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Thursday, December 10, 2009

New in the Mount Hope Monitor

The latest edition of the Monitor hit the streets on Monday. This month, stories include:

DOE Close to Finalizing Plans for New Building
Next September, the Department of Education will likely move PS 204, an elementary school in Morris Heights, into a new building on Macombs Road at West Tremont Avenue.

In the room where Luis Correa’s six children sleep, black mold creeps along the walls, and frigid air blows in through broken windows. Throughout the house, the linoleum floors buckle under the weight of footsteps.

Doctors Calm Swine Flu Vaccine Fears
Will the swine flu vaccination paralyze me? Will it give me seizures? These were among the myths about the H1N1 vaccine that doctors from Morris Heights Health Center tried to dispel at a recent community meeting.

New Name, New Headquarters for CAB
The Citizens Advice Bureau has a new name: BronxWorks. The name was announced at a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Nov. 13 for the organization’s brand new administrative headquarters at 64 East Tremont Ave.

‘Day of Outrage’ Shines a Light on Gun Violence
One by one, six tearful mothers and fathers stepped up to a podium on Nov. 23 in a candlelit room at the Bronx County Courthouse. With trembling voices, they told the crowd about their murdered children.

According to the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, there were 721 AIDS related deaths in New York City in 2008, and 30 percent were Bronx residents.


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