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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 azriel.james.relph@gmail.com 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 lindsay.lazarski@motthavenherald.com 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

Lawsuit seeks to block Randall's Island deal

Government May 26, 2009 at 3:43 pm 0 comments

Several South Bronx and East Harlem organizations and residents filed suit on May 27 in an effort to keep the city from carrying out its plan to reserve most of the ball fields on Randall’s Island for Manhattan private schools on school-day afternoons. The suit charges that the New YorkRead More

Earthfest ’09

Environment April 28, 2009 at 10:30 pm 0 comments

Local non-profits, government agencies and environmental activists provided hands-on activities and information on everything from paddling the Bronx River to conserving energy in your home at the second annual South Bronx Earth Fest on April 25 in St. Mary’s Park.

New borough chief will bring change

New borough chief will bring change

Politics April 22, 2009 at 7:40 am 0 comments

Diaz emphasizes spending on schools and green jobs By Caroline Linton caroline.linton@motthavenherald.com The Bronx Borough President’s race was all about the numbers: 21; two; $200; $270,000; three and 149. Twenty-one was April 21, the date of the special election to replace Adolfo Carrión, Jr., now a member of the ObamaRead More

City plans a new neighborhood in Mott Haven

City plans a new neighborhood in Mott Haven

Politics April 20, 2009 at 6:02 pm 13 comments

On the southern end of the Grand Concourse, barbed wire, car dealerships and auto parts suppliers line the road, surrounded by industrial buildings that have seen busier days. The Mott Haven waterfront is dotted with ministorage buildings, rows of school buses and piles of trash.

But this may change.

The city has a plan that could bring new life – and new investment – to the lower Concourse and Harlem River waterfront.

Plan calls for transforming industrial area

Plan calls for transforming industrial area

Government, Housing April 20, 2009 at 6:00 pm 5 comments

Where auto shops and empty factories now predominate, apartments and a hotel would rise By Maria Clark maria.clark@motthavenherald.com The lower section of the Grand Concourse is almost entirely dedicated to the auto industry. The road is lined with busy auto repair shops, a gas station, a newly revamped car washRead More

With change in the wind, some residents worry

With change in the wind, some residents worry

Government, Housing April 20, 2009 at 5:55 pm 0 comments

If fancy apartments and stores move in, will they be pushed out? By Caroline Linton Caroline.linton@motthavenherald.com Lamont Barkley, 42, has lived in Mott Haven his whole life and has witnessed the devastation that overtook the neighborhood, and its rebuilding. But that does not mean he’s ready for the latest change:Read More