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Housing rises on reclaimed land in Melrose

Housing rises on reclaimed land in Melrose

Environment, Government, Housing April 8, 2010 at 12:08 pm 0 comments

Contaminated vacant lots are cleaned up An eight-story apartment building rising on the Northeast corner of East 158th Street and Third Avenue will complete the transformation of the intersection. Dubbed La Terraza, the building will join two more apartment buildings developed by the Melrose-based non-profit Nos Quedamos in the lastRead More

Politicians’ kin admits to embezzlement

Politics March 12, 2010 at 7:26 pm 1 comment

Arroyos benefited from theft from low-income housing The head of a Bronx non-profit has admitted that he embezzled $115,000 intended to help low-income tenants and funneled some of the money to Assemblywoman Carmen Arroyo, his grandmother, and Councilwoman Maria del Carmen Arroyo, his aunt. Richard Izquierdo Arroyo, pleaded guilty inRead More

Residents rail against transit cuts

Politics March 12, 2010 at 8:12 am 0 comments

MTA told plan could devastate families By joe hirsch news@huntspointexpress.com Bronx bus riders could soon be looking for other means of getting around when the MTA implements service cuts this summer. The transit agency announced on March 24 that it will slash service across the city beginning on June 27,Read More

In new home, Per Scholas creates opportunity

In new home, Per Scholas creates opportunity

Business, Education February 6, 2010 at 4:01 pm 0 comments

When Torrey Hopkins got out of jail in 1999, it was easy for him to find a job. Hopkins, who had done time for a non-violent offense he committed as a teenager, had done well in high school and had good references that landed him a job in information technology.Read More

Archbishop of Canterbury visits St. Ann’s

Archbishop of Canterbury visits St. Ann’s

Religion February 2, 2010 at 11:31 am 0 comments

The Archbishop of Canterbury visited St. Ann’s Church on Jan. 27 to gain an understanding of the work the the Episcopal Church does with the poor. Rev. Martha Overall, the pastor of the Mott Haven church, showed Archbishop Rowan Williams the church’s Wednesday food pantry. She told the archbishop, whoRead More

Latino Museum shortchanges NYC, says Senator

Politics February 1, 2010 at 2:51 pm 3 comments

A museum dedicated to Latinos in the United States has been in the pipeline in the nation’s capital for several years, but at least one Latino lawmaker from the Bronx is unhappy. State Senator Rubén Díaz Sr. is concerned that Puerto Ricans and New Yorkers are being left out.

Grant promises unemployed 300 'green jobs'

Education, Environment, Jobs January 29, 2010 at 3:44 pm 1 comment

The recipient of a $4 million federal grant is promising that 300 unemployed residents of Hunts Point, Longwood, Mott Haven, Melrose and Port Morris will find jobs under a new training program for “green” jobs. The Consortium for Worker Education will use the money to establish a Center for EnvironmentalRead More

Mott Haven job programs offer hope

Jobs January 28, 2010 at 5:12 pm 0 comments

Two programs to help residents find jobs received hopeful news in January. The Disconnected Youth Training Program and the Entrepreneurial Development Program, both run by Mott Haven based non-profit SoBRO, each received funding to help economically strapped local residents improve their prospects for earning a living wage.