Bronx

Police investigating burned Quran

African, Bronx, In the News October 18, 2011 at 6:05 pm

On the morning before the 10th anniversary of 9/11, an unmarked package stuffed with roast meat, a photo of Osama bin Laden, mysterious white powder and the burned remains of a Quran was placed outside the Masjid Hefaz mosque on East 198th Street off the Grand Concourse in the Bronx. Police areRead More

Alan Gary criticizes how the Department of Education response to the discovery of toxins at P.S. 51 while son Nathanial, 11, left, an alumnus of the school, holds a sign that reads "Toxic, Keep Out"

‘Toxic classroom’ parents say new school unsafe

Bronx, Education October 18, 2011 at 1:43 pm

Renewing criticism of how the Department of Education handled safety concerns at their former building, parents from P.S. 51 in the Bronx say their new site isn’t up to par, either.

Angel Rodriguez and Former Bronx Coucil of the Arts director Bill Aguado in front of the site of the future Bronx Heritage Center.

New hope for aging Latino musicians

Bronx, Culture, In the News October 12, 2011 at 1:10 pm

A Bronx Developer is looking to help aging musicians keep Latin music alive by building apartments they can afford to rent. The space will also house a performing arts venue, an area highlighting the borough’s musical history, and a music-themed high school. Many Latino music performers often get paid in cash for shows, and receive no benefits. At an age when many are planning to retire with pensions, they are left to fend for themselves.

Mott Haven's newest resident gets a big hello.

Chickens come to roost in Brook Park

Bronx, Culture, Featured Posts October 7, 2011 at 4:52 pm

Bronx organizations brought a chicken coop to Brook Park in an effort to give the neighborhood healthier food options.

Samuel J. Gompers HS students on the first day of school.

South Bronx school gets no help from Dept. of Ed

Bronx, Education, In the News October 3, 2011 at 4:53 pm

Last spring, the Education Department identified Samuel Gompers High School in the Mott Haven section of the South Bronx as one of more than two dozen low-performing schools eligible for a special federal improvement grant. The school would have been required to close down and reopen as a charter schoolRead More

Members of John Vázquez's family mourn the death of the young man.

Two fatal shootings in the Bronx

Bronx, Featured Posts September 26, 2011 at 1:04 pm

Residents fear the street gangs, but police harassment doesn’t make anyone feel safer.

Daniel "Kuwait" Adjei (left) and Greg M. Akologo

From Morrisania to Africa, via “Kuwait”

African, Bronx, In the News September 21, 2011 at 4:50 pm

For West African residents in the South Bronx, Kuwait is not just a Middle Eastern country. “Kuwait” is a Ghanaian immigrant whose Morrisania-based business has become the conduit back to their nations of origin.

Famed musician comes home to Bronx

Famed musician comes home to Bronx

Bronx, Culture, In the News September 8, 2011 at 2:51 pm

Twenty-two years after Sammy Garcia left the South Bronx to become a professional percussionist, he came home to make good on a promise he made to himself and his community more than two decades earlier. He brought his band to play a free concert at the park across the streetRead More

Event organizers Danny Barber (left) and P.O. Irizarry (right) talking with a local resident at National Night Out on Crime.

Cops, residents seek to thaw icy relations

Bronx, In the News, New York September 7, 2011 at 7:44 pm

Danny Barber, an outspoken tenant advocate from the Andrew Jackson Houses in the Melrose section of the Bronx, had a less-than-flattering opinion of anyone who wore a blue uniform and an NYPD badge. Officer Angel Irizarry didn’t think much of Barber, either. Now the two are friends, and last monthRead More