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Rapper Common Pays Visit to South Bronx School

Monday, December 19, 2011

Chicago rapper Common stopped by Eagle Academy for Young Men in the South Bronx on Monday morning to talk to the school's 500-plus students about how they could achieve their dreams. He also performed two raps. The rapper said he wanted to visit Eagle after hearing about the school while serving on an education reform panel at Lincoln Center last year.

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Bronx School Wins $50,000 in Music Contest

Friday, December 16, 2011

P.S. 48 elementary school in the Bronx is celebrating being one of three grand prize winners in the "Glee Give a Note" campaign. The school will receive $50,000 in January for its music program.

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Niche Market | Hand-Rolled Cigars

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

New York is a city of specialists from foodies to academics, laborers to shopkeepers. Every Wednesday, Niche Market takes a peek inside a different specialty store and showcases the city's purists who have made an art out of selling one commodity.

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Electric Vehicles to be Manufactured in the Bronx

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

An electric truck maker is opening up a factory in the Bronx — saying it wants to be near a market for zero-emission delivery vehicles.

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Sheldon Benardo: The Accidental Principal

Monday, November 14, 2011

Sheldon Benardo became the principal of a 2,300-student school in the Bronx because his brother had connections to the superintendent. But he has grown into the job, and Public School 86 in the Bronx, where he has been principal for 21 years, has received A's on its city progress report for the last five years. In a candid interview, he talks about his journey from Nantucket to the principal's office.

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Bronx Students to Paris: Here We Come!

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Fifth and sixth graders from Public School 86 in the Bronx will leave on Friday with their teachers for a trip to Paris, Amsterdam and Brussels, and 10 days of history, art and culture. One teacher said she was looking forward to the journey: "I think the students really grow up a lot. You start to see students who really mature while they’re away and traveling and being exposed to new things."

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Bronx Hospital Fire Forces Evacuation

Wednesday, November 09, 2011

A two-alarm fire in the basement of the Montefiore Medical Center Thursday afternoon forced hospital workers to move 170 patients from two intensive care units and two emergency rooms to unaffected areas of the building, according to a hospital spokesperson.

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Bullying and Harassment Policies Fall Short, Panel Is Told

Thursday, October 13, 2011

At Wednesday night's Panel for Education Policy meeting in the Bronx, several public health groups praised the city's changes to its sexual harassment and bullying policies, but they quickly added a caveat. The alterations do not go far enough, they said.

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The Outer Reaches: Arts Institutions Worth the Trip

Tuesday, October 04, 2011

Here are four arts institutions — all of which will have openings and host events this month — to check out in The Bronx, Staten Island and Southampton: Wavehill, The Bronx River Art Center, The Alice Austen House and The Parrish Art Museum.

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Hatched and Raised in New York City, Chickens Make Their Way to the South Bronx

Friday, September 23, 2011

Fifteen hens made the trip from the Queens County Farm Museum to the South Bronx this past week to take up roosts in a volunteer-built coop in Brook Park. The chickens were part of a program at the farm that allows city school kids to incubate eggs and watch them hatch. Check out a video of the coop here.

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Bronx Officials Want to Turn Yankee Parking Garage into Hotel

Monday, September 19, 2011

Calling all developers: Community leaders in the Bronx are looking for proposals to replace an underutilized garage near Yankee Stadium with a hotel and conference center.

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Possible Post Office Closures in the Bronx Would Threaten a Way of Life

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

The US Postal Service may close thousands of brick and mortar post offices by the end of the year as mail volume falls and an increasing number of people pay bills online.

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Teacher's Diary: Every September, I Know Why I’m There

Tuesday, September 06, 2011

A fourth-year teacher in the Bronx writes about what draws her back to school each year. It's the list, she says. 'I have no control over who is on that list. Sometimes you get kids who are angels, and sometimes you get kids named Angel who resemble Lucifer. It doesn’t matter ... inside each of them lies a world of possibility and potential waiting to be unlocked.'

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At My Bronx School, 'We've Got 'Em All'

Tuesday, September 06, 2011

Every summer, teachers from the Urban Assembly School for Applied Math and Science in the Morrisania section of the South Bronx make home visits to incoming sixth graders -- a rare practice that was described in The Times's Metropolitan section on Sunday. Stephen Slater was one of those teachers. Here is his journal about the experience.

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WNYC's Guide to 9/11 Arts Events

Friday, September 02, 2011

This month, cultural institutions around the city are paying respect to the 10th anniversary of the 9/11 World Trade Center attacks through literature, visual arts, theater, dance, music, and film. Here's our guide to what's happening around town.

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Sex Education Now Mandatory in NYC Public Schools

Monday, August 15, 2011

In 2007, some Bronx middle school students advocated for sex education classes in their public schools. Nancy Biberman, founder and president of the Bronx community development non-profit WHEDco, and two of the original participants, Yanilsa Frias and Katherine George, now on their way to college, talk about the recent mandate from the Bloomberg administration that schools teach sex education in middle and high schools.

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What Happens When No One Wants to Own a Place

Monday, August 15, 2011

Throughout New York state, local governments are trying to figure out who to hold responsible for the upkeep of thousands of foreclosed residential properties.

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City Shutters Bronx School After Elevated Levels of Chemical Found

Tuesday, August 09, 2011

City education officials closed a Bronx school after final test results showed unsafe levels of a toxic chemical existed in the building.

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Records Show Espada Was Senate's Biggest Spender

Saturday, August 06, 2011

Records show that scandal-plagued Pedro Espada, Jr. went on a taxpayer-funded spending spree in his final three months as a state Senator from the Bronx last year.

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Senator: City Not Using Law to Force Upkeep of Foreclosures

Tuesday, August 02, 2011

New York City is not enforcing a 2009 state law that requires owners of foreclosed properties maintain them, according to the state senator who wrote the law.

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