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.
Letter to the editor: Hunts Point shares experiences with African counterparts Unitas
Produce Market hosts annual food giveaway Young people return from the Food Giveaway with bags of food.
North Brother island could soon be a boat ride away The abandoned sanitarium on North Brothers Island. Photo: Maria Torres
Education , Environment Rocking the Boat students take on most complex task yet

Rocking the Boat students take on most complex task yet

After 20 years and 49 boats, Rocking the Boat students are taking on their most complex project yet.

Environment , Government Ralph Acevedo

Native son stays home to run Community Board 2

Board 2 voted in longtime board member and Hunts Point native Ralph Acevedo as its new district manager.

Education Stephanie Portillo

College student helps start new community based effort

Resident college student Stephanie Portillo helps start up Hunts Point Habla/Speaks – a new community based project, which will allow residents to share their ideas.

Government , Politics Longwood sounds off at mayoral forum

Longwood sounds off at mayoral forum

Throughout the evening, the mayor tried to calm residents’ anxieties over the scarcity of affordable housing.

NEIGHBORHOOD NEWS

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, [...]

Police

Livery cab driver indicted for 2013 hit-and-run

A livery cab driver appeared in Bronx Criminal Court on Monday to face an indictment for a 2013 hit-and-run on Westchester Avenue and Fox Street that left an 11-year-old boy severely injured. Djanfarou Touh, 37,  was extradited from Germany during the first week in November. Touh fled the U.S. two [...]

Environment

Project aims to prepare Hunts Point against big storms

Project aims to prepare Hunts Point against big storms

A group has been hired to solicit ideas and concerns from residents in order to understand how to protect at-risk areas of the peninsula from future storms.

Food / Government

Officials seek federal funding for food hub

Officials seek federal funding for food hub

More importantly for local residents, supporters of the project say the expansion would provide Bronxites with easier access to fresh fruits and vegetables and will generate 95 permanent jobs.

Housing / News

City decides on Spofford’s future

An aerial view of Spofford.

The selected proposal mixes 740 units of affordable housing, small businesses and arts organizations, along with a supermarket, a bank and a health and wellness center.

Police

Mayor orders investigation into NYPD shooting in Castle Hill

From Deborah Danner's Facebook page.

NYPD is in the public’s crosshairs after a 66-year-old mentally-ill black woman was shot and killed by an officer from the 43rd Precinct in Castle Hill in her apartment Tuesday night.

News

Councilman fights myths about ex-cons’ voter rights

Maria Reyes-Scales says

Former felons, like everyone else, have until Oct. 14 to register to vote in local and national elections, even if they have been released from prison and cleared parole, according to New York state law. Even those on probation are eligible to vote.

Environment / Parks

New greenway link connects two parks

Students from Fannie Lou Hamer High School canoe on the Bronx River.

City and state officials broke ground on the construction of new parkland that will connect Starlight and Concrete Plant parks and complete a missing connection to the greenway along the shoreline of the Bronx River.

Food

Resident chef makes The Point a destination for home cooking

Kelston Bascom.

The catering business started with Bascom investing $30,000 of his life savings. He said it expanded from there after “people ate my food and said, ‘we gotta use this guy more often.’”