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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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What Does It Take to Go from Fat to Fit?

Obesity statistics are on the rise. How effective have Mayor Bloomberg’s health programs been in fighting the Bronx’s latest crisis?

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Fire Destroys Five Businesses in Hunts Point

A severe fire destroyed five businesses last night along Southern Boulevard in Hunts Point.

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The Bronx questions Bloomberg’s plans for jobs

Bloomberg said his policies have placed over 4,000 new jobs in the Bronx since 2009. Tell that to the hundreds who lost their jobs when Stella D’Oro shut its doors.

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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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A Garden of Happiness Grows in East Tremont

Karen Washington has been a driving force in community gardens in the East Tremont Area for over 20 years. Starting with the plot visible from her kitchen window on Prospect Avenue, she created a coalition of gardens throughout the Bronx in an effort to provide affordable healthy food to the community. Through involvement with the community, her ability to communicate effectively with officials and a desire for change in her neighborhood, Karen Washington has been able go beyond food and directly affect the world around her.

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