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Saving Stray Cats in Morrisania The Point is Bringing Resilient WiFi to Hunts Point Mother of murdered 15-year old ‘Junior’ moved by city’s street dedication Incumbent Staves Off Leftist Insurgent in 84th Assembly District

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.

Naloxone: A Life Saver in a Neglected World

27 September 2016

An injection of the drug Naloxone can reverse the effect of opioid overdose, but the success rate depends on rapid response.

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Another Chance for Bronx Misdemeanor Ticket Holders

24 September 2016

The Bronx does not want to be left out again. The NYC borough that received the most quality-of-life crime tickets had its first warrant forgiveness event. 350 cases were resolved.

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Back to School with Councilman King

24 September 2016

Around 1,500 middle school children receive books and a boost from the chancellor and City Councilmember Andrew King

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Jerome Avenue Autoworkers Featured in Photoville Exhibit

24 September 2016

The Jerome Avenue Workers Project, a photography exhibit by the Bronx Photo League, is showing at the annual Photoville festival in Brooklyn this week.

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Jerome Draft Publication Brings Affordable Housing Battle to Bronx

17 September 2016

Mayor Bill de Blasio’s battle to build affordable housing in New York will echo under the girders of the Jerome Avenue railroad in the months to come, amid local concerns about rent rates and tenant displacement.

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Young Bronxites Head to the Cemetery for Creative Job Training

16 September 2016

A unique vocational program puts youngsters from the Bronx and Brooklyn on the fast track to labor union membership and a longterm career. First stop, the graveyard.

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Celebrating Jazz Legend Elmo Hope on The Block Where He Lived

16 September 2016

Local Bronx residents, historians, musicians and extended family gathered to celebrate jazz legend Elmo Hope last Saturday, September 10. During the ceremony, Lyman place was co-named 'Elmo Hope Way - Jazz Pioneer'.

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Jardin de la Roca, a Sanctuary in Melrose

15 September 2016

  Twelve community gardens dot the Melrose neighborhood in the Bronx. They stand in the shadows of high rises. Each has a specialty, and its own loyal members. The jardin de la roca, or Rock Garden, at the corner of East 160th and Elton streets is known for its domino tournaments and the geology that gives it its name. […]

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