Post Tagged with: "South Bronx"

Efforts aim to keep people out of jail

Efforts aim to keep people out of jail

Housing, Jobs January 13, 2014 at 11:41 am 1 comment

New initiatives in the South Bronx hope to end the revolving door from the street to prison and back.

Pabón enters Council race

Pabón enters Council race

Politics April 11, 2013 at 9:08 am 4 comments

A political outsider enters the race for the City Council’s 17th District seat in the South Bronx, looking to topple long-time incumbent Maria del Carmen Arroyo.

From the editor: Just garbage

From the editor: Just garbage

Environment, Government March 11, 2013 at 2:04 pm 3 comments

The city is supposed to build a new garbage facility in Manhattan to relieve the South Bronx of the unfair burden it has shouldered for years. Now, though, some politicians are wavering.

Advocates for more green space in the Harlem River Yards point to parks along the Bronx River like this one next door to the Fulton Fish Market as examples of the way industry and recreation can share space.industry and recreation can share space.

Residents push for greener waterfront

Environment, Parks January 25, 2013 at 8:12 pm 4 comments

Election year presents opportunities to press for policy changes, City Councilwoman Mark-Viverito tells Mott Havenites.

Crowds flock to  photos of area’s recent past

Crowds flock to photos of area’s recent past

Art, Culture January 20, 2013 at 1:43 pm 2 comments

Seis del Sur show emphasizes South Bronx’s vibrancy Among the hundreds of people who jammed the Bronx Documentary Center on Jan. 19 for the opening of the exhibit “Seis Del Sur: Dispatches from Home by Six Nuyorican Photographers” were many who looked at the photos and saw their own past.Read More

For young and undocumented, a reprieve

For young and undocumented, a reprieve

Education, Immigration July 22, 2012 at 5:03 pm 2 comments

Although some people in the US without legal status will benefit from a recent change in immigration policy, reform advocates argue it’s not nearly enough.

From the editor: What’s wrong with the Bronx?

Economy July 12, 2012 at 12:38 pm 23 comments

What’s wrong with the Bronx? We are. Those of us who live here are the problem, according to a widely-circulated piece of punditry in The New York Times.

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.