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Mott Haven job programs offer hope

Jobs January 28, 2010 at 5:12 pm 0 comments

Two programs to help residents find jobs received hopeful news in January. The Disconnected Youth Training Program and the Entrepreneurial Development Program, both run by Mott Haven based non-profit SoBRO, each received funding to help economically strapped local residents improve their prospects for earning a living wage.

Mott Haven art tour attracts the curious

Mott Haven art tour attracts the curious

Art January 20, 2010 at 11:26 am 0 comments

Tourists brave cold to find cutting edge work Barry Kostrinsky paused near the place where the bond trader Sherman McCoy took a wrong turn to the Bronx and disaster in Bonfire of the Vanities, the Tom Wolfe novel that cemented the South Bronx’s reputation as a terrifying place. Some peopleRead More

Why is Mott Haven library a dump site, neighbors ask

Why is Mott Haven library a dump site, neighbors ask

Environment December 16, 2009 at 10:57 pm 1 comment

“There’s no reason why there should be a dumpster here,” said artist Linda Cunningham, who lives two buildings down from the library. “This is a residential area.”

Will old Bronx courthouse find new life?

Will old Bronx courthouse find new life?

Business December 10, 2009 at 2:28 pm 3 comments

The building’s owner seeks a tenant, ready to rent part of it to a health club if more grandiose ideas for the entire building don’t come to fruition soon.

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