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Summit raises hopes for South Bronx to become tech hub

Economy, Jobs May 4, 2017 at 9:06 pm 0 comments

Political and business leaders want the South Bronx to become the next technology hub for New York City, and are brainstorming new ways to bring tech companies – and the jobs and energy that come with them – to the area.

Plan for senior housing advances

Plan for senior housing advances

Housing April 21, 2017 at 4:25 pm 0 comments

The city is moving ahead on a plan to create 250 new apartments for low-income seniors on the site of the Betances Houses in Mott Haven. The New York City Housing Authority, Department of Housing Preservation and Development and the Housing Development Corporation announced on Friday that they have selected two development teams to lead the project toRead More

Workers rally for higher wages, benefits

Workers rally for higher wages, benefits

Housing, Jobs April 13, 2017 at 3:59 pm 0 comments

A project to build affordable housing in Melrose is drawing fire from union workers and Councilman Rafael Salamanca Jr., who say the nonprofit developer behind the plan has a track record of underpaying workers and providing inadequate health benefits at other local sites.

From left to right: Rahim Hough, Ashley Santiago, Aisha Beltran, Jennifer Asokwah, and Jesus Roblas.

Students lead panel on women’s suffrage

Culture, Education, Government April 12, 2017 at 3:07 pm 0 comments

The 14-member Women’s Suffrage Commission, which was established by state law, will run programs celebrating the accomplishments of women’s suffrage through 2020. But LEAP’s focus is rooted a little deeper.

Hub gets its first co-working space

Hub gets its first co-working space

Business, Economy April 7, 2017 at 1:52 pm 0 comments

BronxCoworks, the area’s first privately funded space-sharing company, opened its doors in the Hub in March, offering private offices, a common work space and conference rooms at 2825 Third Avenue.

Musicians get together for jam sessions at Andrew Freedman Home

Musicians get together for jam sessions at Andrew Freedman Home

Culture April 3, 2017 at 11:37 am 0 comments

An event called “the jam” provides Bronx musicians a platform and a way to connect.

Vigil held for slain 21-year-old woman

Vigil held for slain 21-year-old woman

Police March 30, 2017 at 11:38 am 0 comments

Family members and friends of Aaliyah Alder held a vigil on Wednesday evening for the 21-year-old, who was shot in the head and killed on Monday night in a stairwell at Forest Houses in Morrisania.

Group to launch composting initiative in June

Group to launch composting initiative in June

Environment, Jobs March 21, 2017 at 10:12 pm 0 comments

GreenFeen, a social enterprise and environmental consulting firm that uses HipHop to promote sustainability as a lifestyle, is actively recruiting customers for collection, carting and use of organic waste. The nonprofit, which has received Minority and Women-Owned Business Enterprise certification, hopes to inspire young activists in the New York CityRead More