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.
Rabbi Avi Weiss, one of the most respected Jewish leaders in the Bronx for his promotion of progressive ideas, is the subject of a new documentary “Righteous Rebel,” reports The Riverdale Press.
Council member Ritchie Torres announced a new initiative to promote more community and civic engagement by youth in his district in the Bronx, Norwood News reports.
Steve “Wildman” Brill, the urban foraging guru, led a group in the South Bronx recently, and helped prepare a meal that included foraged ingredients, reports The Hunts Point Express.
Permanent housing solutions to homelessness were explored at a recent forum in the South Bronx, The Hunts Point Express reports.
The WomanHOOD Project, a mentoring program for girls and women, grew out of Amanda Matos’ frustration over the dearth of women of color as visible role models, reports The Riverdale Press.
The Willis Avenue Community Garden in the Bronx has gotten a facelift, but visitors give it mixed reviews, Mott Haven Herald reports.
City Council member Fernando Cabrera endorses the “e-carriage” as a substitute for horse-drawn carriages. Norwood News went to an unveiling.
Fully one-third of the races for the NYS legislature feature uncontested candidates. Gotham Gazette and City Limits explore the phenomenon in a joint report.
NYCHA officials are trying to make the city agency more approachable to public housing tenants, Mott Haven Herald reports.
Some worry that rezoning a stretch of Jerome Avenue in the Bronx would displace one of the city’s few remaining concentrations of auto service businesses, reports Bronx Bureau.