Business / Environment
Sustainable South Bronx has received a $200,000 grant to create a program to boost recycling in apartment buildings in the area. The environmental non-profit on Lafayette Avenue is looking to help turn things around in the neighborhood, which rates dead last in recycling in the city. The group will work [...]
St. Ignatius School has won a reprieve, but it may be a brief one. The board of New York Nativity, which governs St. Ignatius and two others, has put off until May 24 a decision on whether to close the Manida Street middle school.
Hunter College honored Hunts Point Express reporter Kimberly Devi Milner with its James Aronson Award for Social Justice Journalism for her reporting in The Hunts Point Express and in Hunter’s student newspaper in a ceremony on April 30 that also included awards to a group of outstanding professional journalists for [...]
A movie shot in Hunts Point with a cast drawn from The Point Community Development Corp. will have its hometown debut on April 17.
Barretto Point Park will expand this summer to include the 1.2 acres of land next door to the park that the city has been using as a staging area for work on the Hunts Point sewer plant.
Government / Police
The Bronx Borough President wants the New York State Legislature to create a new online registry that would list gun owners who have been convicted of gun-related crimes. In his annual State of the Borough address on March 5,, Ruben Diaz Jr. urged the legislature to establish a gun crime [...]
Architecture of Longwood buildings honored After more than a century of fighting fires, the Longwood firehouse, home of Engine Co. 73 and Hook & Ladder 42, is now a New York City Landmark. Built in 1900, the two-story engine company building at Prospect and Kelly Street was part of a [...]
Government / Politics
Hugo Chavez called President George W. Bush the devil and President Barack Obama a “clown” and an “embarrassment,” during a 15-year tenure as president of Venezuela in which he worked to curb the influence of the United States in Latin America. But he also saw to it that poor tenants [...]
Police had known for years that the corner of Longwood Avenue and Beck Street was a drug location and that drugs were sold on Longwood and Kelly and on Simpson Street. But it was only after a gun was fired on New Year’s Day last year that they made a federal case of it, – See more at: http://brie.hunter.cuny.edu/hpe/2013/03/02/drug-takedown-nets-seven/#sthash.WS5fnAcC.dpuf