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Monkeypox declared public health emergency | Bronx Free Press

By Gregg McQueen View this post on Instagram A post shared by NYC Health (@nychealthy) It’s official: the monkeypox outbreak has been declared a public health emergency in New York City. On August 1, Mayor Eric Adams signed an…

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Free Mental Health Helpline Service Extended | Bronx Free Press

The capacity of the city’s free mental health helpline, NYC Well, will be greatly expanded, thanks to a $10.8 million investment from the New York State Office of Mental Health (OMH). Launched in 2016, NYC Well provides New Yorkers…

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Dyckman Beer Now Available At Yankee Stadium | Bronx Free Press

By Gregg McQueen A local craft beer company has been called up to the big leagues. Inwood-inspired Dyckman Beer Co., a Latino-owned craft brew maker, can now be purchased at Yankee Stadium. “As a small business from uptown, it’s…

Free Summer Meals Program Launched | Bronx Free Press

The city has kicked off its annual summer meals program, which provides free breakfast and lunch to New Yorkers 18 and younger. Meals will be distributed at more than 300 sites across the five boroughs, including public schools, community…

Fordham Grad Student Workers To Unionize | Bronx Free Press

By Gregg McQueen Yes to the union. Graduate student workers at Fordham University have successfully voted to unionize during an official National Labor Relations Board election held on April 7. At an election held on the Fordham’s Rose Hill…

Juneteenth now a paid holiday for city workers | Bronx Free Press

View this post on Instagram A post shared by Uptown Collective (@uptowncollectiv) “Long overdue.” Juneteenth will become a paid holiday for New York City workers starting this year, announced Mayor Eric Adams, who noted that it was “long overdue.”…

Making it Plein | Bronx Free Press

By Sherry Mazzocchi Painter Valeri Larko extracts pristine beauty from urban landscapes. “I see beauty in things that other people might overlook,” she said. Larko paints en plein air, which means she works outside, on location, to capture the Bronx’s…