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Voices of Mott Haven: Community members reject mayor’s jail plan

Voices of Mott Haven: Community members reject mayor’s jail plan

News April 27, 2018 at 6:13 pm 0 comments

Mott Haven residents speak out against the city’s plan to build a jail on the site of an NYPD tow pound.

Pressure cooker on Port Morris street snarls traffic

Pressure cooker on Port Morris street snarls traffic

News, Police September 21, 2016 at 11:15 pm 0 comments

A pressure cooker left on the side of a Port Morris Street on Wednesday afternoon led to major traffic delays on the Major Deegan Expressway, before NYPD’s counterterrorism unit found the device was benign.

Mayor’s housing plan won’t help neediest, say Bronxites

Mayor’s housing plan won’t help neediest, say Bronxites

Housing, News December 12, 2015 at 2:17 pm 0 comments

Most of the new housing being proposed is slated for tenants who earn between 60 and 130 percent of the AMI, making them low- to moderate-income level earners, according to the administration’s definition of affordability. That range is beyond the reach of most Bronx families.

From the editor: Erasing history

From the editor: Erasing history

Housing, News November 10, 2015 at 8:13 am 1 comment

Names have meaning. Erasing our neighborhood’s names erases from memory the courage of those who endured, those who rebuilt and those who strive today to raise their families and improve their lot in the South Bronx.

Parishioners prepare for popular Pope’s visit

Parishioners prepare for popular Pope’s visit

News, Religion September 22, 2015 at 10:04 pm 0 comments

A visit to St Anselm’s and other Catholic churches in Mott Haven showed how the excitement over Pope Francis’s visit to New York City is spreading through the neighborhood.

Needy enjoy holiday meal

Needy enjoy holiday meal

News December 26, 2013 at 1:22 pm 1 comment

FreshDirect partners with food pantry Give Them to Eat, the food pantry of the Spanish Evangelical Church on East 155th Street in Melrose, hosted a holiday meal for 100 people in need on Dec. 19. FreshDirect provided the food, including turkey, stuffing, potatoes and vegetables, and volunteers from the on-lineRead More

Sandy goes easy on Mott Haven

Sandy goes easy on Mott Haven

News, Police November 1, 2012 at 7:50 pm 1 comment

Neighborhood emerges from hurricane with minor damage Mott Haven and Port Morris residents—spared the worst in Hurricane Sandy’s rampage through the Northeast—have begun to clean up their neighborhood. The area lost a beloved tree and suffered a manhole explosion that prompted a power shutoff, officials said.  High winds and streetRead More

City approves FreshDirect subsidies

City approves FreshDirect subsidies

Business, Environment, News February 14, 2012 at 5:15 pm 3 comments

The city’s Industrial Development Agency voted overwhelmingly on Feb. 14 in favor of subsidies that will bring the food delivery company FreshDirect to Port Morris, as about a dozen South Bronx residents sat and fumed that the agreement was rammed through without sufficient public input.