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The Future of Gifted Education in the Bronx

A recommendation that Mayor Bill de Blasio phase out all New York City gifted programs has left the fate of gifted education in the Bronx uncertain. If implemented, the programs, which are comprised predominantly of black and Latino students, would come to an end.

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Bronx acupuncture center for addiction fighting to survive

The Mott Haven Lincoln Recovery Center was once a popular therapeutic refuge for drug addicts, but where have the patients gone?

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How HIV outreach is tackling an “invisible crisis” in The Bronx

While New York celebrates declining HIV rates, healthcare advocates in the Bronx narrow their focus to where services aren’t reaching people.

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Prescriptions lag as Bronx battles opioid epidemic

Prescriptions of life-saving buprenorphine lag in the Bronx. A legacy of bureaucracy and stigma are to blame.

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Where are the overdose prevention centers Cuomo promised?

“With over 20,000 overdose deaths under Governor Cuomo’s tenure, his legacy will be marked by his choice to either stand with New Yorkers or stand in the way of their survival,” according to an advocacy group for overdose prevention sites.

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Bronx Cricketers Push For More Pitches

Every weekend, the Bronx’s Van Cortlandt Park becomes a hub for New York City cricket.

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Food Stamp cuts pose hardships for home health care workers

For low-income workers like Elsilia Carrasco, food stamps are essential to help feed her family. Cuts have already posed hardships. And they are about to get worse.

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ASPCA to expand free, subsidized animal care to South Bronx

ASPCA is expected to open a community veterinary center in the South Bronx next Spring. The community hopes the center will address some of the persistent issues with the mobile clinics.

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