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Group to launch composting initiative in June

Group to launch composting initiative in June

Environment, Jobs March 21, 2017 at 10:12 pm 0 comments

GreenFeen, a social enterprise and environmental consulting firm that uses HipHop to promote sustainability as a lifestyle, is actively recruiting customers for collection, carting and use of organic waste. The nonprofit, which has received Minority and Women-Owned Business Enterprise certification, hopes to inspire young activists in the New York CityRead More

Immigrants march against Trump

Immigrants march against Trump

Immigration, Politics March 20, 2017 at 8:24 am 0 comments

In early March in below-freezing temperatures, more than 40 people gathered at Graham Square on Third Avenue and 137th Street in Mott Haven to march to East Harlem in solidarity with immigrants and people of color. Leading the pack was City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito. “Love not hate, makes AmericaRead More

Literacy initiative kicks off in local school

Literacy initiative kicks off in local school

Education March 7, 2017 at 2:09 pm 0 comments

The summer reading lists for students at six Mott Haven public schools just grew exponentially, thanks to two nonprofit organizations aiming to raise literacy rates in low-income New York City neighborhoods.

Vendors sell clothing in front of the 149/Third Ave. subway. Photo: Joe Hirsch

Growing pains challenge Hub BID

Business, Economy March 2, 2017 at 1:44 pm 0 comments

Unfinished construction projects, aggressive drug users and the breakneck pace of residential development are among the concerns of the Hub BID’s new executive director, who is tasked with helping local businesses prosper amid the chaos.

New plan introduced to curb homelessness

Housing February 28, 2017 at 8:13 pm 0 comments

As the number of homeless New Yorkers continues to escalate, Mayor Bill de Blasio has announced a new plan to attack the problem.

A+ schools fear fallout from failing neighbor

A+ schools fear fallout from failing neighbor

Education February 20, 2017 at 7:27 pm 0 comments

Parents at a few high-performing Mott Haven schools are worried that years of hard work and academic success could be undercut when the city closes JHS162 and offers its students the opportunity to transfer to those schools.

Waterfront featured in mural and film

Waterfront featured in mural and film

Art, Environment February 20, 2017 at 6:16 pm 0 comments

A documentary by a European filmmaker that follows local artist Linda Cunninham as she worked on a mural about the Port Morris waterfront was aired at the Bronx Museum of the Arts.

South Bronx Food Market wins small business award

South Bronx Food Market wins small business award

Business February 2, 2017 at 6:52 pm 0 comments

A Mott Haven start-up is one of three small businesses in the Bronx to win an entrepreneurship award for innovative business plans that set environmental sustainability as a priority.