Post Tagged with: "City Councilwoman Melissa Mark-Viverito"

Participatory budgeting votes tallied

Government April 23, 2013 at 5:18 pm 0 comments

Councilwoman doubles initial allocation to $1.9 million for this year’s projects.

Advocates for more green space in the Harlem River Yards point to parks along the Bronx River like this one next door to the Fulton Fish Market as examples of the way industry and recreation can share space.industry and recreation can share space.

Residents push for greener waterfront

Environment, Parks January 25, 2013 at 8:12 pm 4 comments

Election year presents opportunities to press for policy changes, City Councilwoman Mark-Viverito tells Mott Havenites.

Parents, kids rally to save school

Parents, kids rally to save school

Education, Government November 16, 2012 at 9:42 am 0 comments

City threatens to close a Mott Haven elementary school, but students and their parents urge education officials to reconsider.

Pols call for halt to mental health home

Pols call for halt to mental health home

Government, Health October 23, 2012 at 9:22 pm 3 comments

Elected officials have joined homeowners in urging Governor Cuomo not to subsidize a residence for tenants with mental illness in Mott Haven, complaining the area has already done its fair share. But construction has begun and Cuomo has been silent.

Incinerators will foul the air, activists warn

Incinerators will foul the air, activists warn

Environment, Parks June 27, 2012 at 1:39 pm 1 comment

Advocates and residents say the South Bronx continues to take a disproportionate amount of the city’s garbage, because the mayor has not yet followed through on proposals to build waste transfer stations elsewhere. They also worry the neighborhood may be targeted for construction of trash incinerators.

Participatory budgeting votes are in

Participatory budgeting votes are in

Government, Housing, Parks April 4, 2012 at 8:28 am 1 comment

Millbrook Houses in Mott Haven will get long-awaited improvements to its playground on St. Ann’s Avenue, and public housing projects across the neighborhood will receive new tamper-proof security cameras as part of the city’s first-ever participatory budgeting initiative.

Street renamed for Naiesha Pearson

Street renamed for Naiesha Pearson

Government, Police, Politics April 2, 2012 at 10:14 am 0 comments

Residents and officials commemorate slain child The corner of E. 139th St. and Brook Avenue in Mott Haven was renamed Naiesha Pearson Place on March 31st, in memory of the ten-year-old girl whose death shook the community when she was struck by a stray bullet in September 2005. Some 100 family,Read More

Council members demonstrate for Trayvon Martin

Council members demonstrate for Trayvon Martin

Government, Police March 28, 2012 at 5:29 pm 0 comments

Members of the New York City Council donned hoodies in a show of solidarity with slain Florida teen Trayvon Martin, in a demonstration on the steps of City Hall organized by one of Mott Haven’s representatives, Melissa Mark-Viverito.