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Linen workers complain of inhumane conditions

Linen workers complain of inhumane conditions

Employees at a Port Morris cleaning service that delivers sheets and towels to some of the city’s fanciest hotels say they are routinely underpaid and threatened while subjected to dangerous working conditions.

Mott Haven parents support mayor’s pre-k push

Mott Haven parents support mayor’s pre-k push

Immigrant families living in Mott Haven are eager to see the mayor’s pre-k push succeed.

Activist journeys from Mexico to Bronx

Activist journeys from Mexico to Bronx

Angelo Cabrera’s hard-fought journey from poverty to heading the Mexican American Student Association (MASA) is a story he hopes will teach and inspire others.

Hundreds mark Mexican Independence Day

Hundreds mark Mexican Independence Day

A celebration of Mexican Independence Day attracted 500 people, and marked the first public display of ethnic pride for the neighborhood’s growing Mexican population.

Elected officials back strikers vs. car wash

Elected officials back strikers vs. car wash

Two state senators and an Assemblyman announced their support for laid off workers at a Mott Haven car wash on Nov. 16, as the employees continued to strike to get their jobs back.