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Tuesday’s primary pits incumbent against upstart

Tuesday’s primary pits incumbent against upstart

Government, Politics June 27, 2016 at 11:23 pm 0 comments

Tuesday is Election Day in the South Bronx. Longtime Democratic incumbent Jose E. Serrano will try to fend off a challenge from a political newcomer in New York’s 15th Congressional District, which includes Hunts Point and Mott Haven. Serrano, 72, is seeking his 14th consecutive term representing the district. He wasRead More

NYCHA announces affordable housing plan for seniors

Housing June 27, 2016 at 9:17 pm 0 comments

Local seniors who live in public housing hope a new plan from the city will help open up housing opportunities for them while helping make the neighborhood more attractive.

Vigil held for slain mother of three

Vigil held for slain mother of three

Police June 18, 2016 at 4:21 pm 0 comments

More than 100 people gathered at the John Adams Houses playground in Longwood on Wednesday, holding candles and anti-gun banners to remember 29 year old Jessica White, and to condemn the neighborhood’s continued gun violence.

Letters to the editor: MS 223 students plead for better school food

Education June 16, 2016 at 10:42 pm 0 comments

A group of 9th graders got together to write letters to their school administrators and to The Herald, expressing their frustration and urging the Department of Education to do better.

Quiet street awaits major changes

Quiet street awaits major changes

Housing June 9, 2016 at 5:45 pm 0 comments

When asked about the future of their block on a recent weekday afternoon, most residents and workers said they favored the idea of new housing, but most seemed surprised that a new hotel may soon be in the works as well.

Advocates irked by slow pace of Harlem River cleanup

Advocates irked by slow pace of Harlem River cleanup

Environment June 8, 2016 at 12:02 pm 0 comments

Bronx residents and environmentalists are voicing frustration at the slow pace of city action on a plan to reduce sewage overflows into the Harlem River that are producing unsafe bacteria levels in the river.

Trendy restaurants find a foothold

Trendy restaurants find a foothold

Business June 4, 2016 at 2:38 pm 0 comments

Trendy restaurants are opening and finding a way to thrive in Mott Haven and Melrose, concurrently with a spate of new housing developments all around the neighborhood.

Students host Brook Park festival

Students host Brook Park festival

Uncategorized June 3, 2016 at 9:58 am 0 comments

Brook Park will be the site of a community day of feasting, games and gardening on June 12 from noon until 6 p.m. The park and community garden on East 141st Street and Brook Avenue will host free food, face-painting, games and arts and crafts, and will offer a chanceRead More