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Mott Haven Charter Schools Still Fail to Enroll a Fair Share of Students Learning English School-based mental health clinics provide support for kids in the Bronx Caught in the Crisis: A Bronx Church Responds To News Of Clergy Abuse Mentors key to getting kids to school 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.

School-based mental health clinics provide support for 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.

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.

Mentors key to getting kids to school in the Bronx

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.

Jerome Rezoning Plans Slammed at a Spirited Public Hearing

30 September 2016

Residents were vocal in their concerns about housing affordability and tenant displacement as they grilled City officials on plans to redevelop Jerome Avenue at Bronx Community College.

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Ambitious Plan is Hatched to Save Jerome Avenue’s Auto Industry

29 September 2016

With Jerome Avenue's auto repairs industry set to be uprooted, a move to a new "auto mall" in Hunts Point may be on the cards.

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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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