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SoBRO names new CEO

SoBRO names new CEO

Housing, Jobs October 11, 2017 at 9:27 pm 0 comments

The South Bronx Overall Economic Development Corp. (SoBRO) announced that it has hired a replacement for its longtime director Philip Morrow, who retired last March. Steven Brown, who has spent his whole career running nonprofits geared towards affordable housing and job training, was named president and CEO of the organization this month.

Business bootcamp teaches the value of numbers

Business bootcamp teaches the value of numbers

Business, Jobs October 5, 2017 at 12:54 pm 0 comments

The two-day class is geared towards helping local small businesses manage their finances, from bookkeeping to balance sheets, and even taxes.

Local entrepreneur looks to preserve a piece of Mott Haven’s past

Local entrepreneur looks to preserve a piece of Mott Haven’s past

Housing December 30, 2016 at 3:52 pm 0 comments

Capitalizing on a wave of tourism in the South Bronx, Brooks plans to turn his three-story, brick neo-Grec townhouse, which was built in 1889, into a “Decorator’s Show House” next summer, so people can get a sense of the area’s rich history.

Area program offers high school equivalency

Area program offers high school equivalency

Education November 16, 2016 at 11:02 am 0 comments

Funding restrictions limit other options at YouthBuild When young adults walk into the YouthBuild office near The Hub they are in search of two things: career training and a second chance at receiving their high school diploma. So when Stephanie Torres walked into the SoBRO office where the program isRead More

Port Morris manufacturers endangered

Port Morris manufacturers endangered

Business, Jobs September 12, 2016 at 9:35 pm 0 comments

Critics contend that the city’s announcement earlier this summer that it wants to sell a building in Port Morris to developers for $14.3 million shows that the mayor’s vow to preserve manufacturing jobs is insincere.

Protesters rally against SoBRO

Protesters rally against SoBRO

Housing January 16, 2016 at 1:01 pm 1 comment

A handful of protesters beat drums and held up protest signs in front of the offices of SoBRO, demonstrating against what they say is the organization’s cozy relationship with developers and contributing to gentrification in the South Bronx.

Aviva Davidson hangs up her dancing shoes

Aviva Davidson hangs up her dancing shoes

Art, Culture December 23, 2015 at 12:43 pm 0 comments

Aviva Davidson announced her retirement after 17 years as executive director of Longwood-based Dancing in the Streets.

Arroyo among honorees at SoBRO gala

Politics December 5, 2015 at 3:02 pm 0 comments

Adam Green of Rocking the Boat and City Councilwoman Maria del Carmen Arroyo were among those honored at SoBRO’s annual event.