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Saving Stray Cats in Morrisania

An overpopulation of feral cats have been a long-term headache in the Bronx. Edith Georgia, 65, volunteers to save the lives of more than 25 stray cats in her Morrisania neighborhood.

The Point is Bringing Resilient WiFi to Hunts Point

The Point, an arts and youth-focused non-profit, is setting up a mesh network in order to provide Hunts Point with resilient WiFi that will remain functional even in the case of a natural disaster.

Mother of murdered 15-year old ‘Junior’ moved by city’s street dedication

When Leandra Feliz first learned that Bathgate Avenue and E. 183rd Street in the Bronx would be renamed after her murdered son, she described it as God’s doing. Her son was killed in a case of mistaken identity. The hashtag #justiceforjunior spread online. “People will forget it was Bathgate,” Feliz said. “It’’ll be Lesandro Junior.”

Incumbent Staves Off Leftist Insurgent in 84th Assembly District

Carmen Arroyo, 82, hung on to her Hunts Point state assembly seat last night, even though progressive candidate Amanda Septimo, 27, won more percentage of votes than any previous challenger.

Are South Bronx residents adjusting to new ferry ?

20 September 2018

Residents are adjusting to the new ferry in South Bronx, but some fear it may soon become overcrowded.

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96 Year-Old-Store Facing New Challenges

20 September 2018

Moe Stein calls his store a "Local Landmark", and after 96 years, "Frank's" has outlasted the tough retail business on East Tremont in the Bronx. Recently, the store has begun facing a new obstacle; its own retailers.

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Bronx Museum of The Arts Offers Rare Glimpse into Lives of Iranian Women

20 September 2018

Bronx-born photojournalist Randy Goodman brings her photos of Iranian women taken over a three-decade span to Bronx Museum of Arts, challenging perceptions of Muslim women at home and abroad.

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Fordham’s Community Board Website Out of Sight for Residents

18 September 2018

Bronx Community Board 7's website has been offline for almost a month while the city's Department of Information Technology and Communications performs updates. District Manager Ischia Bravo said it was "in the queue" to go live, but it's up to the city department to roll out the changes. In the meantime, she said she is using Facebook to communicate with her community.

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Saving Stray Cats in Morrisania

17 September 2018

An overpopulation of feral cats have been a long-term headache in the Bronx. Edith Georgia, 65, volunteers to save the lives of more than 25 stray cats in her Morrisania neighborhood.

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A Century-Old Family Business Ponders its Future

17 September 2018

Family-owned for nearly a century, the legendary Tremont Paint Supply Co. in Kingsbridge may have to close.

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Bronx Residents Harbor Mixed Views on New Community-Policing Initiative

15 September 2018

Under the program, residents can call, text, or e-mail their neighborhood cop directly with anonymous complaints. Some praise the initiative for empowering residents to voice quality of life concerns, but others worry that the program treats people as informants within their own communities.

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The Point is Bringing Resilient WiFi to Hunts Point

15 September 2018

The Point, an arts and youth-focused non-profit, is setting up a mesh network in order to provide Hunts Point with resilient WiFi that will remain functional even in the case of a natural disaster.

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Posted in Community Resources, Featured, Southern Bronx0 Comments

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Newswire

  • Community boards, police dominate charter review meeting

    “Mayor Bill de Blasio’s commission to amend the New York City charter might be getting all the attention as of late, but they are not the only game in town. The city council’s own charter review commission — looking to put a number of proposed revisions on the 2019 off-year election ballot — found its way to Lehman College last week, opening the floor to virtually every and any idea the public might have.” Read more on the Riverdale Press.

  • With fall coming, Hudson Park helpers still at it

    “Daniel Reynolds works as a regional manager for the city’s parks department during the week, but on the Saturdays, he and Mark Mason lead the Stewards of Henry Hudson Park, getting down and dirty to keep the local park between Palisade and Independence avenues beautiful. Read more in the Riverdale Press.

  • Floating pool to stay in Hunts Point

    “The floating pool will remain at Barretto Point Park for at least another four years, the Parks Department announced Friday.” The Hunts Point Express has more here.