News

Crucial seats in play in Tuesday’s primaries

When South Bronx voters cast their votes in Democratic primary elections this Tuesday, June 23, they will be entering new...

Charles Berenguer Jr., chronicler of Bronx River, dies at 70

The first time a Great Blue Heron landed in front of him, Charles R. Berenguer Jr. was shocked. What was...

Eight candidates for Congress debate post-coronavirus recovery

As the South Bronx continues to grapple with the effects of the novel Coronavirus, eight of the 10 democratic primary...

Manida Street block approaches landmark status

For a century, the 800 block of Manida Street has been a glint of elegance on the industrial Hunts Point...

After Congressional race grinds to a halt from pandemic, candidates debate restarting

Candidates in the New York's 15th District Congressional race are signaling that their campaigns have virtually ground to a halt,...

Eight Bronxites to advise mayor on small business reopenings

Eight Bronx business leaders have been appointed by Mayor Bill de Blasio to serve on a small business council that...

Disabled people reflect on pre-pandemic arbitrary accommodations

When Elspeth Slayter, a former social worker at Bronx Defenders in Mott Haven, landed a job teaching social work and...

Publicolor eases shift to online learning for students, parents

The Coronavirus has left many students and their parents dealing with a multitude of challenges. NYC non-profit Publicolor is providing...

Delivery workers scrounge for protective equipment

For a couple of weeks after COVID-19 began tearing through New York City, it was hard for Israel Veliz, the...

Local grocers jacking up prices during Covid-19 pandemic, claims community group

But supermarkets deny it, say they’ve just stopped sale pricing Supermarkets in the South Bronx have been serving a side...

Bronx coalition aims to raise $10 million for residents hurt by virus’ impact

Bronx community, political and business leaders have announced an initiative to raise $10 million to assist Bronx residents and businesses...

Cuomo announces new South Bronx COVID-19 testing site, as new stats reveal impact

As new statistics from the NYC Department of Health show how the novel Coronavirus is ravaging the South Bronx, elected...

Bronx businesses ask: Where’s that promised Covid-19 help?

Business is down 90 percent at Metro Optics since the Coronavirus hit, and only one of its five Bronx branches...

Even with challenges mounting, churches continue serving

As the Coronavirus continues its spread, Churches in the South Bronx are adjusting to the challenges of providing food and...

City says it will provide free meals for all New Yorkers

New York City will now make free meals available for all New Yorkers, not just schoolchildren, and 109 of the...