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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.

A Garden of Happiness Grows in East Tremont

22 October 2009

Karen Washington has been a driving force in community gardens in the East Tremont Area for over 20 years. Starting with the plot visible from her kitchen window on Prospect Avenue, she created a coalition of gardens throughout the Bronx in an effort to provide affordable healthy food to the community. Through involvement with the community, her ability to communicate effectively with officials and a desire for change in her neighborhood, Karen Washington has been able go beyond food and directly affect the world around her.

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On Webster Avenue, Aftermath of an Attack

On Webster Avenue, Aftermath of an Attack

19 October 2009

A Muslim-American baker was beaten on his way to pray last June.

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Vanishing Post Offices

19 October 2009

The US Postal Service slated seven post offices in the Bronx for closure; Crotona Park Station Post Office along with Botanical, Clason Point, Hillside, Melcourt, Oak Point, and Van Nest post offices.

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An Old Warrior Battles Yankee Fever

19 October 2009

by Jose Leyva Ramon Jimenez has built his career on building community movements and fighting legal battles on behalf of regular people in the Bronx, from injured construction workers to low-income tenants. But in his 20 years as a lawyer and activist, Jimenez has never faced such a formidable opponent as the New York Yankees. […]

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Who Won the Mayoral Debate?

19 October 2009

In the first of two televised debates between the mayoral contenders, Democratic candidate William Thompson hammered away at Republican Mayor Michael Bloomberg´s violation of term limits.

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Hunts Point Celebrates the Folked and the BAAD

19 October 2009

It´s hard to imagine that too many South Bronx neighborhoods are staging cultural events that look and sound like BlakTino, a series of performances that interweave the cultures of African-Americans, Latinos and gay New Yorkers.

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An Unwitting Pet Sanctuary

16 October 2009

by Mamta Badkar You know times are tough when people don´t have enough money to feed their hamsters. Last winter, 11 of the cute, furry rodents were left in a box outside the Petland Discount store on Broadway, the main thoroughfare in the Kingsbridge section of the Bronx. Some froze to death before the employees […]

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Visions of Poverty

16 October 2009

I have stood inside tin shanties in South Africa, but when I picture poverty, I see Justina Turull's apartment in the Bronx.

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