To the Editor: Is mayor showing double standard on FreshDirect? To the Editor: Is mayor showing double standard on FreshDirect?

To the Editor: Is mayor showing double standard on FreshDirect?

An incoming resident writes that “by kowtowing to Brooklyn demands while blowing off the same from the Bronx, it paints an ugly picture of how the Bronx waterfront is slated for industrial / commercial development – residents’ health be damned,” unlike Brooklyn.

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New senior apartments proposed New senior apartments proposed

New senior apartments proposed

Mott Haven seniors who contend that services for their age group are scarce hope the proposed expansion of one neighborhood facility is a step in the right direction.

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LGBTQ Bronxites show their pride LGBTQ Bronxites show their pride

LGBTQ Bronxites show their pride

Despite gloomy weather, Crotona Park was a bright rainbow hue for the Bronx LGBTQ Pride and Health Fair on July 19.

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Residents eagerly await new greenhouse Residents eagerly await new greenhouse

Residents eagerly await new greenhouse

Some public housing residents in Mott Haven are hoping a new greenhouse on the grounds of their complex will help transform a part of the neighborhood from a food desert to a hub of healthfulness.

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Safety cameras are a bust, say NYCHA tenants

Safety cameras are a bust, say NYCHA tenants

Residents at Moore Houses say an expensive program aimed to increase safety through the use of closed circuit cameras is burning a hole in taxpayers’ pockets.

Parks repair shop moving to Mott Haven

Parks repair shop moving to Mott Haven

The city’s parks department is about to relocate a key operation to Mott Haven, despite some residents’ concerns it could make the neighborhood’s notorious traffic problem worse.

Mark-Viverito opens district office

Mark-Viverito opens district office

City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito cut the ribbon on her new space at 214 St. Ann’s Avenue between East 137th and 138th streets, a half a block from NYCHA’s Millbrook Houses.

Family drug ring busted in Melrose

Family drug ring busted in Melrose

A father and his three sons are charged with luring Medicaid recipients to their Morris Avenue bodega, with promises of cash in exchange for prescription painkillers.

Neighborhood News

Vaccinations for youth on Aug. 27

Lincoln Medical Center is teaming with the Bronx Bombers to help immunize children and teens at Yankee Stadium on Wednesday, August 27. The 8th annual Back-to-School Immunization Campaign will be held between 10 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. at the stadium for kids ages 4-18.

PS 5 learn, even when school’s out

For the third straight year students at a Port Morris elementary school who would otherwise be idle are getting a chance to improve their grades through fun activities. The children at PS 5 on Jackson Avenue are participating in New York City Summer Quest, a pilot program that aims to keep kids busy during the summer months. The city’s […]

Serrano’s staffers to meet with seniors July 17

State Senator José Serrano’s staff will meet with constituents to discuss issues for seniors on Thursday, July 17 between 11:30 am to 2:30 p.m. at the Mitchel Houses Senior Center, 188 Lincoln Avenue between E. 136th & E. 138th streets.

Paper shredders profit in Port Morris

Paper shredders profit in Port Morris

In the heart of Port Morris’ industrial area, one company operates by an unusual business model to help it succeed.

“El Canario” captivates St. Mary’s crowd

“El Canario” captivates St. Mary’s crowd

The sound of salsa echoed through St. Mary’s Park, as hundreds listened to Dominican vocalist José Alberto, also known as “El Canario,” in helping to celebrate Fania Records’ 50th anniversary.