From the editor: Unjust punishment for an immigrant From the editor: Unjust punishment for an immigrant

From the editor: Unjust punishment for an immigrant

An advocate for immigrants has been barred from the United States. You can help right this wrong.

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Program helps turn lives around Program helps turn lives around

Program helps turn lives around

A Mott Haven program attempts to reform non-violent offenders with lessons of trust and loyalty.

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Old Bronx Courthouse launches a comeback Old Bronx Courthouse launches a comeback

Old Bronx Courthouse launches a comeback

The historic Bronx Courthouse at the corner of Third Avenue and 161st Street will soon be empty no longer, as an entrepreneurial arts organization plans to move in later this year.

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The year in crime: numbers drop drastically The year in crime: numbers drop drastically

The year in crime: numbers drop drastically

Although crime is down in Mott Haven, the 40th Precinct is putting body cameras on some of its cops to help defuse potential confrontations.

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Residents protest FreshDirect groundbreaking

Residents protest FreshDirect groundbreaking

FreshDirect and its government backers celebrated the start of construction in Port Morris, but protesters remain hopeful the city and the state will withhold financing for the project.

Biking takes off in South Bronx

Biking takes off in South Bronx

Biking initiatives are taking hold in the Bronx, but while 65 miles of bike lanes were installed between 2007 and 2013, there is only one protected bike lane, outside the original greenway that winds through Bronx Park.

Former Nos Quedamos CEO convicted

Former Nos Quedamos CEO convicted

Yolanda Gonzalez, the former director of the Melrose-based community development organization Nos Quedamos, was convicted on Dec. 4 of grand larceny and tax fraud and sentenced to up to four-and-a-half years in prison.

Precinct moving plan draws fire

Precinct moving plan draws fire

As the city finalizes plans to move 40th Precinct headquarters from its longtime home on 138th Street, residents worry that the lack of police presence would leave that volatile area more vulnerable to crime.

Neighborhood News

Teen arraigned for attempted murder

A grand jury charged a 17-year-old for firing a .357 revolver into a crowd on Cypress Avenue and East 140th Street in Mott Haven on Dec. 20. Raymond Leonardo is charged with attempted murder and weapons possession for the incident. Additonal charges against the teen include attempted assault and reckless endangerment.

Film depicts rise of beatboxing

Film depicts rise of beatboxing

The art of beatboxing is thriving, according to the creators of a documentary that was recently screened at the Bronx Museum of the Arts.

St. Roch on the chopping block

St. Roch on the chopping block

St. Roch’s parishioners are deeply distraught that their church on Wales Avenue is slated to close , after the Archdiocese of New York announced the largest reorganization in its history.

LinkNYC will put more Bronxites on line

LinkNYC will put more Bronxites on line

A new city initiative to convert moribund pay phones into Internet kiosks has some local entrepreneurs excited with the possibilities.

NYCHA elevators leave tenants stranded

NYCHA elevators leave tenants stranded

For the lucky ones, broken elevators just add frustration to an already long day. But for the elderly or disabled, they can mean missed doctor’s appointments or cancelled meetings with social service providers.