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Nearly 250 apartments slated on site of P.S. 31

Environment, Housing April 29, 2016 at 3:06 pm 0 comments

The site of a one-time architectural marvel at 425 Grand Concourse is about to become instead the site of some of the most energy-efficient housing in the city, Bronx and city officials announced yesterday.

Bronx voters decisively back Clinton

Bronx voters decisively back Clinton

Politics April 20, 2016 at 12:24 am 0 comments

Despite grassroots support, Sanders comes up well short in Democratic primary Bronx voters overwhelmingly came out for Hillary Clinton in the April 19 Democratic presidential primary. Clinton tallied 58 percent of the New York state vote to defeat Bernie Sanders, the senator from Vermont, on Tuesday, with about 95 percent of theRead More

Mexican activist returns after two-year ban

Mexican activist returns after two-year ban

Government, Immigration April 8, 2016 at 10:36 pm 0 comments

Angelo Cabrera co-founded the Mexican American Students Association in 2001 as a response to proposed New York state legislation that would have made undocumented students pay out-of-state tuition. Now he’s back, following a two-year ban from the country.

Big Brothers Big Sisters looks to expand local outreach

Big Brothers Big Sisters looks to expand local outreach

Education April 6, 2016 at 8:40 am 0 comments

Last year, just three percent of Big Brothers and Big Sisters volunteers in the city hailed from the Bronx. The organization is trying to change that by expanding its outreach in the borough.

By Marco Poggio. Bernie Sanders stumps at St. Mary's Park on March 31.

Sanders storms St. Mary’s Park

Politics April 1, 2016 at 8:42 am 0 comments

It was the first time a presidential candidate had made a campaign stop in the South Bronx since Ronald Reagan in 1980.

Sanders candidacy lights a spark among Bronx voters

Sanders candidacy lights a spark among Bronx voters

Politics March 29, 2016 at 8:21 pm 1 comment

Assemblyman Luis Sepulveda (left), meets with Bronxites in Crotona Park to strategize on getting out the vote for the Sanders campaign. The borough’s political establishment stands behind Clinton James Duarte remembers an incident at a 2008 presidential campaign event that helped shape his views of the political process. A 17-year-oldRead More

Bronxites gather to share stories, promote unity

Bronxites gather to share stories, promote unity

Housing March 22, 2016 at 11:31 am 0 comments

Dozens gathered at the Bronx Music Heritage Center last Saturday for story circles and music, for South Bronx Love Letter, an event created to sing the borough’s praises and issue a defiant statement to developers.

Facelift in store for El Girasol Garden

Facelift in store for El Girasol Garden

Environment, Parks March 21, 2016 at 11:45 am 0 comments

According to Mott Haven: Open Space Index, a report published by New Yorkers for Parks in 2014, the neighborhood did not meet 11 out of 15 open space index criteria, including the total acres of open space available to every 1,000 residents.