Thursday, 24 April 2014

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Fighting to Stay off the Streets

Fighting to Stay off the Streets

Former gang member Fernando “Ponce” Laspina heads El Maestro Cultural and Educational Center the South Bronx, which strives to keep young people out of trouble, reports Hunts Point Express.

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Buddhist Temple Hopes to Draw Young Cambodians

Buddhist Temple Hopes to Draw Young Cambodians

Cambodians come to Wat Jotanaram for prayer, meditation, language instruction and meals.

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New Mott Haven Housing Project Opposed

New Mott Haven Housing Project Opposed

The developer says city subsidies require that 30 percent of the apartments be allocated to HIV tenants and others requiring social services, but community board members object, reports the Mott Haven Herald.

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Ghost Houses, Home to No One

Ghost Houses, Home to No One

In Mexico, a luxurious house sits empty while its owner toils in the Bronx.

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Helping Fellow Guineans in the Bronx

Helping Fellow Guineans in the Bronx

Small businessman and community leader Diallo talks on camera about working hard and giving back.

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Puebla to the Bronx: Three Decades of Exodus

Puebla to the Bronx: Three Decades of Exodus

Migration from Zapotitlán Salinas has transformed the Mexican region, leaving elderly people and children wandering empty streets.

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Locals Seek to Put the Brakes on Bronx-Bound Auto Shops

Locals Seek to Put the Brakes on Bronx-Bound Auto Shops

Hunts Point residents fear that the arrival of auto body shops uprooted from Willets Point will cause a spike in traffic, pollution and crime, reports The Hunts Point Express.

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Bolstering Bronx Culture with Help of Big Names

Bolstering Bronx Culture with Help of Big Names

By bringing major acts to the Lehman Center for the Performing Arts in the Bronx, Eva Bornstein looks to draw visitors and dismantle stereotypes of the borough, reports Norwood News.

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Attacking the Indoor Triggers for Asthma

Attacking the Indoor Triggers for Asthma

Urban Health Plan is helping patients in the South Bronx to reduce indoor triggers for asthma, Hunts Point Express reports.

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Italian Character Remains in Changing Belmont Area

Italian Character Remains in Changing Belmont Area

The Belmont BID promotes the Italian traditions of a Bronx neighborhood that is now largely Mexican and Albanian, Norwood News reports.

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After 45 Years, Norwood’s Irish Pub Still Standing

After 45 Years, Norwood’s Irish Pub Still Standing

Michael Prendergast Jr. tells the Bronx Times about the Jolly Tinker's heyday, when it was a meeting place for new Irish immigrants.

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