Politics

Housing / Politics

2017 runner-up makes another run at City Council seat

Helen Hines

Helen Hines hopes to pull off an upset, as incumbent Rafael Salamanca’s only opponent in the Sept. 12 Democratic primary for the 17th City Council District seat.

Housing / Politics

Councilman looks to defend his seat in Sept. 12 primary

City Councilman Rafael Salamanca Jr.

“Every couple of weeks, there’s a different pressing issue,” says City Councilman Rafael Salamanca, 37, who will run in a Sept. 12 primary to protect his seat in the 17th City Council District.

Government / Politics

New chair brings fighting spirit to Board 2

Roberto Crespo meets with transportation officials on East 163rd Street to discuss local traffic problems.

In selecting Roberto Crespo to be its new chair, Community Board 2 has tabbed a lifelong resident who says he will play hardball with developers and city officials to ensure Hunts Point residents get a fair shake.

Government / Politics

Teens look to get out the vote

Fannie Lou Hamer students

A new educational booklet offering tips for voters may soon be available to the public, courtesy of 11 students from Fannie Lou Hamer Freedom High School.

Politics

Bronx Puerto Ricans hold parade for unity, culture

Dancers

Despite the good cheer, a shadow hung over this year’s parade, as the city’s Puerto Rican community worries about its homeland.

Politics

Vandals deface local mural…three times

Omar Freilla of Greenworker Cooperatives, Wanda Salaman of Mothers on the Move and Danny R. Peralta of The Point CDC in front of the vandalized wall.

Over the past 15 years, the community service arm of Venezuela’s state-owned oil company, CITGO, has been the principal—-and sometimes, the only—-funder for South Bronx grassroots groups Green Worker Cooperatives, and advocacy group Mothers on the Move.

Government / Housing / Politics

NYCHA residents rally for repairs, funding

NYCHA residents rally on the steps of City Hall for repairs and funding

Bronx public housing residents, community organizations, labor unions and elected officials gathered on the steps of City Hall in February to demand adequate funding and oversight of the long neglected and dilapidated NYCHA buildings.

Art / Immigration / Politics

Artist converts her Mott Haven home into art gallery

Marco Saavedra leads an artist talk and workshop in his first solo show in an apartment “gallery” in Mott Haven.

“Some of the artists have never had the opportunity to actually teach about their work or share their work with a larger audience,” said Blanka Amezkua.

Immigration / Politics

Elected officials rail against Trump’s threatened cuts

Rep. Jose E. Serrano, Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. and City Councilman Rafael Salamanca on the steps of the State Supreme Court building on the Grand Concourse on Jan. 26.

Elected officials say they will protect New Yorkers’ interests if Donald Trump carries out threats to cut off funding to the Big Apple because of its status as a sanctuary city.