Family members and friends of Aaliyah Alder held a vigil on Wednesday evening for the 21-year-old, who was shot in the head and killed on Monday night in a stairwell at Forest Houses in Morrisania.
Public health officials are concerned that programs designed to treat asthma and other illnesses in low-income neighborhoods like the South Bronx could be doomed if the federal government moves ahead with plans to dismantle the Affordable Care Act.
As market rate developments continue popping up across the South Bronx, residents worried about losing their homes are getting together to let off steam and consider strategies to prevent displacement.
Bronx public housing residents, community organizations, labor unions and elected officials gathered on the steps of City Hall in February to demand adequate funding and oversight of the long neglected and dilapidated NYCHA buildings.
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.