Candidates vie for Assembly seat Candidates vie for Assembly seat

Candidates vie for Assembly seat

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.

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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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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

New photo exhibition planned at Doc Center

New photo exhibition planned at Doc Center

An exhibition featuring documentary photography and photojournalism by contemporary Bronx photographers will open at the Bronx Documentary Center on Friday, Sept. 5. The show is scheduled to run through October 12. The gallery at the documentary center is open to the public on Thursdays and Fridays from 3-7 p.m. and Saturdays and Sundays from 1 -5 p.m. at […]

Fundraiser for slain journalist at Documentary Center

Fundraiser for slain journalist at Documentary Center

Documentary will be shown at Bronx Documentary Center in Melrose to raise funds for James Foley, the freelance journalist who was killed in Syria, and who once attended a course in reporter safety at the center.

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 […]

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.