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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.

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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Mott Haven Dog Boutique Challenges Traditional Gentrification Narrative

23 September 2018

A Mott Haven pet store joins the crop of new small businesses popping up along Mott Haven's southern waterfront.

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Are South Bronx residents adjusting to new ferry ?

20 September 2018

Residents are adjusting to the new ferry in South Bronx, but some fear it may soon become overcrowded.

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96 Year-Old-Store Facing New Challenges

20 September 2018

Moe Stein calls his store a "Local Landmark", and after 96 years, "Frank's" has outlasted the tough retail business on East Tremont in the Bronx. Recently, the store has begun facing a new obstacle; its own retailers.

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Bronx Museum of The Arts Offers Rare Glimpse into Lives of Iranian Women

20 September 2018

Bronx-born photojournalist Randy Goodman brings her photos of Iranian women taken over a three-decade span to Bronx Museum of Arts, challenging perceptions of Muslim women at home and abroad.

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Fordham’s Community Board Website Out of Sight for Residents

18 September 2018

Bronx Community Board 7's website has been offline for almost a month while the city's Department of Information Technology and Communications performs updates. District Manager Ischia Bravo said it was "in the queue" to go live, but it's up to the city department to roll out the changes. In the meantime, she said she is using Facebook to communicate with her community.

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