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Bronx Rising Initiative and Catholic Charities team up to get New Yorkers vaccinated

https://video.wixstatic.com/video/1454ac_6dc7dafec347465dbe0c95a8211ce490/720p/mp4/file.mp4   NEWS 12 Bronx Rising Initiative teamed up with Catholic Charities today to vaccinate individuals especially those in communities with low vaccination rates. Anyone who roles up their sleeve for the shot today will get a $100 cash card. This is the last week to get the Covid ...

2022-04-08T13:03:03-04:00August 4, 2021|

Two Celia Cruz students earn Hendricks scholarships

THE RIVERDALE PRESS By Jilleen Barrett He had just graduated from high school. He was a talented point guard for the James Monroe Campus basketball team, and had dreams of going to St. John’s University. But that was cut short for Brandon Hendricks when a bullet ended his life on ...

2022-04-08T12:41:52-04:00August 1, 2021|

Some New Yorkers Say $100 Offer Inspired Them to Get Vaccinated.

THE NEW YORK TIMES By: Precious Fondren and Ashley Wong Robert Byng was determined to receive his first shot of the Pfizer-BioNTech coronavirus vaccine at the Bushwick branch of the Brooklyn Public Library on Friday, and said that he had pushed back an interview to be there. The reason? He ...

2022-04-08T12:43:37-04:00July 30, 2021|

City Hall Focuses on Bronx Week

AMSTERDAM NEWS By Ariama C. Long Mayor Bill de Blasio kicked off his daily briefings from Bronx Borough Hall this Monday, July 26, in an effort to spotlight the borough. “It’s going to be a week listening to people, the Bronx––bringing solutions to the Bronx, celebrating the Bronx, a borough ...

2022-04-08T12:47:56-04:00July 29, 2021|

La “Iniciativa Bronx Rising” tiene como prioridad salvar vidas

IMPACTO LATINO By: Alejandro Alemán Rivas Desde que se informó sobre los primeros casos de COVID-19 en Nueva York, la propagación rápida del virus en la ciudad afectó a las zonas que históricamente han tenido poca inversión económica, entre ellas, El Bronx. La asombrosa velocidad y rápida propagación del virus, ...

2022-04-08T12:59:53-04:00July 19, 2021|

10 Young Women Earn Scholarships

THE RIVERDALE PRESS By Rose Brennan A street renaming might normally be all in a day’s work for the Bronx Rising Initiative. But on July 7, it also was part and parcel with naming 10 recipients of the Brandon Hendricks Scholarship. The scholarship was named after Brandon Hendricks, an up-and-coming ...

2022-04-08T13:31:52-04:00July 19, 2021|

Street Renamed for College-bound Gunfire Victim

BRONX TIMES On July 7, community members and leaders came together to celebrate the life of Brandon Hendricks and, thanks to the Bronx Rising Initiative (BRI), awarded 10 young women headed to college with the Brandon Hendricks Scholarship, a $5,000 scholarship for their studies. The announcement of the winners came ...

2022-04-08T13:25:54-04:00July 14, 2021|

Slain High School Athlete Memorialized

MOTT HAVEN HERALD By: Jason Gonzalez Brandon Hendricks, the standout basketball player from James Monroe High School who was fatally shot in June 2020, was memorialized last week, on the corner of Melrose street where he grew up. On July 7, the intersection of 156th Street and Park Avenue was ...

2022-04-08T13:42:18-04:00July 13, 2021|

COVID-19 Delta Variant Spotlights Vaccine Hesitancy in the Bronx Once Again

NORWOOD NEWS Like many New Yorkers, Dilletta Pina, a 70-year-old retiree from Norwood, worries about the highly infectious COVID-19 Delta variant. To stay safe, Pina never leaves her house without a mask, diligently washes her hands, and practices social distancing. But, like some of her fellow Bronxites, there is one ...

2022-04-08T13:41:54-04:00July 11, 2021|
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