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Saving Stray Cats in Morrisania

An overpopulation of feral cats have been a long-term headache in the Bronx. Edith Georgia, 65, volunteers to save the lives of more than 25 stray cats in her Morrisania neighborhood.

The Point is Bringing Resilient WiFi to Hunts Point

The Point, an arts and youth-focused non-profit, is setting up a mesh network in order to provide Hunts Point with resilient WiFi that will remain functional even in the case of a natural disaster.

Mother of murdered 15-year old ‘Junior’ moved by city’s street dedication

When Leandra Feliz first learned that Bathgate Avenue and E. 183rd Street in the Bronx would be renamed after her murdered son, she described it as God’s doing. Her son was killed in a case of mistaken identity. The hashtag #justiceforjunior spread online. “People will forget it was Bathgate,” Feliz said. “It’’ll be Lesandro Junior.”

Incumbent Staves Off Leftist Insurgent in 84th Assembly District

Carmen Arroyo, 82, hung on to her Hunts Point state assembly seat last night, even though progressive candidate Amanda Septimo, 27, won more percentage of votes than any previous challenger.

Mother of murdered 15-year old ‘Junior’ moved by city’s street dedication

14 September 2018

When Leandra Feliz first learned that Bathgate Avenue and E. 183rd Street in the Bronx would be renamed after her murdered son, she described it as God’s doing. Her son was killed in a case of mistaken identity. The hashtag #justiceforjunior spread online. “People will forget it was Bathgate,” Feliz said. “It’’ll be Lesandro Junior.”

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Incumbent Staves Off Leftist Insurgent in 84th Assembly District

14 September 2018

Carmen Arroyo, 82, hung on to her Hunts Point state assembly seat last night, even though progressive candidate Amanda Septimo, 27, won more percentage of votes than any previous challenger.

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Cancer diagnosis threatens future of Bronx bird sanctuary

12 September 2018

Troy Lancaster built the Bronx's Dred Scott Bird Sanctuary from the ground up 22 years ago and works almost daily on the park's upkeep. After being diagnosed with cancer last year, however, he's been trying to find a replacement—to no avail.

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Protesters Denounce Majora Carter’s Wealth Protection Plan for Hunts Point Homeowners

08 September 2018

Protesters gathered outside a meeting that Majora Carter hosted with non-profit lenders and homeowners. Protesters accused Carter of displacing Hunts Point residents, promoting her long-held mission she calls "self-gentrification."

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New DOE Chancellor Cleans House, Replacing Two District Superintendents

07 September 2018

Just days before schools opened, the Department of Education removed Superintendent Rafaela Espinal-Pacheco from her post in Crotona's District 12.

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Paper Streets: The Unbuilt Streets of the Bronx

27 October 2016

Scattered throughout the Bronx are streets that were never built, located on paper only, they exist in no man's land and under no department's jurisdiction. Where the streets should be are instead garbage-strewn weed patches, impromptu parking lots, or, in two cases, parts of Trump's Throgs Neck golf course.

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Bronx Men, an Endangered Species

27 October 2016

According to Census data, for every two male teenagers in Williamsbridge, there is only one man in his late thirties. Some residents believe men caught between gang activity and aggressive policing are facing particular pressures to move out of the area.

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Mapes Field Unlocked to Host a Game of Cops v. East Tremont Kids

25 October 2016

It's not easy to find out why East Tremont's Mapes Field was locked in the first place. Still, officers from the 48th Precinct are now opening it up long enough to host baseball competitions with the neighborhood kids, harkening back to the days when the field was the center of the community.

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Newswire

  • Community boards, police dominate charter review meeting

    “Mayor Bill de Blasio’s commission to amend the New York City charter might be getting all the attention as of late, but they are not the only game in town. The city council’s own charter review commission — looking to put a number of proposed revisions on the 2019 off-year election ballot — found its way to Lehman College last week, opening the floor to virtually every and any idea the public might have.” Read more on the Riverdale Press.

  • With fall coming, Hudson Park helpers still at it

    “Daniel Reynolds works as a regional manager for the city’s parks department during the week, but on the Saturdays, he and Mark Mason lead the Stewards of Henry Hudson Park, getting down and dirty to keep the local park between Palisade and Independence avenues beautiful. Read more in the Riverdale Press.

  • Floating pool to stay in Hunts Point

    “The floating pool will remain at Barretto Point Park for at least another four years, the Parks Department announced Friday.” The Hunts Point Express has more here.