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.
Said one voter: "A lot of people are saying this isn't normal."
After area redistricting sent some voters to an alternate polling site in Norwood, poll workers said they had prepared to send some away
Poll workers ran ballots up and down the stairs between elderly voters and the scanners on an upper floor.
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.
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).
Bronx, NY – Sustainable South Bronx (SSBx), a non-profit community based organization devoted to solving environmental and economic issues that affect residents of urban areas has been named a winner of the 2010 Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Region 2 Environmental Quality Award. The award recognizes individuals and organizations that have made significant contributions to improving the environment and public health in EPA Region 2, which covers New York, New Jersey, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands and seven federally-recognized Indian Nations.
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
Learn how to live healthy, be active and change the future of diabetes for you and your family at the American Diabetes Association EXPO®. The EXPO is free and includes health screenings, cooking demonstrations, product and service exhibitors as well as leading experts talking about diabetes management and prevention. Join us to get the latest information on preventing and managing diabetes and its deadly complications.
- Maintenance Director Concourse Village, Inc.
- Property Manager Hope Community
- Assistant Property Manager Hope Community, Inc.
- Housing Resource Center Summer Intern THE ACTORS FUND
- Case Manager - Scattered Site (Master's Degree) Lantern Community Services
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- Jamaican Jazz Virtuoso Monty Alexander Plays Brooklyn College
- POWER THROUGH DAYLIGHT SAVINGS WITH FREE FITNESS CLASSES FROM HONEY BUNCHES OF OATS ON MONDAY, MARCH 10!
- Dreams of Other Worlds with Chris Impey
- Queens Council on the Arts Presents Senses Transport
- J Street National 2 Campaign Town Hall
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This report, from the Wyoming-based investigative think tank, Wyo File, talks about the implications of hydraulic fracturing in Southeast Wyoming, a process currently being considered in Upstate New York with huge implications for the drinking water of New York City
Over recent years the leaders of Majlis practically have come out against interests of Crimean Tartar People. Mustafa Dzhemilev and some other leaders of Crimean Tartars try to mistake their own group objectives for the interests of the whole national group. Herein, the actions of disobedience of Crimean Tartars, instigated by the noted persons, are used actively, allegedly, for the sake of defending of their rights, but in actual for the purpose of creation conditions for carrying out pressure on Ukrainian leadership. All mentioned above happens when the Ukrainian leadership does its utmost to improve economic and social situation of the Crimean Tartars even in the conditions of world financial crisis, which has appreciably worsened and added to difficulties of economic situation in Ukraine.
Council members behind study say much more can be done; mayor's office says study doesn't include subcontracts to minority- and women-owned enterprises.
A commentary from Nation Magazine editor Katrina vanden Heuvel highlights the foreclosure problem in New York City.
Courts have little power to overturn decisions by agency hearing officers — as two evicted public housing tenants recently learned.
New York City has weathered the recession far better than was feared during the financial crisis, but outside of Manhattan the view is often bleaker.
This article examines a proposal by a California state legislator that would require community colleges to provide students with a clear path on how to acquire their degree.
The Office of Community Health at Montefiore Medical Center has just released "Caring for Yourself While Caregiving," a new resource guide for Bronx-based family caregivers. Available in English and Spanish, the guide provides 32 pages of helpful, low-cost resources in six unique categories for people caring for an aging parent, spouse, partner, elderly relative, child with an illness or disability, or another person close to them. To order a copy, call (718) 920-6576 or email PCareSupport@montefiore.org.
Invisiblepeople.tv's Mark Horvath posts the following article on the launch of the "100,000 Homes Campaign", organized by Common Ground.
For nearly a year, residents, politicians, businesspeople and others battled over the EPA’s consideration of the 1.8-mile waterway for a Superfund listing.
New York photoblog created by Brooklyn based Crown Heights photographer William Hogg.
Peace, Community, City life
Pete Mroz is an independent artist that found funding through the creative site kickstarter.com. Truly is amazing in these tough economic times that people still rise to the challenge of helping the arts!
Beautiful Spheres of NYC
Tough workouts, good eats and crazy adventure in our beautiful city and beyond.
a tenants' eye view of life in an allegedly supportive housing S.R.O. managed by H.S.I. - it's a ghetto in the middle of Gramercy Park, and is supposed to be better than homelessness, but the level of illegal drug activity and violence inside the building is higher than on the surrounding streets or in shelters.
Accounts of carelessness and laziness of ACS and ACS contract agency employees.
a blog by, for and about Bronx entrepreneurs and businesses
"The New York times WE have" He's Australian, she's Canadian, he's gay, she's straight - they come from two very different worlds, and live very different lifestyles in the same city: New York City. You just might find humour and entertainment in their perceptions and experiences of life as foreigners living in New York. Follow them each week as they navigate their way through life here in the city. If not, well... at least their moms will be listening.