Narco Freedom owners plead guilty to fraud charges

Narco Freedom owners plead guilty to fraud charges

Government, Health June 1, 2017 at 9:44 am 0 comments

The executives who ran the disgraced Mott Haven nonprofit Narco Freedom Inc. pled guilty yesterday in New York State Supreme Court in the Bronx, to charges that they stole at least $27 million from Medicaid and the State of New York, by taking advantage of drug addicts through an elaborate scam that spanned years.

City’s Mill Pond Park housing plan is on to borough prez

City’s Mill Pond Park housing plan is on to borough prez

Housing, Politics May 30, 2017 at 9:54 pm 0 comments

Highbridge’s Community Board 4 last week voted 19-12 to approve the city’s proposal to build housing on Pier 5, a 5-acre parcel adjacent to Mill Pond Park. But residents who oppose the plan say the vote does not reflect the will of the community, adding they will keep fighting for existing parkland to be extended instead.

From left to right: Rahim Hough, Ashley Santiago, Aisha Beltran, Jennifer Asokwah, and Jesus Roblas.

Students lead panel on women’s suffrage

Culture, Education, Government April 12, 2017 at 3:07 pm 0 comments

The 14-member Women’s Suffrage Commission, which was established by state law, will run programs celebrating the accomplishments of women’s suffrage through 2020. But LEAP’s focus is rooted a little deeper.

Immigrants march against Trump

Immigrants march against Trump

Immigration, Politics March 20, 2017 at 8:24 am 0 comments

In early March in below-freezing temperatures, more than 40 people gathered at Graham Square on Third Avenue and 137th Street in Mott Haven to march to East Harlem in solidarity with immigrants and people of color. Leading the pack was City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito. “Love not hate, makes AmericaRead More

Scholarship created to honor memory of activist

Scholarship created to honor memory of activist

Education, Politics February 2, 2017 at 1:02 pm 0 comments

To honor the legacy of Ramón Jiménez, Hostos Community College announced it will establish a scholarship in the South Bronx-based lawyer and activist’s name.

Rep. Jose E. Serrano, Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. and City Councilman Rafael Salamanca on the steps of the State Supreme Court building on the Grand Concourse on Jan. 26. Photo: Joe Hirsch

Elected officials rail against Trump threat to cut funding

Immigration, Politics January 28, 2017 at 2:38 pm 0 comments

Elected officials say they will protect New Yorkers’ interests if Donald Trump tries to cut off funding to the Big Apple because of its status as a sanctuary city, as the president has threatened to do.

Advocates worry about future under Trump

Health, Immigration January 5, 2017 at 3:27 pm 0 comments

Since the presidential election in November, social and health workers across New York City have been bracing themselves for the uncertain consequences of a shift in power in Washington.

Map prepared by the New York City Environmental Justice Alliance. The black dot indicates Metropolitan Transfer Station in Hunts Point. The gray shadings indicate Metropolitan's customers across the city. The red dots show the locations of the city's other active transfer stations. So then, this is pg 2, I suppose, if it's still going to be visible enough for the detail to be seen even when it's resized to fit with the editorial.

From the editor: Bring less garbage to the South Bronx

Environment, Government January 3, 2017 at 7:53 am 0 comments

Just how Intro 495, a proposed law that would cap the amount of garbage that can be dumped on the South Bronx, North Brooklyn and Southern Queens, went from near-certain passage to imminent defeat offers a text book example of the city’s backroom politics.