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Ritchie Torres (William Alatriste for New York City Council, via City Limits)

The Speaker Race: Torres and NextGen

Bronx, Housing, Latino, Politics November 1, 2017 at 5:05 pm

City Limits writes about Council member Ritchie Torres and his views on the NYCHA NextGen plan.

(Photo by Send me adrift., Creative commons license)

Urging More Social Workers for Bronx Students

Bronx, Education, Health November 1, 2017 at 4:24 pm

Parent advocates want more social workers in schools in the Bronx, reports Chalkbeat.

Berenice Medel now counsels former female gang members. (Photo via El Diario)

Growing Influence of Women in New York Latino Gangs

Bronx, Latino, Women October 31, 2017 at 4:55 pm

Female gang members have earned power within the most well-known groups in the city but are still abused by their male peers, according to activists and academics, El Diario/La Prensa reports.  

(Photo by er Guiri, Creative Commons license)

Locals Divided Over Hip Hop Bus Tours

Bronx, Business October 24, 2017 at 1:17 pm

A “Birthplace of Hip Hop” tour that goes through parts of the Bronx and Harlem has some residents questioning whether the tour comes at the expense of locals, reports Hunts Point Express.

HUB street festival circa 1980 (Photo courtesy of Joe Conzo)

‘Born in the Bronx’ – Joe Conzo’s Life, Story and Business

Bronx, Culture, Featured Posts, History, Puerto Rican October 17, 2017 at 4:48 pm

Joe Conzo Jr.’s photos captured an era in the South Bronx. Conzo talked about his work, the borough, and the business of photography in an interview.

Sunny, who's been homeless since 2006, sits on a bench inside Dead End Park on Oct. 6. (Photo by Adi Talwar via Norwood News)

Talking to the Homeless in the NW Bronx

Bronx October 12, 2017 at 3:57 pm

Homeless individuals living on the streets of the Northwest Bronx tell Norwood News why they shun shelters.

“We speak English, Italian and Spanish in our church and, thanks to new immigrants, the parish grew 60 percent and continues to grow,”  said Father Jonathan Morris of the traditionally-Italian Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church in the Belmont area. (Photo via El Diario)

Columbus Controversy Eludes Mexicans and Italians in the Bronx

Bronx, Immigration, Latino, Mexican, Western European October 10, 2017 at 5:04 pm

The controversy over Christopher Columbus has not reached Little Italy in the Bronx, where Italian-American and Mexican residents tighten their bonds after some initial tensions, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

Volunteers helped over 30 attendees with documentation and a protections safety checklist, at the third Bronx Immigration Partnership clinic in Mott Haven on Sept. 27. (Photo by Allyson Escobar via Mott Haven Herald)

Bronx Immigrants Learn About Rights

Bronx, Immigration, Social Services October 5, 2017 at 4:49 pm

A Bronx immigration clinic started after the 2016 election aims to combat fraud by informing immigrants of their rights, reports Mott Haven Herald.

Organizer George Gonzalez and volunteer Felicia Gil stand outside of A&G Child Care, where they collected donations all weekend to send to Puerto Rico. (Photo by Willa Rubin for Voices of NY)

A Grass-Roots Effort to Help Puerto Rico

Bronx, Environment, Featured Posts, Puerto Rican September 25, 2017 at 5:23 pm

In the Bronx, a local business owner moved quickly to organize a relief drive for Puerto Rico, and was surprised by the outpouring of donations.

A mural by TATS CRU on the Alexander Avenue facade of  WallWorks New York, a contemporary Art Gallery. Wallworks, located in the Port Morris section of South Bronx is owned by graffiti pioneer John CRASH Matos and entrepreneur Robert Kantor. (Photo by Adi Talwar via City Limits)

Will CreateNYC Help Artists in Low-Income Areas?

Bronx, Culture, New York September 20, 2017 at 3:20 pm

Artists in low-income neighborhoods are hoping that the city’s first cultural plan, CreateNYC, will make a difference, but some believe artists’ empowerment requires a plan that “goes deeper,” reports City Limits.

Students from Mott Haven Academy. (Photo by Kalah Siegel via Mott Haven Academy)

Mott Haven Academy Expands

Bronx, Education September 19, 2017 at 4:57 pm

Mott Haven Academy, which offers a trauma-sensitive curriculum specially designed to meet the needs of children in the child welfare system, just added 5th and 6th grades and plans to offer classes K-8, reports Mott Haven Herald.

When Cambodian Refugees Came to the Bronx

When Cambodian Refugees Came to the Bronx

Asian, Bronx, Business, Immigration, Manhattan, Southeast Asian, Video September 6, 2017 at 3:47 pm

This month’s episode of CUNY TV’s “Asian American Life” takes a look at the story of Cambodian refugees who arrived in the Bronx in the 1980s, the history of jazz music in Asian countries, acid attack survivor Monica Singh, and the ordeal endured by the Chinese owners of Abacus Bank.

Abdullah Abid helps Sophia Kereselize prepare for the Specialised High School Admissions Test at the Spuytin Duyvil library. (Photo by Julius Constantine Motal via The Riverdale Press)

Getting More Bronxites into Specialized High Schools

Bronx, Education September 6, 2017 at 3:23 pm

A New York Public Library program helps middle schoolers prepare for the Specialized High School Admissions Test with the help of a Stuyvesant High School student, reports The Riverdale Press.

Makilala co-hosts and co-producers (from left) Jen Furer, Cristina DC Pastor, and Rachelle Ocampo share a laugh before the camera goes live. (Photo via The FilAm)

BronxNet Debuts Its First FilAm Program

Bronx, Media, Southeast Asian September 5, 2017 at 2:39 pm

“Makilala TV,” the first Filipino-American TV talk show in the NYC metro area, has joined BronxNet TV, reports The FilAm.

Officer Mohammad Miah prays in the Episcopal Church of the Mediator. (Photo by Julius Constantine Motal via The Riverdale Press)

Muslims Pray in a NW Bronx Church

Bronx, Muslim September 1, 2017 at 3:35 pm

An Islamic worship group finds a temporary home in a Kingsbridge church, reports The Riverdale Press.