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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.

Protesters Denounce Majora Carter’s Wealth Protection Plan for Hunts Point Homeowners

08 September 2018

Protesters gathered outside a meeting that Majora Carter hosted with non-profit lenders and homeowners. Protesters accused Carter of displacing Hunts Point residents, promoting her long-held mission she calls "self-gentrification."

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New DOE Chancellor Cleans House, Replacing Two District Superintendents

07 September 2018

Just days before schools opened, the Department of Education removed Superintendent Rafaela Espinal-Pacheco from her post in Crotona's District 12.

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Paper Streets: The Unbuilt Streets of the Bronx

27 October 2016

Scattered throughout the Bronx are streets that were never built, located on paper only, they exist in no man's land and under no department's jurisdiction. Where the streets should be are instead garbage-strewn weed patches, impromptu parking lots, or, in two cases, parts of Trump's Throgs Neck golf course.

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Bronx Men, an Endangered Species

27 October 2016

According to Census data, for every two male teenagers in Williamsbridge, there is only one man in his late thirties. Some residents believe men caught between gang activity and aggressive policing are facing particular pressures to move out of the area.

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Mapes Field Unlocked to Host a Game of Cops v. East Tremont Kids

25 October 2016

It's not easy to find out why East Tremont's Mapes Field was locked in the first place. Still, officers from the 48th Precinct are now opening it up long enough to host baseball competitions with the neighborhood kids, harkening back to the days when the field was the center of the community.

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The Art Of Change: Graffiti Show In The South Bronx Amidst Development Concerns

24 October 2016

British artist Nick Walker of "gentleman vandal" fame displaying his stencil graffiti works in the Bronx and of the Bronx at Wallworks Art Gallery in Port Morris. The exhibit, "The Last Ride," opened Sept. 17.

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Private Money Flows Into Schools for Computer Science Expansion

23 October 2016

City officials announced $20 million in new private sector funding to bring computer science classes to every school in New York City by 2025.

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Extra Street Cleaning Services Coming to East Tremont Avenue

23 October 2016

Starting October 17, East Tremont Avenue may get a little cleaner, thanks to a city contract with Fedcap, a local cleaning company in the South Bronx, which provides jobs to the formerly homeless, unemployed, and incarcerated.

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