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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.

Morrisania Food Bank Is Running on Empty

31 October 2009

Each week, more than 1,000 food pantries and soup kitchens in New York City give food to the city’s hungry.

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What Does It Take to Go from Fat to Fit?

30 October 2009

Obesity statistics are on the rise. How effective have Mayor Bloomberg's health programs been in fighting the Bronx's latest crisis?

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Fire Destroys Five Businesses in Hunts Point

30 October 2009

A severe fire destroyed five businesses last night along Southern Boulevard in Hunts Point.

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The Bronx questions Bloomberg’s plans for jobs

30 October 2009

Bloomberg said his policies have placed over 4,000 new jobs in the Bronx since 2009. Tell that to the hundreds who lost their jobs when Stella D'Oro shut its doors.

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For Morrisania, the Public Library is a Refuge

25 October 2009

“We are a beacon in this community," said branch librarian Colbert Nembhard, about the library, which has loaned 86,547 books since 2008, a circulation increase of about 20,000 for the year.

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Tough Choices at the Market in East Tremont

24 October 2009

by Sarah Wali For the past six months, Harrilal Ramlakhan has managed to avoid buying most of his food from local supermarkets. He is a community gardener who plants and sells his own fruits, vegetables and spices. But when the seasons turn and the cold settles in, he will have to switch his gardening tools […]

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Samaná’s Destiny

24 October 2009

Hostos features photos of Samaná, a lush beach in the Dominican Republic.

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In Marble Hill, an Oasis Amid a Food Desert

23 October 2009

Sarah Shaikh, community outreach organizer for Schervier Nursing Care Facility, isn’t pleased with the healthy options for the residents of the West Bronx neighborhood of Marble Hill.

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