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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.

Local elections are landslides

Politics, Uncategorized November 5, 2014 at 5:08 pm 0 comments

Democratic incumbents go nearly unchallenged Hunts Point and Mott Haven voters provided few surprises in the Nov. 4 elections, as they re-elected the local incumbents by overwhelming majorities. Though Republicans won big on the national stage, Democrats continued to maintain their stranglehold on the Bronx. In the 15th District for theRead More

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Local Democrats sweep into office

Politics November 5, 2014 at 1:38 pm 0 comments

Despite voting to keep to keep the heavily-favored incumbents in office, Mott Haven voters had no shortage of advice on just what their elected officials should be doing to improve the lives of their constituents.

Federal funds en route for Port Morris walkers, bikers

Federal funds en route for Port Morris walkers, bikers

Transportation June 16, 2014 at 6:31 pm 0 comments

Crossing the Bruckner Expressway on foot or by bike can be hazardous to your health. To address the problem, the federal government has announced it will provide nearly a million dollars to protect pedestrians and bicyclists who try to cross the ever-perilous expressway in Port Morris.

Post Office lobby wins landmark status

Art December 20, 2013 at 7:56 am 0 comments

The majestic lobby of the Post Office building on the Grand Concourse at East 149th St. is now officially a city landmark. The Landmarks Preservation Commission approved the designation of the lobby as an interior landmark in December, citing its architectural and historic significance.

FreshDirect funding request hits snag

Environment, Jobs December 19, 2013 at 5:53 pm 2 comments

The New York Empowerment Zone said “no” to FreshDirect’s request for $3.5 million to help them move to Port Morris.

Pabón enters Council race

Pabón enters Council race

Politics April 11, 2013 at 9:08 am 4 comments

A political outsider enters the race for the City Council’s 17th District seat in the South Bronx, looking to topple long-time incumbent Maria del Carmen Arroyo.

Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. joined postal workers at a rally against proposed cuts at the main Bronx post office on 149th Street. Last Chrismas Eve, the USPS announced it put the historic building up for sale.

Pols say “no” to closure of PO

Economy, Government March 21, 2013 at 7:54 pm 2 comments

Elected officials are challenging the US Postal Service’s attempts to sell the historic post office building at the corner of 149th St. and the Grand Concourse.