Government

Environment / Politics

From the editor: The odor from Oak Point Avenue

It’s not just sewage that stinks at the New York Organic Fertilizer Company plant on Oak Point Avenue. From the very beginning, the plant has been bathed in the stench of corruption.

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 […]

News / Politics

Politicians’ kin admits he stole from tenants

Assemblywoman Carmen Arroyo

The head of a Bronx non-profit has admitted that he embezzled $115,000 intended to help low-income tenants and funneled some of the money to Assemblywoman Carmen Arroyo, his grandmother, and Councilwoman Maria del Carmen Arroyo, his aunt. Richard Izquierdo Arroyo, pleaded guilty in federal court on March 12, and faces […]

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 […]

Politics

For the Bronx, some federal funding isn’t what it seems

For the Bronx, some federal funding isn’t what it seems

An examination of federal records posted on the government website recovery.gov shows that millions of dollars of Recovery Act funding that has been reported as being used to stimulate the Bronx is not actually new money, and other funding attributed to the Bronx is not being used in the borough at all.

Jobs / Politics

Stimulus funds are hard obtain and late to be spent

By Joseph Gallagher josephtgallagher@gmail.com Some of the federal stimulus money from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act will save or create jobs in Hunts Point, but obtaining those funds was difficult, and some of the projects they will pay for are behind schedule.

Politics

Hunts Point voters stayed home

Hunts Point voters stayed home

The surprisingly narrow margin has led pundits and politicians to ask: Could Thompson have won? The answer may lie in the attitudes of voters in neighborhoods like Hunts Point and Longwood.

Politics

State funds boost Hunts Point non-profits

State funds boost Hunts Point non-profits

Rev. Ruben Diaz, who represents Hunts Point in the New York State Senate, will direct $2 million in state funds to Bronx-based and Latino nonprofits, he announced at a breakfast meeting on Aug. 17 that gathered politicians, including his son the Bronx Borough President, and recipients of the money.

Politics

Next borough president speaks out

Photo by Karsten Moran

By Joseph Gallagher josephtgallagher@gmail.com As Bronx borough president, Adolfo Carrion Jr. emphasized affordable housing and pressed for development. The next Bronx Borough President will emphasize schools, said the two men vying to succeed Carrion in interviews with The Hunts Point Express. “I want to be selfish,” said Assemblyman Ruben Diaz […]