Post Tagged with: "Morrisania"

Salim Wilson Photo: Kaitlin Sullivan

Suspect pleads not guilty in McKinley Houses murder

Police November 9, 2017 at 6:45 pm 0 comments

Salim Wilson, 25, pleaded not guilty Wednesday to second-degree murder in the Aug. 29 fatal shooting of 24-year-old Julio Valesquez.

Photo: Trevor Boyer

Alleged murderer called victim’s mother ‘mom’

Police November 8, 2017 at 7:16 pm 0 comments

After their previous case was dropped last year, the victim and his alleged killer brought suits against two police officers, whom they accuse of having pressured witnesses into identifying them as the culprits, according to the New York Daily News.

The 79th Assembly District.

Candidates vie for Assembly seat

Government, Politics September 2, 2014 at 2:20 pm 2 comments

The Bronx Borough Democratic Committee has endorsed lawyer Marsha Michael, but former Obama operative Michael Blake has raised more money in next week’s primary for the 79th Assembly seat.

Group targets violence at its root

Group targets violence at its root

Police February 14, 2014 at 10:01 pm 0 comments

Program is staffed by reformed gang members who work to defuse tensions between rival gangs.

Masks used during Puerto Rican Carnival were displayed at the Bronx Music Heritage Center.

Masks reveal Puerto Rican history

Art, Culture July 24, 2013 at 5:21 pm 0 comments

Folklorists tell tales of two island cities Masks play a crucial role in the annual carnivals that draw paraders to the streets of Puerto Rico’s cities. A panel of experts spoke of the importance of masks on the island, with a display of photos, the showing of a documentary, andRead More

Tenants from a number of Morrisania buildings marched on the home of their Riverdale landlord earlier this summer.

Morrisania tenants say landlord forcing them out

Housing July 18, 2013 at 9:21 pm 2 comments

Tenants of several Sheridan Avenue buildings say the management company and its president are ignoring their pleas for badly needed repairs, in a cynical bid to get them to move out.

Feds bust another Mott Haven gang

Police January 19, 2013 at 9:55 am 1 comment

Investigation ongoing into murder of gang leader Several members and associates of a gang that the authorities say dealt heroin and crack in Morrisania were arrested on Jan. 17, in the latest in a series of high-profile busts of area drug dealers. The 13 defendants are charged with selling theRead More

Educator inspires kids through music

Educator inspires kids through music

Culture, Education December 26, 2012 at 5:56 pm 1 comment

Morrisania non-profit teaches what area schools don’t Former recording artist Bervin Harris has found a way to bridge the gap between Bach and Beyoncé. Harris’ passion for music instruction for kids began in 2000 while he was working for a Hunts Points organization whose mission was to introduce young peopleRead More