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Musicians get together for jam sessions at Andrew Freedman Home

Musicians get together for jam sessions at Andrew Freedman Home

Culture April 3, 2017 at 11:37 am 0 comments

An event called “the jam” provides Bronx musicians a platform and a way to connect.

Vigil held for slain 21-year-old woman

Vigil held for slain 21-year-old woman

Police March 30, 2017 at 11:38 am 0 comments

Family members and friends of Aaliyah Alder held a vigil on Wednesday evening for the 21-year-old, who was shot in the head and killed on Monday night in a stairwell at Forest Houses in Morrisania.

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

Officials: Health care cuts would hit hard locally

Officials: Health care cuts would hit hard locally

Health March 15, 2017 at 11:23 am 0 comments

Public health officials are concerned that programs designed to treat asthma and other illnesses in low-income neighborhoods like the South Bronx could be doomed if the federal government moves ahead with plans to dismantle the Affordable Care Act.

Residents sound off about gentrification

Residents sound off about gentrification

Housing March 10, 2017 at 11:06 am 0 comments

As market rate developments continue popping up across the South Bronx, residents worried about losing their homes are getting together to let off steam and consider strategies to prevent displacement.

Rally at City Hall. Photo: Barbara Huang

NYCHA residents rally for repairs, funding

Housing March 9, 2017 at 10:11 pm 0 comments

Bronx public housing residents, community organizations, labor unions and elected officials gathered on the steps of City Hall in February to demand adequate funding and oversight of the long neglected and dilapidated NYCHA buildings.

Artist converts her home into art gallery

Artist converts her home into art gallery

Art March 9, 2017 at 12:37 pm 0 comments

Blanka Amezkua invites artists into her home to exhibit their work for a month and host a workshop and cook a meal for guests.