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Mentors key to getting kids to school in the Bronx

One in three kids miss too much school in the South Bronx, and the rate climbs to one in two as students reach their senior year — a new mentorship program aims to reduce chronic absenteeism by paring caring adults, who check-in daily, with absent students.

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Posted in Bronx Neighborhoods, Education, Morrisania, Southern Bronx0 Comments

A different kind of corner store: A story of surviving homelessness

Dennis Pentier, a 48 year-old Jamaican immigrant, has been homeless here in New York City for the past eight years. Ejected from a city shelter, he survives day to day from his makeshift outdoor shop on a block in the Tremont neighborhood that he currently calls home.

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Posted in Bronx Beats, Bronx Blog, Bronx Neighborhoods, Bronx Tales, Community Resources, Culture, Featured, Housing, Morrisania, Morrisania, North Central Bronx, Politics, The Bronx Beat, Unemployment by the numbers0 Comments

Flood-proofing Hunts Point with resilient power

The Hunts Point Produce Market, responsible for more than half of the city’s produce, is finally set to get central air conditioning. This is part of the Hunts Point Resiliency project’s proposal to install more reliable and efficient power sources in the industrial area of Hunts Point.

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Domestic violence and housing linked to homicides in the South East Bronx

There have been five domestic homicides in the South East Bronx this year. Last year there were none. Experts point to high unemployment and rising rents in the borough.

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Let there be light on Broadway

At long last, Broadway pedestrians will soon walk in the light between 230th and 236th Streets in the safest precinct in the Bronx. The road to light has been a ten-year slog, said the Kingsbridge Business Improvement District.

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Father arraigned for concealing his baby son’s corpse

James Currie allegedly threw his baby son’s corpse into the East River before fleeing to Thailand.

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Still awaiting the return of Barnes and Noble

When Barnes and Noble closed in December 2016, leaving the Bronx without a single general-interest bookstore, it promised to return within 24-36 months. 22 months later, the retailer shows no signs of progress toward this benchmark.

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Disabled in the Bronx? Good luck finding a subway station

The new MTA chief pledges to fast forward plans to make NYC subway stations accessible to the disabled. In the Bronx, a full 83 percent violate federal law. “We are one of the least accessible cities in the country,” Susan Dooha, disabled advocacy group director.

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