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Bronx kids demand action at global climate strike

The worst air quality in New York City is in the South Bronx, where asthma is widespread, and treatment is costly and limited. Bronx students are demanding action.

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Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez

Violent ads and fake nudes: AOC not sorry for blocking harassers on Twitter

Three newly-elected Bronx women speak out about harassment on social media and in political ads.

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Despite years of reform, NYC subways remain inaccessible

New York’s transit system is the largest in North America. However, only a quarter of its 472 stations are wheelchair accessible. Despite proposals to add more elevators, the planned changes can’t come soon enough.

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A Zone of Neglect

A lifelong resident of the Bronx Marty Rogers walked his familiar route on September 10 down Third Avenue to the Hub at 149th Street, the unofficial shopping and transit heart of the South Bronx. Rogers regularly visits this area dotted with orange plastic pieces of discarded syringes, neon lights alerting to all too familiar problem for the community.
Knowing that students from 10 surrounding schools pass by all this danger and debris every day broke his heart.

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BankNote building, in Hunts Point, South Bronx

Cryptocurrency Comes to The Bronx

Twenty-eight percent of residents in East Tremont and Morrisania have no bank accounts. One Bronx high school teacher believes cryptocurrency may be the answer.

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Putting Little Yemen on The Map

A concentration of Yemeni residents live in Morris Park and Van Nest, an area now dubbed Little Yemen, even on Google Maps.

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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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Caught in the Crisis: A Bronx church responds to news of clergy abuse

An independent board decides that the evidence against a priest who served in a South Bronx church between 1969 to 1995 has credible and substantiated allegations of clergy abuse against him. The current priest of the church delivers this news to the parish in the middle of the dark season of sexual abuse scandals within the Catholic Church.

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