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In the news, June 21-28

Environment, News, Police, Politics June 21, 2010 at 8:53 am 1 comment

A Book Fair on the sidewalk in front of the Bronx Museum on the Grand Concourse at 165th Street this weekend has been organized to call attention to the absence of bookstores in the Bronx. The fair, on Sunday, June 27, from noon-5 p.m., will feature books, magazines and comics,Read More

In the news, June 13-20

In the news, June 13-20

Business, Police June 17, 2010 at 1:05 pm 0 comments

Friends of Brook Park is looking for volunteers to check on the new street trees it has planted in Mott Haven and Port Morris. Hip-hop and Afro-Latin dance are on the agenda of St. Mary’s Park, with performances on June 25 and 26 at 7 p.m. and a family dayRead More

Green jobs, green city: a special report

Education, Environment, Housing, Jobs, Politics June 6, 2010 at 11:40 am 0 comments

The economy may be recovering, but you wouldn’t know it in Mott Haven, Melrose and Port Morris, where, officially, one of every five adults is unemployed, a number that overlooks many undocumented immigrants and ignores those who have given up on looking for work or taken part-time jobs because theyRead More

Can $4 million paint Mott Haven green?

Can $4 million paint Mott Haven green?

Jobs June 6, 2010 at 11:35 am 0 comments

Federal funds aim to build on grassroots training programs Chances are you’ve heard it all before. New York’s 16th Congressional District, which includes Mott Haven, Melrose and Port Morris, is the poorest in the country. The Bronx has the highest unemployment rate in New York at 14.1%, and unemployment isRead More

Workers learn by doing in Project H.I.R.E.

Workers learn by doing in Project H.I.R.E.

Education, Environment, Jobs June 4, 2010 at 6:40 pm 1 comment

College for construction crew teaches green building A brand-new duplex apartment in the University Heights section of the Bronx is ready for inspection. Equipped with bamboo floors, a ceramic kitchen and a spacious bedroom closet that would make more than one New Yorker jealous, it would rent for at leastRead More

SoBro gets students ready for green economy

SoBro gets students ready for green economy

Business, Education, Environment June 4, 2010 at 4:58 pm 0 comments

Throwaways become the basis for a fashion business The adage “One man’s trash is another man’s treasure” is being given new meaning by a group of high school seniors working with SoBRO, the South Bronx Overall Economic Development Corporation. The students are starting a fashion business that will recycle hand-me-downRead More

Mott Haven co-op preaches gospel of reuse

Mott Haven co-op preaches gospel of reuse

Education, Environment, Jobs June 4, 2010 at 4:30 pm 0 comments

ReBuilder’s Source offers new life to building materials and ex-prisoners Sounds of power sanders filled the warehouse of ReBuilder’s Source on Timpson Place on a recent afternoon. They didn’t buzz, they boomed. Six people were at work, two or three times the usual staff at the worker-owned cooperative. ReBuilder’s SourceRead More

Mott Haven students learn hurricane’s lessons

Mott Haven students learn hurricane’s lessons

Education June 3, 2010 at 2:09 pm 1 comment

Students travel to New Orleans, reflect on the South Bronx While most of their classmates slept in and hung out during their week-long spring break from Mott Haven Village Preparatory High School, Laurin Ellis, 18, was picking up a drill and installing dry wall. Jessica Colon, 17, was taking herRead More