Advocates call for water parks and boat launches.
Some fifty residents gathered at the Betances Houses Community Center on a recent Friday evening for a night of film screenings and performances, and to discuss updates to the Choice Neighborhood Initiative, an ambitious plan to attract federal and private funds to help upgrade living conditions.
The city plans to finish building the Randall’s Island Connector next year; meanwhile, local residents and planners want to ensure the South Bronx gets easy access to the island’s recreational opportunities.
Irate residents and city officials leveled withering criticism at four representatives of medical waste treatment giant Stericycle in a public meeting on Oct. 7 at Hostos Community College, saying they would urge the state to shut down its Port Morris facility.
A representative from the mayor’s office told fed-up community board members that hizzoner will see to it that neighborhoods other than Mott Haven get their fair share of homeless shelters.
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.
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.
A huge medical waste management company under investigation out west has Mott Haven residents nervous, as it requests a permit to store hazardous waste in its Port Morris plant.
Protesting sky-high asthma rates, air pollution and the lack of parks and gardens, about 100 demonstrators representing Mott Haven made their voices heard at the People’s Climate March last Sunday.
The Bronx Artist Documentary Project will be on display at the Andrew Freedman Home until Oct. 8.
Workshops for children on the grounds of Mitchel Houses this summer helped keep kids active and engaged.
The Bronx Borough Democratic Committee has endorsed lawyer Marsha Michael, but former Obama operative Michael Blake has raised more money in next week’s primary for the 79th Assembly seat.