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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.

Rodriguez concedes: Diana Ayala wins primary, will face Republican in November election

Rodriguez concedes: Diana Ayala wins primary, will face Republican in November election

Government, Politics September 19, 2017 at 6:32 pm 0 comments

Robert J. Rodriguez has conceded to Melissa Mark-Viverito staffer Diana Ayala, making her the Democrat who will run in the general election on Nov. 7. If she wins, as widely expected, Ayala will replace her term-limited boss as representative for the 8th City Council District.

Salamanca easily wins Democratic primary

Salamanca easily wins Democratic primary

Government, Politics September 15, 2017 at 12:53 pm 0 comments

Incumbent Rafael Salamanca Jr. cruised to victory in the Sept. 12 Democratic primary, defeating retired health care administrator Helen Hines, his only opponent, to continue representing Hunts Point, Longwood and Melrose in the 17th City Council District.

Ayala, Rodriguez locked in dead heat in Council primary

Ayala, Rodriguez locked in dead heat in Council primary

Government, Politics September 13, 2017 at 11:23 am 0 comments

A photo finish in the Sept. 12 Democratic primary for City Council left Mott Haven and Port Morris unsure who will be running in the general election this November.

Councilman looks to defend his seat in Sept. 12 primary

Councilman looks to defend his seat in Sept. 12 primary

Politics August 23, 2017 at 9:21 am 0 comments

“Every couple of weeks, there’s a different pressing issue,” says City Councilman Rafael Salamanca, 37, who will run in a Sept. 12 primary to protect his seat in the 17th City Council District.