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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.

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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New DOE Chancellor Cleans House, Replacing Two District Superintendents

07 September 2018

Just days before schools opened, the Department of Education removed Superintendent Rafaela Espinal-Pacheco from her post in Crotona's District 12.

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Paper Streets: The Unbuilt Streets of the Bronx

27 October 2016

Scattered throughout the Bronx are streets that were never built, located on paper only, they exist in no man's land and under no department's jurisdiction. Where the streets should be are instead garbage-strewn weed patches, impromptu parking lots, or, in two cases, parts of Trump's Throgs Neck golf course.

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Bronx Men, an Endangered Species

27 October 2016

According to Census data, for every two male teenagers in Williamsbridge, there is only one man in his late thirties. Some residents believe men caught between gang activity and aggressive policing are facing particular pressures to move out of the area.

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