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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.

A row of elegant, century-old houses across the street from an NYPD tow pound the city wants to convert into a jail. Photo: Joe Hirsch

New jail belongs behind courthouse, says councilman

Politics March 6, 2018 at 6:53 pm 0 comments

Reaction has been fierce in Mott Haven, where residents have said they will fight the city’s plan to build a jail on the site of an NYPD tow pound.

Photo: Paula Moura

South Bronx is new home for some hurricane victims

Government, Health March 4, 2018 at 7:07 pm 0 comments

People displaced by extreme weather events caused by climate change have no legal protections, said an attorney at the Sabin Center for Climate Law. In contrast, the captains of industry whose businesses, environmental experts argue, are at the root of these catastrophes in the first place, receive every possible break.

Diaz Jr. hammers mayor at State of the Borough

Diaz Jr. hammers mayor at State of the Borough

Government, Politics February 22, 2018 at 4:45 pm 1 comment

Borough president says new Bronx jail site must be decided locally In his State of the Borough address this afternoon, Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. kept Mayor Bill de Blasio on notice that he will stand firm against the city’s plan to build a new jail in Mott Haven withoutRead More

City announces plans for new jail in Mott Haven

City announces plans for new jail in Mott Haven

Government February 14, 2018 at 2:31 pm 4 comments

Local elected officials are split on the proposal As part of its plan to replace the decrepit jail facility on Rikers Island with a borough-based system, the city says it will build a new jail on the site of an NYPD tow pound in Mott Haven. Mayor Bill de BlasioRead More

Photo: Kalah Siegel

New exhibit traces racist housing policy

Culture, Government February 9, 2018 at 1:41 pm 0 comments

“Undesign the Redline” takes visitors on an interactive visit into a dark chapter in the nation’s past, as it details how racism permeated health care and housing, both in New York City and nationally.

Rafael Salamanca Jr.

Salamanca named to chair City Council’s Land Use Committee

Government, Politics January 16, 2018 at 3:12 pm 0 comments

City Councilman Rafael Salamanca Jr. was named to chair the City Council’s influential Land Use Committee, where he will be responsible for working to shape zoning measures, development and affordable housing across the city.

Photo: Allyson Escobar

Deadline looms for ‘dreamers’

Immigration December 4, 2017 at 10:00 pm 0 comments

Permit renewals for DACA recipients will officially terminate in March, as Congress continues to debate action before government funding expires in December.