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Mott Haven Charter Schools Still Fail to Enroll a Fair Share of Students Learning English

Success Academy 1 has the poorest record by far among Mott Haven’s 21 charters, and it’s getting worse.

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Family-owned Hunts Point bakery up against the city’s anti-organized crime commission

Il Forno, a family-owned bakery in Hunts Point, is refusing to pay steep registration fees to the Business Integrity Commission, the city’s anti-mafia enforcement agency for public wholesale businesses. “Kind of like a shakedown, was what it felt like,” said Jenny Eduardo, the owner’s daughter.

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Handful of school-based mental health clinics support kids in the Bronx

One in three kids suffer mental health problems every year, many of them go untreated. Fifteen percent of schools in the Bronx have adopted mental health clinics to address the issue. One in Marble Hill, is run by Mosaic Mental Health.

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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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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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Building the world’s largest collection of hip-hop memorabilia, one piece at a time

The Bronx’s soon-to-come Universal Hip-Hop Museum is set to open in 2022, but the effort to curate the world’s largest collection of hip-hop memorabilia is well underway.

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Hurricane Maria Survivor to Paint Climate Change Mural with Local Students

Patricia Lewis, who was forced to flee Puerto Rico in the wake of Hurricane Maria, is teaching a workshop on the impacts of climate change at a Mott Haven highschool. She’ll be helping the students paint a mural depicting their reactions to what they learned.

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Mott Haven Dog Boutique Challenges Traditional Gentrification Narrative

A Mott Haven pet store joins the crop of new small businesses popping up along Mott Haven’s southern waterfront.

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