Community Board agrees to push initiative to rename street for Damian “Cheese” Martinez to City Council.
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
Gun violence slightly up, car theft way down The streets of Hunts Point and Longwood are a bit more dangerous this year than last, according to statistics compiled by the 41st Precinct. But as 2012 moved toward its end, the crime rate was falling, allowing police to hope that they [...]
Shooting victim recovering A 16-year-old Hunts Point girl who was shot in the chest by a group of young men on Nov. 11 was released from Lincoln Hospital after two weeks recovering from her wounds. Police believe she was not the intended victim. The victim had been walking on Bryant [...]
Hunts Point vigil calls for end to killings Over 100 people gathered yesterday to mourn outside the Barretto Street building where 15-year-old Destiny Sanchez was found strangled to death and doused in bleach over the Thanksgiving weekend. Mourners brought candles, flowers and teddy bears to the vigil that was arranged [...]
Residents and politicians want Club 11′s license revoked After a string of violent incidents occurred outside Club Eleven, a strip club on Randall Avenue, many outraged members of the community are calling for the club’s liquor license to be revoked. Saying the club’s supervision of its operations are inadequate, the [...]
The Bronx Community Pride Center, the borough’s largest LGBTQ service organization, has announced it will shut its doors Friday due to financial problems, according to a press release the group sent out on June 27. The organization, which serves over 1,000 clients annually, relocated from its Mott Haven office, where [...]