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Participatory Budgeting voting underway

Participatory Budgeting voting underway

Politics April 9, 2018 at 7:25 pm 0 comments

A citywide government program called Participatory Budgeting allows citizens to vote on how the local council member will spend part of his money – up to $1 million — in the district.

Group to launch composting initiative in June

Group to launch composting initiative in June

Environment, Jobs March 21, 2017 at 10:12 pm 0 comments

GreenFeen, a social enterprise and environmental consulting firm that uses HipHop to promote sustainability as a lifestyle, is actively recruiting customers for collection, carting and use of organic waste. The nonprofit, which has received Minority and Women-Owned Business Enterprise certification, hopes to inspire young activists in the New York CityRead More

Literacy initiative kicks off in local school

Literacy initiative kicks off in local school

Education March 7, 2017 at 2:09 pm 0 comments

The summer reading lists for students at six Mott Haven public schools just grew exponentially, thanks to two nonprofit organizations aiming to raise literacy rates in low-income New York City neighborhoods.

South Bronx Food Market wins small business award

South Bronx Food Market wins small business award

Business February 2, 2017 at 6:52 pm 0 comments

A Mott Haven start-up is one of three small businesses in the Bronx to win an entrepreneurship award for innovative business plans that set environmental sustainability as a priority.

Scholarship created to honor memory of activist

Scholarship created to honor memory of activist

Education, Politics February 2, 2017 at 1:02 pm 0 comments

To honor the legacy of Ramón Jiménez, Hostos Community College announced it will establish a scholarship in the South Bronx-based lawyer and activist’s name.

Lottery process opens for new Melrose apartments

Lottery process opens for new Melrose apartments

Housing July 13, 2016 at 12:51 pm 0 comments

A development at 3160 Park Avenue in Melrose, with 151 apartments the city deems affordably-priced, are now open for prospective tenants to apply for. Tenants with incomes ranging as low as $19,612 and up to $105,100 for a household of six, are eligible participate in the lottery to get anRead More

Letters to the editor: MS 223 students plead for better school food

Education June 16, 2016 at 10:42 pm 0 comments

A group of 9th graders got together to write letters to their school administrators and to The Herald, expressing their frustration and urging the Department of Education to do better.

Bronx voters decisively back Clinton

Bronx voters decisively back Clinton

Politics April 20, 2016 at 12:24 am 0 comments

Despite grassroots support, Sanders comes up well short in Democratic primary Bronx voters overwhelmingly came out for Hillary Clinton in the April 19 Democratic presidential primary. Clinton tallied 58 percent of the New York state vote to defeat Bernie Sanders, the senator from Vermont, on Tuesday, with about 95 percent of theRead More