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Annual Bronx Week Returns for 47th Anniversary

Annual Bronx Week Returns for 47th Anniversary

Culture May 11, 2018 at 10:07 am 0 comments

Bronx Week, the annual celebration of the best of what the borough has to offer, kicked off on Monday at Mott Haven Bar and Grill with the announcement of this year’s inductees to the Walk of Fame. Rapper Slick Rick, #MeToo founder Tarana Burke, and actress Maggie Siff joined theRead More

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Ranaqua Park reborn
Students from Mott Haven Academy helped cut the ribbon on Ranaqua Park on East 136th Street in Port Morris, following a $3.5 million renovation. The park, which now features swings, safety surfacing and new trees and greenery, is part of the city’s Community Parks Initiative, making it one of 17 Bronx parks receiving money for upgrades. New green infrastructure is intended to help manage stormwater runoff. That includes a rain garden, permeable pavers, synthetic turf field and flood-tolerant plants.

Ranaqua Park reborn

Parks May 6, 2018 at 2:30 pm 0 comments

Voices of Mott Haven: Community members reject mayor’s jail plan

Voices of Mott Haven: Community members reject mayor’s jail plan

News April 27, 2018 at 6:13 pm 0 comments

Mott Haven residents speak out against the city’s plan to build a jail on the site of an NYPD tow pound.

Rosa Velez in her apartment at OUB Houses in Mott Haven. Photo: Trevor Boyer

Mitchell-Lama seniors cry foul over rent app

Housing April 27, 2018 at 11:44 am 0 comments

Elderly residents of a Mott Haven Mitchell-Lama complex who receive Section 8 subsidies worry that their management company’s plan to switch to online-only billing is part of a ploy to get rid of non tech-savvy tenants like them.

Luis Sepulveda

Sepúlveda wins special election for State Senate seat

Politics April 25, 2018 at 5:04 pm 0 comments

Democrat Luis Sepúlveda won a special election for a seat on the State Senate in the 32nd senatorial district last night, easily defeating his two challengers.

From left to right: Kipp NYC College Prep sophomore Isaian Ferguson aka "Zelktronic," chats live on air with Kipp senior students Navannah Dorch aka “Vannah,” Nahjae Noble aka "Rnb," who goes to Harry S. Truman, Richard Brown aka "DJ biggieRich" and Isis Ferguson, aka “Izzy Finesse,” during the launch of the C-Ball Clubhouse Radio Show last week.

On the air: Local students host newly launched radio show

Culture, Education April 25, 2018 at 1:35 pm 0 comments

The show, which is broadcast live online and runs Monday through Friday from 4-6 p.m., covers music, sports, fashion, comedy, relationships and everything in between.

Randy Dillard shared his experiences in Bronx housing court at a town hall at Monroe College this month to spread awareness about Right to Council, a bill funding council for low-income tenants facing eviction. Photo: Anna Brooks

Tenants hope new law will help stave off displacement

Housing, Politics April 24, 2018 at 11:34 am 0 comments

“Rezoning and gentrification are one and the same, and they cause displacement,” said a housing advocate from CASA: Community Action for Safe Apartments. “It hurts my heart to see my community members when they’re crying and have nowhere to go.”

Adult literacy students rally at the Bronx County Courthouse rallied to denounce Photo by Joe Hirsch

Protesters rally against cuts to adult ed

Education April 22, 2018 at 8:45 pm 0 comments

Steep cuts to the city’s adult education budget could leave a lot of Bronxites without means to better their lives.