Casita Maria Center for Arts & Education has been awarded a $450,000 grant from one of the city’s top philanthropic organizations to help equip its performing arts space. The 80-year-old Longwood-based organization will receive the funding from the Ford Foundation over two years. The grant money is also aimed to [...]
Food / Religion
For the fourth consecutive year since the Real Life Church opened in Hunts Point, Pastor Reggie Stutzman and his wife Isabella organized a Thanksgiving meal at The Point CDC for members of the community who had nowhere else to go.
They say the city charter should be amended so that city agencies that didn’t exist when community boards were created must be held accountable.
A Longwood-based health care agency will receive $812,500 in federal grant money over the next five years to continue providing numerous services for Bronx residents. The funding for La Casa de Salud is part of the Affordable Care Act, otherwise referred to as Obamacare.
Borough prez looks to cut off their fuel supply In his continued push to get illegal dirt bikes and All-Terrain Vehicles off the Bronx’s streets, Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. is asking the city to fine gas stations that allow the drivers to fill up. Frustrated with NYPD’s reluctance to [...]
Hunts Point Riverside Park will be the site of the Hunts Point Alliance for Children’s annual back-to-school fair on Sept. 28 from noon until 4 p.m. This year’s theme is “Strong bodies and Strong Minds,” with an emphasis on the relationship between health and well-being and academic success. Among the [...]
Kids enrolled in sports and recreation programs at The Police Athletic League on Longwood Avenue will benefit from a $200,000 grant to help expand athletic opportunities. The award, which will be spread across three years, was provided to the city’s network of PALS by the StubHub Foundation, which calls itself [...]
Government / Politics
Polls will be open on Tuesday, Sept. 10 from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. You can find your polling place by calling 1-866-VOTE-NYC or visiting http://nyc.pollsitelocator.com/Search.aspx If no candidate wins 40 percent or more of the vote, a runoff election between the top two finishers will be held on Oct. [...]
The United States should not take military action against Syria, Rep. Jose E. Serrano, who represents Hunts Point and Longwood in the U.S. House of Representatives, declared this week.