Post Tagged with: "Nos Quedamos"

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.

Former Nos Quedamos director arrested

Police October 10, 2013 at 6:02 pm 0 comments

Yolanda Gonzalez, the former director of Melrose development agency Nos Quedamos, was arrested Wednesday for stealing $900,000 from the organization her mother founded to improve housing stock in the South Bronx.

A panel at the New York Climate Justice Youth Summit in Brooklyn.

Summit urges action on climate change

Environment, Jobs July 30, 2013 at 7:06 am 0 comments

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.

City planners recently announced they no longer want the Sheridan Expressway torn down, to the chagrin of many residents and advocates.

City ignoring residents over Sheridan, say advocates

Environment, Government June 8, 2012 at 10:48 pm 0 comments

South Bronx residents, activists and elected officials unhappy with the city’s recent announcement it will no longer consider tearing down the Sheridan Expressway are questioning the way planners reached their conclusion and calling for the city to resume its study of the issue.

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

Kellie Terry-Sepulveda of The Point CDC, protesting the mayor's waste-to-energy plans in Manhattan on April 9th. Photo by Adi Talwar/City Limits

Protesters oppose incinerator plans

Environment, Health April 12, 2012 at 8:45 pm 0 comments

Advocates say trash would be burned in poor neighborhoods Bronx community groups took to the streets of Manhattan on April 9th to protest Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s plans to test new garbage disposal technology they fear will end up hurting the South Bronx. Representatives from The Point CDC, Nos Quedamos, YouthRead More

Nos Quedamos says it’s set to rise again

Nos Quedamos says it’s set to rise again

Housing, Immigration, News December 28, 2011 at 8:07 pm 0 comments

New director takes reins of pioneering housing organization Nos Quedamos, the advocacy organization that has served South Bronx residents for nearly two decades on issues ranging from housing to immigration, is on the verge of a comeback, after nearly a year in limbo. The agency has maintained a low profileRead More

Gilberto Rivera, tireless advocate, dies at 75

Gilberto Rivera, tireless advocate, dies at 75

Education, Government, Housing December 8, 2011 at 3:14 pm 2 comments

Activist fought to save Hostos and improve housing Gilberto Rivera, one of the co-founders of the Melrose-based housing organization Nos Quedamos, died on Nov. 25. He was 75. Rivera, who had been president of Nos Quedamos’ board, suffered a massive stroke shortly after a board meeting at the Nos QuedamosRead More