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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

State won’t build new ramps on Deegan

State won’t build new ramps on Deegan

Government, Transportation November 24, 2009 at 12:16 pm 24 comments

Blueprint for Mott Haven’s future will take precedence over traffic plan Pummeled by public outcry against a plan to extend the off-ramps on the Major Deegan Expressway, the State Department of Transportation has abandoned the project. Much-needed repairs will be made to the aging roadway over Mott Haven, but theRead More

Mott Haven flunks Recycling 101

Mott Haven flunks Recycling 101

Environment, Government, Housing November 23, 2009 at 9:58 am 1 comment

Housing Authority facilities make recycling difficult Glass, metals, apple cores: It’s all the same to Mott Haven residents, according to a report published in the Daily News on Oct. 4. Citing confusion and lack of space for recycling, the report, based on Sanitation Department figures, pegs the recycling rate forRead More

Veterans fight new battles at home

Veterans fight new battles at home

Education, Government November 14, 2009 at 5:02 pm 4 comments

At Hostos Community College in Mott Haven, a club for veterans founded by a Melrose resident eases the transition to civilian life.