Post Tagged with: "City Councilman Rafael Salamanca Jr."

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Bronxites push back against proposed rent hikes

Housing June 21, 2018 at 3:20 pm 0 comments

The NYC Rent Guidelines Board is considering an increase of 0.75% and 2.75% for one-year lease renewals, and 1.75% to 3.75% for two-year renewals. Tenants packed a public hearing at Hostos Community College on June 11 to tell the nine-member board that that those hikes are too high, and they may not be able to pay them.

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City shoots for safe injection site in Longwood

Government, Health May 23, 2018 at 8:05 pm 0 comments

A prominent Mott Haven business booster agrees that Longwood is a bad place to put the site, and has a suggestion for the mayor: Put it in The Hub.

City announces plans for new jail in Mott Haven

City announces plans for new jail in Mott Haven

Government February 14, 2018 at 2:31 pm 4 comments

Local elected officials are split on the proposal As part of its plan to replace the decrepit jail facility on Rikers Island with a borough-based system, the city says it will build a new jail on the site of an NYPD tow pound in Mott Haven. Mayor Bill de BlasioRead More

Stebbins-Hewitt tenant president Ray Serrano braces against the cold indoors. Photo: Trevor Boyer

NYCHA complexes fight the cold, and the system

Housing January 18, 2018 at 5:09 pm 0 comments

While most New Yorkers waited out record low temperatures from the comfort of their heated homes this holiday season, thousands of NYCHA residents braced against the single digit cold with no such luck.

Community organizes to reduce damage done by drug users

Community organizes to reduce damage done by drug users

Police November 14, 2017 at 7:42 pm 0 comments

Increased needle sightings are just one of the symptoms that surfaced this spring, after the 40th Precinct shut down The Hole—a notorious drug den out of sight from onlookers on E. 149th St. and St. Ann’s Ave.

Councilman pushes for opioid antidote in schools

Councilman pushes for opioid antidote in schools

Health October 25, 2017 at 3:49 pm 0 comments

The South Bronx had the highest rate of drug overdoses in the city last year, according to a study by the health department. City Councilman Rafael Salamanca Jr. is proposing a bill to require local schools to have the antidote on hand to administer if needed, but the mayor’s office is pushing back.

Salamanca easily wins Democratic primary

Salamanca easily wins Democratic primary

Government, Politics September 15, 2017 at 12:53 pm 0 comments

Incumbent Rafael Salamanca Jr. cruised to victory in the Sept. 12 Democratic primary, defeating retired health care administrator Helen Hines, his only opponent, to continue representing Hunts Point, Longwood and Melrose in the 17th City Council District.

Ayala, Rodriguez locked in dead heat in Council primary

Ayala, Rodriguez locked in dead heat in Council primary

Government, Politics September 13, 2017 at 11:23 am 0 comments

A photo finish in the Sept. 12 Democratic primary for City Council left Mott Haven and Port Morris unsure who will be running in the general election this November.