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Elected officials tell City to finish the plaza 

Business, Parks August 31, 2018 at 12:45 pm 0 comments

Construction on Roberto Clemente Plaza in the Hub stalled when the project’s contractor filed for bankruptcy in 2015. Elected officials were joined by resident leaders on Aug. 28 to pressure the City to finish the job already.

Amanda Septimo on the campaign trail.

Challenger takes on political establishment in Sept. 13 primary

Government, Politics August 30, 2018 at 12:48 pm 0 comments

Hunts Point native Amanda Septimo will try to unseat Assemblywoman Carmen Arroyo in a face-off that pits a 27-year-old, grass roots organizer against an 82-year-old party matriarch whom the challenger says has long been out of touch with her embattled constituents.

Artist Angel Martel at Brook Park on Aug. 4.

Brook Park holds fourth annual arts festival

Art, Culture August 21, 2018 at 3:46 pm 0 comments

Young artists huddled around picnic tables under tents for the fourth annual Brook Park Arts Festival on Saturday, Aug. 4.

Program offers plain talk about sex and STDs for young people

Program offers plain talk about sex and STDs for young people

Education, Health August 14, 2018 at 4:13 pm 0 comments

Sexually transmitted disease rates rose among all age groups in the city, from 452 per 100,000 people in 2014 to 497 per 100,000 in 2016. STD rates per 100,000 among young adults increased from 1,811 to 1,929 in the same period.

An architectural firm's rendering of The Peninsula in Hunts Point.

Funding announced for new housing developments

Housing August 14, 2018 at 12:25 pm 0 comments

The Bronx Borough President’s office has allocated more than $3 million in capital funding for five housing developments, including $800,000 for The Peninsula on Spofford Avenue in Hunts Point and $500,000 for a new development at 111 Willow Avenue in Port Morris. 

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Parkland activists take their fight to the Bronx

Police, Politics August 12, 2018 at 4:53 pm 0 comments

A nationwide, youth-led campaign to muzzle gun violence made a stop in Port Morris on Friday, bringing an urgent message to Bronx residents: Vote for change. 

A vacant storefront on Third Avenue near The Hub.

Can pilot project help small businesses in The Hub survive?

Business August 3, 2018 at 3:30 pm 0 comments

Business boosters hope a new initiative will help put a dent in the number of vacant storefronts in The Hub, while serving as a useful experiment for other city neighborhoods.

Popular Community Bank awaits judge’s decision

Popular Community Bank awaits judge’s decision

Economy August 2, 2018 at 10:35 pm 0 comments

A judge in New York State Supreme Court in Manhattan will decide on Aug. 6 whether a settlement should go forward in a class action suit that would require Puerto Rico’s biggest bank to pay nearly $8 million to some of its customers and their attorneys.