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New Yorkers give back at Hunts Point’s Food Bank

Volunteers at the Food Bank For NYC  warehouse in Hunts Point repackage hygene and feminine products for women and girls in poverty.

The event, part of the Woman to Woman campaign that takes place every March during Women’s History Month, seeks to raise awareness and funds to help distribute these expensive products that sometimes are forgotten when people think of basic needs for women in poverty. 

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New initiative brings free yoga to The Point

New initiative brings free yoga to The Point

Although attendance at The Point has been low so far, program founders and community leaders hope that with time, improved outreach, and funding the program will grow in popularity and become self-sustaining.

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St. Ann’s Corner hosts talent show

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.  

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City shoots for safe injection site in Longwood

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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.

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Hunts Point program protects seniors from abuse

Hunts Point program protects seniors from abuse

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.

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Councilman pushes for opioid antidote in schools

A vile of naloxone.

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.

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Local coalition teams with precinct against underage drinking

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.

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Community groups sound the alarm about opioids

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The city’s alarming increase in opioid abuse is not only an adult problem, say South Bronx youth organizers who want to alert local parents to the issue. About 40 residents gathered in the auditorium of Entrada Academy on Fox Street in late May for a town hall meeting to discuss […]

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Longwood program battles surge in drug use

Longwood program battles surge in drug use

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.