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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.

The Bronx Borough  Board met Nov. 27 to discuss the Jerome Avenue Rezoning.
(Photo by David Cruz via Norwood News)

Jerome Ave. Rezoning Approval by Bronx Board – with Provisos

Bronx November 29, 2017 at 3:52 pm

The Bronx Borough Board approved the Jerome Ave. rezoning plan – with strings attached, reports Norwood News.

Family yoga teacher Alba Mota guides participants through stretching exercises as part of a Bronx River Foodway event. (Photo by Elia Campos via Hunts Point Express)

‘Foodway’ in Bronx Pioneers Plantings and More

Bronx, Food, Health November 28, 2017 at 4:12 pm

A new foodway in the Bronx brought more than plantings to the neighborhood, reports Hunts Point Express.

“Free to Be Me” club vice president Tiffany Medina, left, and Katherine Azmitia, secretary, plan the group’s upcoming rainbow flag installation. (Photo by Andee Tagle via Mott Haven Herald)

LGBT Groups on the Rise in the Bronx

Bronx, LGBTQ November 20, 2017 at 4:45 pm

The “Free to Be Me” club at Hostos Community College is one of several LGBT groups started recently in the Bronx, reports Mott Haven Herald.

Aviva Braun and her daughter look at images in her exhibition 'The Embodyment of Jewish Femininity' at The Riverdale Y. The exhibit runs throughout November. (Photo by Aaron Mayorga via The Riverdale Press)

Riverdale Exhibit on Jewish Femininity

Bronx, Jewish, Women November 20, 2017 at 3:01 pm

The Embodyment of Jewish Femininity, a new exhibit at The Riverdale Y in the Bronx, features photographs of women and “their individual relationships with their bodies,” writes The Riverdale Press.

Dr. Juan Robles (right) is dedicated to helping and motivating Hispanic and African-American youths to pursue a career in medicine. (Photo provided to El Diario)

Fostering a New Generation of Latino Physicians in the Bronx

Bronx, Education, Health, Latino, Youth November 17, 2017 at 4:12 pm

A prominent Honduran doctor leads a Bronx initiative to motivate and train more minority and low-income students to help them pursue a career in health care, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

What makes The Knowledge House unique is that its classes encourage students to solve community problems with tech. (Photo by Carmen Reincide via The Hunts Point Express)

Bringing Tech Education to the South Bronx

Bronx, Labor, Technology November 15, 2017 at 4:12 pm

The Knowledge House in Hunts Point seeks to give local youths access to tech education and, in turn, well-paying jobs, reports The Hunts Point Express.

Dominican-born Clara Santana, who has spent 20 years cleaning offices, said that the products she uses to do her job have affected her health. (Photo by Pedro F. Frisneda via El Diario)

Latino Workers at Risk of Intoxication

Bronx, Health, Labor, Latino November 14, 2017 at 4:41 pm

A new national study on the health of Latinos found that thousands of Hispanics working in construction, maintenance, repair and cleaning in the city are exposed to harmful chemicals, El Diario/La Prensa reports.  

Mehnaz Afridi, a professor of religious studies at Manhattan College, talks about the crisis facing Rohingya in Myanmar at a rally in Riverdale in September. In the course of a month, over half a million Rohingya refugees fled to Bangladesh to escape persecution in their home country.

Making the Rohingya Crisis ‘Real’ in the NW Bronx

Bronx, Southeast Asian November 13, 2017 at 2:32 pm

The Riverdale Press speaks to a religious studies professor and Rohingya activist on the plight of the ethnic group.

The blushing bride, Mariposa Fernández, will take a working honeymoon to Puerto Rico this winter to deliver aid. (Photo by Sarah Matusek via The Hunts Point Express)

Bronx Artist Marries Her Ancestral Homeland

Bronx, Puerto Rican November 8, 2017 at 3:03 pm

At a ceremony in Hunts Point, Maria Teresa “Mariposa” Fernández married the love of her life – Puerto Rico, writes The Hunts Point Express.