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From the editor: Our new city council member

From the editor: Our new city council member

Government, Politics February 29, 2016 at 12:33 pm 1 comment

As the district manager of Community Board 2 Rafael Salamanca was an energetic advocate for Hunts Point and Longwood. He was a visible presence at neighborhood meetings that addressed concerns about traffic on the area’s truck-burdened streets and issues of health and housing.

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Joann Otero hopes experience will woo voters in special election

Politics January 12, 2016 at 9:03 am 1 comment

Joann Otero, who was chief of staff for Maria del Carmen Arroyo during Arroyo’s 10 years as city councilwoman, is hoping her decade of service will help carry her into office to replace her mentor in the Feb. 23 special election.

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Councilwoman Arroyo resigning

Politics November 23, 2015 at 7:05 pm 0 comments

City Councilwoman Maria del Carmen Arroyo has announced that she will resign at the end of the year, after ten years representing Hunts Point and Mott Haven.

The New York Power Authority's two smokestacks on E. 132nd Street in Port Morris.

Activists urge state to close power plant

Environment September 28, 2015 at 5:09 pm 0 comments

Environmental activists are trying to stop a Port Morris power plant from obtaining a renewal for its permit to operate, arguing that the company’s emissions violate state standards and contribute to the area’s famously poor air quality.

Synthetic pot stokes fears in Mott Haven

Synthetic pot stokes fears in Mott Haven

Health, Police August 5, 2015 at 2:59 pm 0 comments

A form of synthetic marijuana known as K2 has made inroads in the Hub, worrying many that if it is not addressed quickly, the problem could spiral out of control.

Plans afoot to green Port Morris waterfront

Plans afoot to green Port Morris waterfront

Environment, Parks July 10, 2015 at 9:09 am 0 comments

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.

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.

Stericycle's waste management transfer facility has drawn harsh rebukes from residents, activists and public officials..

Residents rip waste transfer plan

Environment, Health October 8, 2014 at 11:07 pm 1 comment

Irate residents and city officials leveled withering criticism at four representatives of medical waste treatment giant Stericycle in a public meeting on Oct. 7 at Hostos Community College, saying they would urge the state to shut down its Port Morris facility.