Health advocates are turning to faith-based organizations as a means of reaching the community, engaging churches and other houses of worship in programs and activities that promote nutrition, fitness, and overall healthier living.
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The VIP Café, on the corner of Rochambeau Avenue and East Gun Hill Road, recently reopened after a fire in early July left its doors closed for four months.
A group of current and former students from the Bronx High School of Science, organizing under the name “Take Back Bronx Science,” rallied across the street from the prestigious public school last Thursday, protesting administrative policies they say are harming the school’s reputation and causing a number of teachers there to resign or retire prematurely.
Traditional schoolyard bullying has moved from campus grounds to the computers, and cell phones, of many teenagers. After a rash of bullying-related deaths last year, the public’s awareness of cyber-bullying has grown, and local schools and government officials are taking more serious actions to prevent it.
Health advocates say cigarette ads prey on low-income communities of color, particularly in the Bronx. But many teens think they’re above the influence.
While students are forbidden from having cell phones in school, some say their teachers use them in class. They find the double-standard distracting and unfair.
While Occupy Wall Street has been raging in downtown Manhattan since September, New York City’s outer boroughs have commenced their own protests that focus more on problems in that particular community.
At 9:05 a.m. on a recent cloudy and windy Monday morning, a large crowd of students are eager to get inside of Morris High School Campus in the Bronx. They are already five minutes late for their first period and the process of going through the school’s metal detectors will make them even later.