Articles by: Joe Hirsch

Courtesy of BronxWorks.

South Bronx program protects elderly from abuse

Health December 13, 2017 at 2:52 pm 0 comments

A New York state senator has introduced a bill that aims to establish mandated reporters responsible for reporting suspected incidents of elder abuse or maltreatment.

Port Morris man gets 15 years for violent spree

Port Morris man gets 15 years for violent spree

Police December 11, 2017 at 7:14 pm 0 comments

A 25-year-old Port Morris man was sentenced in Bronx Criminal Court on Dec. 11, to spend 15 years behind bars for an October incident in which he shot and wounded three innocent bystanders in Kingsbridge, then stabbed an accomplice in St. Mary’s Park the following day to shut her up.Read More

New Port Morris center trains for jobs in tech sector

New Port Morris center trains for jobs in tech sector

Economy, Jobs December 10, 2017 at 12:50 pm 0 comments

Cognizant’s Bronx Training center opened on Sept. 18. It offers a training program called Platform, which is Cognizant’s solution to the skills gap—technical roles with specific skillsets that companies have a hard time filling.

Upbeat NYC band played a blend of salsa and jazz as residents danced and ate at the Power in Place kickoff. Photo: Avery Miles

Public space initiative sparks interest

Art, Education December 7, 2017 at 12:22 pm 0 comments

Last Saturday, local residents danced, ate and socialized at the Metropolitan College of New York on East 149th Street, while celebrating the beginning of a project to bring public spaces to life in the neighborhood.

Study will monitor FreshDirect trucks

Study will monitor FreshDirect trucks

Environment, Transportation December 6, 2017 at 2:52 pm 0 comments

The food giant FreshDirect is scheduled to move its headquarters to Port Morris before the end of the year. A new study by Columbia University aims to measure the impact new truck traffic will have on residents.

Internationally acclaimed photographer brings El Barrio to the Bronx

Internationally acclaimed photographer brings El Barrio to the Bronx

Art, Culture December 6, 2017 at 1:28 pm 0 comments

Photographer Joseph Rodriguez’s “El Barrio in the ‘80s,” will be on display at the Bronx Documentary Center until Dec. 23. “The whole bloody Brooklyn was on fire,” recalled Rodriguez, three decades after taking these shots of turmoil in the streets of East Harlem. “All these black men and brown men out there burning stuff down because of what was happening. You grow up with those visions in your head.”

Photo: Allyson Escobar

Deadline looms for ‘dreamers’

Immigration December 4, 2017 at 10:00 pm 0 comments

Permit renewals for DACA recipients will officially terminate in March, as Congress continues to debate action before government funding expires in December.

Family renovates community garden, receives healing in return

Family renovates community garden, receives healing in return

Health, Parks December 4, 2017 at 10:35 am 0 comments

Recent research highlights the mental health benefits the Leon family experiences in the garden. One theory is that nature does not require focused attention. Scientists also point out that green spaces create a positive environment for developing strong social relations and avoiding loneliness, a major trigger of mental and physical illness.