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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.

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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 […]

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Hunts Point arms for battle over jail

A coalition of Hunts Point neighborhood activists, legal aid organizations, and prisoners rights groups say the city shouldn’t build a 2,000-bed jail at the Oak Point rail yard.