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Handling the ‘ISIS Effect’

Handling the ‘ISIS Effect’

Bronx, Brooklyn, East Asian, Education, Muslim, Video March 30, 2015 at 2:50 pm

In this episode of “Independent Sources”: The CLEAR Project educates and provides services to Muslims and others caught in the government’s counterterrorism dragnet; “The Bronx Memoir Project” tells stories of the Bronx, as written by its residents; the city’s first dual-language English-Japanese public school program.

South Bronx – the Next Frontier for Tech Startups?

South Bronx – the Next Frontier for Tech Startups?

Bronx, Culture, Housing, Manhattan, Technology, Video, Women March 23, 2015 at 11:35 am

This week’s “Independent Sources”: Tech startups head to Port Morris and hire locals; yoga as therapy for survivors of domestic violence and sexual abuse; and an East Harlem school building turned affordable housing unit for low-income artists.

Kellie Terry, executive director at The Point CDC, speaks at a forum at Hostos Community College on March 18, about the need for environmentally-friendly businesses. (Photo by Annamarya Scaccia via The Hunts Point Express)

Ensuring Eco-Friendly Biz in South Bronx

Bronx, Business, Environment, Health March 20, 2015 at 5:31 pm

Community activists want the city to require environmental impact statements from businesses located in the South Bronx, The Hunts Point Express reports.

The Albanian American Educators Association hosted their first meeting at the United Federation of Teachers Bronx headquarters on Feb. 26. (Photo courtesy of Jacqueline Kapaj-Vieira via Bronx Times)

Albanian Educators Group Founded in the Bronx

Bronx, Eastern European, Education March 19, 2015 at 5:33 pm

Founder Jacqueline Kapaj-Vieira has started the Albanian American Educators Association to connect local educators and celebrate the members’ common background, reports the Bronx Times.

New York City Housing Authority Chairwoman Shola Olatoye addresses about 400 tenants at the March 17 meeting. (Photo by María Villaseñor/NYCity Photo Wire.)

NYCHA Tenants Pack Brownsville Church to Demand Repairs

Residents met with NYCHA chairwoman Shola Olatoye March 17 to complain about mold, lack of heat and hot water, and other unaddressed problems in the city’s public housing units.

Greek men play cards at the Kassian Benevolent Society. (Photo by Adrian Fussell via The Riverdale Press)

A Greek Island Stays Afloat in the Bronx

Bronx, Culture, Eastern European March 18, 2015 at 3:07 pm

In Kingsbridge Heights, the Kassian Benevolent Society’s Greek community center serves as a social hub for its 200 members, most of whom come from the small island of Kasos, reports The Riverdale Press.

Natalia Mendez at La Morada (Screenshot via Mott Haven Herald video)

Running a Restaurant as an Undocumented Mother

Bronx, Food, Immigration, Mexican March 17, 2015 at 2:56 pm

Natalia Mendez fulfilled her long-time dream of opening her own restaurant but the undocumented mother of three has another dream she has to put on hold –seeing her family in southern Mexico after nearly three decades, reports Mott Haven Herald.

Ghana’s Independence Day Marked

Ghana’s Independence Day Marked

African, Bronx, Culture, Featured Posts, Video March 12, 2015 at 10:45 am

Ghana’s Independence Day was celebrated by the Ghana Catholic Youth Ministry in the Bronx.

Second graders Tatiana Hudson and Michael Mendez, along with fifth grader Yanziel Lagara, waited to receive the bags of staples at PS 48. (Photo by Naiche Parker via The Hunts Point Express)

Filling the Meal Gap in Hunts Point

Bronx, Education, Food March 11, 2015 at 1:22 pm

Kids at PS 48 in the Hunts Point section of the Bronx are getting food donations that help fill meal gaps, the Hunts Point Express reports.

Onions and potatoes stacked high at the Hunts Point Produce Market (Photo by eeems, Creative Commons license)

Hunts Point Market to Get a Boost

Bronx, Business March 9, 2015 at 4:49 pm

The Hunts Point Market may get a boost of $150 million over 12 years to shore up infrastructure and open up new space, wholesalers were surprised and please to learn recently, The Hunts Point Express reports.

More cleanup of the Bronx River is planned. (Photo by Skyler Reid via The Hunts Point Express)

Cleaning Up the Bronx River

Bronx, Environment, Metro Area March 6, 2015 at 5:23 pm

A plan to cut sewage waste in the Bronx River by 10 percent was deemed insufficient by some community activists, and overflow from Westchester County is blamed in part for the problem, the Hunts Point Express reports.

Worrying About FreshDirect in the Bronx

Worrying About FreshDirect in the Bronx

Bronx, Environment, Featured Posts, Video March 5, 2015 at 1:36 pm

In this video a mother and daughter in the South Bronx, both of whom suffer from asthma, consider the consequences of FreshDirect’s move into the neighborhood.

(Photo via video from Mott Haven Herald)

If St. Roch Closes, Elderly Parishioners Will Stay Home

Bronx, Religion, Seniors March 4, 2015 at 1:19 pm

Many of the older members of the congregation at St. Roch in Mott Haven will watch Mass on their TV rather than attend another church if the Archdiocese closes St. Roch in late summer, reports Mott Haven Herald, which captures reaction from parishioners in an accompanying video.

Panelists Kathryn Finney and Keith Klain at Digital.NYC’s Five Borough Tour at Per Scholas on Feb. 25.  (Photo by Joe Hirsch via Mott Haven Herald)

Bringing Tech Start-Ups to the South Bronx

Bronx, Business, Technology March 2, 2015 at 5:17 pm

A recent forum sponsored by Digital.NYC in the South Bronx brought together tech entrepreneurs, job seekers and city officials to explore the area’s potential for more tech business, reports Mott Haven Herald.

Anne Leighton (left) and Fernando Tirado. (Photo by Adi Talwar via Norwood News)

Today: Artify Norwood. Tomorrow?

Bronx, Culture February 26, 2015 at 4:18 pm

A new movement called Artify Norwood is bringing artists and businesses together, Norwood News reports.