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Migrant Tent Sites Moving to Randall’s Island As Adams’ Administration Declares State of Emergency

After consecutive days of rain, Mayor Eric Adams announced last Monday that his administration would be moving the tents, or Humanitarian Emergency Response and Relief Centers as they are more officially known as, designed to temporarily house migrants coming into New York from the southern border, from Orchard Beach to Randall’s Island due to flooding. […]

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African Heritage Celebrated by City’s Second African American Mayor

Mayor Eric Adams hosted an “African Heritage Reception” at Gracie Mansion last Thursday. He builds on a tradition started by former Mayor Bill de Blasio in 2018. Back then, de Blasio had planned to make the event a yearly celebration, but it had not been held since 2019.  The event was organized through MOSPCE, the […]

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How Much Longer is That Doggie in The Window Allowed? The “Puppy Mill Pipeline” Bill sits on Governor’s desk

A state bill banning the sale of dogs, cats and rabbits in retail pet shops passed the Senate and Assembly in June but is yet to be signed by the governor. Several pet dealers in the Bronx, there are five licensed in total, now await the decision of whether the “Puppy Mill Pipeline Legislation” will […]

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Books Aren’t The Only Thing Returning, The Youth Are Back At Morrisania Library

Almost two years following the COVID-19 pandemic, children, teens and young adults are returning to Morrisania Library for free services including storytime, homework help and art programs like the one held Wednesday, Comic Book Making 101. Colbert Nembhard, Morrisania’s library manager, leads the programs and services geared to re-engage their younger demographic and encourage them […]

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City Council Committees Vote to Rezone Throggs Neck

In back-to-back meetings Thursday, City Council’s subcommittee on Zoning and Franchise and committee on Land Use voted unanimously to approve the rezoning of an area across Bruckner Boulevard in Throggs Neck to build more affordable housing for New Yorkers. With a surprise change of opinion, Councilmember Marjorie Velazquez (D-Bronx) announced her support of the Bruckner Site […]

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School Construction Authority a No-Show at Public Hearing

The Bronx Community Board 8 held a public hearing on the School Construction Authority’s proposed public school at 160 Van Cortlandt Park South, but no one from the SCA came to the meeting which was held via zoom last Thursday.  The board invited SCA to attend, but SCA declined. “It’s pretty ridiculous that they are […]

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Food Planting Event in New York Botanical Garden Helps Address Food Insecurity in Bronx

The “three sisters”— beans, corn, and squash—grow in a semicircle shaped plot at the far end of Edible Academy’s vegetable garden in the Bronx. Beans grow wrapped around corn stems for support. The roots of beans fortify the soil with nitrogen, important for the growth of corn and squash. Orange, yellow, and green squash have […]

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Residents of Morris Park voice their outrage at a proposed housing unit for formerly incarcerated

Several hundred residents of Morris Park and Indian Village gathered at a public hearing Thursday night to express their outrage at Just Home – a proposed affordable housing unit for formerly homeless or incarcerated people with serious or terminal illnesses. Representatives from NYC Health and Hospitals and from the Fortune Society, a non-profit organization who […]

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