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Freezing In The Bronx, No Water Either

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More than a hundred tenants in a Bronx apartment building, many of whom are Latino, have had to heat their homes by keeping the oven on or putting on the kettle.

According to tenants of the 2427 Webster Avenue building, they have not had hot water nor heating for seven months and have been staging protests against Milbank Real Estate, which is responsible for the building.

In attempt to stay warm in the freezing weather, several tenants have almost caused fires by leaving on their stoves. In addition, many elder tenants and children have had to go to the hospital as a result of health issues created by heatless homes.

 

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Barbara Akowuah

Barbara Akowuah is a native New Yorker and aspiring Journalist and Entrepreneur. Barbara was born and raised in the Bronx, New York and has also resided in Queens, New York and Baltimore, Maryland. Barbara has a B.A. in History from the City University of New York-Queens College. Among other things Barbara is a member of the National Society of Leadership and Success and has written numerous articles for various publications. In her spare time she enjoys, writing, music, and sports.