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Port Morris man gets 15 years for violent spree

Port Morris man gets 15 years for violent spree

Police December 11, 2017 at 7:14 pm 0 comments

A 25-year-old Port Morris man was sentenced in Bronx Criminal Court on Dec. 11, to spend 15 years behind bars for an October incident in which he shot and wounded three innocent bystanders in Kingsbridge, then stabbed an accomplice in St. Mary’s Park the following day to shut her up.Read More

New Port Morris center trains for jobs in tech sector

New Port Morris center trains for jobs in tech sector

Economy, Jobs December 10, 2017 at 12:50 pm 0 comments

Cognizant’s Bronx Training center opened on Sept. 18. It offers a training program called Platform, which is Cognizant’s solution to the skills gap—technical roles with specific skillsets that companies have a hard time filling.

Upbeat NYC band played a blend of salsa and jazz as residents danced and ate at the Power in Place kickoff. Photo: Avery Miles

Public space initiative sparks interest

Art, Education December 7, 2017 at 12:22 pm 0 comments

Last Saturday, local residents danced, ate and socialized at the Metropolitan College of New York on East 149th Street, while celebrating the beginning of a project to bring public spaces to life in the neighborhood.

Family renovates community garden, receives healing in return

Family renovates community garden, receives healing in return

Health, Parks December 4, 2017 at 10:35 am 0 comments

Recent research highlights the mental health benefits the Leon family experiences in the garden. One theory is that nature does not require focused attention. Scientists also point out that green spaces create a positive environment for developing strong social relations and avoiding loneliness, a major trigger of mental and physical illness.

Lead gardener Junior Schouten shows students how to properly pull weeds. Photo: Kevin Wheeler

High school garden is an oasis for students

Health, Parks December 2, 2017 at 3:07 pm 0 comments

While the neighborhood is trying to buck its food desert status, diabetes and unhealthy food still abound, and fresh, healthy options remain scarce. But here, students say the garden has improved their eating habits and changed their perception of plants.

Photo: Joe Hirsch

Patterson Houses residents left in the cold

Housing November 19, 2017 at 9:33 pm 0 comments

Baby it’s cold outside. Try telling that to the residents of Patterson Houses, for whom it’s just as cold inside.

   Love Thy Neighbor: local churches share worship space

  Love Thy Neighbor: local churches share worship space

Religion November 19, 2017 at 11:25 am 0 comments

As three churches share the ground floor space of a 100-year-old building on a rotating schedule, their arrangement allows each congregation to operate within budget and toward long-term goals.

Capital funding revs up for Hip Hop Museum

Capital funding revs up for Hip Hop Museum

Culture, Economy November 16, 2017 at 9:56 pm 0 comments

The new complex is scheduled to be completed in 2020. How much will it cost?