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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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Street Art As Tourism: Using graffiti to attract visitors to the borough

Street art is steadily increasing as a formidable magnet to attract visitors to the Bronx. Because of street art’s international appeal and historical significance in the borough, tourism companies and street artists are hoping to use the medium to ignite a cultural change.

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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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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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Protestors hold their sign at the Don't Stop Possible education rally on Foley Square Oct. 2

Bronx charter students and parents rally in Manhattan against failing public schools

Bronx charter school parents, teachers and students joined Manhattan pro-charter rally Oct. 2 calling for “Great Schools.” Public school parents greeted protesters with accusations that the rally’s funders were hedge fund tycoons.

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Teen sentenced to five months in jail for killing a Bronx father with a single punch

Lawmakers joined A Bronx family mourning their father’s death from a single punch to the face, calling for criminal penalties to be enacted.

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