Special election: Three candidates vie for open State Senate seat Special election: Three candidates vie for open State Senate seat
Demolition of Spofford juvenile detention center to begin Cybeale Ross signs in to a community meeting at The Point on April 10th
Participatory Budgeting voting underway Participatory Budgeting voting underway
Community urges state to change Sheridan plan Protesters rallied at Hunts Point Riverside Park on March 26.
Culture , News Katechis met Perrino through their daughters in 2012 and have been working together for BronxMama for the past six years.

Not your average mama; she’s ‘BronxMama’

The blog has become a lifestyle blog that provides extensive content — from local events to giveaways to reviews to travel ideas to job/volunteer opportunities and more for — Bronx families.

Housing , News City holds town hall on Ready to Rent program for affordable housing

City holds town hall on Ready to Rent program for affordable housing

The Department of Housing and Preservation Development is providing free financial counseling and housing assistance for residents seeking affordable housing.

Culture , Politics Desiree Joy Frias

Bronxite develops podcast covering hyper-local news

The hosts hope to bring awareness to hyper-local issues while keeping it progressive without a specific political slant. In the wake of the shut-down of local news outlets like DNAinfo and Gothamist, the team knew that hyper-local news coverage is essential.

News The Mott Haven site where the city wants to build a new jail.

City announces plans for new jail in Mott Haven

Not so fast, said two other elected officials with a major say in the matter.

NEIGHBORHOOD NEWS

Education / News / Politics

Melrose students join national walkout

Sophomore Jade Outlaw, 16, sings an acapella version of "Shine," a song written after Parkland by two student survivors.

South Bronx Community Charter High School students honor the national school walkout to end gun violence.

Education

Residents rally against school merger

Students and educators rally at City Hall on Feb. 27.

“We’ve been told a merger is different than a closure because students and teachers will have a school to go to,” said one teacher. “However, Rucker will be no more. Where do our public schools go? They’re relocated permanently, and they’re forgotten.”

Crime

Longwood man sentenced to a year in jail for animal abuse

Sassy the dog

A Longwood man who slammed a puppy to the floor, causing one of her legs to require amputation, will spend the next year behind bars for the incident, the Bronx DA announced today. Bronx District Attorney Darcel D. Clark today announced that the man, Roberto Martinez, 25, of 946 Leggett Avenue, was sentenced today after pleading guilty to a […]

Business / Food

Hunts Point food distribution market workers ratify new contract

The Hunts Point market on Edgewater Road.

A looming strike has been averted at the Hunts Point Produce Market, as workers voted today to ratify a new, three-year collective bargaining agreement.

Housing

Residents alarmed over new market-rate development

Residents alarmed over new market-rate development

Housing advocates and residents hope that a market-rate development scheduled for construction in Longwood is not a sign of worrying things to come in the area.

Government / Politics

Salamanca will chair City Council’s Land Use Committee

Rafael Salamanca Jr.

City Councilman Rafael Salamanca Jr. was named to chair the City Council’s influential Land Use Committee, where he will be responsible for working to shape zoning measures, development and affordable housing across the city.

Government / Politics

Groups call on State Sen. Klein to resign

Heather Stewart of Empire State Indivisible demands State Sen. Jeff Klein's resignation, at City Hall on Jan. 12.

Representatives from grassroots coalitions across the state gathered on the steps of City Hall on Friday afternoon to demand State Sen. Jeff Klein step down, in the wake of allegations he forcibly kissed a former staffer outside an Albany bar in 2015.

Transportation

City to ramp up enforcement on drivers who use express bus lane

The new BX6 Select.

The city’s transportation department has activated cameras along the Bx6 Select Bus Service route through Longwood and Hunts Point, to help crack down on drivers who slow down the new buses by using those express lanes.

Crime

Residents feel safer here than ever before

Lacey Kudrow was 7 years old when her parents and younger brother moved from Murrieta, Calif., to Hunts Point in 1983. Her father, Peter, received a job opportunity to work for a high-end technology company in Manhattan and it was an offer he couldn’t refuse. The family had moved into […]