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Post office audit confirms residents’ suspicions

Post office audit confirms residents’ suspicions

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.

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Mayor’s plan could mean another jail for South Bronx

Rikers Island Prison Complex as seen from Barretto Point Park.

Mayor Bill de Blasio’s plan to close the Rikers Island Prison Complex could mean another jail for the South Bronx after residents here fought for years to close others down. The plan is to replace the jails on the 400-acre island with smaller jails in each borough. Rikers currently holds […]

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New legislation introduced to monitor shelters

Neighbors hold a vigil for the Ambrose sisters in front of 720 Hunts Point Ave.

In the aftermath of a tragedy that claimed the lives of two toddlers in a Hunts Point apartment that was being used as a shelter, four city council members and the Bronx borough president have collaborated to draw up a new law to keep an eye on landlords who try to cut […]

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Major housing development nears approval

Major housing development nears approval

A proposal for two 14-story buildings with close to 500 apartments planned for Whitlock Avenue is close to securing approval from Community Board 2, but some want assurances from the developer that community benefits are a big part of any agreement.

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Resiliency Project holds third community workshop

Lucia Hernandez, Ilea Burgos, and Angela Tovar attend the 23rd annual Bronx Speak Up! event at Lehman College.

“Hurricane Sandy was an eye-opener. People realized how vulnerable our community was,” said Illea Burgos, outreach coordinator for the Green Worker Cooperative.

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Bronx Children’s Museum finally finds a permanent home

The museum has finally found a permanent home – and walls -- in a city-owned former powerhouse located on parkland just steps away from Yankee Stadium.

  They see it like this: Inside an old powerhouse that looks like a castle, a sculpture inspired by the three rivers of the Bronx hangs from the ceiling in the lobby. Paintings created by Bronx artists adorn every wall. Children run from exhibit to exhibit, pushing buttons and pulling […]

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City decides on Spofford’s future

An aerial view of Spofford.

The selected proposal mixes 740 units of affordable housing, small businesses and arts organizations, along with a supermarket, a bank and a health and wellness center.

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Councilman fights myths about ex-cons’ voter rights

Maria Reyes-Scales says

Former felons, like everyone else, have until Oct. 14 to register to vote in local and national elections, even if they have been released from prison and cleared parole, according to New York state law. Even those on probation are eligible to vote.

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DV survivors need enhanced services, survey finds

DV survivors need enhanced services, survey finds

A recent study of domestic violence victims living in the Bronx shows that 55 percent of 140 victims surveyed couldn’t pay their rent and more than a quarter are living in shelters.