Articles written by: Joe Hirsch

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.

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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. […]

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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 […]

Environment / News / Parks

In the news, Sept. 13-19

In the news, Sept. 13-19

Former Community Board 2 chairman Roberto Garcia and Parks Dept commissioner Adrian Benepe were honored by the Bronx River Alliance on Sept 16 for their long years of service to the Bronx. Garcia, who now serves as senior director of community and government relations at Montefiore Medical Center and executive […]

Housing / News

Colin Powell returns to Kelly Street

Colin Powell returns to Kelly Street

General Colin L. Powell returned home to Longwood on September 9, if only for one eventful afternoon. The 73-year-old former secretary of state, who was raised on Kelly St., was the guest speaker at the grand opening of the 50-unit co-op building named for him at 715 Fox St. on […]

Education / News

Young musicians sing their messages

Young musicians sing their messages

Performing original R&B tunes like “Pull your Pants up,” and “Asthma can’t win,” a group of young people from a Morrisania non-profit rocked the courtyard of PS 75 on Faile St. on an August afternoon. Guitarists, drummers, and a half-dozen vocalists in their teens and early 20s put on a […]

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Protesters call for new pastor’s ouster

Protesters call for new pastor’s ouster

Father Gigante Plaza, long a symbol of neighborhood unity and generosity, was instead the site of anger and division on August 22, as parishioners from St. Athanasius Church gathered to level accusations against their new pastor, charging that he was power-hungry and corrupt. About 100 parishioners and supporters from the […]