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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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Marijuana Arrestees Bid for New York’s First Legal Dispensary Licenses

As New York State prepares to take on legal marijuana sales by handing out dispensary licenses, it’s tasked one organization – the Office of Cannabis Management (OCM) – with making the process equitable. The OCM’s plan: a program called CUARD, which will give out the state’s first 150 licenses to “justice involved” individuals who have […]

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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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A fish kill in The Bronx River leaves hundreds of fish dead

The Bronx River is home to dozens of species of fish and crustaceans, including sunfish with golden bellies, blue crabs with lapis claws and oval-mouthed suckers. On a sunny day in September, the water is a blueish brown, with occasional strokes of green that come from the reflection of trees that sometimes border the 23-mile-long […]

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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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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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