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Food / Jobs

Mayor kicks off Bronx Week at food distribution markets

Photo courtesy of City Hall.

The mayor spoke at the Hunts Point Cooperative Market on Food Center Drive to kick off the second installment of the City Hall in Your Borough.

Government


Serrano bashes Trump’s budget

The South Bronx’s representative in Washington isn’t mincing words in proclaiming his opposition to the agenda of President Donald Trump.

Parks

Bronx River cleanup wins national award

Students at local schools help clean up the Bronx River shore.

On Feb. 17 the Bronx River Alliance and the New York City Department of Parks will be awarded the Audrey Nelson Award, for their work reviving the Bronx River. The award is given annually to an exemplary community development program.

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 […]

Government / Politics

Incumbents sweep Democratic primaries

Incumbents sweep Democratic primaries

Incumbents held serve across the South Bronx in four Democratic primaries on Sept. 13. In the 17th City Council district, Rafael Salamanca beat Helen Foreman-Hines to retain his seat, serving Hunts Point, Longwood and Melrose. Salamanca finished the evening with 2,450 votes, or 62.3 percent, to Foreman-Hines’ 1,485— 37.6 percent. […]

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 […]

News

Express reporter is honored

Ajhani Ayres with her Aronson award.

A reporter for the Hunts Point Express won this year’s undergraduate honor from the James Aronson Awards for Social Justice Journalism for her story about three women who have lived on Kelly Street for decades, keeping the community spirit there alive.

Government / Politics

Bronx voters decisively back Clinton

Bronx voters decisively back Clinton

The margin of victory was larger in the 15th congressional district, which includes Hunts Point and Mott Haven, than in any of the other 26 congressional districts in the state. With 95 percent of the votes counted in the district, Clinton had 72 percent of the votes.

Politics

The Point previews City Council election

Teen activists and adults joined at The Point CDC to watch a live feed of candidates for the open 17th district City Council seat square off.