After 53 years of cutting hair at Marble Hill International Unisex Salon, owner Roosevelt “Rosey” Spivey received a 30-day notice to vacate the premises. Patrons tell The Riverdale Press what the barbershop has meant to them and the neighborhood.
The founder of MASA has been denied legal immigration status to the U.S., and Mott Haven Herald’s Bernard L. Stein urges action to help him.
At a briefing in the Bronx, the NYC Health Department recently promoted greater awareness of pre- and post-HIV exposure treatment among primary care doctors and patients, Norwood News reports.
Erik Maldonado, aka the Advocate of Wordz, promotes poetry in his native Bronx – performing, encouraging other poets, and inspiring youth to write, reports The Riverdale Press.
Bicycling in the Bronx appears to be becoming more popular, as new bike stores open and residents form bicycle riding groups, Mott Haven Herald reports.
Four schools in the Bronx have been selected for the city’s School Renewal Program, and another has been named a Community School. All will receive assistance to help in turning performance around, reports The Hunts Point Express.
For the Puerto Rican community in the Bronx, the annual coquito competition gives an opportunity to celebrate culture and Christmas, reports Hunts Point Express.
Michael Blake, the new assembly member for the 79th district, talks with Norwood News about his plans.
“Bronx Memoir Project–Volume 1″ compiles more than 50 diverse stories from Bronx residents, published in part to combat misconceptions of the borough, reports City Limits.
Members of the largely West African congregation of Rev. Eric Kofi Owusu say his blessings, which are characteristic of a kind of Pentecostal Christianity practiced in Ghana, are worth every penny of their offerings.
Markers pointing out major historic and cultural spots in the South Bronx will dot the Culture Trail, reports The Hunts Point Express. And the public will help choose how those markers will be designed.
At NYCHA’s Mitchel Houses in the Bronx, residents must cope with elevators that break down frequently, and for some it’s more than a mere inconvenience, Mott Haven Herald reports.
Ebola – how it affects family and friends in West Africa, and how stigmatization affects immigrants here – remains a concern for New York’s West African community.
The burden of Regents testing has been eased by a partial waiver that covers students who recently immigrated to the U.S., The Riverdale Press reports.
An exhibition of Mexican photographers at the Bronx Documentary Center shows the many facets to life in Mexico, reports Mott Haven Herald.