Facelift begins at historic Longwood park Volunteers from 52 Parks for Progress pose at 52 Park on July 19.
Fundraising starts for September primary Fundraising starts for September primary
New mall to open soon next to Bruckner Boulevard The Crossing at Southern.
Floating Pool Lady reopens Ramos
Education Roxanne Cardona

P.S. 48 principal retiring after 31 years

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 The building where

Longwood nonprofit faces fraud charges

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.

Police Vigil held for slain mother of three

Vigil held for slain mother of three

More than 100 people gathered at the John Adams Houses playground in Longwood on Wednesday, holding candles and anti-gun banners to remember 29 year old Jessica White and to condemn the neighborhood’s continued gun violence.

Environment Some suspect that garbage-hauling trains on tracks that run parallel to the Bruckner Expressway are behind foul air in Longwood, but the DEP says it is still investigating the source of the problem.

Sickening smell blankets Longwood

Residents and Community Board 2 are anxious to find the source of an odor that has failed the air in Longwood for several months, sickening many. A middle school sits right in its path.

NEIGHBORHOOD NEWS

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 [...]

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.

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.

Crime / Police

New top cop takes over in Hunts Point

From the 41st Precinct's Twitter account. Captain Louis De Ceglie, left, with Deputy Inspector Martine Materasso in front of the precinct last week.

A cop with a history of taking down some of the borough’s notorious gangs and crews is the new commanding officer at the 41st Precinct.

Police

Cop who died in 9/11 cleanup memorialized

A plaque for Lt. Christopher Pupo at the 41st Precinct.

A plaque was unveiled to honor the late Lieutenant M. Christopher Pupo, who died on June 23, 2012 at the age of 39, after battling cancer contracted while cleaning up the rubble from the Twin Towers after 9/11.

News

Blink Fitness gym opening in Longwood

A second Blink Fitness gym is due to open in Longwood later this year, at 932 Southern Boulevard off of Hunts Point Avenue. The gym signed a 15-year lease and will replace the failed Conway Stores, which occupied the space until a couple of months ago. Blink is part of [...]

Education

Founding principal leaves behind vision for Girls Prep

Principal Josie Carbone of Girls Prep

Josie Carbone, who became principal at Girls Prep on Kelly St. in 2009, is featured in a new book that profiles several school leaders who have built exemplary schools in underserved NYC communities. She’ll be leaving the day-to-day operations at Girls Prep to replicate her programs here at other locations.

Education

Bronx schools debate resource sharing

Bronx Charter School for the Arts

Public and charter school administrators came together with education advocates for a panel discussion at Hostos Community College, to exchange views about ways of easing tensions over scarce resources.

Education

St. Ignatius girls receive a special visitor

Panamanian ambassador to the UN, Flores, seated alongside teacher , takes questions from

Fourteen seventh-grade female students got a jolt of girl power when the Panamanian ambassador to the United Nations, Laura Flores, stopped by St. Ignatius Middle School school for a special visit.