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State Sen. Ruben Diaz Sr. got out of his car to give protesters booing him the thumbs-up.

Residents protest FreshDirect groundbreaking

Environment, Politics December 23, 2014 at 3:51 pm 5 comments

FreshDirect and its government backers celebrated the start of construction in Port Morris, but protesters remain hopeful the city and the state will withhold financing for the project.

LinkNYC will put more Bronxites on line

LinkNYC will put more Bronxites on line

Government December 12, 2014 at 5:39 pm 2 comments

A new city initiative to convert moribund pay phones into Internet kiosks has some local entrepreneurs excited with the possibilities.

Employees, opponents collide over FreshDirect

Employees, opponents collide over FreshDirect

Environment, Government November 18, 2014 at 9:40 pm 4 comments

Some 100 Mott Haven residents locked horns with about as many FreshDirect employees on Nov. 17, at a contentious public hearing on the state’s plans to subsidize the online grocer’s proposed move to the Port Morris waterfront.

Borinquen Court renovations highlight disparities for seniors

Borinquen Court renovations highlight disparities for seniors

Housing October 28, 2014 at 2:12 pm 0 comments

Seniors in public housing are wistful for some of the amenities that will soon be available to the tenants of a Mott Haven complex with federal funding behind it.

The 79th Assembly District.

Candidates vie for Assembly seat

Government, Politics September 2, 2014 at 2:20 pm 2 comments

The Bronx Borough Democratic Committee has endorsed lawyer Marsha Michael, but former Obama operative Michael Blake has raised more money in next week’s primary for the 79th Assembly seat.

LGBTQ Bronxites show their pride

LGBTQ Bronxites show their pride

Culture, Parks July 31, 2014 at 12:21 pm 1 comment

Despite gloomy weather, Crotona Park was a bright rainbow hue for the Bronx LGBTQ Pride and Health Fair on July 19.

A worker shreds paper at SHREDability in Port Morris.

Paper shredders profit in Port Morris

Business, Jobs July 10, 2014 at 6:30 pm 0 comments

In the heart of Port Morris’ industrial area, one company operates by an unusual business model to help it succeed.

SoBRO, Whedco awarded revitalization grants

Business, Economy July 2, 2014 at 1:54 pm 0 comments

Whedco has said it will use the grant to bring new businesses to Southern Boulevard and Melrose. SoBRO says it will partner with businesses to shore up retailers’ facades on 139th St. and Third Avenue.