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Families Suffer Under City-Led Housing Subsidy

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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Struck By a Subway 14 Years Ago, Still Waiting for Justice

On March 13, 2005 Luis Rodriguez got up in the early hours of Sunday morning to catch the subway from the St. Lawrence Avenue Station near his Morissania home to travel to Pelham Bay for a fishing trip on his day off. The then-35-year-old HVAC technician and father of two was standing on the edge […]

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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.

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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?

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

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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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.

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Raise the Age law at work transforming youth’s futures

One Bronx teen is spared the lasting consequences of being tried as an adult and held in Rikers as New York City’s juvenile justice system undergoes massive, structural changes.

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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.

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