Tag Archives: evictions

Afternoon Matters — 4/17/12

17 Apr

Good afternoon. Thanks for reading Bronx Matters.

Here are some links we think are important and/or interesting …

Evictions are way up in the city, particularly in the Bronx. Sally Dunford of West Bronx Housing and Neighborhood Resource Center, tells WNYC: “I don’t even advertise our services because I’m too afraid of what would happen if we actually started advertising.”

Some delectable photos of dishes served up at the Khmer New Years Festival on Marion Avenue recently.

A roving foreclosure blockade came to Bronx Supreme Court yesterday, resulting in 14 arrests. It was Organizing for the Occupation’s seventh blockade. They’re headed to Brooklyn on Thursday. An important fact from Daniel Beekman’s coverage of the same action: The Bronx endures fewer foreclosures than Brooklyn and Queens. But no urban county in the state suffers more foreclosures per mortgage than the Boogie Down, said Justin Haines, foreclosure prevention director at Legal Services NYC – Bronx.

Want to learn more about the country’s foreclosure crisis? Read this special report on Pro Publica (a nonprofit investigative news site).

Steve Ritz of the Green Bronx Machine continues to spread the gospel of urban farming and good food to students and the adults in their lives. (Video)

10 very brief Life Lessons of many in the archives of Esquire.

Beyond our borough: Why San Diego is not hopping on the teacher evaluation bandwagon.