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Census bureau hiring

This fall, the U.S. Census Bureau will hire over 500 temporary Field Representatives to conduct the New York City Housing & Vacancy Survey. The survey is conducted every three years to comply with the city’s rent regulation laws. The jobs are expected to last between four-and-six months.┬áTraining is paid and […]

Food / Jobs

Looking to the future–on the farm

BEST Agriculture students gather around a table to learn how to begin their mushroom farms.

With sights set on the new trend of growing food in vacant lots and on city rooftops, Sustainable South Bronx has begun a pilot program offering training that can lead to jobs in urban farming.

Jobs / Politics

Borough Prez says he’ll run again

Borough Prez says he’ll run again

Ruben Diaz Jr. wants four more years.

Health / Jobs

End of the line for Hunts Point clinic

End of the line for Hunts Point clinic

After nearly four decades as an institution for the well being of South Bronx residents, a clinic many locals came to rely on will close its doors in the coming weeks.

Business / Environment / Food / Jobs

Big plans for Oak Point

BEST Academy workers planted trees on this site on Oak Point Ave. over the summer.

A newly planted three-acre wetland and plans for a new food storage and distribution facility are the latest signs of change in one quickly evolving corner of Hunts Point. Hundreds of recently planted trees and shrubs now stand on the new nature preserve along the East River waterfront on the […]

Business / Jobs / News

Southern Blvd. BID to get help attracting businesses

Southern Blvd. BID to get help attracting businesses

The Mott Haven economic development organization, SoBRO, has been awarded funding by the city to help spark commercial activity on Southern Boulevard in Longwood. The city’s Department of Small Business Services announced it will back SoBRO’s Avenue NYC program, as the group vies to bring new businesses to Longwood and […]

Business / Education / Environment / Health / Jobs / News / Parks

Bronx businesses are seeing green

By Sandra Santana Mariaca Learning how to grow fruits and vegetables in a limited space, saving money on energy bills, and capturing rainwater for gardens are some of the innovative ways Bronx nonprofit organizations are trying to improve the local environment. Several of these groups were part of the first […]

Jobs / Politics

Community board leaders will continue in their posts

Five members of Community Board 2, the advisory board that represents Hunts Point and Longwood, are running unopposed in this month’s election and will retain their positions. Dr. Ian Amritt will serve a second term as chairman of the board. The board elected him chair last spring to replace Orlando […]

Business / Food / Jobs

Politicians raise new FreshDirect questions

Politicians raise new FreshDirect questions

A Congressman, state senator and two members of the New York City Council have asked the State Department of Transportation to reconsider the lease that gives a private company control of the land where FreshDirect is planning to build its new headquarters. The legislators, who represent Mott Haven, are calling […]