Mentor passes musical passion on to kids Mentor passes musical passion on to kids

Mentor passes musical passion on to kids

Jazz musician Dr. Valerie Capers performed with Bronx preteens to celebrate the Bronx Children’s Museum’s sixth anniversary.

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For iconic photographer, imitation is sincerest form of flattery For iconic photographer, imitation is sincerest form of flattery

For iconic photographer, imitation is sincerest form of flattery

An exhibit at BronxArtSpace through Aug. 8 combines the work of a renowned Bronx photographer and the paintings of two Brazilian artists who for years admired his iconic photos from afar.

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Morrisania parents try to keep a charter school out Morrisania parents try to keep a charter school out

Morrisania parents try to keep a charter school out

Parents of students at four Morrisania public schools have filed suit against the city to block a new charter school from co-locating in their building.

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South Bronx Farmers Market enters second year South Bronx Farmers Market enters second year

South Bronx Farmers Market enters second year

The South Bronx Farmers Market on 138th Street, now in its second year of operation, has partnered with community garden La Finca del Sur to sell the locally grown produce.

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Some NYCHA residents to get free broadband

Some NYCHA residents to get free broadband

Residents of NYCHA’s Mott Haven Houses on Alexander Ave. are slated to receive free Internet access as part of a federal initiative recently announced by President Obama.

Plans afoot to green Port Morris waterfront

Plans afoot to green Port Morris waterfront

A multi-year initiative calling for new green space in Mott Haven and Port Morris, is expected to include the creation of a park on the eastern edge of 132nd Street, and another a few blocks away.

Troubling photos divide opinions at local exhibit

Troubling photos divide opinions at local exhibit

A war of words stemming from a Bronx Documentary Center exhibit has erupted over photojournalistic ethics.

Film follows rise of Bronx gangs

Film follows rise of Bronx gangs

Former and present gang members were in the audience for a screening a June 30 screening of Rubble Kings, which depicts the rise of Bronx gang life during the ’70s, at the Bronx Documentary Center. The film will be shown again on July 1 and 2.

Neighborhood News

New diabetes prevention program coming to St. Mary’s

Power Up for Health, a new program designed to help men of all ages prevent the onset of diabetes, will begin at St. Mary’s Recreation Center in mid-August. The program focuses on healthy eating, beating stress, and exercising as the means to help men stave off the disease. 

Graffiti gets time in the limelight

Graffiti gets time in the limelight

“Run Wild,” an exhibit featuring the work of 50 artists at Wallworks Gallery through July 11, is a celebration of graffiti’s most visible era, the 1970s, when it was ubiquitous on subways and buildings around the city.

BID’s summer festival brings shoppers to the Hub

BID’s summer festival brings shoppers to the Hub

Five blocks in Melrose were closed to traffic as businesses from the neighborhood and around the city set up stands to sell clothing, food and other goods.

‘Vinny BID’ retiring after 22 years

‘Vinny BID’ retiring after 22 years

Vinny Valentino, the director of the Third Avenue BID, is stepping down after over two decades of service to businesses in the Hub.

City taking proposals for PS 31 site

The dept. of Housing Preservation and Development has begun taking proposals for mixed use development of the site where the “Castle on the Concourse” once stood.