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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.

Will New WIC Rules Mean Healthier Bronx Kids?

28 October 2012

WIC was first created to provide emergency milk and cheese to hungry children of low-income Americans. It now provides expert nutritional advice and vouchers for fresh produce. Is it working?

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West African Patients Lost in Translation

27 October 2012

Before the Diaspora Clinic opened, health workers at the Martin Luther King Hospital found that many patients who speak minority languages ended up in emergency rooms.

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Arsenio Rodriguez recording a song in a studio. (JOSE RAFAEL MENDEZ JR./The Bronx Ink)

Honoring a Legendary Salsa Musician in the Bronx

27 October 2012

Fans of the late Arsenio Rodriguez keep his music alive on the streets of Longwood

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Why are So Many Highbridge Students Unprepared for College?

26 October 2012

Only 13 percent of the neighborhood's high school students are ready to go to college when they graduate.

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State Pulls Funding from Highbridge’s only Mental Health Clinic for Children

25 October 2012

Astor at Highbridge, a mental health clinic for children and adolescents in the Highbridge section of the Bronx, will lose three-quarters of its funding from New York State by next year.

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Bronx Muslim Leaders Aim to End “Destructive Talk”

25 October 2012

In a borough where Islam is the fastest-growing religion, Muslims in the Bronx want a more nuanced view on their faith.

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From Weeds to a Healthy Harvest at Fordham

25 October 2012

A student transformed abandoned land at Fordham University into an on-campus farm, offering fresh organic vegetables to both Fordham students and residents in the Bronx.

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Bronx Kids: Lace Up Your Skates

24 October 2012

The new Van Cortlandt Park ice skating rink opening on Nov. 15 promises to teach the Bronx to skate again.

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