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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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The lasting legacy of U.S. Rep. Jose Serrano

Known as the moral compass of Bronx politics, Serrano is set to retire from Congress after 44 years of serving the borough.

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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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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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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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Majora Carter warns of ‘brain drain’ while community members fear displacement

Majora Carter is concerned that the Bronx is experiencing a talent retention problem, but some Bronx residents would say otherwise.

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Domestic violence and housing linked to homicides in the South East Bronx

There have been five domestic homicides in the South East Bronx this year. Last year there were none. Experts point to high unemployment and rising rents in the borough.

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The Art Of Change: Graffiti Show In The South Bronx Amidst Development Concerns

British artist Nick Walker of “gentleman vandal” fame displaying his stencil graffiti works in the Bronx and of the Bronx at Wallworks Art Gallery in Port Morris. The exhibit, “The Last Ride,” opened Sept. 17.

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