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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.

Mentors key to getting kids to school in the Bronx

17 October 2018

One in three kids miss too much school in the South Bronx, and the rate climbs to one in two as students reach their senior year — a new mentorship program aims to reduce chronic absenteeism by paring caring adults, who check-in daily, with absent students.

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A different kind of corner store: A story of surviving homelessness

17 October 2018

Dennis Pentier, a 48 year-old Jamaican immigrant, has been homeless here in New York City for the past eight years. Ejected from a city shelter, he survives day to day from his makeshift outdoor shop on a block in the Tremont neighborhood that he currently calls home.

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Posted in Bronx Beats, Bronx Blog, Bronx Neighborhoods, Bronx Tales, Community Resources, Culture, Featured, Housing, Morrisania, Morrisania, North Central Bronx, Politics, The Bronx Beat, Unemployment by the numbers0 Comments

Flood-proofing Hunts Point with resilient power

16 October 2018

The Hunts Point Produce Market, responsible for more than half of the city’s produce, is finally set to get central air conditioning. This is part of the Hunts Point Resiliency project’s proposal to install more reliable and efficient power sources in the industrial area of Hunts Point.

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Domestic violence and housing linked to homicides in the South East Bronx

15 October 2018

There have been five domestic homicides in the South East Bronx this year. Last year there were none. Experts point to high unemployment and rising rents in the borough.

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Let there be light on Broadway

15 October 2018

At long last, Broadway pedestrians will soon walk in the light between 230th and 236th Streets in the safest precinct in the Bronx. The road to light has been a ten-year slog, said the Kingsbridge Business Improvement District.

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Citizen scientists provide important services to Bronx conservation efforts

15 October 2018

These volunteers  — many of whom aren’t trained scientists — shoulder the work of gathering scientific data and identifying environmental problems in Van Cortlandt Park   John Butler pulled pairs of chest waders from a cluttered metal shipping container parked in the Van Cortlandt Golf Course parking lot and passed them around a small group. […]

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Still awaiting the return of Barnes and Noble

15 October 2018

When Barnes and Noble closed in December 2016, leaving the Bronx without a single general-interest bookstore, it promised to return within 24-36 months. 22 months later, the retailer shows no signs of progress toward this benchmark.

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Disabled in the Bronx? Good luck finding a subway station

13 October 2018

The new MTA chief pledges to fast forward plans to make NYC subway stations accessible to the disabled. In the Bronx, a full 83 percent violate federal law. “We are one of the least accessible cities in the country," Susan Dooha, disabled advocacy group director.

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Posted in Bronx Beats, Bronx Life, Community Resources, Featured, Money, North Central Bronx, Northwest Bronx, The Bronx Beat, Transportation0 Comments

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