After years of neglect, the run-down Third Avenue Bridge is getting a thorough cleaning, thanks to some engaged residents and neighborhood organizations.
For students at M.S. 343 in Mott Haven, a visit to the principal’s office is a treat. Principal Vincent Gassetto’s headquarters is where they’ll find Buttons, a tan terrier mix puppy nestled on a blue plaid dog bed.
The South Bronx Overall Economic Development Corp. (SoBRO) announced that it has hired a replacement for its longtime director Philip Morrow, who retired last March. Steven Brown, who has spent his whole career running nonprofits geared towards affordable housing and job training, was named president and CEO of the organization this month.
An ambitious proposal for a 26-story building on the Grand Concourse narrowly passed a preliminary vote of Community Board 1, as board members repeatedly rejected reassurances by developers and a city official that the complex will benefit the community.
This school year, a group of 100 students in the fifth and sixth grade will form the inaugural cohort of Mott Haven Academy Middle School for Social Leadership. Eventually, the school will be Pre-K through eighth grade.