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The introduction of 180 electric school buses to New York City, alongside the development of a groundbreaking electric truck charging depot in the Bronx, marks a significant leap towards sustainable transportation. Mayor Eric Adams and U.S. Rep. Adriano Espaillat champion this initiative, emphasizing its impact on reducing emissions and creating green job opportunities. This effort aligns with Assemblyman Jeffrey Dinowitz's proposed legislation, aimed at achieving ambitious climate goals by transitioning public transportation to zero-emission vehicles. Funding from the federal Bipartisan Infrastructure Law supports these endeavors, reflecting a broader commitment to rebuilding infrastructure and addressing climate change on a national scale. more
A new school can certainly change the look and feel of a neighborhood — especially when it replaces an infamous landmark like the Van Cortlandt Motel. more
For years, many who have lived — or just simply drove by — the Van Cortlandt Motel on Broadway have begged and pleaded for the city to do something about it. Whether it’s attracting more crime, or being used to house people who have nowhere else to go, the motel seemed to be an institution that was never going to go anywhere. more
Laura Levine-Pinedo, founder of 4Bronx Project, has joined up with Latinos Urbanos to install a free community library at P.S. 207 on Godwin Terrace. Levine-Pinedo said she is providing the library with Latinos Urbanos and Dr. Nick Figueroa, who was awarded recognition and an award from superstar hip hop singer Bad Bunny. The community library will be available Monday to Friday, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. outside the school. Members of 4Bronx Project and Latinos Urbanos cut the ribbon on the library on Feb. 15. more
Matthew Greenspun, a Bronx High School of Science senior, was honored in the Congressional App Challenge last week for his work on the creation of a tutoring app for his school. more
One neighbor with a lot of determination is standing between the city’s School Construction Authority and a bulldozer at the site of the demolished Visitation Church where it wants to build a school. more
Mayor Eric Adams blamed the migrant crisis for the announced budget cuts that left the city reeling and its residents grumbling back in November. Budget cuts were heavily anticipated to affect parks and libraries locally. more
City Public School Chancellor David Banks announced a plan Monday to combat antisemitism, Islamophobia, and all hate. Banks said he met with community members, school staff, families, and students to draw up the plan. more
IN-Tech Academy seniors went back in time last Friday as Principal David Weissberg guided them on the school’s first college and career march. more
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