Nannette Torres’ daughter and son attend St. Jerome in the Mott Haven neighborhood of the South Bronx. Torres said the announced closure hit especially close to home.
St. Jerome is one of the 22 schools the Archdiocese of New York plans to close for financial reasons. And as WFUV’s Claudia Morell reports, the closure is seen not only as the loss of a school but a tear in the community’s fabric.
City sanitation officials hope for tree cleanup to be complete by Thursday.
In the Fordham area of the Bronx, contractors and New York City sanitation officials scramble to clear the city streets of fallen debris, mainly trees.