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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.

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.

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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.

NEIGHBORHOOD NEWS

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.

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.

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.

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.