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.
With the support of a Department of Probation arts education initiative, a documentary filmmaking course in the South Bronx produced budding filmmakers, who screened their “Films for Change” in Harlem, reports Manhattan Times.
Despite being of different denominations, Pentecostal Iglesia Cristiana Emmanuel and Bright Temple African Methodist Episcopal Church are sharing pews and a pulpit in hopes of turning around their financially-strapped situations, reports Hunts Point Express.
In the new Bronx, there are new businesses and new developments but there’s still poverty and housing displacement, El Diario reports.
Norwood News reports on the trafficking and use of heroin in the Bronx, and the fatal overdoses that result.
In this episode of CUNY TV’s “Independent Sources”: The City Council opts out of the Secure Communities program, New Immigrant Community Empowerment talks about using a graphic novel to fight employment agency fraud, and a syringe exchange program not without controversy.