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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 3 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.

Volunteer teachers Yohan Garcia, Puri Padilla, and Adela Paredes help out at St. Jerome H.A.N.D.S.' weekly food pantry for immigrants and families in need.  Photo: Allyson Escobar

Immigrants receive a helping hand

Immigration, Religion November 13, 2017 at 8:28 pm 0 comments

H.A.N.D.S. opened in 2008, as a result of the efforts of St. Jerome’s late pastor, Father John Grange, and the Sisters of St. Jerome congregation. The center serves as a safe space for hundreds of immigrant families from the neighborhood.

Patrick Delices is street campaigning at the Hunts Point Ave. 6 train last Wednesday.

Republican candidates face long odds in local City Council races

Politics November 6, 2017 at 7:48 pm 0 comments

Even though no Bronx Republican has won a seat on the New York City Council in two decades, the party’s candidates in the 8th and 17th Council districts are not giving up on tomorrow’s general election without a fight.

Clinic offers rights training for immigrants

Clinic offers rights training for immigrants

Immigration October 2, 2017 at 8:51 pm 0 comments

At a recent workshop in Mott Haven, 30+ attendees, all undocumented immigrants, were handed the same cards with “Know Your Rights” information and were informed about current immigration policies, executive orders, and safety precautions to take, in the event of an ICE-related emergency.

Non-voters weigh in on primary

Non-voters weigh in on primary

Government, Politics September 21, 2017 at 9:07 am 1 comment

The Herald conducted an informal poll of Mott Haven residents who said they had no plans on voting in the 8th City Council District Democratic primary. Although the primary winner Diana Ayala won, dark horse candidate Tamika Mapp finished a close second, drawing interest for her proposal to raise the minimum wage to $20 per hour and to prioritize NYCHA repairs over subsidizing new construction.