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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.

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

24 October 2016

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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Private Money Flows Into Schools for Computer Science Expansion

23 October 2016

City officials announced $20 million in new private sector funding to bring computer science classes to every school in New York City by 2025.

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Extra Street Cleaning Services Coming to East Tremont Avenue

23 October 2016

Starting October 17, East Tremont Avenue may get a little cleaner, thanks to a city contract with Fedcap, a local cleaning company in the South Bronx, which provides jobs to the formerly homeless, unemployed, and incarcerated.

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Prizewinning Robotics Team in St. Catharine Academy

21 October 2016

“When we build together, it’s like building a house together."said programmer Cheyenne Tobar, 16, about her Robotics teammates at St. Catharine Academy in the Bronx.

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Sally Schulman: One of the Last Holocaust Survivors in the Bronx

19 October 2016

“A lot of survivors are mad at God,” said Schulman, who lived in the Jewish ghetto in her Polish village after the Soviet Invasion in 1939. “But I promised myself that if I survived, I’d observe like my parents observed.”

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From Street Vendor to Shop Owner

19 October 2016

Without proper immigration paperwork and no previous experience in flower design, this Bronx entrepreneur beats all odds by opening her own flower shop and restarting her life for the third time.

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Unofficial American: A Mexican Immigrant in the Bronx

18 October 2016

The United States is the only country Israel Sanchez has ever known, yet he cannot vote in the upcoming presidential election that could determine his immigration status.

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Giving Back in the Bronx

Giving Back in the Bronx

18 October 2016

After 22 years behind bars, Ronald Goodwin came back to his community in the southern Bronx to make it a better place for the young.

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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.