Government

Environment / Government

Bronxites to city: Slash our trash

Bronxites to city: Slash our trash

Fearing that years of effort to limit the amount of garbage trucked into Hunts Point and Port Morris was about to be lost some 70 local and environmental activists rallied at Councilman Rafael Salamanca’s District office in Longwood on Dec. 19 to urge him to get behind legislation to share the burden of waste disposal.

Education / Immigration

Young immigrants worry about future under Trump

Cecilia Arias and Shanjida Choudhury, both seniors at Fannie Lou Hamer High School, pose under a banner that reads "No Human Is Illegal!"

During his campaign, the president-elect vowed he would terminate the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, which provided work papers, and eliminated the threat of deportation, for some undocumented students.

Government / Politics

Presidential election results stun Hunts Point voters

A sign offering directions to voting booths at IS 74 for voters on Nov. 8.

After voting overwhelmingly for Hillary Clinton, the South Bronx watches in disbelief as Trump wins The nation was shocked on Wednesday as election results came in, showing that the country’s next president will be Donald J. Trump. While this news may have been welcomed in the middle of the country, […]

Environment / Government

Native son stays home to run Community Board 2

Ralph Acevedo

Board 2 voted in longtime board member and Hunts Point native Ralph Acevedo as its new district manager.

Food / Government

Officials seek federal funding for food hub

Officials seek federal funding for food hub

More importantly for local residents, supporters of the project say the expansion would provide Bronxites with easier access to fresh fruits and vegetables and will generate 95 permanent jobs.

Government / Politics

Longwood sounds off at mayoral forum

Longwood sounds off at mayoral forum

Throughout the evening, the mayor tried to calm residents’ anxieties over the scarcity of affordable housing.

Education / Politics

HPAC’s Back-to-School Fair introduces two community-based projects

HPAC’s Executive Director Jill Roche accepts a check from Councilmember Rafael Salamanca for the organization’s career readiness programs at last month’s Back-to-School Fair.

Two new community-based projects were introduced at the Hunts Point Alliance for Children’s ninth annual Back-to-School Fair: Hunts Point Habla, where residents can weigh in on issues that concern them, and a Career Readiness Program for teens at HPAC. Hunts Point Habla, or Hunts Point Speaks, was launched by the […]

News / Politics

The Point receives Venezuelan foreign minister

Visitor's at The Point for the unveiling of the President Chavez  mural.

Venezeuela’s foreign minister made a stop at The Point in September to commemorate the 10th anniversary of former Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez’s visit.

Government / Politics

Incumbents sweep Democratic primaries

Incumbents sweep Democratic primaries

Incumbents held serve across the South Bronx in four Democratic primaries on Sept. 13. In the 17th City Council district, Rafael Salamanca beat Helen Foreman-Hines to retain his seat, serving Hunts Point, Longwood and Melrose. Salamanca finished the evening with 2,450 votes, or 62.3 percent, to Foreman-Hines’ 1,485— 37.6 percent. […]