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The Future of Gifted Education in the Bronx Bronx acupuncture center for addiction fighting to survive How HIV outreach is tackling an “invisible crisis” in The Bronx Prescriptions lag as Bronx battles opioid epidemic
 

The Future of Gifted Education in the Bronx

A recommendation that Mayor Bill de Blasio phase out all New York City gifted programs has left the fate of gifted education in the Bronx uncertain. If implemented, the programs, which are comprised predominantly of black and Latino students, would come to an end.

Bronx acupuncture center for addiction fighting to survive

The Mott Haven Lincoln Recovery Center was once a popular therapeutic refuge for drug addicts, but where have the patients gone?

How HIV outreach is tackling an “invisible crisis” in The Bronx

While New York celebrates declining HIV rates, healthcare advocates in the Bronx narrow their focus to where services aren’t reaching people.

Prescriptions lag as Bronx battles opioid epidemic

Prescriptions of life-saving buprenorphine lag in the Bronx. A legacy of bureaucracy and stigma are to blame.

Rate of Housing Violations Highest in the Bronx

22 October 2019

More than 10% of Bronx residents lived in an apartment last year with at least one hazardous housing violation.

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The lasting legacy of U.S. Rep. Jose Serrano

14 October 2019

Known as the moral compass of Bronx politics, Serrano is set to retire from Congress after 44 years of serving the borough.

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Where are the overdose prevention centers Cuomo promised?

12 October 2019

"With over 20,000 overdose deaths under Governor Cuomo’s tenure, his legacy will be marked by his choice to either stand with New Yorkers or stand in the way of their survival,” according to an advocacy group for overdose prevention sites.

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Next to Woodlawn Cemetery, another graveyard: abandoned cars

10 October 2019

One fall day, the Bronx Ink counted 26 18-wheelers, five abandoned vehicles, four RV’s, eight parked tow trucks, six cargo vans, five minivans, three double decker buses, two piles of at least six trash bags each, and one dead raccoon.

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Despite years of reform, NYC subways remain inaccessible

19 September 2019

New York’s transit system is the largest in North America. However, only a quarter of its 472 stations are wheelchair accessible. Despite proposals to add more elevators, the planned changes can't come soon enough.

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A Zone of Neglect

19 September 2019

In the same area as 10 schools, 1,200 discarded syringes and syringe pieces were found scattered in Mott Haven and South Bronx. This ongoing issues has caused community members to mobilize to keep the streets safer for students.

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Majora Carter warns of ‘brain drain’ while community members fear displacement

16 September 2019

Majora Carter is concerned that the Bronx is experiencing a talent retention problem, but some Bronx residents would say otherwise.

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Month-to-Month Rentals, a Common Risk for Businesses

22 October 2019

Raymond Marte-Ventura, 23, stood at the window of his uncle’s motorcycle repair shop on Jerome Avenue near 175th Street on a weekday in October, watching the rain fall onto the bikes parked curbside. Business was slow in the shop, and the weather wasn’t letting up. Marte-Ventura is the manager of Vent Bike Tech, a family […]

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Families Suffer Under City-Led Housing Subsidy

22 October 2019

Laura Collar fidgeted in place outside the fourth-floor courtroom in the Bronx Housing court on a Friday morning in September. The 34-year-old tenant waited to inform her landlord’s lawyer that she’d been granted another 12 days extension before they evict her from the Morris Heights apartment in the West Bronx where she lives with her […]

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Behind the Badge

22 October 2019

It takes a “weird personality” to be a New York City Marshal.

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Bronx Tops Charts in Heat and Hot Water Complaints

Bronx Tops Charts in Heat and Hot Water Complaints

22 October 2019

October begins the official eight-month “heat season,” in the city, when the city requires landlords to maintain indoor temperatures at 68 degrees during the day when it’s 55 degrees outside, and 62 degrees at night, regardless of the outside temperature. Last year, the Bronx recorded the most housing code complaints per capita of any other […]

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HP Actions Debatable Recourse for Landlords and Tenants

22 October 2019

Mice, roaches, leaking pipes, and bulging walls — one of these alone could be a tenant’s nightmare. Andrea Daniels, a long-time Bronx resident, lives with all of them. Daniels has lived in her rent-regulated Mott Haven apartment for 16 years. When she needed repairs to her apartment, Daniels put in requests with her landlord. But […]

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Leveling the Legal Playing Field: Tenants Fight for Homes with the Help of Right to Counsel

22 October 2019

More than half of eligible tenants at the Bronx Housing Court don't know they qualify for a free lawyer, but whether they face rent disputes or maintenance failures — a lawyer gives a tenant a voice in the outcome.

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The Door of Angel DeJesus's Mt. Hope Apartment

Without Legal Aid, Bronx Residents Are Lost at Housing Court

22 October 2019

Angel DeJesus was certain that the pictures of the black mold growing on the ceiling of his apartment, or the massive holes in the walls would make the Housing Court reverse the eviction that left him and his family out on the street.  But the lack of legal aid resources in the Bronx, coupled with […]

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