Post Tagged with: "St. Mary’s Park"

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Park-goers adjust to new syringe disposal boxes

Health, Parks June 19, 2018 at 6:54 pm 0 comments

Some South Bronx residents consider the city’s plan to install syringe disposal boxes in their parks a mixed bag. They know something must be done, but not everyone is sure this is the right approach. 

Discarded syringes on a Mott Haven street serve as a reminder of the epidemic at home. Photo: Kalah Siegel

An antidote in heavy demand

Health, heroin-2018, Police February 3, 2018 at 3:52 pm 0 comments

I was assigned to cover heroin use in Mott Haven. As a reporter I’m responsible for learning the ins and outs of the “beat,” the neighborhood and the people that call it home.

Port Morris man gets 15 years for violent spree

Port Morris man gets 15 years for violent spree

Police December 11, 2017 at 7:14 pm 0 comments

A 25-year-old Port Morris man was sentenced in Bronx Criminal Court on Dec. 11, to spend 15 years behind bars for an October incident in which he shot and wounded three innocent bystanders in Kingsbridge, then stabbed an accomplice in St. Mary’s Park the following day to shut her up.Read More

Community organizes to reduce damage done by drug users

Community organizes to reduce damage done by drug users

Police November 14, 2017 at 7:42 pm 0 comments

Increased needle sightings are just one of the symptoms that surfaced this spring, after the 40th Precinct shut down The Hole—a notorious drug den out of sight from onlookers on E. 149th St. and St. Ann’s Ave.

Residents Weigh In On $30 Million St. Mary’s Park Improvements

Residents Weigh In On $30 Million St. Mary’s Park Improvements

Parks December 3, 2016 at 3:17 pm 0 comments

Well over a hundred residents packed into Betances Community Center on Nov. 29 to weigh in on how to spend $30 million in promised capital funding from the city to upgrade St. Mary’s Park.

St. Mary’s Park to get major upgrades, mayor announces

St. Mary’s Park to get major upgrades, mayor announces

Parks August 19, 2016 at 9:01 am 0 comments

The parks department selected parks that have received insufficient funding in the past and that are located in densely populated areas.

Classic salsero gets St. Mary’s Park dancing

Classic salsero gets St. Mary’s Park dancing

Culture July 19, 2016 at 8:48 am 0 comments

Some 200 people waited for hours under a light rain, for a good spot to see legendary salsero Joe Bataan perform at St. Mary’s Park on July 13th.

By Marco Poggio. Bernie Sanders stumps at St. Mary's Park on March 31.

Sanders storms St. Mary’s Park

Politics April 1, 2016 at 8:42 am 0 comments

It was the first time a presidential candidate had made a campaign stop in the South Bronx since Ronald Reagan in 1980.