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Sobering conditions at Narco Freedom’s three-quarter homes

Mott Haven's Narco Freedom executives are charged with pilfering medicaid funds, while clients languish in their sober homes under poor conditions

Dreams and Nightmares

The city's health department reports a steady rise in heroin deaths over the last four years. One-quarter of those deaths are in the Bronx. This is the story of a survivor.

The Food Truck to Heaven

Juan Pena is a one-man show at Mission-o-Mercy, his own charitable food truck ministry where he serves up weekly free meals and a wise, sympathetic ear.

Closing the gap between health and education in a Morrisania public school

P.S. 140 on Eagle Avenue is a pilot for a new Healthy and Ready to Learn initiative launched last month by the national health advocacy group, the Children’s Health Fund.

Sobering conditions at Narco Freedom’s three-quarter homes

27 October 2014

Mott Haven's Narco Freedom executives are charged with pilfering medicaid funds, while clients languish in their sober homes under poor conditions

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Dreams and Nightmares

27 October 2014

The city's health department reports a steady rise in heroin deaths over the last four years. One-quarter of those deaths are in the Bronx. This is the story of a survivor.

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Posted in Bronx Neighborhoods, Bronx Tales, Featured, Health0 Comments

‘Violence Interrupters’ Answer SOS in South Bronx

20 October 2014

Save Our Streets Mott Haven is working to meditate violent conflicts in the South Bronx. The program uses a new method first implemented in Chicago to quell clashes.

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Posted in Bronx Life, Crime, Culture, Southern Bronx0 Comments

The Food Truck to Heaven

20 October 2014

Juan Pena is a one-man show at Mission-o-Mercy, his own charitable food truck ministry where he serves up weekly free meals and a wise, sympathetic ear.

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Posted in Bronx Neighborhoods, Bronx Tales, Featured0 Comments

Closing the gap between health and education in a Morrisania public school

20 October 2014

P.S. 140 on Eagle Avenue is a pilot for a new Healthy and Ready to Learn initiative launched last month by the national health advocacy group, the Children’s Health Fund.

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Posted in Bronx Neighborhoods, Education, Featured, Health, Southern Bronx0 Comments

Bangladeshi families prep for controversial specialized high school exam

20 October 2014

Parkchester middle school children prep for the upcoming specialized high school exam at the private Khan's Tutorial, even as the test's future is up in the air.

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Posted in Bronx Life, East Bronx, Education, Featured, Southern Bronx0 Comments

Street Art As Tourism: Using graffiti to attract visitors to the borough

16 October 2014

Street art is steadily increasing as a formidable magnet to attract visitors to the Bronx. Because of street art's international appeal and historical significance in the borough, tourism companies and street artists are hoping to use the medium to ignite a cultural change.

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Posted in Bronx Life, Culture, Featured, Front Page, Multimedia, Slideshows0 Comments

Cirque du Bronx

15 October 2014

The likes of Cirque du Soleil is bringing so-called social circus to the Bronx, a chance to learn the art and athletic precision of circus acts, and possibly get a job down the road.

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Posted in Bronx Beats, Bronx Life, Bronx Neighborhoods, Education, Featured, Southern Bronx0 Comments

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