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Mott Haven Charter Schools Still Fail to Enroll a Fair Share of Students Learning English Caught in the Crisis: A Bronx church responds to news of clergy abuse Hidden hospital courtrooms, where the mentally ill fight forced treatment Handful of school-based mental health clinics support kids in the Bronx
 

Mott Haven Charter Schools Still Fail to Enroll a Fair Share of Students Learning English

Success Academy 1 has the poorest record by far among Mott Haven’s 21 charters, and it’s getting worse.

Caught in the Crisis: A Bronx church responds to news of clergy abuse

An independent board decides that the evidence against a priest who served in a South Bronx church between 1969 to 1995 has credible and substantiated allegations of clergy abuse against him. The current priest of the church delivers this news to the parish in the middle of the dark season of sexual abuse scandals within the Catholic Church.

Hidden hospital courtrooms, where the mentally ill fight forced treatment

Every Wednesday a judge comes to Bronx Psychiatric Center and oversees hearings in which the hospital wants to force a patient to stay hospitalized or take treatment. How do these small makeshift courtrooms straddle the balance between respecting civil rights and ensure that patients get the treatment they need even if they don't want it?

Handful of school-based mental health clinics support kids in the Bronx

One in three kids suffer mental health problems every year, many of them go untreated. Fifteen percent of schools in the Bronx have adopted mental health clinics to address the issue. One in Marble Hill, is run by Mosaic Mental Health.

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

16 September 2019

At Majora Carter’s Boogie Down Grind Cafe in Hunts Point, customers can order coffee with oat milk, and drink it by a window bordered by music-themed wallpaper and newsprint, all while listening to the ‘00s R&B they grew up on. There are books and magazines for free on a shelf next to a mess of […]

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Looking for answers from a psychic in The Bronx

15 September 2019

A simple Google search won’t do to find Ave Castellanos, a 47 year-old Bronx-based psychic. She doesn’t have a Yelp profile, or an Instagram or Facebook account, and yet it’s common to see a line of people waiting for her advice. The only requirement for an accurate reading is to have faith in her.

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Putting Little Yemen on The Map

15 September 2019

A concentration of Yemeni residents live in Morris Park and Van Nest, an area now dubbed Little Yemen, even on Google Maps.

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A Boxing Gym Owner Fights to Keep His Culture Alive

14 September 2019

El Maestro is no ordinary boxing gym, but now this vibrant cultural center is under threat.

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Bronx Political Trailblazer and Civil Rights Leader Rev. Wendell Foster Remembered

09 September 2019

Looking back on the legacy of Rev. Wendell Foster, a pioneer in Bronx politics and a community leader.

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Mott Haven Charter Schools Still Fail to Enroll a Fair Share of Students Learning English

19 October 2018

Success Academy 1 has the poorest record by far among Mott Haven’s 21 charters, and it’s getting worse.

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Caught in the Crisis: A Bronx church responds to news of clergy abuse

19 October 2018

An independent board decides that the evidence against a priest who served in a South Bronx church between 1969 to 1995 has credible and substantiated allegations of clergy abuse against him. The current priest of the church delivers this news to the parish in the middle of the dark season of sexual abuse scandals within the Catholic Church.

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Family-owned Hunts Point bakery up against the city’s anti-organized crime commission

18 October 2018

Il Forno, a family-owned bakery in Hunts Point, is refusing to pay steep registration fees to the Business Integrity Commission, the city's anti-mafia enforcement agency for public wholesale businesses. "Kind of like a shakedown, was what it felt like," said Jenny Eduardo, the owner's daughter.

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