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Mott Haven Charter Schools Still Fail to Enroll a Fair Share of Students Learning English Caught in the Crisis: A Bronx church responds to news of clergy abuse Hidden hospital courtrooms, where the mentally ill fight forced treatment Handful of school-based mental health clinics support kids in the Bronx
 

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.

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.

Hidden hospital courtrooms, where the mentally ill fight forced treatment

Every Wednesday a judge comes to Bronx Psychiatric Center and oversees hearings in which the hospital wants to force a patient to stay hospitalized or take treatment. How do these small makeshift courtrooms straddle the balance between respecting civil rights and ensure that patients get the treatment they need even if they don't want it?

Handful of school-based mental health clinics support kids in the Bronx

One in three kids suffer mental health problems every year, many of them go untreated. Fifteen percent of schools in the Bronx have adopted mental health clinics to address the issue. One in Marble Hill, is run by Mosaic Mental Health.

Let there be light on Broadway

15 October 2018

At long last, Broadway pedestrians will soon walk in the light between 230th and 236th Streets in the safest precinct in the Bronx. The road to light has been a ten-year slog, said the Kingsbridge Business Improvement District.

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Citizen scientists provide important services to Bronx conservation efforts

15 October 2018

These volunteers  — many of whom aren’t trained scientists — shoulder the work of gathering scientific data and identifying environmental problems in Van Cortlandt Park   John Butler pulled pairs of chest waders from a cluttered metal shipping container parked in the Van Cortlandt Golf Course parking lot and passed them around a small group. […]

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Still awaiting the return of Barnes and Noble

15 October 2018

When Barnes and Noble closed in December 2016, leaving the Bronx without a single general-interest bookstore, it promised to return within 24-36 months. 22 months later, the retailer shows no signs of progress toward this benchmark.

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Disabled in the Bronx? Good luck finding a subway station

13 October 2018

The new MTA chief pledges to fast forward plans to make NYC subway stations accessible to the disabled. In the Bronx, a full 83 percent violate federal law. “We are one of the least accessible cities in the country," Susan Dooha, disabled advocacy group director.

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Posted in Bronx Beats, Bronx Life, Community Resources, Featured, Money, North Central Bronx, Northwest Bronx, The Bronx Beat, Transportation0 Comments

Albany is listening, but legal marijuana advocates remain skeptical

10 October 2018

The public meeting on whether or not New York should legalize marijuana hadn’t even started yet, and things were already getting heated. “Who here loves pot?” a large, bearded man shouted as he walked into the Jamaica Performing Arts Center in Queens, the site of a Sept. 24 listening session. It was the latest on […]

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No “Big Apple” in the Bronx

09 October 2018

Morrisania in the South Bronx has long been known as a “food desert” for its lack of fresh produce — the local Youthmarket is trying to improve the situation.

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Posted in Community Resources, Featured, Food, Health, Morrisania, The Bronx Beat0 Comments

Building the world’s largest collection of hip-hop memorabilia, one piece at a time

02 October 2018

The Bronx's soon-to-come Universal Hip-Hop Museum is set to open in 2022, but the effort to curate the world's largest collection of hip-hop memorabilia is well underway.

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Hurricane Maria Survivor to Paint Climate Change Mural with Local Students

28 September 2018

Patricia Lewis, who was forced to flee Puerto Rico in the wake of Hurricane Maria, is teaching a workshop on the impacts of climate change at a Mott Haven highschool. She'll be helping the students paint a mural depicting their reactions to what they learned.

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