Post Tagged with: "Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr."

Push begins to reclaim Harlem River waterfront

Push begins to reclaim Harlem River waterfront

Environment, Parks March 8, 2012 at 9:18 am 1 comment

With FreshDirect set to occupy a crucial piece of the waterfront, a grassroots coalition, buoyed by promises of federal support, has launched an effort to reclaim recreational access to the Harlem River shore.

City approves FreshDirect subsidies

City approves FreshDirect subsidies

Business, Environment, News February 14, 2012 at 5:15 pm 3 comments

The city’s Industrial Development Agency voted overwhelmingly on Feb. 14 in favor of subsidies that will bring the food delivery company FreshDirect to Port Morris, as about a dozen South Bronx residents sat and fumed that the agreement was rammed through without sufficient public input.

FreshDirect makes new promises to Bronx

FreshDirect makes new promises to Bronx

Business, Environment, News February 14, 2012 at 11:30 am 0 comments

Responding to intense criticism from South Bronx residents and organizations over the deal to subsidize a new facility in Port Morris for FreshDirect, the online grocer has promised to seek out Bronx residents for new jobs, to expand its service to the Bronx and to build a non-polluting fleet of delivery trucks.

From the editor: Living wage sold out

From the editor: Living wage sold out

Business, Politics January 18, 2012 at 8:28 am 0 comments

The battle to require businesses that receive city subsidies to pay their workers a living wage began with a bang when Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. led a fight to reject the creation of a shopping mall at the Kingsbridge Armory if retail workers weren’t paid enough to make ends meet in this most expensive of cities.

The battle has ended with a whimper.

Angry residents say ‘nobody told us’

Angry residents say ‘nobody told us’

Government, Housing December 5, 2011 at 6:27 pm 4 comments

Group battling home for mentally ill says residents were blindsided The developer of a controversial housing development set to break ground in Mott Haven notified local politicians of the organization’s plans nearly a year ago, according to a document he released this week. But neighborhood residents fighting the project sayRead More