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Diana Ayala chats with seniors living in her district. (Photo via El Diario)

Meet Diana Ayala, Running for Mark-Viverito’s Seat

Bronx, Elections 2017, Latino, Manhattan, Women June 22, 2017 at 5:39 pm

El Diario interviews Puerto Rico-born Diana Ayala, who is running in the Democratic primary for the mostly-Latino 8th District, currently represented by Council member Melissa Mark-Viverito.

“The Bronx is home,” said Sonia Sotomayor, Supreme Court Associate Justice. (Photo by Nick Carter Photography Inc.  via Manhattan Times)

‘I Am Proof That We Can,’ Sotomayor Tells Bronx Students

Bronx, Youth June 15, 2017 at 5:46 pm

Sonia Sotomayor stopped by the 20th annual Thurgood Marshall Junior Mock Trial Program and inspired students who, like her, were raised in Bronx public housing, reports The Bronx Free Press.

From left to right, Wilfredo “BIO” Feliciano, Hector “Nicer” Nazario, and Sotero “BG183” Ortiz of Tats Cruller stand before the completed mural of La Borinqueña at Casita Maria on Simpson Street. (Photo by Jaime Longoria via Hunts Point Express)

New Hunts Point Mural Reflects Puerto Rican Identity

Bronx, Culture, Puerto Rican June 14, 2017 at 5:09 pm

A new mural in Hunts Point featuring comic book superheroine La Borinqueña reflects the Bronx neighborhood’s Puerto Rican culture and history, writes Hunts Point Express.

Chavi Leon, 14, plays video games with his friends in his living room apartment on Feb. 17, 2016, at the Patterson Projects. (Photo by Sarah Blesener via The Hunts Point Express)

The Lives of Bronx Teenagers, in Photos

Bronx, Culture, Youth June 9, 2017 at 2:43 pm

A photography student ended up turning a class assignment into a yearlong project that captured youth, friendship and aspirations among six teenagers in Mott Haven, reports The Hunts Point Express.

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.

Rosa Carrasco, who benefits from homelessness prevention services in The Bronx, with program coordinator Amanda Brown. (Photo by Ana B. Nieto via El Diario)

Bronx Program Preventing Senior Evictions in Jeopardy

Bronx, Housing, Latino, Seniors, Social Services June 8, 2017 at 4:05 pm

The organization BronxWorks is in need of $250,000 to continue financing an initiative that for three years has prevented poor, mostly Hispanic tenants from being evicted, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

Sarah Al-Silwi (Photo by Mallory Moench for Voices of NY)

Debating the US Role in Yemen’s Conflict

Bronx, Featured Posts, Middle Eastern, Muslim, New York June 1, 2017 at 12:33 pm

The Yemeni community worries about the conflict in Yemen, and debates the U.S. role in providing arms to Saudi Arabia, which supports the ousted Yemeni leaders against rebel Houthis.

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.

Men pray at the Islamic Center of Yonkers ahead of Ramadan. (Photo by Julius Motal via The Riverdale Press)

Observing Ramadan in the Bronx

Bronx, Muslim May 30, 2017 at 7:39 pm

Members of the Yonkers Islamic Center, the only mosque serving the northwest Bronx, tell The Riverdale Press what the holy month of Ramadan means to them.

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.

Bronx Africans Demand Justice for Brutal Attack on Street Vendor

Bronx Africans Demand Justice for Brutal Attack on Street Vendor

African, Bronx, Crime May 12, 2017 at 6:03 pm

The Bronx African community is demanding justice in the brutal gang assault of Bronx street vendor Souleymane Porgo, originally from Burkina Faso, Infos Time reports.

(Photo by frankieleon, Creative Commons license)

The Opioid Crisis Hitting Hispanics in New York

Bronx, Health, Latino, New York May 2, 2017 at 4:14 pm

The opioid epidemic has hit the Hispanic community hard as the powerful drug fentanyl is easily found in neighborhoods in the Bronx and other boroughs, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

Irvin Morazan's "Border Crossing Headdress" is an artistic interpretation of a "coyote," who smuggle people across the border for a fee. (Photo by Julius Constantine Motal for The Riverdale Press)

Borders and Neighbors – Perceived Through Art

Bronx, Culture, Latino April 21, 2017 at 3:21 pm

A new exhibit in the Bronx offers conceptual views on borders and neighbors, The Riverdale Press reports.

Marjorie Velázquez has a long trajectory as an activist in her district. (Photo via El Diario)

Marjorie Velázquez Seeks to Be First Latina to Represent 13th District

Bronx, Elections 2017, Puerto Rican April 18, 2017 at 4:17 pm

El Diario/La Prensa interviews Bronx activist and City Council candidate Marjorie Velázquez, who aspires to be the first Latina elected to the 13th District seat.

Members of theBLOX TV team (l-r) Richard ‘HQ’ Washington, Gillian Todd, Marco Shalma, Christen Quinones, Brigid Owino, Isaac Rouse, Tyler ‘PSwitch’ Dow. (Image courtesy of BLOX TV via Bronx Times)

Celebrating the Bronx Via an Online Platform

Bronx, Culture, Media March 22, 2017 at 1:42 pm

A new online platform, theBLOX TV, is offering Bronxites original content about their borough, reports Bronx Times.