Monday, Mar 3, 2014
Students, Teachers Say Roll-Out of New GED Has Been Flawed
They say they haven't had the resources and preparation to gear up for the newer, tougher TASC exam.
Outer Borough BIDs Struggle With Low Budgets, Little Impact
While well-funded business improvement districts are major players in thriving commercial districts, many outer borough BIDs have too few resources to make a difference.
Confusion Over Special Elections in the Bronx
No one knows yet how Governor Cuomo (even the governor himself!) will fill 11 empty seats in the state legislature, including two in the borough.
Bronx Council Newcomer Gibson Gets Key Post
Bronx Councilwoman Vanessa Gibson joined almost every borough colleague opposing Mark-Viverito for Council, but nonetheless was awarded control of the public safety committee.
Council Freshman Cohen Steers Clear of Progressive Caucus
While not ruling out joining the group, the new District 11 councilmember—and self-described progressive—says he plans to focus on bread-and-butter issues.
Council Newcomer Torres Wins Early Power
The youngest member of the city legislature was named chair of the public housing committee last week, just days after being arrested in an MLK-day act of civil disobedience.
Is the Bronx as Progressive as De Blasio Says?
The mayor lauds the borough's "progressive values," but the buzzword's application to Bronx politics is uneven at best—a fact that may complicate the mayor's ability to execute his agenda.
Bronx Pols Get Council Leadership Posts
Six committees will be led by members from the Bronx, including public safety and public housing.
New Crime Site Data Needs More Detail
A new tool lets New Yorkers see where the crime is, but supporters of the law that mandated the map want to know more.
What the Bronx Wants From De Blasio
In Bill de Blasio's inaugural address he told New Yorkers: "Our strength is derived from you." Here's how Bronxites we polled want the new mayor to use the power they've given him.
Why Big Newspapers Skip the Bronx
Income levels appear to drive the decision, as surveys indicate the poor consume less news.
Not much rain is expected, but high winds will hit hurricane-weakened trees and push seawater toward areas eroded by Sandy.
Last-minute changes in polling sites left many voters in the Bronx confused about where to vote and in some cases, even prevented them from voting.
The third party's candidates don't expect to win. But they were happy to “have our voice heard.”
Poll workers ran ballots up and down the stairs between elderly voters and the scanners on an upper floor.
The shoreline neighborhood is pocket of conservatism in the heavily Democratic Bronx. A majority of the voters here voted for McCain in the 2008 election.
This infographic chart, produced by the Institute for Children, Poverty, and Homelessness highlights the poverty rates in the Bronx, a borough in New York City.
This infograph, produced by the Institute for Children, Poverty, and Homelessness, highlights family homelessness rates in the Bronx, a borough in New York City.
This infographic chart, produced by the Institute for Children, Poverty, and Homelessness (www.icphusa.org) showcases educational attainment in the Bronx for adults (25 years and older).
Enterprise Community Partners is seeking a consultant to provide program evaluation of our Learning Collaborative for Resilience initiative.
Queens Council on the Arts mixes up dance and food in the second Moveable Feast Artist Dinner Series which will raise money for a stop gap scholarship fund.
Queens Council on the Arts Presents Build Your Own Business - Fundraising 101
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