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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.

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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Mapes Field Unlocked to Host a Game of Cops v. East Tremont Kids

25 October 2016

It's not easy to find out why East Tremont's Mapes Field was locked in the first place. Still, officers from the 48th Precinct are now opening it up long enough to host baseball competitions with the neighborhood kids, harkening back to the days when the field was the center of the community.

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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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