Articles written by: Joe Hirsch

Education / Jobs / Politics

Mayor’s cuts have Hunts Point schools worried

Mayor Michael Bloomberg has proposed laying off city school teachers in dramatic numbers to compensate for budget shortfalls. In Hunts Point and Longwood, Banana Kelly High School would stand to lose five of its 27 teachers to the Mayor’s buzzsaw, while the high school with which it shares a building […]

Environment / Housing / News / Parks / Transportation

Residents debate Sheridan Expressway’s future

Residents debate Sheridan Expressway’s future

A hundred people gathered to discuss whether to tear down the Sheridan Expressway and replace it with housing and parks at a community forum in February.

Housing / News

Conflict forces closing of Nos Quedamos

Conflict forces closing of Nos Quedamos

Nos Quedamos, Melrose’s leading developer and manager of affordable housing, has been closed for more than a week in a dispute over its leadership. The organization’s board locked its executive director Yolanda Gonzalez out amid accusations that she had used funds improperly while laying off longtime workers.

Art

Heroes celebrated through art at Casita Maria

Heroes celebrated through art at Casita Maria

A multimedia gallery show opened at the Casita Maria Center for Arts and Education at 928 Simpson St., focusing on heroes ranging from Wonder Woman to the anonymous civilian who stopped a tank at Tianamen Square in 1989. The works of eleven artists from New York and around the world […]

Business / Education / Jobs

Aspiring businesswomen get a head start

Twenty students were honored after graduating from a program in entrepreneurship run by the Bronx Women’s Business Resource Center and Monroe College. The students completed over 60 hours of training in the fundamentals of running a small business at Monroe, and were feted at the Monroe College Annex in December. […]

Environment / Health / Jobs

Will NYOFCo rise from the grave?

Will NYOFCo rise from the grave?

The city forced the sewage-to-fertilizer plant on Oak Point Avenue to close its doors last summer after 16 years of nauseating smells. Now, though, the plant may be reopened.

News

In the News, Nov 1-7

The Bronx Historical Society will lead a walking tour of the historic Longwood district on Saturday, November 6, beginning at 10 a.m. The tour will start on the corners of Westchester Avenue and Longwood near the uptown 2 train, the Prospect station. There is a $10 fee for members of […]

Crime / News

New top cop looks to curb prostitution, robbery

The 41st precinct has a new commanding officer, but the challenges facing law enforcement in Hunts Point and Longwood remain familiar. Philip Rivera, 37, took over in September from Deputy Inspector Donald McHugh, who was transferred to NYPD’s counter-terrorism unit after leading the Longwood Avenue precinct since early in 2008. […]

News

In the News, Sept 27-Oct 3

The Women’s Housing and Economic Development Corporation (Whedco), a Bronx-based non-profit, will be holding an open house on Thursday, Sept 30 between 4 and 6 p.m. at 1330 Intervale Ave between Jennings and Freeman, to try to help Bronxites find work with the city’s Green Carts program. A Whedco spokesperson […]