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Zaro’s to open Port Morris store

Zaro’s to open Port Morris store

Culture November 16, 2017 at 9:10 pm 0 comments

Bakery that has baked in the Bronx for 90 years, will soon serve local clientele Zaro’s Family Bakery, whose stores are found in the city’s transportation hubs in Midtown, unloads thousands of loaves of challah, pumpernickel and black and white cookies week after week. But no matter where it’s sold,Read More

Port Morris residents Wren Patton (left) and Maxim Tumenev are softening soil in the Maria Sola Green Space. Photo: Scarlett Kuang

Volunteers adopt green space from transportation department

Parks November 14, 2017 at 8:40 pm 0 comments

Without a budget, the volunteers had to cut overgrowth with a weed whacker and water plants with two 10-gallon buckets.

Elvis Garcia, Nohely Perez, and Mouminatou Barry discuss a class plan for intro to tech. Photo: Carmen Reinicke

Non-profit trains residents for tech jobs

Jobs November 14, 2017 at 8:16 pm 0 comments

What makes The Knowledge House unique is that its classes encourage students to solve community problems with tech.

Community organizes to reduce damage done by drug users

Community organizes to reduce damage done by drug users

Police November 14, 2017 at 7:42 pm 0 comments

Increased needle sightings are just one of the symptoms that surfaced this spring, after the 40th Precinct shut down The Hole—a notorious drug den out of sight from onlookers on E. 149th St. and St. Ann’s Ave.

Volunteer teachers Yohan Garcia, Puri Padilla, and Adela Paredes help out at St. Jerome H.A.N.D.S.' weekly food pantry for immigrants and families in need.  Photo: Allyson Escobar

Immigrants receive a helping hand

Immigration, Religion November 13, 2017 at 8:28 pm 0 comments

H.A.N.D.S. opened in 2008, as a result of the efforts of St. Jerome’s late pastor, Father John Grange, and the Sisters of St. Jerome congregation. The center serves as a safe space for hundreds of immigrant families from the neighborhood.

Photo: Trevor Boyer

Elevator outages pose hard choices for Betances residents

Housing November 13, 2017 at 5:34 pm 0 comments

At the Betances IV building, the elevator has been out of service since August 7.

Open Program performers and guests interact through song and dance at the Andrew Freedman Home. Photo by Sarah Matusek.

Performers interact with Bronxites to rethink mass incarceration

Culture November 10, 2017 at 4:08 pm 0 comments

This weekend, at the Andrew Freedman Home, Napoleon Felipe will perform his poem “Conspiracy,” which reflects his life on probation since 2011—a decade of supervision for a non-violent crime.

Salim Wilson Photo: Kaitlin Sullivan

Suspect pleads not guilty in McKinley Houses murder

Police November 9, 2017 at 6:45 pm 0 comments

Salim Wilson, 25, pleaded not guilty Wednesday to second-degree murder in the Aug. 29 fatal shooting of 24-year-old Julio Valesquez.