Archive | Special Reports

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.

Read the full story

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

Obamacare Fines Set to Hit Bronx Hospitals

Federal health care reform is forcing hospitals nationwide to drive down patient readmission rates — or risk losing Medicare revenue. Here’s a look at why and how Bronx hospitals are responding.

Read the full story

Posted in Bronx Life, Bronx Neighborhoods, Featured, Health, Health Care Reform, Special Reports0 Comments

Legal Aid Claims Police are Still Making Illegal Marijuana Arrests

The New York City Police Department is expected to head to court soon over what Legal Aid charges are illegal arrest practices for marijuana possession.

Read the full story

Posted in Bronx Neighborhoods, Crime, Multimedia, Sizing up Stop and Frisk0 Comments

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.

Read the full story

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

Bronx District Attorney Curbs Stop-and-Frisk Abuses

Bronx prosecutors are the first in the city to require police to justify in person each stop-and-frisk trespassing arrest.

Read the full story

Posted in Bronx Neighborhoods, Crime, Former Featured, Front Page, Housing, Sizing up Stop and Frisk1 Comment

City Limits Report:

A report published in City Limits magazine by Bronx Ink reporters examines why a toxic contamination inside a Bronx School went undetected possibly for years, endangering the lives of the staff and students. The school, P.S. 51 in the Bronx, was shut down last summer because of the contamination. Since then, students, staff and parents […]

Read the full story

Posted in Bronx Neighborhoods, Education, Featured, North Central Bronx, Special Reports, Toxic Schools0 Comments

Bronx unemployment by the numbers

As the national economic recovery begins to show signs of gaining steam, Bronx residents continue to experience a tough time finding work, with the borough recently coming in dead last among all 62 counties in New York state in terms of employment figures.

Read the full story

Posted in The 12 Percent0 Comments

Tapping into stimulus funds to create green jobs

Since 2003, there have been 300 people who graduated from the 17-week green jobs training program. Of that number, an estimated 70 to 75 percent are employed or pursuing college education.

Read the full story

Posted in The 12 Percent0 Comments

Page 1 of 712345...Last »