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Government , Politics Three Democratic primaries slated in Hunts Point, Longwood

Three Democratic primaries slated in Hunts Point, Longwood

Voters go to the polls today to cast their ballots in three local primaries.

Government , Politics Lawsuit fails to block Bronx primaries

Lawsuit fails to block Bronx primaries

But federal judge leaves opening for plaintiffs to pursue their case A federal judge declined to delay the Sept. 13 Democratic primaries in the Bronx but will permit a lawsuit to go forward against the Bronx Democratic Party that seeks billions of dollars in damages along with changes in the [...]

Government , Politics Lawsuit alleges massive fraud by Bronx Democrats

Lawsuit alleges massive fraud by Bronx Democrats

A lawsuit claims leaders of the borough’s Democratic Party have carried out a long-running, elaborate scheme to rig the makeup of its ruling body to their liking.

Business , Housing The Crossing at Southern.

New mall to open soon next to Bruckner Boulevard

A long-awaited retail mall is scheduled to open on Hunts Point Avenue this fall, but will look much different than an ambitious proposal presented to Community Board 2 five years ago.

NEIGHBORHOOD NEWS

Immigration

Festival brings a taste of Ghana to Crotona Park

Festival brings a taste of Ghana to Crotona Park

Africans from across the city celebrated Ghanaian culture at the 7th annual Afro Cultural Parade and Festival in Crotona Park on Aug. 13.

Culture / Parks

Facelift begins at historic Longwood park

Volunteers from 52 Parks for Progress pose at 52 Park on July 19.

A $3 million allocation from the city will be used to build new skate park and basketball courts, buy new equipment and renovate the amphitheater.

Government / Politics

Fundraising starts for September primary

Fundraising starts for September primary

Councilman Rafael Salamanca Jr. has built an early fund-raising lead in advance of the September Democratic primary, with big contributions from the Bronx Democratic Party machine and elected officials, along with numerous smaller contributions.

Education

Town Hall warns of dangers of underage drinking

A speaker at Entrada Academy

A panel of substance abuse professionals and law enforcement officers presented cautionary tales warning about the dangers of drugs and alcohol to preteens at a June 22 public discussion in Longwood. More than 200 students attended the Town Hall style event at the Entrada Academy Middle School at 977 Fox [...]

Parks

Floating Pool Lady reopens

Ramos

The Floating Lady Pool opened on June 29. It’s open to the public daily from 11 a.m.- 3 p.m. and again from 4- 7 p.m.

Politics

Serrano wins Democratic primary

Serrano wins Democratic primary

Rep. Jose E. Serrano won the New York Democratic primary on June 28, trouncing the challenger, political newcomer Leonel Baez. Serrano won 8,343 to Baez’s 990.

Education

P.S. 48 principal retiring after 31 years

Roxanne Cardona

Under principal Roxanne Cardona, P.S. 48 has become a kind of sanctuary for students and parents dealing with issues like domestic abuse and evictions from their homes. She is retiring after 31 years at the school.

News / Politics

Tuesday’s primary pits incumbent against upstart

Leonel Baez

Longtime Democratic incumbent Jose E. Serrano will try to fend off a challenge from a political newcomer in Tuesday’s primary in New York’s 15th Congressional District.

News

Longwood nonprofit faces fraud charges

The building where

The accused mastermind behind a long-running scam to rip off millions from the federal government while subjecting the developmentally disabled to unnecessary medical tests at a Longwood clinic is facing up to 25 years in state prison if found guilty.