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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.

Saving Stray Cats in Morrisania

17 September 2018

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.

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A Century-Old Family Business Ponders its Future

17 September 2018

Family-owned for nearly a century, the legendary Tremont Paint Supply Co. in Kingsbridge may have to close.

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Bronx Residents Harbor Mixed Views on New Community-Policing Initiative

15 September 2018

Under the program, residents can call, text, or e-mail their neighborhood cop directly with anonymous complaints. Some praise the initiative for empowering residents to voice quality of life concerns, but others worry that the program treats people as informants within their own communities.

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The Point is Bringing Resilient WiFi to Hunts Point

15 September 2018

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.

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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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