm

An editorial in Mott Haven Herald advocates for community action to spur more parkland development along the Harlem River in the South Bronx.

Alterra Jackson learned how to administer naloxone at a community clinic. (Photo by Stephanie Daniel for Voices of NY)

Learning How to Counter an Overdose

Bronx, Featured Posts, Health March 14, 2017 at 1:38 pm

A naloxone training in the South Bronx is one of many in health care and community centers across the city after the expansion of a state program.

Emely Reyes (center), one of the Touro College students offering the information session on the dangers of prescription drugs to a group of mostly Latino students at the Hyde Leadership Charter School. (Photo by Pedro F. Frisneda via El Diario)

NYC Schools Wage War against Opioids

Bronx, Education, Health, Latino March 10, 2017 at 2:37 pm

A Bronx charter school is educating students about the dangers of abusing prescription medication, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

The Afri-Garifuna Jazz Ensemble and organizers from Casita Maria Center for Arts & Education pose on the Alexander Ave. stoop. (Photo by Photo by Tequila Minsky via Caribbean Life)

Garifuna Music from a Stoop in the South Bronx

African, Bronx, Caribbean, Central American, Culture May 3, 2016 at 5:10 pm

The Afri-Garifuna Jazz Ensemble mixed jazz with Garifuna music in their performance from a stoop in Mott Haven. The show is one of more than a dozen taking place on “rooftops, stoops and public nooks” as part of the “South Bronx Culture Trail Fusion Fest 2016,” reports Caribbean Life.

South Bronx Mosque Hopes for New Home

South Bronx Mosque Hopes for New Home

Bronx, Featured Posts, Muslim, Video April 11, 2016 at 2:39 pm

As the West African community has grown in the South Bronx, so too has the number of worshippers at Masjid Ebun Abass. Now they’re raising money for a new home.

Bronxites gather in a circle to share stories about their borough. (Photo by D. J. Constantino for Hunts Point Express)

Celebrating the South Bronx – and Opposing Developers

Bronx, Housing, Real Estate March 22, 2016 at 4:11 pm

An evening of music, singing and storytelling celebrated the Bronx, and a neighborhood whose residents want to remain undeveloped, reports Hunts Point Express.

José Salcedo (Photo by Gerardo Romo via El Diario)

Where the Bronx Breeds Innovation

A small digital revolution is brewing in the Bronx. While people of color and women are underrepresented in the tech scene at large, accelerators like MetaBronx give Latino and African-American innovators more visibility and raise capital for their ventures.

A rendering of a new electric charging post. (Drawing provided by Move Systems via Mott Haven Herald)

FDNY to Roll Out Electric Ambulances

Environment, Health, New York, Transportation December 2, 2016 at 3:55 pm

The FDNY will unveil a new fleet of ambulances powered by electricity, with curbside charging stations, as part of an initiative to combat air pollution, a major concern in the South Bronx, Mott Haven Herald reports.

South Bronx Farmers Market vendor George Hammond with customers. (Photo by Pauliina Siniauer via Mott Haven Herald)

Easing Farm Market Prices in the South Bronx

Bronx, Food November 7, 2016 at 4:56 pm

The produce and the meats cost less than at other farm markets in the city, but more than South Bronx residents pay at the supermarkets. Still, they appreciate the market, reports Mott Haven Herald.

William Troncoso shows the fresh fruit fridge at Makey Deli. (Photo by Muri Assunção via Mott Haven Herald)

Healthier Options at South Bronx Bodegas?

Bronx, Business, Food, Health January 12, 2016 at 3:46 pm

The Healthy Bodegas Initiative has offered workshops to bodega employees in the South Bronx on how to provide healthy eating options while remaining financially stable, reports Mott Haven Herald.

Wellington La Luz says that Bill de Blasio´s rezoning plans in the Bronx´ Jerome Ave. will leave many small businesses in the area out of business. (Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario)

Jerome Avenue Small Businesses Oppose Rezoning Plans

Bronx, Business, Housing October 12, 2016 at 2:54 pm

Some residents and workers oppose rezoning and housing plans on the Bronx’s Jerome Avenue claiming that they will harm its long-established auto-repair businesses, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

(Photo by David Gonzalez via The Hunts Point Express)

Remembering Barrios in the South Bronx

Bronx, Culture December 17, 2015 at 2:58 pm

Images of the South Bronx in the 70s and 80s are among the examples of “Barrios” on display at the King Juan Carlos 1 Center of Spain, reports the Hunts Point Express.

(Photo by Katrina Shakarian via Mott Haven Herald)

A Mom-and-Pop Bakery in the South Bronx

Bronx, Business, Food, South American September 23, 2016 at 3:52 pm

Mott Haven Herald profiles Pitusa Bakery and the Ecuadorean family whose close relationship with staff and customers has kept the store running despite the fast food chains moving in.

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