St. Luke’s Church, the largest parish in the city’s Episcopal diocese, has been supplying food to hungry locals throughout the pandemic, helping to sustain families even as the virus ravages their communities.
At least 155 Co-op City residents have died of COVID-19, accounting for one of every 282 residents of the sprawling affordable housing complex, according to new data released by the city.
A coronavirus-related syndrome has been detected in 110 New York City children as of Friday, with the Bronx registering the highest case count, authorities said.
Legislation introduced this week in the U.S. House of Representatives would suspend deportations of Haitian nationals – including members of the Bronx’s large Haitian community – amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
The NYPD has arrested 125 people on charges related to the coronavirus outbreak, including 113 who are black or Latino, police said.
Of the 40,689 coronavirus infections recorded across the Bronx, at least 4,042 have been deadly, according to the most recent city data.
A week after Bronxites railed against a city plan that excluded wide swaths of the borough from its mask giveaway program, officials announced a slate of new distribution sites.
The Bronx will have 11 of the city’s 55 planned locations, officials said, but none will be located in the East Bronx: a sprawling area with some of the highest poverty and coronavirus death rates rates in the nation, as well as more residents of color than any other borough.
“It makes me question the motive and who profits from making every child in NY take this poison,” the first-time political candidate, and public school parent, said in the Nov. 2019 post.