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Bike activists urge safety reforms following two fatal accidents in Mott Haven

 As fatal bike accidents mount across the borough, some Bronxites want to ensure that riders' safety becomes a priority for...

Crucial seats in play in Tuesday primaries

When South Bronx voters cast their votes in Democratic primary elections this Tuesday, June 23, they will be entering new...

Op ed: Think Global, Act Local – Why I support Samelys Lopez for Congress in NY15

I came to the United States in 1989 and the South Bronx has been my home ever since arriving from...

Community groups seek answers, as public funding shrinks

As the impact from the pandemic’s first punch gradually diminishes and New York City wrestles with reopening, South Bronx cultural...

Small businesses wary of federal pay

Nearly two months after the Small Business Administration first offered loans to small businesses that retained employees during the Covid-19...

Eight candidates for Congress in the South Bronx debate post-coronavirus recovery

As the South Bronx continues to grapple with the effects of the novel Coronavirus, eight of the 10 Democratic primary...

After Congressional race grinds to a halt from pandemic, candidates debate restarting

Candidates in New York's 15th District Congressional race are signaling that their campaigns have virtually ground to a halt, with...

Eight Bronxites to advise mayor on small business reopenings

Eight Bronx business leaders have been appointed by Mayor Bill de Blasio to serve on a small business council that...

Putting remote learning in reach: Areté helps connect students to classrooms

How do you move the classrooms of over one million students from their schools to their homes? How do you...

Disabled people hope accommodations will be seen in new light, post pandemic

When Elspeth Slayter, a former social worker at Bronx Defenders in Mott Haven, landed a job teaching social work and...

Mayor expands testing for COVID-19, NYCHA residents prioritized

Mayor Bill de Blasio announced the city will be opening up to six additional Covid-19 testing sites at or near...

Publicolor eases shift to online learning for students and parents

With the coronavirus posing a multitude of challenges to many students and parents, NYC non-profit Publicolor is providing online tutoring,...

City promises tablets to NYCHA seniors in Mott Haven

Mayor Bill de Blasio announced Wednesday the city will provide tablets with internet service to seniors living in NYCHA housing...

Delivery workers scrounge for protective equipment

For a couple of weeks after COVID-19 began tearing through New York City, it was hard for Israel Veliz, the...

Updated list of Bronx Covid-19 testing sites

A new testing site for coronavirus opened in Morrisania on Friday. Testing is available in the parking lot of Gotham...

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