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Latina entrepreneurs open paralegal firm

Latina entrepreneurs open paralegal firm

Business January 5, 2019 at 12:32 pm 0 comments

“Showing clients that we are here to listen is essential,” said Swannie Batista. Sixty-eight percent of Mott Haven residents are Hispanic, leading her to conclude there was a need for Spanish speaking paralegals.

Destination Tomorrow

Hub’s LGBTQ center fills urgent need

Health December 28, 2018 at 11:06 am 0 comments

Destination Tomorrow, which was founded in 2009, has become a refuge for the area’s LGBTQ since moving to the Hub this fall .

Musicians sing and play the panderettas during the 4th Annual Melrose Holiday Parranda. By Jaya Sundaresh

Puerto Rican culture is front and center at Melrose ‘parranda’

Culture December 24, 2018 at 7:54 pm 0 comments

The procession stopped at various casitas, or garden houses, located in public parks and lots around the neighborhood. Melrose has the highest concentration of casitas in the city.

Blast from the past: Bronxites relive the history of hip-hop

Culture December 20, 2018 at 12:35 pm 0 comments

The event was put on by the Bronx Documentary Center and featured a panel with Tobak, and two local photographers, Ricky Flores and Joe Conzo, whose iconic pictures of the underground hip-hop movement helped shape the book.

Virtual bookstore brings local families together

Virtual bookstore brings local families together

Culture, Education December 19, 2018 at 11:31 am 0 comments

“From what we’ve been seeing and experiencing, kids are extremely interested in books,” said Rebekah Shoaf, founder of Boogie Down Books.

Advocates debate the next census at  a panel discussion at Columbia University on Dec, 3.

2020 census creates uncertainties for immigrants

Immigration December 18, 2018 at 12:10 pm 0 comments

As the politically-charged legal saga unfolds, the New York Immigration Coalition is leading a campaign to ensure an accurate count by orchestrating outreach that would be implemented by community based organizations.

Tenants fight protracted legal battle with landlords

Tenants fight protracted legal battle with landlords

Housing December 13, 2018 at 3:27 pm 0 comments

Soon after reporting a leak in the sink in her apartment at 386 E 139th St., Blonnie Rodgers, 63, said she heard an aggressive knock at her door. When she opened the door the building’s managing agent, Sam Rosen, was standing outside. “He told me, ‘You better watch whose toesRead More

Water outages add to woes for Patterson Houses residents

Water outages add to woes for Patterson Houses residents

Housing December 11, 2018 at 9:59 pm 0 comments

Residents at Patterson Houses rushed to the fire hydrant outside 300 E. 143rd St. on the first Sunday afternoon in December to draw water. But there was no fire to quickly extinguish; instead, they lined up, buckets in-hand that frigid day because their running water had been abruptly cut off without notice.