Narco Freedom about to lose its three-quarter homes Narco Freedom about to lose its three-quarter homes

Narco Freedom about to lose its three-quarter homes

A leading drug rehab organization with clinics and temporary housing for recovering drug users in Mott Haven, is expected to run out of money on Sept. 21, leaving uncertainty for its clients and the neighborhood.

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Morrisania building without gas since April Morrisania building without gas since April

Morrisania building without gas since April

Tenants at a Morrisania building say they’ve been without gas since April. The management company says they’re still working on it.

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Synthetic pot stokes fears in Mott Haven Synthetic pot stokes fears in Mott Haven

Synthetic pot stokes fears in Mott Haven

A form of synthetic marijuana known as K2 has made inroads in the Hub, worrying many that if it is not addressed quickly, the problem could spiral out of control.

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Hub crowds are asked to take a load off Hub crowds are asked to take a load off

Hub crowds are asked to take a load off

SoBRO and the transportation dept. plan to bring outdoor seating for customers at three busy corners later this summer. Businesses and residents seem split on whether it’s a great idea or a flop.

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Anxiety rises over Legionnaires’ outbreak

Anxiety rises over Legionnaires’ outbreak

Bronxites had a chance to sound off over concerns about Legionnaires’ disease at a Town Hall on Aug. 3. The borough president and the mayor both say legislative changes are on the way to clean suspect HVAC cooling towers.

Morrisania parents try to keep a charter school out

Morrisania parents try to keep a charter school out

Parents of students at four Morrisania public schools have filed suit against the city to block a new charter school from co-locating in their building.

Some NYCHA residents to get free broadband

Some NYCHA residents to get free broadband

Residents of NYCHA’s Mott Haven Houses on Alexander Ave. are slated to receive free Internet access as part of a federal initiative recently announced by President Obama.

South Bronx Farmers Market enters second year

South Bronx Farmers Market enters second year

The South Bronx Farmers Market on 138th Street, now in its second year of operation, has partnered with community garden La Finca del Sur to sell the locally grown produce.

Neighborhood News

To the editor: MS 223 students speak out on FreshDirect

To the editor: MS 223 students speak out on FreshDirect

Rising fifth graders from MS 223 sound off on whether FreshDirect’s move to Mott Haven will benefit the neighborhood.

Legionnaires’ receding but still a threat, says mayor

A total of 12 cooling towers have tested positive for Legionnaires’ disease in the South Bronx, but the infection rate continues to decline.

New top cop takes over at 40th Precinct

New top cop takes over at 40th Precinct

The 40th Precinct has a new commanding officer: Deputy Inspector Carlos Valdez.

Bronx BP says city’s defense vs. Legionnaires’ is flawed

Bronx BP says city’s defense vs. Legionnaires’ is flawed

Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. says that the mayor’s recent public assurances he will protect the public from the latest outbreak of Legionnaires’ disease ring hollow. Yesterday, Mayor Bill de Blasio announced the city would promptly clean air conditioning towers found to contain the bacteria that causes the potentially fatal airborne disease, to alleviate concerns over spreads of […]

City finds Legionnella’ bacteria in two area cooling towers

City pinpoints source of latest Legionnaire’s outbreak to at least two cooling towers in the South Bronx.