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Staff shortages lead to long waitlists for kids

Keshia Collins Brown relied on her two college-age daughters to take care of her 8-year-old while she worked on-site at a Midtown bank during the coronavirus pandemic. But as fall neared, Collins Brown’s older children were expected back on campus, leaving her youngest without care. But there was one other alternative she could consider.

New rental network lends hand to struggling tenants

Jordan Dewbre wants to help as many people as possible during these difficult times. BronxWorks has joined a consortium of nonprofits to form the Bronx Rental Assistance Network — or BxRAN — to help connect those renters in need with the state’s emergency financial assistance program.

DOT takes the ‘fast lane’ on Mosholu Ave

Ideally, community boards and city agencies are supposed to work in tandem to optimize the quality of life for people who call a neighborhood home. But sometimes, the city agency reminds the community board its input is only advisory, and ultimately it can decide to just do what it wants.

CB8, shops give bike lanes a Bronx cheer

As the warmer months approach, more people are turning to outdoor activities. Among them? Bicyclists. But if any of them are looking for designated space along streets like Mosholu Avenue, they may need to keep looking.

Afya lets nothing go to waste during COVID times

Usually, one might expect to find loads of medical supplies like gauze, gloves and test tubes exclusively in hospitals. But on the most recent Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day, these items covered tables in a room at The Riverdale Y, waiting for dozens of volunteers to sort and package them.

Center struggles, but community board steps up

There is usually a time and place for community boards to talk about participatory funding — the rather longshot method of convincing city council members to fund specific neighborhood projects.

Response rates rise as city works COVID census

For nonprofit organizations all over the city, the 2020 census was supposed to be the year’s big project. For the first time ever, New York City funneled millions of dollars into the decennial headcount of every single man, woman and child in the country.
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