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St. Pius V high school faces closing

Education, News December 16, 2010 at 7:52 am 8 comments

Faced with declining enrollments and rising costs, the Archdiocese of New York plans to close 32 schools, including a high school in Mott Haven.

Two who work to make a difference

Government, Housing, News December 16, 2010 at 12:57 am 0 comments

Neighborhood leadership takes many forms. From organizing farmers’ markets to advocating tenants’ rights, Mott Haven has many residents who work hard to make the their neighborhood a better place to live.

South Bronx Food Co-op closes its doors

South Bronx Food Co-op closes its doors

Business December 14, 2010 at 4:29 pm 2 comments

While the South Bronx Food Co-Op’s store on Third Avenue is closing, some current members are still trying to bring fresh food to the South Bronx.

Disabled voters voice frustration at polls

Disabled voters voice frustration at polls

Government, News November 8, 2010 at 3:57 pm 0 comments

New polling machines made their debut Nov. 2, but for some disabled voters in Mott Haven who used the ballot marking device, voting was a time-consuming process. Others relied on their attendants for assistance.

Living roof installed on Mott Haven high school

Living roof installed on Mott Haven high school

Education, Environment November 2, 2010 at 5:04 pm 4 comments

The first green roof to be installed on a New York City public school offers energy savings, combats pollution and gives students a chance to practice a trade.

Changes make for a fruitful season in Mott Haven market

Changes make for a fruitful season in Mott Haven market

Environment, Government, Health, Parks, Uncategorized November 1, 2010 at 9:36 pm 0 comments

Walk by Padre Plaza on any autumn Wednesday afternoon, and you might be lured through the gates by the smells of something cooking. Follow your nose to the courtyard of this bustling patch of green at the corner of St. Ann’s Avenue and East 139th Street and you’ll find aRead More

Community gardeners are optimistic

Community gardeners are optimistic

Environment, Government, Health, News November 1, 2010 at 9:19 pm 0 comments

But new city rules still have gardeners on guard South Bronx gardeners responded to New York City’s new guidelines for the protection of community gardens with cautious optimism at a town-hall-style meeting at the New School on Oct. 2 that included a panel of local leaders and gardeners. A numberRead More

From the editor: Sonia from the Bronx

From the editor: Sonia from the Bronx

Education, Government November 1, 2010 at 3:21 pm 0 comments

The children were acting up as only excited children can. They bounced; they clambered over one another; their din filled the Lovinger Theater at Lehman College. Their excitement was understandable. After all, they had just met a justice of the United States Supreme Court. And not just any justice. TheyRead More