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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.

Bronx Political Trailblazer and Civil Rights Leader Rev. Wendell Foster Remembered

09 September 2019

Looking back on the legacy of Rev. Wendell Foster, a pioneer in Bronx politics and a community leader.

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Mott Haven Charter Schools Still Fail to Enroll a Fair Share of Students Learning English

19 October 2018

Success Academy 1 has the poorest record by far among Mott Haven’s 21 charters, and it’s getting worse.

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Caught in the Crisis: A Bronx church responds to news of clergy abuse

19 October 2018

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.

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Family-owned Hunts Point bakery up against the city’s anti-organized crime commission

18 October 2018

Il Forno, a family-owned bakery in Hunts Point, is refusing to pay steep registration fees to the Business Integrity Commission, the city's anti-mafia enforcement agency for public wholesale businesses. "Kind of like a shakedown, was what it felt like," said Jenny Eduardo, the owner's daughter.

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Hidden hospital courtrooms, where the mentally ill fight forced treatment

18 October 2018

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?

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Handful of school-based mental health clinics support kids in the Bronx

18 October 2018

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.

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U.S. Congressional candidate Ocasio-Cortez may have what it takes to reverse low black voter turnout in November

17 October 2018

“There are a lot of folks that are in other districts who are a little scared to say things like, ‘Black Lives Matter,'" 14th District Congressional Candidate Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez said at a local Bronx campaign rally.

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Why would a Black Republican run for State Assembly in the Bronx?

17 October 2018

Alpheaus Marcus is a rarity, particularly in the Bronx, the borough with the highest percentage of Democrats in the city. What drove him to run as a Republican, in a race he has little chance of winning?

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