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.
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.
Community activists want the city to require environmental impact statements from businesses located in the South Bronx, The Hunts Point Express reports.
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.
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.
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 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 was celebrated by the Ghana Catholic Youth Ministry in the Bronx.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
A new movement called Artify Norwood is bringing artists and businesses together, Norwood News reports.