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Mott Haven ministry has four-legged helper

Mott Haven ministry has four-legged helper

Education, Religion August 9, 2010 at 10:30 am 0 comments

A yellow Labrador helps teach children in an after-school program One Saturday five years ago 28-year-old Andrew Mann drove his budget truck from Poplar Bluff, Missouri to Mott Haven. Ever since, the young minister has been overseeing the day-to-day activities at Graffiti “2” Ministries on Brook Avenue and East 141stRead More

Mercy Center throws lifeline to Mott Haven families

Mercy Center throws lifeline to Mott Haven families

Business, Education, Immigration, Jobs August 9, 2010 at 10:28 am 0 comments

For immigrants and the poor, center offers a welcome and support Heidy Rios knows what it’s like to be poor. Born and raised in the Bronx, for a time she had so little money that she and her children lived in an apartment that had no stove or refrigerator. SheRead More

Mott Haven firm pioneers green moving

Mott Haven firm pioneers green moving

Business, Environment August 9, 2010 at 9:15 am 1 comment

Reduced trips, reusable boxes and recycled packing pellets head list A new patch of green is growing in Mott Haven–but it isn’t grass.  In the shadow of the Bruckner Expressway, a company called iMovegreen, is trying to transform the moving business. What makes a mover green? Instead of Styrofoam peanuts,Read More

As pact with city expires,  gardeners worry

As pact with city expires, gardeners worry

Government, News, Parks August 4, 2010 at 1:29 pm 2 comments

City officials insist community gardens have nothing to fear Eight years ago, the city, the state and the creators of 500 community gardens on city-owned land reached an agreement that ended a long battle that began when the Giuliani administration sought to auction the garden lots to developers. Now, thatRead More

Community gardens brace for new rules

Community gardens brace for new rules

Environment, Government, News August 4, 2010 at 12:00 am 1 comment

Mott Haven and Melrose gardeners say they preserve rare green space Mott Haven and Melrose are home to about two-dozen community gardens, lovingly tended green spaces tended by residents, who plant and harvest food and flowers, play music, exercise or simply kick back under stately shade trees. With names likeRead More

In the news, August 1-7

Art, Education, News, Police August 1, 2010 at 5:49 pm 0 comments

The work of the renowned architect C.B.J. Snyder, best known for his work on public schools, will be discussed by researcher Jean Arrington. The free lecture is scheduled to take place on Wednesday, August 18 at p.m. at the Mott Haven Library, 321 E. 140th St. off Alexander Ave, andRead More

In the news, July 26-August 1

In the news, July 26-August 1

Art, Business, Immigration, News, Parks, Police, Politics July 26, 2010 at 11:46 am 0 comments

Beginning a string of three homicides in seven days, 18-year-old Troynisha Harris was killed by a man who jumped from a Lincoln Town Car and plunged a knife into her neck on July 24. Harris and a friend were sitting on a stoop on 166th Street at 3:30 a.m. whenRead More

In the news, July 12-18

Business, Government July 12, 2010 at 7:06 am 0 comments

A new initiative hopes to bring the Bronx into the Internet age, providing high speed Internet access to 400,000 households in the borough. The Bronx lags the other boroughs in broadband access to the web, and poor neighborhoods lag wealthier ones. Only 58 percent of Bronx residents have a computerRead More