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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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The Food Truck to Heaven

Juan Pena is a one-man show at Mission-o-Mercy, his own charitable food truck ministry where he serves up weekly free meals and a wise, sympathetic ear.

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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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Bangladeshi families prep for controversial specialized high school exam

Parkchester middle school children prep for the upcoming specialized high school exam at the private Khan’s Tutorial, even as the test’s future is up in the air.

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Cirque du Bronx

The likes of Cirque du Soleil is bringing so-called social circus to the Bronx, a chance to learn the art and athletic precision of circus acts, and possibly get a job down the road.

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A revitalized Bronx park shows off at “It’s My Park Day”

Volunteers gathered at Soundview Park on Sunday to plant daffodils and clear weeds during the NYC Park’s event “It’s My Park Day.”

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Activists raise concerns over the future of the Bronx River

Environmental activists say the city’s approach to limiting the flow of contaminants into the Bronx River is fraught with problems.

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One of Main Land Media's postcards

The Bronx is Branding

The Bronx has an image problem. Local artists and entrepreneurs are building businesses and organizing events to make sure the world knows that it is, in fact, no longer burning.

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