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Workers rally for higher wages, benefits

Workers rally for higher wages, benefits

Housing, Jobs April 13, 2017 at 3:59 pm 0 comments

A project to build affordable housing in Melrose is drawing fire from union workers and Councilman Rafael Salamanca Jr., who say the nonprofit developer behind the plan has a track record of underpaying workers and providing inadequate health benefits at other local sites.

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

Mixed feelings surround strip club’s future

Mixed feelings surround strip club’s future

Jobs January 13, 2017 at 4:50 pm 2 comments

Sin City comes in front of the State Liquor Authority on Jan. 25 for a renewal of its liquor license. Some side with the borough president, who wants the club’s license revoked, while others say they are an important neighborhood asset.

City’s plan for Lower Concourse draws fire

City’s plan for Lower Concourse draws fire

Environment, Jobs December 9, 2016 at 9:08 am 1 comment

A massive development project coming to the Grand Concourse could have a significant adverse impact on the area if it proceeds as it’s now envisioned, according to an environmental consultant for the city.

Port Morris manufacturers endangered

Port Morris manufacturers endangered

Business, Jobs September 12, 2016 at 9:35 pm 0 comments

Critics contend that the city’s announcement earlier this summer that it wants to sell a building in Port Morris to developers for $14.3 million shows that the mayor’s vow to preserve manufacturing jobs is insincere.

Massive mixed-use project edges closer

Massive mixed-use project edges closer

Housing, Jobs April 27, 2016 at 2:55 pm 2 comments

Five buildings ranging between eight and 25 stories are planned, consisting of 992 apartments, a 50,000 square-foot YMCA, 45,000 square feet of retail space, two acres of open space and community and educational facilities. But some residents are worried about the strain on public transportation and an increase in traffic once the project wraps up in three years.

‘Carwasheros’ question job safety after co-worker dies

‘Carwasheros’ question job safety after co-worker dies

Jobs March 15, 2016 at 12:10 pm 0 comments

South Bronx resident William Alberto Gomez died three days after becoming sick while working at the C & P Car Wash in Tremont. Although there’s no evidence that his death was work-related, workplace safety at carwashes has long been a concern among workers and labor advocates.

Tech ecosystem booms in the Bronx

Tech ecosystem booms in the Bronx

Education, Jobs February 7, 2016 at 1:13 pm 1 comment

A business that recently opened in Mott Haven, MetaBronx, aims to change the face of the tech world by providing fledgling tech companies a boost.