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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.