Health

South Bronx is hardest place to beat the heat

South Bronx is hardest place to beat the heat

Health August 9, 2017 at 10:46 pm 0 comments

It comes as no surprise for residents of Mott Haven and Hunts Point to learn their neighborhoods are among the city’s toughest in which to endure the hot summer months, according to a recent report by the Department of Health.

New diabetes treatment center to open in Hub

New diabetes treatment center to open in Hub

Health July 31, 2017 at 12:09 pm 0 comments

A new, state-of-the-art diabetes treatment center is coming soon to a place where it’s needed the most: the South Bronx.

Local coalition wins citywide design award

Local coalition wins citywide design award

Culture, Health July 14, 2017 at 12:22 am 0 comments

A Mott Haven grassroots group is one of two citywide to win a prestigious and highly competitive urban design award that will help them transform a former drug rehab clinic into a community center.

Narco Freedom owners plead guilty to fraud charges

Narco Freedom owners plead guilty to fraud charges

Government, Health June 1, 2017 at 9:44 am 0 comments

The executives who ran the disgraced Mott Haven nonprofit Narco Freedom Inc. pled guilty yesterday in New York State Supreme Court in the Bronx, to charges that they stole at least $27 million from Medicaid and the State of New York, by taking advantage of drug addicts through an elaborate scam that spanned years.

Officials: Health care cuts would hit hard locally

Officials: Health care cuts would hit hard locally

Health March 15, 2017 at 11:23 am 1 comment

Public health officials are concerned that programs designed to treat asthma and other illnesses in low-income neighborhoods like the South Bronx could be doomed if the federal government moves ahead with plans to dismantle the Affordable Care Act.

Advocates worry about future under Trump

Health, Immigration January 5, 2017 at 3:27 pm 0 comments

Since the presidential election in November, social and health workers across New York City have been bracing themselves for the uncertain consequences of a shift in power in Washington.

Group runs for its health

Group runs for its health

Health November 29, 2016 at 12:38 pm 0 comments

The group’s founder tired of having to leave the Bronx to travel outside the borough whenever he wanted to run with other people.

Campaign aims to cut out sugary drinks

Campaign aims to cut out sugary drinks

Health October 31, 2016 at 8:12 pm 0 comments

In September the Bronx became one of 50 finalists in the Healthiest Cities Challenge and received a $10,000 grant to eliminate sugary beverages from sites and businesses around the community.