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Puerto Rican delegates lose ground

Government, Politics January 6, 2011 at 2:27 pm 1 comment

Delegates of Puerto Rico and other US territories will no longer be allowed to vote on the floor of the House of Representatives in Washington D.C., one of a number of rule changes brought in by the new Republican majority in the House. Delegates from Puerto Rico, Washington D.C., Guam,Read More

PeaceLove beckons with a downtown vibe

PeaceLove beckons with a downtown vibe

Business, Health, News January 5, 2011 at 1:25 pm 0 comments

New café tries building community with a healthy menu Louis Palma was smiling as he emerged from PeaceLove Café, where he had just bought himself dinner.He paused under the bright blue awning adorned with hearts, peace signs and butterflies to listen to some jazz, and said, “As a musician, IRead More

Bodega owners consider armed defense

Bodega owners consider armed defense

Business, News, Police January 5, 2011 at 1:25 pm 0 comments

Would guns promote safety or violence? By Paul Bufano Last August a drunken brawl broke out at Sam’s Mini Market Deli and Grocery on Willis Avenue. At one point someone pulled a gun.  The bodega’s manager Amar Alseid decided he’d had enough. He wants a gun of his own. AlseidRead More

Lincoln Medical Center director shares his thoughts

Lincoln Medical Center director shares his thoughts

Health January 1, 2011 at 1:41 pm 0 comments

When Jose Sanchez took over as executive director at Lincoln Medical and Mental Health Center in 1998, officials weren’t paying enough attention to Mott Haven. It was a neglected neighborhood with typical inner city health problems, he recalls.

New York Rangers sponsor rec center hockey clinic

New York Rangers sponsor rec center hockey clinic

Health, News, Parks December 16, 2010 at 4:22 pm 1 comment

Mott Haven youth can learn how to play hockey, thanks to a free workshop at St. Mary’s Park.

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.