Bronx

Councilman Ritchie Torres with Washington Avenue tenants in the Bronx. (Photo via El Diario)

Torres vs. Serrano? Potential Primary Challenge Rattles Hispanic Politics

Bronx, Latino, Politics March 19, 2019 at 5:49 pm

Inspired by Alexandria Ocasio-Cortéz’s shocking win last year, Bronx Council member Ritchie Torres is considering challenging veteran congressman José Serrano in the next Democratic primaries, potentially upending three decades of Hispanic politics, El Diario La Prensa reports.

Ruben Diaz Sr., with mic, at a rally in his defense in Unionport. (Image via Mott Haven Herald)

Bronx Activists on Councilman’s Homophobic Comments

Bronx, LGBTQ February 26, 2019 at 4:28 pm

Mott Haven Herald speaks to the leaders of a local LGBTQ organization who, rather than calling on Ruben Diaz Sr. to resign, are taking another approach.

Erin Sonada, ELL teacher (at left) and Kyle Brillante, principal, of Highbridge Green School in the South Bronx. (phot by Gregg McQueen via The Bronx Free Press)

What ‘The Bronx Plan’ Will Mean for Schools

Bronx, Brooklyn, Education February 20, 2019 at 4:58 pm

The first schools to participate in “the Bronx Plan” to get more resources to underserved schools and their teachers were announced earlier this month, reports The Bronx Free Press.

Kadiatou Diallo (Photo via Amsterdam News)

Remembering Amadou Diallo 20 Years Later

Bronx, Police February 7, 2019 at 6:01 pm

In an Amsterdam News story, Kadiatou Diallo reflects on the death of her son Amadou at the hands of police and how “the community is still going through the same things 20 years later.”

U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor and Kerry Washington (far left) met with Bronx schoolchildren. (Photo by Joseph Martin/Keyz 2 Life Media via The Bronx Free Press)

Justice Sotomayor Inspires Bronx Children

Bronx, Puerto Rican, Women February 1, 2019 at 4:44 pm

Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor met with elementary school students at Hostos Community College where she presented her children’s book, reports The Bronx Free Press.

Junior’s friend, Tango outside of the bodega during a memorial. (Photo by Alex Mitchell via Bronx Times)

Site of Killing Becomes First ‘Safe Bodega’

Bronx, Business, Crime February 1, 2019 at 4:29 pm

The bodega, in front of which Lesandro “Junior” Guzman-Feliz was brutally killed, has become the first “safe bodega” in the city, reports Bronx Times.

Parents and students participate in a traditional dance at an anti-bullying form at the Mexican American Students Alliance on Jan. 13. (Photo by Jaya Sandaresh via Mott Haven Herald)

A Call to Fight Bullying Through Education

Bronx, Youth January 22, 2019 at 4:45 pm

At a forum organized by the Mexican American Students’ Alliance, parents in the South Bronx want a culturally-sensitive curriculum to counter widespread bullying in schools, reports Mott Haven Herald.

NYC Health Profiles, Community by Community

NYC Health Profiles, Community by Community

Bronx, Brooklyn, Communities, Health, Manhattan, New York, Queens, Staten Island January 11, 2019 at 5:50 pm

NYC’s Health Department released the 2018 Community Health Profiles, which showed improvements in some measures – but room for further improvement in others.

Rachel Batista, Elaine Castillo and Swannie Batista. (Photo courtesy of Paralegals for the Community)

Bilingual Paralegal Services in Mott Haven

Bronx, Business January 9, 2019 at 3:53 pm

A new paralegal firm in the Bronx is helping clients to file simple legal documents, reports Mott Haven Herald.

South Bronx United player Jhonny Theze, wearing the No. 10 blue jersey, drives the ball toward the goal during a Nov. 3 match in Soundview Park in the Bronx against the Manhattan Celtics. (Photo by Vera Haller via Documented)

Soccer, Tutoring – and Legal Help, in the Bronx

Bronx, Education, Immigration, Youth January 4, 2019 at 4:42 pm

South Bronx United added legal services to its roster of offerings to teens in the Bronx, when organizers realized many immigrant youth needed the help, reports Documented.

Participants in the annual Kwanzaa Crawl will visit black-owned businesses on Dec. 26, the first day of Kwanzaa, which is called Umoja, or “unity.” (Photo by Deneka Peniston via Brooklyn Paper)

Holiday Crawls from Brooklyn to the Bronx

Bronx, Brooklyn, Business, Food December 21, 2018 at 4:06 pm

Brooklyn Paper covers the Dec. 26 Kwanzaa Crawl to support Black-owned bars and restaurants while Bronx Times joins a food tour of shops in the borough’s Little Italy.

Albanian flag-raising at The Bronx County Building (Photo via Illyria)

First Albanian Flag-Raising in the Bronx

Bronx, Culture, Eastern European November 29, 2018 at 4:48 pm

Illyria covered the first-ever raising of the Albanian flag at The Bronx County Building, in honor of the 106th anniversary of Albanian independence.

JGHBID community liaison Ariana Cipriani (c) provides background on one of the tour’s vacancies to prospective business tenants, capturing the attention of Anuisha Ortiz (l), owner of Brazis by Nush.
(Photo by Jonathan Custodio via Norwood News)

Prospective Business Renters Check Out Jerome Gun Hill BID

Bronx, Business November 12, 2018 at 5:14 pm

Norwood News reports on a recent tour for prospective merchants led by the Jerome Gun Hill Business Improvement District executive director and community liaison.

Councilman Fernando Cabrera(right) with Congressman Adriano Espaillat at the unveiling of a WWII tribute for Dominican-born soldiers on the Bronx Community College campus.
(Photo courtesy Office of Councilman Fernando Cabrera via Norwood News)

Remembering Dominican Veterans of WWII

Bronx, Dominican, History November 7, 2018 at 5:31 pm

The country’s first monument dedicated to Dominican veterans of World War II was recently unveiled in the Bronx, reports Norwood News.

Rabbi Choli Mishulovin (right), invites people into a sukkah on Randall’s Island. (Photo by Dan Whateley via The Jewish Week)

A Synagogue Pops Up in the South Bronx

Bronx, Jewish October 24, 2018 at 5:50 pm

Chabad South Bronx, the neighborhood’s first Orthodox congregation in more than a decade, holds services in donated spaces, reports The Jewish Week.