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Precinct moving plan draws fire

Precinct moving plan draws fire

As the city finalizes plans to move 40th Precinct headquarters from its longtime home on 138th Street, residents worry that the lack of police presence would leave that volatile area more vulnerable to crime.

Residents weigh in on budgetary needs

Residents weigh in on budgetary needs

Residents began the Participatory Budgeting process in Mott Haven for the third straight year, proposing neighborhood improvement projects with funding from City Councilwoman Melissa Mark-Viverito’s budget.

Community budgeting nears decision time

Delegates study proposals, will select projects to fund Residents are eager to know how their decisions will impact the spending of $1 million in tax revenue this winter in Mott Haven and Melrose. Last fall, City Councilwoman Melissa Mark-Viverito announced her constituents would be able to decide how the money should be spent, as part […]

Tenants look to cameras for safety

Tenants look to cameras for safety

Public housing tenants around the city are feeling nervous about their safety, surveys show, and two new initiatives being pioneered in the South Bronx are aimed at helping them feel safer. But while both initiatives call for security cameras inside NYCHA buildings to help protect residents, housing officials support one, while rejecting a method tenant […]

Tenants challenge police policy

Tenants challenge police policy

Public housing “residents feel like they’re being targeted and harassed in their own homes,” says a tenant leader.