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In the news, July 26-August 1

In the news, July 26-August 1

Art, Business, Immigration, News, Parks, Police, Politics July 26, 2010 at 11:46 am 0 comments

Beginning a string of three homicides in seven days, 18-year-old Troynisha Harris was killed by a man who jumped from a Lincoln Town Car and plunged a knife into her neck on July 24. Harris and a friend were sitting on a stoop on 166th Street at 3:30 a.m. whenRead More

In the news, July 12-18

Business, Government July 12, 2010 at 7:06 am 0 comments

A new initiative hopes to bring the Bronx into the Internet age, providing high speed Internet access to 400,000 households in the borough. The Bronx lags the other boroughs in broadband access to the web, and poor neighborhoods lag wealthier ones. Only 58 percent of Bronx residents have a computerRead More

In the news, July 6-11

News, Police July 7, 2010 at 12:25 pm 0 comments

The farmer’s market at La Finca del Sur will open this Saturday, July 10, from 10-1. The mid-summer Farm Fest is July 31. Nineteen-year-old Mavon Chapman was gunned down on 149th Street and Morris Avenue and died of his head wound before he could be treated at Lincoln Hospital aRead More

In the news, June 28-July 4

In the news, June 28-July 4

News, Police June 28, 2010 at 8:13 pm 2 comments

A baby hawk fell from the family nest on an air conditioner in the Hub. Mott Haven resident Lee Rivera called in Friends of Brook Park, which rescued the bird. It will be rehabilitated and released into the wild. Is a large, suburban-style supermarket in Mott Haven’s future? The cityRead More

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