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South Asian non-profit addresses increase in domestic violence cases 

Sapna NYC, the first and only non-profit organization in the Bronx that provides services for low-income South Asian immigrant women and provides support to victims of domestic violence.

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Riverdale Avenue Goes “On A Diet”

Earlier this month, the Department of Transportation took Riverdale Avenue and put it “on a diet.” The project known as a “road diet” transformed the avenue from a two-lane traveling road to one. A bike lane and a turning bay were added to the road that stretches from West 254th to West 263rd Street.   The […]

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Community Board 2 aims to bring awareness to AIDS and HIV

On Southern Boulevard and Westchester Avenue in the South Bronx, more than a dozen people in red shirts filled the intersection Saturday. For the first time in two years, Community Board 2 held its annual AIDS walk. “Everything was focused on covid… AIDS is still an epidemic,” said Luis Marrero, a member of the board’s […]

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Bronx Community Leaders Reach Out to Communities of Color Disproportionately Affected by Monkeypox

Bronx community leaders gathered for a night of Monkeypox outreach Wednesday, to raise awareness about the spread of Monkeypox in the Bronx and address the disproportionate impact the disease has on Black and Latino communities. Members of the community were given information about vaccination resources and educational pamphlets on how to protect themselves from Monkeypox. […]

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Residents Pickup Hundreds of Pounds of Litter at Soundview Park on International Coastal Cleanup Day

Volunteers removed 47 bags of trash from the Bronx River on Saturday during International Coastal Cleanup Day. The event, which is held yearly on the third weekend of September, was hosted by The Bronx River Alliance.

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Bronx Community College Hosts Kids Comic Con Sci-Fest

Dozens of families attended the annual Kids Comic Con event held at Bronx Community College Saturday—the first one held in-person since 2019. This year’s convention, named Sci-Fest, was focused on the relationship between comics, science and technology. The event was co-founded and organized by comic book writer Alex Simmons and Bronx Community College Director of […]

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City Council Members Want Trump Golf Course License Cancelled

City council members are calling on the parks department to cancel a contract it holds with Trump Golf Links at Ferry Point, a golf course in Throggs Neck. Parks and Recreation Committee Chair Shekar Krishnan and Councilperson Marjorie Velázquez were joined last Thursday by members of 9/11 Justice, an advocacy group for victims and families […]

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Bronx Borough President and members of the NYPD/FDNY take a photo

A Day Of Remembrance Commemorates The 144 Bronx Lives Lost On September 11

The Office of the Bronx Borough President and the Bronx Supreme Court co-hosted “A Day of Remembrance” on Tuesday, commemorating the lives of the 144 Bronx residents lost during the September 11 terrorist attacks. The event took place at Lou Gehrig Plaza where Vanessa L. Gibson, Bronx Borough President, was in attendance. “Oftentimes, they say […]

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