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Bronx River Alliance to honor Herald editor

Bronx River Alliance to honor Herald editor

Environment August 27, 2009 at 5:26 am 0 comments

The Bronx River Alliance will honor the editor of the Mott Haven Herald at its annual benefit at Hunts Point Riverside Park on Thursday, Sept. 24. The award will recognize Bernard L. Stein’s work as a journalist and teacher at the Herald and its sister newspaper The Hunts Point Express,Read More

Manhattan nonprofit looks to bring jobs to Mott Haven

Manhattan nonprofit looks to bring jobs to Mott Haven

Jobs August 13, 2009 at 3:55 pm 0 comments

Jeanmarie Evelly [email protected] A nonprofit with its roots in Manhattan and branches throughout the city has set its sights on the South Bronx, with hopes of bringing jobs to the neighborhood. Fedcap, which creates jobs and trains people who have difficulty finding work to fill those positions, plans to expandRead More

Artists fret as tourists beat a path to their studios

Artists fret as tourists beat a path to their studios

Art July 27, 2009 at 9:23 am 6 comments

Will notice force Mott Haven rents up and them out? By Azriel James Relph [email protected] “Ask about my art, not my rent” reads the sign posted at the door to Edwin Gonzalez’s apartment on Third Avenue and East 134th Street. As Gonzalez pours wine and fixes lunch for friends andRead More

Port Morris wasteland dreams of green

Port Morris wasteland dreams of green

Environment, Parks, Politics July 20, 2009 at 5:31 pm 5 comments

The industrial area at the borough’s southernmost tip is a place of trucks, factories and fumes, with little to offer humans who travel by foot or by bike, or want to sit a spell. But the proposed South Bronx Greenway could bring tree-lined paths and waterfront parks to Port Morris’ lifeless streets.

Whose South Bronx Greenway is it anyway?

Whose South Bronx Greenway is it anyway?

Environment, Parks, Politics July 20, 2009 at 5:29 pm 1 comment

A number of Mott Haven community leaders are complaining that they have been left out of planning the South Bronx Greenway’s future.

At stake, they argue, is not only recreation but jobs.

Rats plague seniors in Betances Houses

Rats plague seniors in Betances Houses

Housing July 20, 2009 at 4:10 pm 1 comment

Tenants complain that they live in ‘The stinkiest building in New York” and say the Housing Authority makes things worse By Lindsay Lazarski [email protected] For months, residents of the Betances Houses building set aside for senior citizens heard the sound of claws scratching as rats scurried back and forth in theRead More

Trees talk on the Grand Concourse

Trees talk on the Grand Concourse

Art, Environment July 20, 2009 at 3:01 pm 0 comments

By Jeanmarie Evelly [email protected] The Grand Concourse, the iconic boulevard that stretches along four miles of the Bronx, has 100 years of stories to tell. This summer and fall, Bronx residents are lending their voices to share those stories—through the trees that line the street’s parks and sidewalks. The TreeRead More

East Side House celebrates three graduations

East Side House celebrates three graduations

Education July 19, 2009 at 9:37 am 2 comments

By Maria Clark [email protected] Prior to signing up for the GED certification course with the Youth and Adult Education Services at East Side House on Alexander Avenue, Jose Rivera, 18, had a hard time believing he would ever graduate from high school, let alone graduate at the top of hisRead More