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Melrose says farewell to a senior citizen referral office

Melrose says farewell to a senior citizen referral office

Politics July 18, 2009 at 10:07 am 0 comments

Buena Ayuda closes its office By Maria Clark [email protected] The farewell ceremony at Buena Ayuda Para Personas de Edad’s corner office in Melrose was bittersweet. During its three years of operation, it has come to represent support, comfort and respect for seniors throughout the South Bronx. When it closed forRead More

Community resources for senior citizens

Politics July 18, 2009 at 8:17 am 0 comments

[email protected] The following community resources offer immigration information services, legal aid and social services: Neighborhood Self-Help By Older Persons Project, Inc. : Offers a range of services including their Healthy Life program called Proyecto Salud, to help reduce the occurrence of heart disease and diabetes among seniors. 953 Southern Blvd.,Read More

Mott Haven tenant leader passes away

Politics July 13, 2009 at 6:33 am 3 comments

By Maria Clark [email protected] Shirley Flowers was more than just a lifelong resident of the Jose de Diego-Beekman houses which span East 138th, 143d St., and St. Ann’s and Jackson Avenues. Flowers, who died in May from complications related to diabetes, was Beekman’s most ardent protector for over 30 years,Read More

Mott Haven march denounces gun violence

Mott Haven march denounces gun violence

Politics July 13, 2009 at 4:26 am 4 comments

By Joe Hirsch [email protected] Naisha Pearson was just 10 years old when she was gunned downed in Saw Mill Park on East 139th Street. She was playing at a Labor Day block party in 2005 when a stray bullet struck her. Soundslide by Maria Clark Her killer, a 20-year-old strangerRead More

Melrose kids get new playground

Melrose kids get new playground

Parks July 8, 2009 at 1:40 pm 0 comments

by Jeanmarie Evelly [email protected] Renovations to the Melrose Playground are finally complete, to the delight of local children and residents. “Happy days are here again, because the playground is open and you get to play in it,” Parks Commissioner Adrian Benepe told a crowd of well-wishers in the park onRead More

Feds charge Arroyo kin with embezzlement

Feds charge Arroyo kin with embezzlement

Housing, Politics June 12, 2009 at 8:35 am 4 comments

Housing money paid for politicians’ trips, says complaint Taxpayer funds intended for two low-income housing projects in Mott Haven paid for trips to Puerto Rico for Councilwoman Maria del Carmen Arroyo and her mother Assemblywoman Carmen Arroyo, according to a federal criminal complaint charging the assemblywoman’s grandson with embezzlement. RichardRead More

Buy-back takes an arsenal off Bronx streets

Buy-back takes an arsenal off Bronx streets

Politics June 2, 2009 at 6:08 pm 0 comments

By Azriel James Relph [email protected] When you subtract nearly a thousand guns from the arsenals of residents, what do you get? Safer Bronx streets, say the organizers of the Fourth Annual Mother’s Day Walk Against Gun Violence. In April, the most successful gun buy-back since the New York City PoliceRead More

Federal stimulus funds will open Randall’s Island to Bronxites

Federal stimulus funds will open Randall’s Island to Bronxites

Government May 26, 2009 at 3:45 pm 1 comment

But a controversial proposal could keep playing fields off-limits By Lindsay Lazarski [email protected] Elected officials and the Parks Department describe Randall’s Island as an invaluable resource, and boast that its waterfront pathways provide scenic views and “increased access” to recreation “for the neighboring communities of East Harlem and the SouthRead More