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Literacy initiative kicks off in local school

Literacy initiative kicks off in local school

Education March 7, 2017 at 2:09 pm 0 comments

The summer reading lists for students at six Mott Haven public schools just grew exponentially, thanks to two nonprofit organizations aiming to raise literacy rates in low-income New York City neighborhoods.

Vendors sell clothing in front of the 149/Third Ave. subway. Photo: Joe Hirsch

Growing pains challenge Hub BID

Business, Economy March 2, 2017 at 1:44 pm 0 comments

Unfinished construction projects, aggressive drug users and the breakneck pace of residential development are among the concerns of the Hub BID’s new executive director, who is tasked with helping local businesses prosper amid the chaos.

New plan introduced to curb homelessness

Housing February 28, 2017 at 8:13 pm 0 comments

As the number of homeless New Yorkers continues to escalate, Mayor Bill de Blasio has announced a new plan to attack the problem.

A+ schools fear fallout from failing neighbor

A+ schools fear fallout from failing neighbor

Education February 20, 2017 at 7:27 pm 0 comments

Parents at a few high-performing Mott Haven schools are worried that years of hard work and academic success could be undercut when the city closes JHS162 and offers its students the opportunity to transfer to those schools.

Waterfront featured in mural and film

Waterfront featured in mural and film

Art, Environment February 20, 2017 at 6:16 pm 0 comments

A documentary by a European filmmaker that follows local artist Linda Cunninham as she worked on a mural about the Port Morris waterfront was aired at the Bronx Museum of the Arts.

South Bronx Food Market wins small business award

South Bronx Food Market wins small business award

Business February 2, 2017 at 6:52 pm 0 comments

A Mott Haven start-up is one of three small businesses in the Bronx to win an entrepreneurship award for innovative business plans that set environmental sustainability as a priority.

Scholarship created to honor memory of activist

Scholarship created to honor memory of activist

Education, Politics February 2, 2017 at 1:02 pm 0 comments

To honor the legacy of Ramón Jiménez, Hostos Community College announced it will establish a scholarship in the South Bronx-based lawyer and activist’s name.

Startup stirs excitement in Port Morris

Startup stirs excitement in Port Morris

Art, Culture February 1, 2017 at 10:20 am 0 comments

The launch of Bronx Narratives was the occasion for a packed house at the recently opened Gun Hill Tavern on 133rd Street on Saturday, January 28th.