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In Melrose, class learns healthy eating one recipe at a time

In Melrose, class learns healthy eating one recipe at a time

Health December 8, 2009 at 6:56 pm 3 comments

The South Bronx Food Cooperative hosts the cooking class across the street from its store. Everyone from the mainly low-income community is welcome at the classes to learn how to prepare vegetables available at the co-op using easy, yet creative recipes.

Windmills and sun power Melrose buildings

Windmills and sun power Melrose buildings

Environment, Health, Housing December 7, 2009 at 4:30 pm 2 comments

The Eltona is the first affordable housing development in New York City to qualify for the highest rating a green building can get, called LEED Platinum. The Bronx itself is home to 86 percent of the LEED certified-for-home units in the state.

Thousands of Mott Haven families face eviction

Thousands of Mott Haven families face eviction

Housing December 7, 2009 at 4:13 pm 0 comments

The Homeless Help program helps those facing eviction in Mott Haven and Melrose navigate this stressful situation.

Melrose friary campaigns against pre-marital sex

Melrose friary campaigns against pre-marital sex

Religion December 7, 2009 at 1:52 pm 1 comment

The Corazón Puro (Pure Heart) program encourages abstinence to reduce teen pregnancy

Mexican children find place to learn in Mott Haven

Mexican children find place to learn in Mott Haven

Education, Immigration December 7, 2009 at 11:35 am 4 comments

Mexicans are the fastest-growing immigrant group in New York City, and many parents who speak only Spanish face the same dilemma of how to help their children succeed in English-speaking classrooms.

Alliance is an organization born in protest

Education, Immigration December 7, 2009 at 11:30 am 0 comments

By Cristina Herrera Borquez [email protected] MASA was unofficially born in 2001, in response to the drastic changes in immigration policy after the attack on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon on Sept. 11. When the City University of New York and the State University of New York declared thatRead More

Show uses Mott Haven streets to tell story of the Bronx

Show uses Mott Haven streets to tell story of the Bronx

Art December 5, 2009 at 2:59 pm 0 comments

Performance on a bus explores a changing borough, but critics say it misses the point.

Searching for work on a Mott Haven street corner

Searching for work on a Mott Haven street corner

Immigration, Jobs November 28, 2009 at 8:56 am 1 comment

As the economy sputters, immigrants wait in vain at ‘La Parada’ By Carla Candia [email protected] Dozens of day laborers dressed in ripped jeans and worn t-shirts stood on the corner of East 141st Street and Jackson Avenue in the Bronx one morning this Fall. The wind was blowing, and manyRead More