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   Love Thy Neighbor: local churches share worship space

  Love Thy Neighbor: local churches share worship space

Religion November 19, 2017 at 11:25 am 0 comments

As three churches share the ground floor space of a 100-year-old building on a rotating schedule, their arrangement allows each congregation to operate within budget and toward long-term goals.

Capital funding revs up for Hip Hop Museum

Capital funding revs up for Hip Hop Museum

Culture, Economy November 16, 2017 at 9:56 pm 0 comments

The new complex is scheduled to be completed in 2020. How much will it cost?

Zaro’s to open Port Morris store

Zaro’s to open Port Morris store

Culture November 16, 2017 at 9:10 pm 0 comments

Bakery that has baked in the Bronx for 90 years, will soon serve local clientele Zaro’s Family Bakery, whose stores are found in the city’s transportation hubs in Midtown, unloads thousands of loaves of challah, pumpernickel and black and white cookies week after week. But no matter where it’s sold,Read More

Being LGBTQ in the Bronx: growing despite resistance

Being LGBTQ in the Bronx: growing despite resistance

Culture November 16, 2017 at 4:54 pm 0 comments

A new group called “Free to be Me” hopes that its educational programming and inclusive club name will help lift a negative social stigma for the Bronx LGBTQ community.

Volunteer teachers Yohan Garcia, Puri Padilla, and Adela Paredes help out at St. Jerome H.A.N.D.S.' weekly food pantry for immigrants and families in need.  Photo: Allyson Escobar

Immigrants receive a helping hand

Immigration, Religion November 13, 2017 at 8:28 pm 0 comments

H.A.N.D.S. opened in 2008, as a result of the efforts of St. Jerome’s late pastor, Father John Grange, and the Sisters of St. Jerome congregation. The center serves as a safe space for hundreds of immigrant families from the neighborhood.

Open Program performers and guests interact through song and dance at the Andrew Freedman Home. Photo by Sarah Matusek.

Performers interact with Bronxites to rethink mass incarceration

Culture November 10, 2017 at 4:08 pm 0 comments

This weekend, at the Andrew Freedman Home, Napoleon Felipe will perform his poem “Conspiracy,” which reflects his life on probation since 2011—a decade of supervision for a non-violent crime.

Party in the park mobilizes for Puerto Rico, Mexico

Party in the park mobilizes for Puerto Rico, Mexico

Culture October 7, 2017 at 3:42 pm 0 comments

The fourth annual Big Bronx Sancochazo held in Brook Park on the last Saturday in September, had a special focus: deliver help to people affected by Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico and the earthquake in Mexico.

New book tracks hate on the web

New book tracks hate on the web

Culture August 26, 2017 at 10:38 am 0 comments

A new book by a nationally acclaimed journalist and critic provides stark examples of how the internet helps to fan the flames of racism in the U.S. In “Rants & Retorts: How bigots got a monopoly on commenting about news online,” journalist Anita M. Samuels explores the ways in which theRead More