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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

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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Posted in Bronx Beats, Bronx Life, Community Resources, Featured, Money, North Central Bronx, Northwest Bronx, The Bronx Beat, Transportation0 Comments

From Weeds to a Healthy Harvest at Fordham

A student transformed abandoned land at Fordham University into an on-campus farm, offering fresh organic vegetables to both Fordham students and residents in the Bronx.

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Posted in Bronx Life, Bronx Neighborhoods, Culture, Education, Food, Health, Multimedia, North Central Bronx, Slideshows, The Bronx Beat0 Comments

Bronx Students Protest Presence of Police School Safety Officers

New York Police Department School Safety Division data reveals that 30 percent of the total arrests and 51 percent of the total summons were issued in the Bronx.

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Posted in Bronx Neighborhoods, East Bronx, Education, North Central Bronx, Slideshows, Southern Bronx1 Comment

From Albanian Roots to an Albany Job: Mark Gjonaj’s Long Trail to the Assembly

Assembly candidate Mark Gjonaj came from humble beginnings and will most likely be the first Albanian-American in the New York State Assembly.

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Sounding Off On Stop and Frisk

Bronx Ink reporters fanned out over 12 neighborhoods last week to capture the stories and thoughts from Bronx residents about law enforcement tactics.

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Posted in Bronx Neighborhoods, Crime, Featured, Morrisania, Multimedia, North Central Bronx, Northwest Bronx, Sizing up Stop and Frisk, Southern Bronx, Special Reports2 Comments

Facebook Complaints About Valet Parking Spur Action

Restaurants with valet parking are accused of making Bronxdale Avenue difficult to live near and drive on.

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Latino Voters Say No Way to Romney

A BronxInk survey found that 90 percent of Hispanic voters were planning to vote for President Barack Obama; 0 percent for his Republican challenger

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Posted in Bronx Neighborhoods, East Bronx, Featured, North Central Bronx, Politics, Southern Bronx0 Comments

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