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Local waterfront gets failing grades

Local waterfront gets failing grades

Environment June 3, 2017 at 10:10 am 0 comments

A new scorecard unveiled by a coalition of environmental groups this week rates Mott Haven’s riverfront among New York City’s worst in all three categories measured to gauge the health and vibrancy of 39 waterfront neighborhoods.

Narco Freedom owners plead guilty to fraud charges

Narco Freedom owners plead guilty to fraud charges

Government, Health June 1, 2017 at 9:44 am 0 comments

The executives who ran the disgraced Mott Haven nonprofit Narco Freedom Inc. pled guilty yesterday in New York State Supreme Court in the Bronx, to charges that they stole at least $27 million from Medicaid and the State of New York, by taking advantage of drug addicts through an elaborate scam that spanned years.

A Senior Homelessness Project reviews paperwork with a client at Bronx housing court.

Funds about to run out for senior housing program

Housing May 31, 2017 at 10:27 am 0 comments

A program meant to prevent low-income Bronx seniors from being evicted from their homes is on the verge of closing, at a time when such protection is most urgently needed, say housing advocates.

City’s Mill Pond Park housing plan is on to borough prez

City’s Mill Pond Park housing plan is on to borough prez

Housing, Politics May 30, 2017 at 9:54 pm 0 comments

Highbridge’s Community Board 4 last week voted 19-12 to approve the city’s proposal to build housing on Pier 5, a 5-acre parcel adjacent to Mill Pond Park. But residents who oppose the plan say the vote does not reflect the will of the community, adding they will keep fighting for existing parkland to be extended instead.

Students at Upbeat NYC wait to perform. Photo: Carmen Rios-Nuñez

Street festival highlights need for community center

Art, Culture May 25, 2017 at 2:24 pm 0 comments

Mott Haven residents are hopeful they can convert an abandoned health clinic into a multi-purpose center that would benefit the community before the city allows developers to get their hands on it.

Report: Local housing stock becoming increasingly unaffordable

Report: Local housing stock becoming increasingly unaffordable

Housing May 22, 2017 at 11:30 am 0 comments

A recent report on the risk of tenant displacement puts Mott Haven and Port Morris at ground zero, due to a perfect storm of a low-income population coupled with good access to transit and recent development activity.

South Bronx HS pitcher Justin Almonte. Photo: Josh Eisenberg

Phoenix on brink of undefeated season

Parks May 15, 2017 at 10:19 am 0 comments

For the Phoenix of South Bronx High School, the pressure was officially on. To keep their undefeated 12-0 season going, they’d have to score in the last rays of spring light.

Summit raises hopes for South Bronx to become tech hub

Economy, Jobs May 4, 2017 at 9:06 pm 0 comments

Political and business leaders want the South Bronx to become the next technology hub for New York City, and are brainstorming new ways to bring tech companies – and the jobs and energy that come with them – to the area.