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Tuesday, June 26, 2012

MoMA and the Midtown Community Court

MIDTOWN — A wall of an exhibit inside the Museum of Modern Art is papered in lace and covered with embroidered quilt patches, each stitched by hand by a different artist with a different past.
But all have one thing in common — everybody who worked on the project has a prior arrest for prostitution.
The artists, whose work is on display as part of the museum's 2012 Community Partnership Exhibition, have all taken part in the Midtown Community Court’s Women’s Independence, Safety and Empowerment program, an alternative to jail for women who have been arrested for prostitution in Manhattan.Click to read more:

Thursday, June 21, 2012

2012 BCS staff Picnic

On Friday, June 15th, Bronx Communtiy Soltuions staff and thier family came together for our annual staff picnic. This years event took place at the newly opened Mill Pond Park, which is the first waterfront park along The Bronx/ Harlem River waterfront in decades and a much welcomed addition to our neighborhood in the South Bronx.

It was a wonderful day, filled with wonderful memories.

Thursday, June 14, 2012

Beautifying the Bronx, one neighborhood at a time.

From Moises Reyes, Coordinator of Community Service

On Tuesday, June 12, 2012, BCS Community Service Crew supervisor’s Matthew Usher and Adrian escarffullett, along with eight court mandated clients concentrated all their efforts on bringing Carol Gardens (a local community garden in the Sound view section of the Bronx) back to life. Bronx Community Solutions has being providing community service clean-up to the neighborhood residents that oversee the garden for over a year, Ms. Lyndora Sostres and her assistant Ms. Flint. they, along with the communtiy, are finally able to enjoy this 'oasis in the Bronx'. The Pictures speaks for themselves, everyone did an awesome Job.

Monday, June 04, 2012

Cuomo Seeks Cut in Frisk Arrests

Wading into the debate over stop-and-frisk police tactics, Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo plans to ask legislators on Monday for a change in New York State law that would drastically reduce the number of people who could be arrested for marijunana possession as a result of police stops.

The governor will call for the decriminalization of possession of small amounts of marijuana in public view, administration officials said. Advocates of such a change say the offense has ensnared tens of thousands of young black and Latino men who are stopped by the New York City police for other reasons but after being instructed to empty their pockets, find themselves charged with a crime. (click to read full article)