Articles written by: Joe Hirsch

Jobs / News

Sustainable South Bronx workers form a union

The staff of Sustainable South Bronx has voted to form a union to help chart the direction of the environmental organization after a dispute over–among other issues–its signature job training program.

Food / News

Forum promotes access to healthier food

A packed house of city officials, food industry representatives and nutrition advocates gathered at SoBRO’s central office near the Hub on March 24 to consider strategies to bring a supermarket and other new food retailers to the area. Doing so, they said, would combat the soaring obesity rate and the […]

News / Politics

Big changes ahead for Community Board 2

An era is ending at Community Board 2, the neighborhood advisory group that represents Hunts Point and Longwood in matters ranging from block parties to housing developments to the city budget. District Manager John Robert, assistant District Manager Andrea Eisner and board chair Roberto Garcia all announced at the board’s […]

Education

Longwood students help quake survivors

Longwood students help quake survivors

In “Letter to Haiti” assembly, Entrada Academy students show what they’ve learned about Haiti and present a check.

Business / Environment / Food / Jobs / News / Parks / Transportation

Market upgrade and greenway move forward

The Hunts Point market on Edgewater Road.

Improvements called for in the Hunts Point Vision Plan are on the way.

News / Politics

Latino Museum shortchanges NYC, says Senator

By Joe Hirsch news@huntspointexpress.com A museum dedicated to Latinos in the United States has been in the pipeline in the nation’s capital for several years, but at least one Latino lawmaker from the Bronx is unhappy. State Senator Rubén Díaz Sr. is concerned that Puerto Ricans and New Yorkers are […]

News

Tax form assistance is on the way for taxpayers, says Congressman

By Joe Hirsch news@huntspointexpress.com Every year thousands of New York taxpayers seek the aid of tax return preparers to help file their returns. Many are ripped off by unscrupulous or incompetent scammers, say consumer organizations. Congressman José Serrano says this year the federal government will offer better protections. The Internal […]

News

Longwood group helps Haiti’s victims

Longwood group helps Haiti’s victims

Two weeks after the devastating January 12th earthquake in Haiti, the Longwood-based organization United Hispanic Construction Workers Inc. on Dawson Street loaded a truck worth of urgently needed materials to send to the survivors. Volunteers donated money to the organization to help acquire boxes of bottled water, canned goods, medical […]

Education

UN sees schools through Hunts Point eyes

UN sees schools through Hunts Point eyes

Inequality hurts the poor in the Bronx as much as in the Third World, a Hunts Point teenager tells UNESCO’S annual gathering.