Lincoln and Jacobi Hospitals and two community-based health centers in the Bronx have been identified as coronavirus testing sites by the NYC Health and Human Services Corp. Appointments are required for all testing.
The theater performance was part of a July 20 fundraiser for Saint Ann’s Corner, which aimed to promote awareness about addiction and challenge the notion that addiction has only one face, and that addicts are all just people who do not care about their lives.
The city’s plan to make Longwood home for a new safe injection site for intravenous drug users is facing resistance from residents, who argue that the neighborhood is already awash in homeless shelters and social service programs, and can’t handle any more.
Earlier this year, a New York state senator introduced a bill that aims to establish mandated reporters responsible for reporting suspected incidents of elder abuse or maltreatment.
The South Bronx had the highest rate of drug overdoses in the city last year, according to a study by the health department. City Councilman Rafael Salamanca Jr. is proposing a bill to require local schools to have the antidote on hand to administer if needed, but the mayor’s office is pushing back.
The 41st Precinct released a report last week, detailing its initial efforts to bring Hunts Point/Longwood restaurants, bars and liquor stores into compliance, in efforts to reduce underage drinking and substance abuse.