Political and business leaders want the South Bronx to become the next technology hub for New York City, and are brainstorming new ways to bring tech companies – and the jobs and energy that come with them – to the area.
Members of the Transform Don’t Trash NYC coalition convened on the City Hall steps on Oct. 2 to urge mayoral candidates to reduce the amount of Manhattan’s trash that’s trucked to the South Bronx for processing.
A panel of representatives from the city’s Environmental Justice Alliance urged hundreds of young people at a presentation in Brooklyn, to ramp up efforts to slow global warming.
The race for Hunts Point’s seat on the City Council became a whole lot more heated in late July, as the challenger, Julio Pabon, publicly accused incumbent Maria del Carmen Arroyo of standing by while her campaign staff forged large numbers of signatures to get her on the ballot.
Mott Haven residents and activists told several mayoral candidates at a June 12 forum that whoever wins the election next November should make sure no additional trash is transported to the South Bronx for processing.