Over the past 15 years, the community service arm of Venezuela’s state-owned oil company, CITGO, has been the principal—-and sometimes, the only—-funder for South Bronx grassroots groups Green Worker Cooperatives, and advocacy group Mothers on the Move.
As of 2016, 34 in every 100,000 residents in the Bronx died from an overdose, more than gun homicides and car crashes combined, according to a study by the New York Department of Health.
The Postal Service has finally reached a conclusion that residents have known for years: mail delivery here stinks. Now the USPS is promising to do something about it.
For the Phoenix of South Bronx High School, the pressure was officially on. To keep their undefeated 12-0 season going, they’d have to score in the last rays of spring light.
Local advocates say that the plan is essentially a highway expansion, and ignores many of the community’s ideas for reviving the area shared in dozens of meetings with city planners and elected officials over the past decade.