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

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.

Safety infrastructure the latest in revamping of South Bronx parks

Safety infrastructure the latest in revamping of South Bronx parks

Parks, Police September 10, 2017 at 3:11 pm 0 comments

The city is installing 40 blue light “help points” in city parks, including Soundview Starlight Concrete Plant and Pugsley Creek parks.

Councilman looks to defend his seat in Sept. 12 primary

Councilman looks to defend his seat in Sept. 12 primary

Politics August 23, 2017 at 9:21 am 0 comments

“Every couple of weeks, there’s a different pressing issue,” says City Councilman Rafael Salamanca, 37, who will run in a Sept. 12 primary to protect his seat in the 17th City Council District.