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Lady graffiti. Photo: Trevor Boyer

NYPD looks to contain a sprawling crisis

heroin-2018 January 23, 2018 at 10:48 am 0 comments

It’s a challenging position—the police are the most visible tool on the front lines of the drug war, however the responsibility is also shared between city agencies and nonprofits dedicated to harm reduction.

Photo: Avery Miles

Vigil held for murder victim

Police January 18, 2018 at 9:56 pm 0 comments

A vigil was held on Thursday night, in memory of Shaquanna Button, the 36 year old woman who was shot in the face and killed Monday night outside a Mott Haven bodega.

New LGBTQ center planned for Mott Haven

New LGBTQ center planned for Mott Haven

Culture, Health January 18, 2018 at 10:54 am 0 comments

Destination Tomorrow, a trans-organization based on Third Avenue in Mott Haven, has announced plans to construct an LGBTQ Center in Melrose this year.

Rafael Salamanca Jr.

Salamanca named to chair City Council’s Land Use Committee

Government, Politics January 16, 2018 at 3:12 pm 0 comments

City Councilman Rafael Salamanca Jr. was named to chair the City Council’s influential Land Use Committee, where he will be responsible for working to shape zoning measures, development and affordable housing across the city.

The parking lot at the corner of East 142nd Street and St. Ann's Avenue.

Pastor, city square off over church parking lot

Housing, Religion January 16, 2018 at 2:56 pm 0 comments

A protracted rift between a Mott Haven church and the housing department over the fate of a city-owned parking lot boiled over when a developer and a housing official clashed with the church’s popular pastor at a meeting of Community Board 1. The board voted down a proposal for anRead More

Photo: Eisley Constantine

Small businesses have mixed feelings about incoming chain stores

Business, Economy January 5, 2018 at 6:05 pm 0 comments

The imminent arrival of a Burlington Coat Factory and a Marshall’s at 2948 Third Avenue—the site of the iconic Alexander’s Department Store—has some small businesses owners worried about their future, but others see the new chains as a good thing for everyone.

Amanda Septimo, (left) Phil Shearer, (middle) and Miguel Sanchez (right) plan for a pitch meeting in the MetaBronx office in Hunts Point. Photo: Carmen Reinicke

Tech accelerator attains nonprofit status to fund future programs

Business, Economy January 5, 2018 at 11:35 am 0 comments

After finding it tough to secure investments for many of the tech startups it works to help, MetaBronx has shifted its strategy away from venture capital firms.

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Melrose throws a party

Culture December 30, 2017 at 1:20 pm 0 comments

This year marks the seventh annual Make Music Winter Festival, a city-wide celebration of Puerto Rican culture.