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Residents hopeful new NYPD commish will focus on community relations

Residents hopeful new NYPD commish will focus on community relations

Police August 15, 2016 at 2:11 pm 0 comments

Assemblyman Michael Blake said an incident in which an officer used force on him in July is symptomatic of how NYPD treats black citizens. The NYPD denies the cop was out of line, and says it is investigating. Meanwhile, the Assemblyman says, the announcement that a new NYPD commish is replacing Bill Bratton is a hopeful sign.

Wonky upstart announces Assembly run

Wonky upstart announces Assembly run

Politics August 13, 2016 at 5:55 pm 0 comments

Jackson Strong will try to unseat Carmen Arroyo, the 80-year-old incumbent who has held the 84th District Assembly seat since 1994, in the Sept. 13 Democratic primary. The townhouse renovator says that “the quality of representation in our district is unacceptable.”

Residents brace for waterfront development

Residents brace for waterfront development

Environment, Government August 11, 2016 at 11:41 am 1 comment

Some residents attending an Aug. 4 forum Hostos Community College to discuss the future of the Lower Concourse North waterfront site, said they’re nervous about high rise housing they fear developers will eventually build along the banks of the Harlem River in Port Morris.

By Nomin Ujiyediin.  Program coordinator Isaac Goncalves and volunteer Dominick Josso-Martin lead students in a warmup before a soccer game at Mont Lawn City Camp in March.

Inner city kids learn life lessons

Education August 10, 2016 at 12:43 pm 0 comments

A youth program in Mott Haven is looking to provide local kids with constructive activities few of them are otherwise likely to get.

Child porn suspect indicted

Uncategorized August 9, 2016 at 7:01 pm 0 comments

A Mott Haven resident was indicted today on 1,020 counts of child pornography possession and promotion related to videos he shared and retained on his computer, depicting children as young as three years old being sexually abused. Bronx DA Darcel Clark said that “The defendant allegedly had hundreds of disturbing,Read More

New complex opens in the Hub

New complex opens in the Hub

Business, Economy August 8, 2016 at 7:42 pm 1 comment

Retail mall opens in the Hub After much fanfare, a new 88,000 square-foot retail facility, opened in July at 149th Street between Bergen and Brook avenues. The two-story development is home to Vistasite Eye Care, DaVita Dialysis Center, Brightpoint Health, Metropolitan College of New York, Boston Market, Dunkin Donuts, a Fine Fare supermarketRead More

Cops look to mend community ties, lower crime

Cops look to mend community ties, lower crime

Police August 8, 2016 at 7:36 pm 0 comments

Residents see crime rates rise higher than anywhere else in NYC Earlier this summer, three men took a taxi from Harlem to Mott Haven. When the cabdriver pulled up to his passengers’ stated destination at 149th Street and Jackson Avenue, he felt the muzzle of a gun against his forehead. The menRead More

Exhibit shows the power of citizen journalism

Exhibit shows the power of citizen journalism

Culture, Police August 2, 2016 at 3:29 pm 0 comments

An exhibit called New Documents that opened at the Bronx Documentary Center last Thursday, highlights the courage of eyewitnesses who helped spark social change by recording history and exposing abuses of power over the years, through photos and video.