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Young Bronxites Head to the Cemetery for Creative Job Training

A unique vocational program puts youngsters from the Bronx and Brooklyn on the fast track to labor union membership and a longterm career. First stop, the graveyard.

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Celebrating Jazz Legend Elmo Hope on The Block Where He Lived

Local Bronx residents, historians, musicians and extended family gathered to celebrate jazz legend Elmo Hope last Saturday, September 10. During the ceremony, Lyman place was co-named ‘Elmo Hope Way – Jazz Pioneer’.

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Bronx Street Art Speaks Many Languages

International artists have been painting street murals in the Bronx, tapping into the borough’s history of creative expression.

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When the Bronx was Burning, the Pornos were Booming

Flashback to the 1970’s and the glory days of independent movie theatres in the Bronx. Film projectionist Bob Endres takes us back to the Globe Theatre in Pelham Parkway and remembers the theatre’s lurid lost legacy.

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The Kingsbridge Armory: 100 Years of History, 20 Years Empty

KINGSBRIDGE, BRONX — The Kingsbridge Armory has been all but empty for twenty years now. It stands, silent, sentinel, a fairytale castle in an otherwise bustling West Bronx neighborhood. Even now, plans to make an ice rink seem to be stalling. As city and developer feud over funding, the Bronx Ink profiles this charismatic building.

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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

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‘Violence Interrupters’ Answer SOS in South Bronx

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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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.

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