Archive | September, 2018

96 Year-Old-Store Facing New Challenges

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

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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New York state’s Teacher of the Year hails from the Bronx

It’s the first time in more than two decades the honor is being awarded to a New York City Teacher. Alhassan Susso is an immigrant from West Africa himself, and teaches social studies to immigrants at Mott Haven’s International Community High School. Chalkbeat has more on the honor here.

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Fordham’s Community Board Website Out of Sight for Residents

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

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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Posted in Bronx Life, Bronx Neighborhoods, Featured, Health, Morrisania, Morrisania2 Comments

A Century-Old Family Business Ponders its Future

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

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

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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