Jackson Strong will try to unseat Carmen Arroyo, the 80-year-old incumbent who has held the 84th District Assembly seat since 1994, in the Sept. 13 Democratic primary. The townhouse renovator says that “the quality of representation in our district is unacceptable.”
A multi-year initiative calling for new green space in Mott Haven and Port Morris, is expected to include the creation of a park on the eastern edge of 132nd Street, and another a few blocks away.
Despite voting to keep to keep the heavily-favored incumbents in office, Mott Haven voters had no shortage of advice on just what their elected officials should be doing to improve the lives of their constituents.
A judge ruled that there will be no new Democratic primary for the state Assembly’s 84th District, which includes Mott Haven and Melrose, dismissing a lawsuit by one of the candidates, amid charges of electioneering, fraud and polling irregularities.
Retirees who have depended on Betances Senior Center on St. Ann’s Ave. as a place to meet friends are worried delays in repairs mean the city has no plans to reopen the facility.