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Horizon Juvenile Center, where 70 correction officers and teenage detainees have been injured in brawls. Photo: Emma Davis

Horizon guards win approval to pepper spray teens 

Police November 11, 2018 at 8:32 pm 0 comments

Within two weeks of Raise the Age’s implementation, at least 39 correction officers and 31 residents were injured in brawls at Horizon, according to an independent monitor’s report for the NYC Department of Correction. The Correction Officers’ Benevolent Association (COBA), a major union, subsequently sued the state for permission to deploy pepper spray at the facility, calling it a matter of life or death. 

Jackson Houses tenant leader Danny Barber, flanked by Rep. Jose E. Serrano (left) and Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. (right) and protesters, at an anti-jail rally in Mott Haven on May 1. Photo: Joe Hirsch

Protesters rally in front of tow pound to denounce jail plan

Government May 2, 2018 at 1:14 pm 0 comments

Rep. Jose E. Serrano and Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. recalled their boyhoods growing up in the neighborhood, while assuring a hundred-some protesters that they are on residents’ side in their clash with the city over a new jail.

City announces plans for new jail in Mott Haven

City announces plans for new jail in Mott Haven

Government February 14, 2018 at 2:31 pm 4 comments

Local elected officials are split on the proposal As part of its plan to replace the decrepit jail facility on Rikers Island with a borough-based system, the city says it will build a new jail on the site of an NYPD tow pound in Mott Haven. Mayor Bill de BlasioRead More

Old ferry stations seek protected status

Old ferry stations seek protected status

Parks January 21, 2012 at 1:42 pm 1 comment

Two advocacy organizations have teamed up in an effort to create recreational space on the East River in the shadow of towering cranes that are a survival of the time when ferries carried passengers to the islands off the Bronx mainland.