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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

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