Post Tagged with: "Congressman Jose E. Serrano"

Puerto Ricans vote for statehood

Puerto Ricans vote for statehood

Government, Politics November 8, 2012 at 8:45 pm 1 comment

Rep. Serrano says island’s decision could spell trouble for GOP With the Latino vote playing a major factor in President Obama’s reelection, U.S. Rep. Jose Serrano (D) said Tuesday’s vote by Puerto Rico asking to become the 51st state could pose a new challenge for the Republican-controlled House. But Serrano, aRead More

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.

No-bid deal could enrich political fixer

No-bid deal could enrich political fixer

Housing, Politics August 23, 2012 at 8:40 am 9 comments

An investigative report by the Herald has found that three well-connected men stand to profit from a planned multi-use complex in Mott Haven, after the city let them hold onto the empty 14- 1/2 acre lot it will be built on for over 15 years.

For young and undocumented, a reprieve

For young and undocumented, a reprieve

Education, Immigration July 22, 2012 at 5:03 pm 2 comments

Although some people in the US without legal status will benefit from a recent change in immigration policy, reform advocates argue it’s not nearly enough.

A green-themed party for Earth at St. Mary’s Park

A green-themed party for Earth at St. Mary’s Park

Business, Education, Environment, Health, Parks April 25, 2012 at 11:17 am 1 comment

Residents learn about recycling, conservation at annual festival For the fifth straight year, Bronxites gathered at St. Mary’s Park to celebrate Earth Fest, sharing ideas for innovative ways to green the planet. Representatives from businesses, community organizations, and city agencies combined on April 21st to promote environmental initiatives, through informationRead More

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

City tells seniors to move out

City tells seniors to move out

Housing December 28, 2011 at 1:01 am 0 comments

Short of apartments for bigger families, NYCHA tells elderly “we need your home” In late September, 78-year-old Sylvia Matos opened her mailbox only to find an alarming letter from the city’s housing authority, asking her to vacate her apartment of almost half a century. The reason: she lives alone inRead More