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The restored mural honors African immigrant Amadou Diallo, who was fatally shot by police on Feb. 4, 1999. (Photo by Aracelis Batista via Bronx Times)

African Artist Restores Amadou Diallo Mural

African, Bronx, Culture February 8, 2017 at 1:32 pm

In time for the 18th anniversary of Amadou Diallo’s death, an emerging artist unveiled the newly restored mural of the Guinean immigrant, reports Bronx Times.

“Hamilton” actor Brandon Victor Dixon speaks to students at Bronx Community Charter School on Inauguration Day.
(Photo by David Cruz via Norwood News)

‘Hamilton’ Star Speaks Out Against Bias in Bronx School

Bronx, Education January 24, 2017 at 2:34 pm

“Hamilton” star Brandon Victor Dixon took his message of tolerance to children at a school in the Bronx, Norwood News reports.

School’s out at the Lola Rodríguez de Tió School. (Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario)

Bronx School Closures Cause Anguish Among Parents

Bronx, Education January 12, 2017 at 2:52 pm

The planned closure of three Bronx schools, among a total of six schools the DOE will close due to poor academic performance, causes worry among the mostly Hispanic parents, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

Robles-Alvarado and Arroyo at “The Abuela Stories Project” book launching on Dec. 8. (Photo by Laura Stone via Bronx Times)

Bronxites Celebrate Abuelas in New Book

Bronx, Latino, Women December 20, 2016 at 2:19 pm

In “The Abuela Stories Project,” Peggy Robles-Alvarado and Daisy Arroyo compiled the diverse works of 14 Bronx-born women that express the many sides of grandmothers and the important roles they play, reports Bronx Times.

Race for a Bronx City Council Seat Widens

Race for a Bronx City Council Seat Widens

Bronx, Politics December 16, 2016 at 1:42 pm

State Assemblymember Mark Gjonaj has joined the race for the City Council seat in the East Bronx being vacated by Jimmy Vacca. In a story on the candidates, Norwood News looks at what a win by Gjonaj could mean for his Assembly district.

Volunteer Pam Sporn (background center) hangs a sign inside a beauty salon window on Bainbridge Avenue. She works alongside fellow volunteer John Losasso. (Photo by Wendy Joan Biddlecombe via Norwood News)

A Sign of Unity in the Bronx

Bronx, Muslim December 6, 2016 at 4:55 pm

A group of volunteers have reached out to businesses in Norwood, asking them to display a sign that reads “Standing with Muslims against Islamophobia and racism.” Norwood News speaks to some of the shop owners to get their reaction to the sign.

Irish Leaders Urge Caution

Irish Leaders Urge Caution

Bronx, Immigration, Metro Area, New York, Queens, Western European November 18, 2016 at 5:36 pm

Irish community leaders say it will take time to sort out the implications of Donald Trump’s win for undocumented Irish immigrants in the U.S., Irish Central 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.

Getting Out the Dominican Vote
Canvassers for Dominicanos USA have been busy across New York City, registering voters until the October deadline and urging those already registered to cast their votes.

Getting Out the Dominican Vote

Canvassers for Dominicanos USA have been busy across New York City, registering voters until the October deadline and urging those already registered to cast their votes.

Ritchie Torres (Photo by William Alatriste for the New York City Council)

Torres on Getting People to Vote

Bronx, Elections 2016, Housing, New York October 31, 2016 at 3:32 pm

New York City Council member Ritchie Torres spoke with Feet in Two Worlds about the challenge of getting his constituents out to vote.

Aerial view of Spofford (Photo via Hunts Point Express)

Developing the Spofford Property

Bronx, Business, History, Youth October 27, 2016 at 4:20 pm

The Hunts Point Express reports on the project selected to replace the notorious juvenile detention center, known as Spofford.

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.

Ferragosto street fair in 2013 in Little Italy on Arthur Avenue (Photo by "Nino" Eugene La Pia, Creative Commons license)

Arthur Avenue Named One of US’ ‘Great Streets’

Bronx October 5, 2016 at 2:45 pm

Arthur Avenue has been named one of the country’s “Great Streets” but, writes Norwood News, “the Bronx already knew that.”

Protesters rally against the city’s Jerome Ave. rezoning plans on Sept. 29. (Photo by Noah Stein via Hunts Point Express)

Protesting Jerome Avenue Rezoning

Bronx, Housing October 4, 2016 at 2:19 pm

On Sept. 29, residents and activists rallied to voice concerns about the city’s plans for rezoning Jerome Avenue in the Bronx, reports The Hunts Point Express.

An Beal Bocht Cafe (Photo by Meghan Sackman via The Riverdale Press)

The Irish Traditions of a Bronx Pub

Bronx, Business, Food October 3, 2016 at 4:14 pm

The Riverdale Press heads to An Beal Bocht Cafe to find out what makes it a traditional Irish pub.