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The Right to A Lawyer in Housing Court May Soon Become A Reality

New York City may guarantee free legal counsel for low income tenants facing eviction. The Right to Counsel Bill introduced by Councilwoman Vanessa Gibson and Councilman Mark Levine in order to counter the increasing homelessness in the city is steadily gaining traction in the City Council.

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Two Westchester Square Libraries Slated for Upgrades

Westchester Square in the East Bronx is slated to get a gleaming, glass-walled 12,000 square-foot library and an outdoor performance shell for plays and concerts. If all goes as planned, a deal between the New York Public Library and the private Huntington Free Library is allowing both to expand their services in the area. The […]

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On a West Bronx Street, Small Businesses Brace for Change

City and community plans to spruce up a commercial zone on Burnside Avenue in the West Bronx could run into rising rents and an influx of bigger businesses.

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Low-income tenants may get right to free counsel

Evictions are the number one cause for homelessness in New York and the most common reason people end up in shelters. A new bill proposed by City Council Members Mark Levine and Vanessa Gibson intends to level the playing field in New York’s housing courts, guaranteeing free lawyers to the poor who face eviction or foreclosure.

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Women’s Film Series Draws Audiences to The Bronx Documentary Center

For the rare chance to watch award-winning film festival movies in Melrose, crowds gather in The Bronx Documentary Center for the 2nd annual Women’s Film Series.

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Jerome Rezoning Plans Slammed at a Spirited Public Hearing

Residents were vocal in their concerns about housing affordability and tenant displacement as they grilled City officials on plans to redevelop Jerome Avenue at Bronx Community College.

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Ambitious Plan is Hatched to Save Jerome Avenue’s Auto Industry

With Jerome Avenue’s auto repairs industry set to be uprooted, a move to a new “auto mall” in Hunts Point may be on the cards.

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Another Chance for Bronx Misdemeanor Ticket Holders

The Bronx does not want to be left out again. The NYC borough that received the most quality-of-life crime tickets had its first warrant forgiveness event. 350 cases were resolved.

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