Bronx River cleanup wins national award Students at local schools help clean up the Bronx River shore.
Southern Boulevard could be site of city’s next major overhaul Southern Boulevard could be site of city’s next major overhaul
Elected officials rail against Trump for threatening to cut funds 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.
Day care owner Eva Sanjurjo discusses her career running “Eva’s Kids” Daycare owner Eva Sanjurjo plays cards with two of the children she cared for.
Environment , Politics On this map prepared by the NYC Environmental Justice Alliance, the black dot marks Metropolitan Transfer Station in Hunts Point. The orange clusters indicate Metropolitan's customers across the city. The red dots show the locations of the city's other active transfer stations.

From the editor: Bring less garbage to the South Bronx

  Just as years of effort to relieve the South Bronx from handling so much of the city’s waste were about to pay off, a law requiring the burden to be shared is in trouble in the City Council. Its failure would leave Hunts Point and Port Morris responsible for […]

Environment , Government Bronxites to city: Slash our trash

Bronxites to city: Slash our trash

Fearing that years of effort to limit the amount of garbage trucked into Hunts Point and Port Morris was about to be lost some 70 local and environmental activists rallied at Councilman Rafael Salamanca’s District office in Longwood on Dec. 19 to urge him to get behind legislation to share the burden of waste disposal.

Business , Economy Marques Payne, executive director of the Southern Boulevard Business Improvement District, at right, talks with store owner Harpreet Singh of Lovely Perfume.

Tough times for Southern Boulevard businesses

Merchants along Southern Boulevard in Longwood face a number of challenges they say are keeping them from prospering, from the economy to being squeezed by the sanitation department.

Housing Apartment 1C is cordoned off as officials investigate the cause of the accident that killed two toddlers.

Shelter system under renewed scrutiny after Hunts Point tragedy

Elected officials have vowed to take action to avoid future accidents like the one that killed two girls on Wednesday, and also discontinue the city’s “cluster-site” shelter system.

NEIGHBORHOOD NEWS

Parks

Area parks await upgrades

Area parks await upgrades

The city broke ground on Lyons Square Park in late November, and plans for Hunts Point Playground are in the final review process.

Education / Immigration

Young immigrants worry about future under Trump

Cecilia Arias and Shanjida Choudhury, both seniors at Fannie Lou Hamer High School, pose under a banner that reads "No Human Is Illegal!"

During his campaign, the president-elect vowed he would terminate the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, which provided work papers, and eliminated the threat of deportation, for some undocumented students.

Culture / Education / Religion

St. Ignatius students and family celebrate the Feast of Guadalupe

William Adamson, music teacher at St. Ignatius, leading the choir.

The feast is a Latin American Catholic celebration that honors the Virgin Mary who appears in the services as a Mexican peasant.

Housing

Toddlers’ deaths mourned on Hunts Point Ave.

Neighbors hold a vigil for the Ambrose sisters in front of 720 Hunts Point Ave.

Pink balloons, lit devotional candles and stuffed animals have filled a make-shift shrine at the entrance to 720 Hunts Point Ave., in honor of the two babies who were killed by steam from the radiator in their bedroom on Wednesday afternoon.

Art / Culture / Education / News

Bronx Children’s Museum finally finds a permanent home

The museum has finally found a permanent home – and walls -- in a city-owned former powerhouse located on parkland just steps away from Yankee Stadium.

  They see it like this: Inside an old powerhouse that looks like a castle, a sculpture inspired by the three rivers of the Bronx hangs from the ceiling in the lobby. Paintings created by Bronx artists adorn every wall. Children run from exhibit to exhibit, pushing buttons and pulling […]

Health

PharmaCannis opens a medical marijuana dispensary in Hunts Point

Hunts Point residents gather at PharmaCannis to register for a card that will allow patients to obtain medical marijuana.

Many residents who felt that the previous planned location was too isolated are relieved that the dispensary will be in a high-traffic area. They were nervous that the isolation of the company’s former choice of locations, and the fact that its transactions are in cash, would have made it a target for crime.

Education

Letter to the editor: Hunts Point shares experiences with African counterparts

Unitas

Because of its reputation as a center for conflict resolution and community peacemaking, Unitas was selected to host a visit from a group of peacemakers from Uganda and Rwanda.

Food

Produce Market hosts annual food giveaway

Young people return from the Food Giveaway with bags of food.

“You want me to be honest? This here is good food,” said Monti Harris, 22. He expressed his disdain for the fast food restaurants in the neighborhood. “I’m tired of buying sandwiches and Chinese food. I want some soul food.”

Government / Politics

Presidential election results stun Hunts Point voters

A sign offering directions to voting booths at IS 74 for voters on Nov. 8.

After voting overwhelmingly for Hillary Clinton, the South Bronx watches in disbelief as Trump wins The nation was shocked on Wednesday as election results came in, showing that the country’s next president will be Donald J. Trump. While this news may have been welcomed in the middle of the country, […]