(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.

English teacher Keedra Gibba (right) helps make the Ghanaian dish Kelewele with parent and native Ghanaian Julia Boahene, alongside eigth grader Whiteney Wyche, 13, at the Ethical Culture Fieldston School on Feb. 23. (Photo by Adrian Fussell via The Riverdale Press)

Learning About Africa After School

African, Bronx, Education February 26, 2015 at 4:01 pm

An after-school program looks to fill in the dearth of African history in the Ethical Culture Fieldston School’s curriculum and will culminate in a trip to Ghana, reports The Riverdale Press.

A waste facility in the south bronx (Photo by Sarah Crean via New York Environment Report)

Fighting for ‘Waste Equity’ in Trash-Burdened Areas

Bronx, Brooklyn, Environment, Health, Politics, Queens February 25, 2015 at 5:18 pm

A bill before the City Council would help to promote greater “waste equity” and relieve three neighborhoods – the South Bronx, North Brooklyn and Southeast Queens – of the heavy waste processing burden they carry for the city’s trash, reports New York Environment Report.

The event was organized by El Diario, Univision and NALEO as part of its activities for Immigration Week. (Photo by Víctor Matos via El Diario)

Hundreds Pack Forum on Immigration Relief in the Bronx

Bronx, Immigration, Latino February 23, 2015 at 2:57 pm

The brutal cold did not stop more than 600 people from attending an information session about Deferred Action, El Diario reports.

Constance Malcom at a "Vigil for Delegation of Grieving Mothers" at Washington D.C. on Dec. 10, 2014. (Photo by Stephen Melkisethian, Creative Commons license)

The Road Ahead for the Mother of Ramarley Graham

Bronx, Police February 18, 2015 at 3:42 pm

Mother-turned-activist Constance Malcolm speaks to Colorlines about her continuing fight for justice for her son Ramarley Graham, who was fatally shot by an NYPD officer three years ago.

Rev. Danilo LaChapel (Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario)

Hispanic Church Spearheads Social Change in the Bronx

Bronx, Latino, Religion, Social Services February 18, 2015 at 11:35 am

The Spanish Evangelical Church in the Bronx offers food and preaches social justice to an impoverished community, El Diario reports.

(Photo via The Riverdale Press)

Riverdale Islamic Center in Search of a Home

Bronx, Muslim February 13, 2015 at 3:35 pm

The “spiritually homeless” congregation of the Riverdale Islamic Center rents out space at an Episcopalian church while looking for a permanent location, reports The Riverdale Press.

Problem solving at #SocialGoodHacks in the South Bronx (Photo by Roxanne Scott for Voices of NY)

A Hackathon for Social Good in the Bronx

Bronx, Featured Posts, Technology, Voices' Picks, Youth February 11, 2015 at 12:33 pm

On a recent Saturday in the South Bronx, youths gathered to participate in the 10-hour #SocialGoodHacks to address social problems with newly acquired technology skills.

El Nuevo Bohío (Photo by Mónica Barnkow via Manhattan Times)

Feeling at Home at El Nuevo Bohío

Bronx, Dominican, Food, Puerto Rican February 5, 2015 at 5:01 pm

At El Nuevo Bohío restaurant in the Bronx, customers can enjoy Dominican and Puerto Rican meals while surrounded by murals depicting landscapes of the islands and memories from childhood, reports Manhattan Times.

Assemblyman Carl Heastie (c) flanked by the Bronx Delegation, thanks supporters for backing him for Assembly Speaker.
(Photo by David Cruz via Norwood News)

Heastie: Good News for the Bronx

Bronx, Politics February 4, 2015 at 4:50 pm

The election of Carl Heastie as NYS Assembly speaker “effectively changes the trajectory of the Bronx,” writes Norwood News.

At Casita Maria’s 80th anniversary celebration, alumni and percussionist Benny Bonilla receives his conga-shaped birthday cake. (Photo by Natalie Lally via Hunts Point Express)

Casita Maria Celebrates 80 Years

Bronx, Social Services, Youth February 3, 2015 at 12:59 pm

Casita Maria marked eight decades of providing kids in the South Bronx with art and educational programs, reports Hunts Point Express.

City Councilmember Daniel Dromm, Caryn Resnick, a deputy commissioner in the Department for the Aging, Lewis Goldstein, the County Democratic Committee’s LGBT liaison, City Council member Ritchie Torres, Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito, Council members Maria del Carmen Arroyo and Annabel Palma, and SAGE executive director Michael Adams attend the Jan. 14 opening of the Bronx SAGE center. (Photo courtesy of SAGE via Gay City News)

First Full-Time LGBT Senior Center Opens in the Bronx

Bronx, LGBTQ, Seniors February 2, 2015 at 4:24 pm

The SAGE center has opened a new location in the Bronx as part of a citywide initiative spearheaded by City Council member Ritchie Torres, reports Gay City News.

Tricia Nelson with her son Rajon, visiting Housing Court for a second time to get help with rent. (Photo by Adi Talway via City Limits)

Battling the System in Bronx Housing Court

Bronx, Housing February 2, 2015 at 2:59 pm

City Limits investigates how tenants battle landlords and bureaucracy in Bronx housing court, the city’s busiest, and examines some remedies.