Rubén Díaz Jr., borough president of the Bronx (Photo via El Diario)

Rubén Díaz Jr. Will Seek to Be First Latino Mayor in 2021

Bronx, Latino, New York, Politics March 20, 2018 at 5:22 pm

In an interview with El Diario/La Prensa, Rubén Díaz Jr., only weeks into his third term as borough president of the Bronx, confirms he will run for mayor in 2021.

Parents from M.S. 325 at the PEP meeting on February 28 where the decision on the school closing was made. (Photo by Nancy Rodriguez-Delgado via Bronx Times)

Bronx School Closing – Too Few ESL Teachers?

Bronx, Education March 19, 2018 at 12:11 pm

The president of the Parent Association at M.S. 325 says the school does not have enough resources to serve its large number of English language learners, report Bronx Times and Amsterdam News.

Carmen Vega-Rivera is one of several hundred activists fighting for deeper affordability along Jerome Avenue.
(Photo by David Cruz via Norwood News)

Examining the Potential Impact of Jerome Ave. Rezoning

Bronx, Business, Housing March 7, 2018 at 2:59 pm

Norwood News explores how rezoning might change the Jerome Avenue corridor of the Bronx.

Jenny Cortez with her father in Mott Haven. (Photo by Paula Moura via Mott Haven Herald)

Hurricane Victims in the South Bronx

Bronx, Puerto Rican March 6, 2018 at 1:58 pm

Mott Haven Herald takes a look at how some of the Puerto Rican victims of Hurricane María, who have relocated to the South Bronx, are faring nearly six months after the hurricane hit the Caribbean.

Home Owners’ Loan Corp., used what many historians believe were racist guidelines when appraising areas, a practice known as "redlining." (Photo by Aaron Mayorga via The Riverdale Press)

Showing Redlining’s Impact in the Bronx

Bronx, History, Housing March 5, 2018 at 4:08 pm

The discriminatory practice of redlining and its impact in the Bronx is explored in a new interactive exhibit, reports The Riverdale Press.

Lidia Gomez prepares soup at her Los Hermanos bodega on Jackson Avenue. (Photo by Paula Moura via Mott Haven Herald)

Campaign to Promote Healthy Foods in Bodegas

Bronx, Food, Health February 26, 2018 at 4:41 pm

The nonprofits working alongside the city’s Health Department on the Healthy Bodegas Initiative have started a marketing campaign to help bodegas promote healthy eating, reports Mott Haven Herald.

Photographer Zun Lee. (Photo by Julius Constantine Motal via The Riverdale Press)

In the Bronx, Images of Black Fatherhood

African American, Black, Bronx, Culture February 21, 2018 at 2:32 pm

The Riverdale Press visits an exhibit at the Bronx Documentary Center on Black fatherhood, and speaks with photographer Zun Lee.

Muslim Student Association members Sophia Singh, Fatoumata Saho, Rabea Ali, and Isatou Kebbeh helped organize a World Hijab Day event at Manhattan College. (Photo by Aaron Mayorga via The Riverdale Press)

World Hijab Day at a Catholic College

Bronx, Muslim, Women February 9, 2018 at 5:32 pm

A sophomore at Manhattan College introduced World Hijab Day to fellow students and faculty of the Roman Catholic college, reports The Riverdale Press.

“Mother and Child,” an image that will be part of the Claremont Illuminated project. (Photo: Adeline Lulo, courtesy of Bronx Photo League, via Next City)

‘Claremont Illuminated’ Brings Public Art to the S. Bronx

Bronx, Culture February 5, 2018 at 3:13 pm

A public art project, “Claremont Illuminated,” will project images onto walls in the South Bronx neighborhood this summer, Next City reports.

Mark Gjonaj (Photo by Laura Stone via Bronx Times)

Gjonaj on Transportation ‘Deserts’ and More

Bronx, Politics January 26, 2018 at 4:57 pm

City Council member Mark Gjonaj talked about the issues facing the 13th district in the Bronx at a community swearing-in, reports Bronx Times.

Pashko Gjeto Gojçaj (Photo via Illyria)

Remembering a Bronx Albanian Leader

Bronx, Eastern European, New York January 18, 2018 at 1:31 pm

The editor-in-chief of Illyria pays tribute to Albanian-American leader Pashko Gojçaj in a piece that looks back on his contributions to the community in New York.

Amanda Septimo, (left) Phil Shearer, (middle) and Miguel Sanchez (right) plan for a pitch meeting in the MetaBronx office in Hunts Point. (Photo by Carmen Reinicke via Mott Haven Herald)

Bronx Startup Accelerator Becomes a Nonprofit

Bronx, Technology January 8, 2018 at 4:53 pm

MetaBronx, the Bronx’s first startup accelerator, has received nonprofit status, as it continues to support often overlooked companies in the borough, reports Mott Haven Herald.

Dominican-born taxi drivers Belkis Polanco (left) and Hilaria Peña. (Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario)

Female Cab Drivers Set Up Their Own Safety Networks

Bronx, Dominican, Labor, Manhattan, Transportation, Women January 5, 2018 at 2:44 pm

Latina taxi drivers in Upper Manhattan and the Bronx talked to El Diario/La Prensa about how they have organized networks to protect each other by constantly sharing information about dangerous areas.

Willie Colón presents his show “Asalto Navideño” on Saturday at Lehman Center.

Willie Colón Brings Back a Very Nuyorican Christmas

Bronx, Culture, Puerto Rican December 7, 2017 at 3:52 pm

Salsa legend Willie Colón talks to El Diario about how he married New York’s street rhythms with Puerto Rican traditional music when he created Puerto Rico’s most famous Christmas record 46 years ago.  

Joseph Cancel, 20, (left) looks on as Chris Mercado (center) edits the resume of Bejan Merz, 29 (right). (Photo by Carmen Reincide via The Hunts Point Express)

Tech Classes for Bronx LGBTQ Youth

Bronx, Education, LGBTQ, Technology December 6, 2017 at 11:55 am

Haus of Code classes teach LGBTQ youth in the Bronx tech skills, in a first-of-its-kind program in the borough, reports The Hunts Point Express.