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No Cookies, No Jobs

Employees of the Stella D’Oro cookie factory in Kingsbridge lost their jobs as the factory closed and the brand moved its operations to Ohio.

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Morrisania Food Bank Is Running on Empty

Each week, more than 1,000 food pantries and soup kitchens in New York City give food to the city’s hungry.

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For Morrisania, the Public Library is a Refuge

“We are a beacon in this community,” said branch librarian Colbert Nembhard, about the library, which has loaned 86,547 books since 2008, a circulation increase of about 20,000 for the year.

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Tough Choices at the Market in East Tremont

by Sarah Wali For the past six months, Harrilal Ramlakhan has managed to avoid buying most of his food from local supermarkets. He is a community gardener who plants and sells his own fruits, vegetables and spices. But when the seasons turn and the cold settles in, he will have to switch his gardening tools […]

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In Marble Hill, an Oasis Amid a Food Desert

Sarah Shaikh, community outreach organizer for Schervier Nursing Care Facility, isn’t pleased with the healthy options for the residents of the West Bronx neighborhood of Marble Hill.

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An Unwitting Pet Sanctuary

by Mamta Badkar You know times are tough when people don´t have enough money to feed their hamsters. Last winter, 11 of the cute, furry rodents were left in a box outside the Petland Discount store on Broadway, the main thoroughfare in the Kingsbridge section of the Bronx. Some froze to death before the employees […]

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Visions of Poverty

I have stood inside tin shanties in South Africa, but when I picture poverty, I see Justina Turull’s apartment in the Bronx.

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