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NYCHA residents say fellow tenants should be accountable for rat infestations

NYCHA residents say fellow tenants should be accountable for rat infestations

Housing March 14, 2018 at 1:06 pm 0 comments

The city’s $32 million war on rats targets what it deems the most rat-infested areas — rat reservoirs — arming them with paved dirt floors, solar-powered trash compactors and a new trash pickup schedule that eliminates bags from sitting out overnight. Since none of the public housing complexes in Bronx 1 are considered rat reservoirs, their remediation is limited to education and recycling programs that some fear won’t solve the problem.

Governor promises action on NYCHA conditions

Governor promises action on NYCHA conditions

Housing March 12, 2018 at 7:18 pm 0 comments

Cuomo said that he is ready to call for a declaration of emergency in NYCHA apartments, and urged the City Council to offer direction.

Exploring trauma and the human body through art

Exploring trauma and the human body through art

Art March 12, 2018 at 10:46 am 0 comments

Disparate ingredients are part of Historical Amnesia, a collection of five artists’ work exploring historical trauma, marginalization and how those concepts are traced through the human body.

Courtesy of The Mercy Center

Mercy Center remembers Sister Mary Ann Dirr

Religion March 7, 2018 at 4:34 pm 0 comments

The idea for a center began when Sister Mary Ann came to Mott Haven to serve as a pastoral associate at St. Pius V in the mid-’80s. She provided counseling services for mothers and children, sensing a need for unity among the women.

A row of elegant, century-old houses across the street from an NYPD tow pound the city wants to convert into a jail. Photo: Joe Hirsch

New jail belongs behind courthouse, says councilman

Politics March 6, 2018 at 6:53 pm 0 comments

Reaction has been fierce in Mott Haven, where residents have said they will fight the city’s plan to build a jail on the site of an NYPD tow pound.

Photo: Paula Moura

South Bronx is new home for some hurricane victims

Government, Health March 4, 2018 at 7:07 pm 0 comments

People displaced by extreme weather events caused by climate change have no legal protections, said an attorney at the Sabin Center for Climate Law. In contrast, the captains of industry whose businesses, environmental experts argue, are at the root of these catastrophes in the first place, receive every possible break.

Lidia Gomez prepares soup at her bodega on Courtlandt Avenue. Photo: Paula Moura

Ad campaign helps bodegas promote healthy food

Health February 25, 2018 at 5:49 pm 0 comments

The coalition’s goal is to prevent obesity and diabetes, two familiar scourges in the neighborhood.

Diaz Jr. hammers mayor at State of the Borough

Diaz Jr. hammers mayor at State of the Borough

Government, Politics February 22, 2018 at 4:45 pm 1 comment

Borough president says new Bronx jail site must be decided locally In his State of the Borough address this afternoon, Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. kept Mayor Bill de Blasio on notice that he will stand firm against the city’s plan to build a new jail in Mott Haven withoutRead More