One Woman's Plan to Beat Poverty

Beverly Davis has a full-time job, a family she supports and a college course to complete. She has plans to become a police officer. Public benefits are essential to her move from low-wage work to economic independence.

The Poor Have Numbers. Do They Count?

The number of low-income New Yorkers is a matter of statistics. Answering deeper questions about poverty demands drilling down deep into the lives of individual people, a few of whose stories are presented in this month’s issue of City Limits.

Bronx News Roundup, Tuesday, July 12

Speed roundup today, folks.Weather: Brutal today in the Bronx and most of the rest of the country. Stay inside and drink lots of water. High in the upper 90s with extreme humidity.Quick Hits:Bronx State Senator Ruben Diaz, Sr. continues to enjoy support from staunch opponents of legal gay marriage, including the Unification Church (aka the Moonies) and a notorious anti-gay state representative from Oklahoma.Two Bronx cops from the 46th Precinct were arrested on Monday for allegedly beating a man who apparently was heckling the officers after being arrested in February.A broken Bronx marriage and a broken car.

Bronx Events: Homeowner Resource Fair

Do you owe property taxes or water and sewer charges? Are you on the 2011 NYC Lien Sale List?If you are, you only have until August 1 to make sure your lien doesn’t get sold to debt collectors!Come and get help at tomorrow’s West Bronx Homeowner Resource Fair organized by University Neighborhood Housing Program and co-sponsored by City Councilman Fernando Cabrera.You will be able to ask the DEP and Dept of Finance staff about your options for affordable payment plans, removing your name from the lien sale list, and scheduling a home inspection to address leaks or issues with water meters. Come find out how to cut energy and water costs and get a free weatherization kit and learn about foreclosure prevention assistance and loan modifications from a counselor.To RSVP or find out if you are on the lien sale list call University Neighborhood Housing Program at 718-933-2539.For more info about this event and others, check out our Events Calendar: Editor’s note: What did we miss? Send details to bronxnewsnetwork[at]gmail.com.

Memorial Services for Ozzie Brown to be Held Today

Ozzie Brown, a colorful, loquacious and dedicated member of the Bronx’s Community Board 7 who was also active in the civil rights movement and an advocate for diabetes awareness, died last week after a battle with cancer. He was 67 years old. Services are being held today for Brown at John J. Fox funeral home at 203 E. 201st St. (at the corner of E. 201st Street and Grand Concourse) from 2 to 5 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. Former Bronx Borough President Adolfo Carrion, who said Brown was “one of his best friends,” will speak at the night service. In an interview this morning, Carrion called Brown a “true Renaissance Man.”