Post Tagged with: "Nos Quedamos"

Entrepreneur preaches web access for all

Entrepreneur preaches web access for all

Business, Economy July 10, 2016 at 9:31 am 2 comments

Port Morris startup helps low-income residents log on A Port Morris startup is looking to ensure that low-income Bronx households aren’t left behind by the area’s technology boom. Neture Inc. was founded in 2014 by Marlin Jenkins, a 42-year-old Peekskill, NY native, with a guiding hand from another local business, MetaBronx, whichRead More

Rafael Salamanca voted to City Council

Rafael Salamanca voted to City Council

Politics February 23, 2016 at 11:55 pm 0 comments

Community Board 2’s district manager wins special election to replace Maria del Carmen Arroyo Rafael Salamanca, the candidate endorsed by the Bronx County Democratic Committee and the district manager of Community Board 2, is the apparent winner in the special election for the 17th district of the City Council, representingRead More

Young leaders get a seat at the table

Young leaders get a seat at the table

Education, Politics November 5, 2015 at 3:19 pm 2 comments

For the first time, Melrose-based community development group Nos Quedamos brought four young people among its delegation to the prestigious SOMOS el Futuro conference in San Juan, Puerto Rico.

Housing advocacy group fights for tenants’ rights

Housing advocacy group fights for tenants’ rights

Economy, Housing March 19, 2015 at 1:14 am 0 comments

The legendary Melrose advocacy group, Nos Quedamos, says it’s time to harness the neighborhood’s community gardens and use them for the good of all residents.

Conference addresses rapidly rising rents

Conference addresses rapidly rising rents

Economy, Housing February 20, 2015 at 9:54 am 1 comment

Participants at a conference on gentrification sounded a warning about local renters’ ability to keep up with the cost of housing in Mott Haven and Melrose.

In happier times, Yolanda Gonzalez (wearing sunglasses) was joined by a galaxy of Bronx politicians at the dedication of a street in honor of her mother, Nos Quedamos founder, Yolanda Garcia.

Former Nos Quedamos CEO convicted

Business December 5, 2014 at 11:53 am 1 comment

Yolanda Gonzalez, the former director of the Melrose-based community development organization Nos Quedamos, was convicted on Dec. 4 of grand larceny and tax fraud and sentenced to up to four-and-a-half years in prison.

A rendering of the proposed bridge

New bridge over tracks faces obstacles

Transportation January 17, 2014 at 2:30 pm 2 comments

For nearly 15 years, the city has planned to build a new bridge across the train tracks at East 153rd Street in Melrose. In that time, opposition has grown and the cost has ballooned.

A coalition of environmentalists and citizens rallied at City Hall on Oct. 2 to urge elected officials to rethink the city's commercial trash policy

Group tells businesses: Stop dumping on Bronx

Business, Environment October 13, 2013 at 8:35 am 0 comments

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.