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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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On a West Bronx Street, Small Businesses Brace for Change

City and community plans to spruce up a commercial zone on Burnside Avenue in the West Bronx could run into rising rents and an influx of bigger businesses.

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Low-income tenants may get right to free counsel

Evictions are the number one cause for homelessness in New York and the most common reason people end up in shelters. A new bill proposed by City Council Members Mark Levine and Vanessa Gibson intends to level the playing field in New York’s housing courts, guaranteeing free lawyers to the poor who face eviction or foreclosure.

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Jerome Rezoning Plans Slammed at a Spirited Public Hearing

Residents were vocal in their concerns about housing affordability and tenant displacement as they grilled City officials on plans to redevelop Jerome Avenue at Bronx Community College.

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Ambitious Plan is Hatched to Save Jerome Avenue’s Auto Industry

With Jerome Avenue’s auto repairs industry set to be uprooted, a move to a new “auto mall” in Hunts Point may be on the cards.

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Jerome Avenue Autoworkers Featured in Photoville Exhibit

The Jerome Avenue Workers Project, a photography exhibit by the Bronx Photo League, is showing at the annual Photoville festival in Brooklyn this week.

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Jerome Draft Publication Brings Affordable Housing Battle to Bronx

Mayor Bill de Blasio’s battle to build affordable housing in New York will echo under the girders of the Jerome Avenue railroad in the months to come, amid local concerns about rent rates and tenant displacement.

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