Sewage from the pipe system in Westchester County is polluting the Hutchinson River, Bronx River, and Eastchester Bay in the Bronx, killing large numbers of fish.
Police in the Bronx are routinely seen in public not wearing masks, despite the borough experiencing higher COVID-19 positivity rates than the rest of the city during much of this year.
The city’s fleet of garbage trucks has been scaled back this year amid reduced trash pickup—a result of coronavirus-related budget cuts.
The Bronx’s impoverished communities of color have been hardest hit by the pandemic, laying bare disturbing racial inequities in health care and access to treatment.
A new report from the CDC says long-standing health and social inequities have resulted in increased risk for infection, severe illness, and death from COVID-19 in communities of color across America.
The nonprofit organization Volunteers of America-Greater New York will take over the operation of two domestic violence shelters in the Bronx, with the city ceding control amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
“At this time, these appear to be crimes of opportunity,” DEA spokesman Michael Miller said of the strikes on pharmacies. “DEA has not seen evidence of a coordinated effort.”
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.