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New COVID-19 testing at faith-based sites | Bronx Free Press

It’ll be a service of swabs and swipes. All residents are welcome to take advantage of a new partnership between Governor Andrew Cuomo and SOMOS, a nonprofit network of over 2,500 physicians, which will bring 28 new COVID-19 test…

Chasm in the City | Bronx Free Press

Twice as terrible. A new study details stark differences in coronavirus-related hospitalization and death rates throughout New York City boroughs – with the Bronx especially ravaged. Published on Wednesday in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA), the…

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Local literary circles go virtual | Bronx Free Press

By Sherry Mazzocchi A green card was the goal. Author Melissa Rivero turned a story from her mother’s arrival in the U.S. as an undocumented immigrant into her latest novel, The Affairs of the Falcóns. As she wrote, the…

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iPads for patients | Bronx Free Press

By Sherry Mazzocchi No one is allowed to visit the thousands of New Yorkers hospitalized with COVID-19. Dr. Jenny Chang saw many patients admitted without cell phones, leaving them out of touch with those they need most. Chang is…

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Bronx leads in COVID-19 death rate | Bronx Free Press

By Debralee Santos and Gregg McQueen Bronxites are dying at a higher rate from COVID-19 than residents in any other borough. Data from the city’s Health Department (DOH) shows that Bronx residents who contract the virus are twice as…

“Mommy’s dead” | Bronx Free Press

By Debralee Santos Cari was one of six transit workers – and the only woman – reported dead in New York City this past week. The other TWU members who died were Stations Department Supervisor Victor Zapana, Bus Operator…

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Readers Rejoice | Bronx Free Press

Doors closed, not minds. While all New York Public Library (NYPL) branches are closed, the system is still seeking to offer patrons an abundance of online activities and tutoring programs that library card holders can use. Of importance too…

Puerto Rico rocked by major earthquakes | Bronx Free Press

A series of strong earthquakes – and aftershocks – shook Puerto Rico this week, killing one person and leaving much of the island without power or water. The largest of these is a 6.4 magnitude earthquake that struck about…