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City could see more internet providers. Is it enough to help bridge the digital divide?

New York City residents could soon have more options when they choose an internet service provider. The City Council passed...

Two South Bronx power plants face elimination

Environmental justice coalition successfully pressures New York Power Authority to  phase out 'peaker' plants When the New York Power Authority...

More access to veggies has helped residents become healthier eaters, say food box distributors

Produce box distributors are increasing their distribution to meet the growing demand for fresh vegetables from South Bronx residents since...

Residents demand health department ramp up public notification before pesticide spraying

Some say limited, English-only postings put some neighborhoods at risk Marcetta Harris still remembers what it was like to wake...

Book lovers tune in locally and internationally for virtual Bronx book clubs

It was May when One Book, One Bronx kicked off virtual meetings with All About Love by bell hooks. Tensions...

Salamanca announces he will run for borough president 

City Councilman Rafael Salamanca Jr. will run for borough president of the Bronx, hoping to occupy the seat of Ruben...

Business owners look to grants and business improvement districts for relief

As the owner of two men’s clothing stores, Larry Franco is used to working more than 80 hours a week....

Three new members elected to Assembly in South Bronx districts

The South Bronx will have three new New York State Assembly members representing them as of January.  Following the Nov....

Democrats cruise to victory in South Bronx congressional, state Senate races

A changing of the guard is on tap for the first time in three decades in the South Bronx's lone...

A failing grade for technology equality

As a light drizzle fell outside Fordham plaza on a Monday afternoon in October, a high school student approached a...

Fearing long lines and contentious results, some South Bronx voters headed to the polls early

Despite long lines at New York City early voting stations splattered across social media, crowds were minimal over the course...

Kenny Burgos running to replace Marcos Crespos in Assembly

Kenny Burgos will almost certainly represent New York's 85th Assembly district. Where does the first-time candidate stand on South Bronx...

School health clinics prepare for COVID-19 issues

As children head back to city schools, Urban Health Plan is looking to address COVID-19 concerns for families across the...

South Bronx gun violence spikes amid pandemic

An eight-year-old shot in her mother’s Patterson Houses apartment in Mott Haven. A man shot dead days after being released...

An urban farm brings relief amid the pandemic

As the city tries to recover from the economic and personal losses caused by the Covid-19 pandemic, a tiny urban...