Cops filmed boxing in and beating hundreds of demonstrators during a Bronx protest of police violence committed violations of international human rights laws, a new report charges. The nearly 100-page report by Human Rights Watch includes the accounts of more than 80 people, among them medics and legal observers, who attended the June 4 protest […]
Even as air has grown cleaner in The Bronx, a highway through its heart belches pollution researchers say may be linked to risk of death from the coronavirus.
A group of mothers whose daughters died from pregnancy-related complications marked the holiday by committing to end stark health care disparities.
A tenant advocacy group is reporting a surge of calls to its hotline from New Yorkers who said they were unable to pay the rent this spring as COVID shut down the city economy. Between March and May, Met Council on Housing relates in a new report, it received more than 400 calls from tenants […]
The city Department of Parks and Recreation says that “staff error” led to the repeated padlocking of a green space in the Little Italy section of The Bronx where petition-signers are demanding the city remove a statue of Christopher Columbus. That statue has been assigned a police guard, the Norwood News reported earlier this month, […]
Bronx Councilmember Andrew Cohen was nominated for a judgeship this week by the borough’s Democratic machine — setting off a special-election scramble among five candidates eager to replace him. Among the hopefuls is a longtime local politician’s son. But with the pandemic-driven disarray, a new ranked-choice voting system in play for the March contest and […]
On uncomfortably hot summer days in the past, 76-year-old James Grant would leave his apartment at the Cassidy-Lafayette Houses in Staten Island to cool off at the Cassidy Coles Senior Center. The center has been closed this summer because of the COVID-19 pandemic. The nearest cooling center is at Curtis High School, roughly a mile […]
More than a month after looting at businesses along Fordham Road, locals are asking questions of the organizers of a GoFundMe that raised nearly $50,000 to help the community. As of July 9, none of the $47,477 that Amin Razzaque and his new nonprofit Bronx United collected from 1,800 donors online had been distributed. And […]
Brooklyn city-run medical center pledged to continue providing chemo and radiology as protest loomed — but patients must travel to Manhattan for surgeries.
Early returns from Tuesday’s primary elections suggest longtime Demcratic Party politicians in Queens and The Bronx could be ousted by relative newcomers in boroughs where the establishment’s power was not long ago all but assured. Just one result is certain in a sea of uncertainty: Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, who launched a new era for Queens […]