Politics

Julio Pabón says he’s still the outsider candidate

Julio Pabón says he’s still the outsider candidate

Politics January 15, 2016 at 6:42 pm 0 comments

In running for the recently vacated 17th district city council seat that represents Melrose, Morrisania and Hunts Point, Julio Pabón finds himself in a familiar role: anti-establishment outsider.

Joann Otero

Joann Otero hopes experience will woo voters in special election

Politics January 12, 2016 at 9:03 am 0 comments

Joann Otero, who was chief of staff for Maria del Carmen Arroyo during Arroyo’s 10 years as city councilwoman, is hoping her decade of service will help carry her into office to replace her mentor in the Feb. 23 special election.

Arroyo among honorees at SoBRO gala

Politics December 5, 2015 at 3:02 pm 0 comments

Adam Green of Rocking the Boat and City Councilwoman Maria del Carmen Arroyo were among those honored at SoBRO’s annual event.

Maria del Carmen Arroyo

Councilwoman Arroyo resigning

Politics November 23, 2015 at 7:05 pm 0 comments

City Councilwoman Maria del Carmen Arroyo has announced that she will resign at the end of the year, after ten years representing Hunts Point and Mott Haven.

Young leaders get a seat at the table

Young leaders get a seat at the table

Education, Politics November 5, 2015 at 3:19 pm 0 comments

For the first time, Melrose-based community development group Nos Quedamos brought four young people among its delegation to the prestigious SOMOS el Futuro conference in San Juan, Puerto Rico.

2016 Participatory Budgeting gets underway

2016 Participatory Budgeting gets underway

Government, Politics October 9, 2015 at 9:49 pm 0 comments

Mott Haven residents met on Oct. 7 to discuss how the community should spend $1 million.

Immigration debate hits home at local restaurant

Immigration debate hits home at local restaurant

Immigration, Politics March 16, 2015 at 9:00 am 1 comment

The owners of a popular Mott Haven restaurant are hopeful the President’s plan to help undocumented immigrants will be enacted.

From the editor: Unjust punishment for an immigrant

From the editor: Unjust punishment for an immigrant

Immigration, Politics January 19, 2015 at 11:24 am 1 comment

An advocate for immigrants has been barred from the United States. You can help right this wrong.