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The Future of Gifted Education in the Bronx Bronx acupuncture center for addiction fighting to survive How HIV outreach is tackling an “invisible crisis” in The Bronx Prescriptions lag as Bronx battles opioid epidemic
 

The Future of Gifted Education in the Bronx

A recommendation that Mayor Bill de Blasio phase out all New York City gifted programs has left the fate of gifted education in the Bronx uncertain. If implemented, the programs, which are comprised predominantly of black and Latino students, would come to an end.

Bronx acupuncture center for addiction fighting to survive

The Mott Haven Lincoln Recovery Center was once a popular therapeutic refuge for drug addicts, but where have the patients gone?

How HIV outreach is tackling an “invisible crisis” in The Bronx

While New York celebrates declining HIV rates, healthcare advocates in the Bronx narrow their focus to where services aren’t reaching people.

Prescriptions lag as Bronx battles opioid epidemic

Prescriptions of life-saving buprenorphine lag in the Bronx. A legacy of bureaucracy and stigma are to blame.

The Global Climate Strike wasn’t only for the kids

23 September 2019

New York City students were allowed to skip school Friday, but they were not the only generation taking part in the biggest climate strike ever which saw over 250,000 marching the streets of Manhattan.

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At Bronx town hall, concerns about criminal justice, housing

21 September 2019

A small group of Bronx residents gathered at Monroe College on Thursday, Sep. 12, to express concerns and listen to their state senators' legislative accomplishments.

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Will the new vaccination law stop anti-vax parents from sending their kids to school?

21 September 2019

Is a new New York State law disallowing religious exemptions from mandated vaccinations pushing parents into homeschooling?

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Thousands of Young New Yorkers March for Climate Action

Thousands of Young New Yorkers March for Climate Action

20 September 2019

An estimated 250,000 New York City students ditched school to join a global strike for climate justice Sept. 20.

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Bronx kids demand action at global climate strike

20 September 2019

The worst air quality in New York City is in the South Bronx, where asthma is widespread, and treatment is costly and limited. Bronx students are demanding action.

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Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez

Violent ads and fake nudes: AOC not sorry for blocking harassers on Twitter

20 September 2019

Three newly-elected Bronx women speak out about harassment on social media and in political ads.

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Despite years of reform, NYC subways remain inaccessible

19 September 2019

New York’s transit system is the largest in North America. However, only a quarter of its 472 stations are wheelchair accessible. Despite proposals to add more elevators, the planned changes can't come soon enough.

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A Zone of Neglect

19 September 2019

In the same area as 10 schools, 1,200 discarded syringes and syringe pieces were found scattered in Mott Haven and South Bronx. This ongoing issues has caused community members to mobilize to keep the streets safer for students.

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